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  • Saving 30 million EUR in  forecasting and replenishment by Automating Inventory Management - do  you want to know how?
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  • What are the specifics of forecasting in retail - interested in the academic background of UDF? Then listen to SAP's forecasting mastermind Dr. Stephan Kolassa's entertaining video

SAP Replenishment Planning and SAP Predictive Replenishment Intro

Are you interested in a new replenishment approach? Then go for SAP Replenishment Planning, add-on to SAP Customer Activity Repository for store replenishment and SAP Predictive Replenishment for DC!

These new solutions address automated  and sophisticated retail replenishment 

SAP Replenishment Planning covers store replenishment scenarios with cost-optimized ordering and simulation with a focus on replenishment of fresh products considering spoilage and intraday planning. For the calculation of  future consumer demand, the Unified Demand Forecast, a solution component of SAP CAR is used natively. For further information read the  press release  or get much more detail on our help portal or read this one pager.

Interested how it looks? Watch in these short videos how SAP Replenishment Planning calculates optimal store orders  or helps to reduce food waste with better planning


SAP Predictive Replenishment is new Industry Cloud solution from SAP and it is part of the topic Predictive Planning and Inventory Orchestration. Its initial release was in September 2022 and it is continuously  updated.  At this stage, it focuses on DC replenishment, and integrates with SAP Order and Delivery Scheduling (ODS), which is also part of Predictive Planning and Inventory Optimization suite. Further enhancements regarding functionality and integration options are planned, please refer to the  official roadmap of the product at the SAP Road Map Explorer.
More Information on SAP Predictive Replenishment can be found on the SAP Help Portal.

Curious? See for yourself in this demo and read the one pager


 SAP Forecasting & Replenishment Overview

SAP Forecasting & Replenishment (SAP F&R) is a proven solution which drives efficient inventories in stores and DC of retailers. It is used by many retail companies on a global basis. With its advanced multilevel replenishment capabilities it allows streamlining inventories along the supply chain and lower overall inventory levels and cost while optimizing fulfillment rates.

Watch these short videos to learn more about SAP F&R

SAP F&R Overview


Proof of Value

SAP F&R provides the following capabilities:

    • Sophisticated demand forecast: The forecasting calculations include automated consideration of trends, seasonality and demand influencing factors such as promotions or specific holidays with significant impact on the sales curve.
    • Automated replenishment with flexible safety stock policy and optimization features for orders, such as Truck Load Building or Economic Order Quantity.
    • Efficient DC replenishment driven by rolling store order forecasts up to the DC level for a most precise consideration of future demand.
    • Alert-driven manual interventions to support the high degree of automation throughout all of the processes.
    • Add-on for fresh products requirements
    • Standard analytics content within SAP Business Warehouse to monitor the quality of the processes and of the solution implementation.
    • Scalability and management of high data volumes.

SAP F&R automatically provides the purchasing system (e.g. SAP Retail) with optimized order proposals.  

 Getting started with SAP F&R

 SAP F&R Technical Information & Feature Updates

    • Important: Check for small improvements this new collective note which will be updated on a regular basis
      'F&R improvements and recommendations'  note  2335048
    • Add-on for SAP F&R fresh products support pack 5  was released Q4 2021-see the new features here and check out the online help
    • SAP extends Maintenance for Business Suite 7 - also SAP F&R 5.2  general maintenance is extended until 31.12.2027, see PAM , note 2240592 and note 1648480 for extended maintenance options until 2030
    • SAP F&R power users watch out- do you want to see the calculation details of the order proposal line item in one screen? Then implement this new note  2862224 which provides you with a new subscreen called 'Quick Overview' for reviewing the quantity of an item at one screen only 
    • F&R powered by UDF. Check out note 2367172 that contains a detailed integration guide. UDF combines the strengths of various forecasting methods to supply demand forecasts to many Retail applications such as Promotion Planning for Retail, Assortment Planning and now also SAP F&R. SAP HANA gives the appropriate technology to consider data on an extremely granular level as well as to fill in gaps with Bayesian technology. Along with other features such as what-if forecasting capabilities and SAP Fiori based analysis app it offers a breakthrough in predictive analytics and demand integration for Retail.
    • How beautiful and easy is SAP F&R store order review in conjunction with SAP In-store Merchandising?
      Look at the newly enhanced SAP Fiori Order Products App and find more information in note 2393342 and the Fiori Reference Library 
    • Do you want to use main and supplementary order and delivery days in order to achieve for example a better workload distribution over the week? Note 2468391 explains this feature and how to install it.
    • S/4 OP1610 and SAP F&R work together - details see note 2352544
    • SAP F&R is available on SAP HANA- for more information see note 1927627
    • Online Help: SAP F&R 5.2 Online Help , Fresh
    • Configuration Guide  Updated version  now in note 2393815
    • Connectivity: SAP F&R 5.2 / API Documentation : Read note 1657947  if you want to use SAP F&R integrated with any other ERP than SAP Retail
    • Connectivity: Mapping Documentation for SAP ERP 6.0 EhP 6 for Retail / SAP F&R 5.2: Note 1658548  contains information for the data transformation and transmission between SAP ERP 6.0 EhP 6 for Retail and SAP F&R 5.2
    • Check reports operation guide Check Report Guide This guide (note 1387699) documents how the check reports work and how they have to be operated.  
    • SCM 7 EhP2 information area in the Help Portal containing links to security guides and more
    • Support Package Schedule: Check out the support package stack schedule of the different releases.
    • SAP SMP Sizing - Helps you find sizing estimations for SAP F&R 5.2 (including update for SAP HANA and Fresh Add-on)
      Click on “Sizing Guidelines”
      Click on “Industries” Select “SAP Forecast & Replenishment”

 Blogs, Notes and Best Practices

Selected Articles & Blogs, Webinars

Highlighted Notes for SAP F&R Consultants for SAP F&R 5.0 - SAP F&R 5.2  

    • Please click here for a selection of highlighted notes for solution consultants. Access to the notes requires SMP credentials.

Scientific Corner

Contacts and Further Information

 Further SAP F&R  Information  - please contact 

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