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The below steps are intended to help new customers who will be getting access to new SAP Integrated Business Planning systems.

New Customers are welcome to attend the quarterly SAP IBP Customer Onboarding Webinar: Register Here or to View Replay

Glossary: 

  • IBP: SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain
  • IAS: SAP Cloud Identity Services - Identity Authentication
  • IPS: SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Provisioning 
  • CI-DS: SAP Cloud Integration for Data Services (formerly known as CPI-DS or HCI)
  • SDI: SAP HANA Smart Data Integration 
  • RTI: Real-Time Integration with SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA

Step 1: Welcome

Welcome to SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain (SAP IBP)!

Thank you for taking the next step on your journey to a better Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process. We at SAP are committed to your success and helping you realize benefits from your investment.

The System Administrator (IT Contact) speficied in the SAP IBP contract will receive all initial provisioning emails.
Emails are sent from: do_not_reply@sap.com ,  no.reply.provisioning@sap.com , ias@notifications.sap.com , notification@sapnetworkmail.com or sap@mailsap.com
Tip: make sure your email software doesn’t block this email address to avoid it going to your SPAM/Junk Mail email.

Initial logon to SAP IBP via SAP Identity Authentication (IAS):

Step by step guidance in a video how to log into your IBP system using IAS: Video

The initial logon to the IBP tenant has to be done via IAS since March 2021. No password for the IBP tenant is sent out. 

Please check out this SAP Help documentation about the initial Admin user: Initial Admin User – SAP Help.

For detailed information, please listen to the recording and view the presentation of this session: SAP IAS Overview & New IBP Onboarding Process PDF | Recording

Optional: Set up authentication using a corporate identity provider: Video. You can find this information also in the SAP IBP Security Guide: User Authentication page

Troubleshooting help: 

How to download the Excel Add-in and other on-premise components: Blog

Requesting the IBP Production Environment via SAP for Me:

IBP customers will automatically receive their IBP Test environment on their contract start date.  Customers must request their IBP Production environment, when they are ready to use it, using the SAP for Me portal. For more information, including steps on how to use SAP for Me to request the environment, please refer to the following community blog post: Now provision your SAP Integrated Business Planning production environment using SAP for Me. This process was put in place in June 2021.

SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Provisioning (IPS)

SAP Cloud Identity Services – Identity Provisioning (IPS) is bundled with SAP IBP which means that IBP customers can request IPS tenants free of charge. Use of IPS with IBP is optional.  IBP customers who do not plan to use IPS should not request the IPS tenants. 
Customers who want to use IPS with IBP, need to request the IPS tenant via incident on component SCM-IBP-OPS-SRV:  SAP Help - Requesting IPS
Some more information on how IPS and IBP integrate together: SAP Help - Integration of IPS and IBP.  The bundling of IPS with IBP started happened in Aug 2021,

Real-Time Integration (RTI):

Real-Time Integration of IBP with SAP ECC or SAP S/4HANA is available for Order-Based Planning. Real-Time integration does not replace CI-DS (time-series) integration and customers who use SDI (Smart Data Integration) can continue to use this type of integration. The SAP Help and Webinars explain this in more detail. You can find the links below under "Step 3". RTI is available since Nov 2021 (IBP release 2111). 

Prerequisite: For the connection of the source systems to SAP IBP, the SAP Connectivity service and cloud connector are needed. The connectivity service and cloud connector are part of the SAP Business Technology Platform which requires a separate subscription.

Below are lists and graphical illustrations to help you to understand the IBP onboarding process 



 Welcome aboard!

System Admin Communication List Maintenance

CI-DS

Updating System Notifications using CSNS


Step 2: Get Help

Get the Help You Need When You Need It

Thank you for completing your first steps! You are now ready for the next steps in your journey to a better Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process.

Here you will find additional links to ensure you are aware of some key resources to help make your transition to IBP as smooth as possible.


Upgrades Best Practices (Old: RDS)Security Information Key Contacts
Learn about Upgrade Communications and PlanningGet started quickly with the IBP Best Practices Find answers to common Security and Data Privacy QuestionsFind out your key SAP contacts
IBP Upgrade PlanningIBP Rapid Deployment Solution / Best PracticesCloud Trust Center

Cloud Trust Center Intro video

Email the Customer Engagement Team

   SAP and Customer Roles and Responsibilities


Step 3:

Get started with Integrating IBP with other Systems

Now that you have made it this far, it is time to start integrating IBP with other Systems.

This SAP Help Portal page is a great asset to decide which integration option to choose: SAP Help - IBP Integration Scenarios

As always, be sure to work with an exceptional implementation Consultant to help you through your project. If you ever get stuck feel free to post your question in IBP Community

Overview of main integration scenarios for IBP:


CI-DS Introduction CI-DS Guidance CI-DS Troubleshooting
Get Familiar with SAP CI-DSGet the help you need for CI-DSBest practices, common mistakes, debugging tips, and consulting notes

Introduction Videos

Get Started with CI-DS

SAP CI-DS help portal

SAP CI-DS Integration Guide for IBP

Quick Start Guide for CI-DS for IBP (blog)

Integration Templates for SAP IBP

SAP CI-DS

CI -DS Consulting Notes

CI-DS community






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2 Comments

  1. Appreciate Mr. Alecsandra Dimofte and Mr. Rudiger Meyfarth for this onboarding guide.
    Very happy to find this very comprehensive guide. It is really helpful to me.


    Thank you

  2. Dear Derrick,

    thanks a lot for your kind words.

    Great to hear that this Wiki page is useful to you.

    Please make sure to attend the next IBP onboarding webinar on Jan 20th. 

     SAP IBP Onboarding webinar 

    I wish you a wonderful and successful SAP IBP journey,

    Rudi Meyfarth.