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Note to SAP Community members: SAP recognizes the importance of the integrity of the SAP Community. In an effort to continue to support the community and at the same time adapt to this time of uncertainty, we are creating a temporary space for partners who have free solutions that can help you continue to move forward. Our intention is to give you direct access to their solutions as they may provide you with practical help to tackle COVID-19 disruptions.


Now is not the time to panic. Don’t do it.  Whether you are listening to your local leaders or your financial planner, heed the advice to stay calm and make thoughtful decisions during these unprecedented times. The decisions we make during times of uncertainty will pave the way for success down the road. With many reconsidering or just trying make sense of their supply chain, now may be the best time to consider SAP Integrated Business Planning.

The power of IBP is immense. From flexible planning scenarios to cloud collaboration, optimization to alerts, IBP has the functionality to help you plan quickly and respond confidently to your business’s quickly changing landscape. In the current state of the world, most businesses would be hard pressed to allocate any money to a tool when liquidity is king. SAP and SCM Connections recognize that and are here to support you. SAP and SCM Connections can get you live in IBP for free and in 90 days, mitigating the usual up-front financial risk.

As of April 1st, SAP is offering free access to IBP for 90 days. SCM Connections will configure the technical aspects, map the business processes, and ensure the business can effectively utilize the tool and have the end to end view of your supply chain you need to navigate these uncharted waters.

Now is the time and opportunity to improve your business’s ability to respond to change and increase its planning agility to ensure that you have the information to recover from this mess, and are poised to prosper regardless of the inevitable chaos.

And because we are all feeling a little overwhelmed right now, here is a quick overview of the offer:

Q: Who is eligible for the offer?

A: New customers who have an urgent need to manage critical supply chain challenges.

Q: What is the project timeframe?

A: The contract must be signed between April 1st and May 15th, 2020 and you will have 90 days of free IBP access from the signature date and have your data live in IBP in less than 30 days.

Q: What is included?

A: IBP S&OP, Demand, Inventory Optimization, Response & Supply and Control Tower

Q: What customization is included?

A: Minimal customization to get you up, running and utilizing IBP as quickly as possible.

Q: What happens after 90 days?

A: After the 90 days you will have the option to keep your IBP license, convert the existing tenant into your test or production tenant (this includes the configuration, data, and integration with source systems), and continue using the tool to enhance your business. You can also opt to not move forward and pay nothing. Additionally, SAP (at their sole discretion) can choose to renew the free contract for a new period if the crisis continues.

Q: Who do I contact for more information?

A: Reach out to us at SCM Connections (info@scmconnections.com) for more information on how to move forward.