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We are so thrilled to announce the Finalists for the 2020 SAP IBP Innovation Challenge for SAP IBP Integration!

A big round of applause goes to the 3 finalists for their amazing integration scenarios. Here you can learn more about the scenarios and get a sneak preview of what you can expect of the Award Ceremony.


Bizbrain Technologies

S4 On-premise 1809 and IBP DDMRP doesn't have built in interface. Scope of the project to build 2 APIs

a)  API to read buffer profile from S4

b) Read IBP Decoupling points and Buffer level back to S4.

Key design criteria is to follow SAP guidelines of the standard process and data flow between both S4 and IBP in such way that, when future migration to higher release of S4 HANA performed, the customer APIs can be seamlessly replaced by standard APIs.
McCoy & Partners

The “Perfect Planning Guard” supports the full life cycle for creation, monitoring and retirement of planning relevant master data, in order to ensure and safeguard optimal planning and performance in SAP IBP.


1) Intelligent proposal of planning combinations;

2) Enrichment and (mass) maintenance of custom attributes;

3) Continuous monitoring  of consistency of master data, critical planning attributes and obsolete objects;

4) Smart correction and automation of inconsistencies and deletion of obsolete objects.
SAP DBS Services

Today’s customer landscapes (Best of the breed solutions) are heterogeneous with different security requirements, APIs. Connecting to APIs are easy, but true integration with APIs are a challenge. What if we have a connector that allows this?

SAP Open connectors is a strategic solution of SAP which allows over 160 non-SAP Cloud applications via harmonized REST APIs such as Sales Force, gmail etc.

Connecting and harnessing of data into IBP through the usage of open connectors and CPI-DS allows IBP planning such a S&OP, Demand Planning get these heterogenous data into their planning and Scale any supply chain planning to a all-new level.


Due to the global pandemic we have decided to move forward with an all virtual award ceremony. This event is planned as a 1 hour online session on
Thursday November 19th 2020 10 - 11am US EST / 4 - 5pm CET.
You are all invited to join the web session and vote for your favorite team. Please register here:

Link to event registration page


I'm looking forward meeting you soon!

Take Care,

Michael Mack
SAP IBP Product Management
Venkat Madireddi
SAP CPI DS Product Management