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
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
- SAP Note 2809990 - Users could not logon IBP system
- SAP Note 3035908 - How to Find the Identity Authentication / Identity Provisioning Tenant Administrator Information or Tenant URL
- The following link can be used by customers to determine their IAS administrators: https://iamtenants.accounts.cloud.sap/
- This link only works on the customer side (as SAP employee you get the error "Page not found")
- SAP Help Portal: Viewing assigned tenants and administrators
- External SAP Community blog how to find IAS administrators
- If the recipient of the IBP onboarding emails (= IBP IT Contact) is not an IAS Administrator, you have to contact the admin of the IAS tenant to either create a) an IAS Admin (SAP Help) or b) an IAS user (SAP Help ) for the IBP IT Contact
- Some additional useful links regarding Identity Authentication: Overview IAM SAP Help , Wiki FAQ , SAP Help FAQ
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
|Access Support||Enable Excel Access||On Premise Integration|| Enable Social Collaboration (optional)||User Management||Single Sign On Setup|
|Submit a Support Incident||Download Excel Add-In|
Download CI-DS Agent
|Setup SAP Work Zone (requires additional license)|
(until 2021 SAP JAM)
|Learn How to Login and Setup Users||How to Setup SSO|
(Old: SAP Jam Integration Guide)
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.
|Webinars / Videos||Community Network||Education / Training|| Application Help |
|Learn from expert||Network with Others ||Get Trained on IBP capabilities||Get SAP IBP self-service help|
|Upgrades||Best Practices (Old: RDS)||Security Information|| Key Contacts |
|Learn about Upgrade Communications and Planning||Get started quickly with the IBP Best Practices||Find answers to common Security and Data Privacy Questions||Find out your key SAP contacts|
|IBP Upgrade Planning||IBP Rapid Deployment Solution / Best Practices||Cloud Trust Center|
Email the Customer Engagement Team
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-DS||Get the help you need for CI-DS||Best practices, common mistakes, debugging tips, and consulting notes|
|SAP Smart Data Integration (SDI)||SAP IBP add-ons for SAP ERP systems||Real-Time Integration (RTI), for Order-Based Planning|
|Application Help for IBP integration using SDI||IBP Add-On for SAP S/4HANA||SAP Application help for Real-Time Integration|
|Data Integration Scenarios (SAP IBP Application Help)||IBP Add-On for SAP ERP||Getting started with Real-Time Integration|
|Administration Guide for SDI||Installing and Configuring SAP Cloud Connector|
|Product Availability Matrix||How to set up Cloud Connector (blog)|
|SAP webpage to download Cloud Connector|
|Pricing information of SAP Cloud Connector|