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Collaborative Enterprise Planning 

Enabling Profitable Business Decisions with SAP® Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning

Organizations struggle with harmonizing plans across the enterprise toward common strategic and financial goals, as current planning processes typically draw on siloed data isolated within lines of business, in stand-alone planning tools, or in disconnected spreadsheets. Organizations using a collaborative enterprise planning process share strategic, operational, and organizational plans encouraging enterprise-wide transparency and collaboration for planning and forecasting. By leveraging an integrated planning platform, not only do organizations align planning processes toward common goals, but the entire organization is also operating off of one source of truth.

Collaborative enterprise planning brings together a singular, real-time view of budgets and plans. With this approach, people stop working in silos and collaborate across business functions. Typically, the finance function leads the overall process of ensuring functional plans – such as HR, sales, marketing, and supply chain plans − align to financial targets and constraints. Plans are linked and aligned to enable people to make better decisions and achieve better business outcomes

With native integration between and visibility across SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning, operations and finance teams gain shared access to key budget and plan data to drive better business decisions. With the vision of embedding SAP Analytics Cloud within our financial, sales, customer, marketing, and HR applications, SAP can help transform your organization into an intelligent enterprise.

This document articulates SAP’s vision of and solution for collaborative enterprise planning for manufacturing and distribution organizations, including strategic, financial, and operational planning processes. This is enabled by using SAP® Analytics Cloud and SAP Integrated Business Planning Solutions.

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