Even though one can define Sales and Operations Planning simply as: 

a communication and decision-making process:

  • to balance demand and supply
  • to set plans for volume that will guide the detailed mix
  • to integrate financial, product development and operating plans

every S&OP implementation will be different from another one. This is because S&OP is the delicate exercise that affects the operational heartbeat of a company and ultimately its operational performance.

The companies choosing SAP S&OP on HANA

SAP customers choosing S&OP on HANA may be:

  1. in the process of rolling out globally S&OP
  2. performing already S&OP but with some business limitations (i.e. limited integration with financial planning)
  3. running S&OP with outdated software solutions
  4. currently adopting S&OP practices
  5. interested in getting more control over the mix
  6. <your situation here>.

The required skillsets

Regardless of the scenario, implementing efficiently S&OP on HANA requires the following skillset:

  • understanding of the planning and operational processes (business view)
  • experience in change management (change management)
  • ability to model mathematically business problems (data modeling)
  • command of the S&OP on HANA engine mechanism (functional view)
  • ability to communicate efficiently to business users, IT experts, SAP consultants and developers (technical view)

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