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planning horizon in DP

Hi gurus,

we are a very small organiation in terms of number of APO user base. Probably about 25 users max who use APO. I have been recently tasked to learn about Demand planning and we only have implemeneted Demand planing in APO and not the otehr sub modules like SNC etc etc.

the users are asking to extend the planning horizon in DP. I did not know what it specifically meant. can someone shaare some ideas here. is it the planning area planning horizon that they are talking about. Before posting hte question i did go into the system and did some looking and found that when i right clikced on the planning area and looked at the created time series objects, it said display initialized planning areas - end date is 12/31/2013. I'm thinking this what they want changed. can someone confimr if i'm on the right track . help is greatly appreciated

Thanks

Anusha

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  • Posted on Nov 12, 2012 at 12:50 AM

    Hi Anusha,

    Typically time buckets profile (t.code /SAPAPO/SDP8B, planning book design) used for DP data view represents the planning horizon in APO-DP. The time series objects are to be created in livecache to support the demand planning functionality. It is required to have sufficient time series objects (larger than your planning horizon) to save all the data and avoid system error/warning messages.

    You can either use planning area administration interactive mode (t.code /SAPAPO/MSDP_ADMIN) or schedule a report (/SAPAPO/TS_PAREA_INITIALIZE) to create new time series periodically. The first method is used for initial deployment and second method is preferable to maintain your existing DP solution. This report allows you to use the time series per your need without allocating too much memory.

    Thanks,
    Rajesh

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