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    • Read about German grocery customer tegut  and their newest unmanned store concept tegut...teo which is looking really cute - and  behind the scenes it is SAP Forecasting and Replenishment hat keeps the stocked.  
    • New Trainings: First Training for SAP Replenishment Planning W26RPL SAP Replenishment Planning Workshop September 21 – 24, 2021 ( 4 days part time) , check out other classes including  SAP F&R in October
    • Our newest replenishment edition SAP Replenishment Planning, add-on for SAP Customer Activity Repository is launched! This new solution addresses automated retail 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. Interested? Read the  press release, watch this video or get much more detail on our help portal.  See our Early Adopter Care Program - Or contact us!
    • Many retailers are now struggling with forecasting and demand planning  as customer demands have dramatically changed. How can automated forecasting help in these difficult times? Read what experiences COOP Switzerland made with SAP Unified Demand Forecast in this pandemic and see recently updated  Note 2909006: Forecast Configuration Guidelines to Cope With Hoarding and Out-of-Stocks in the Retail Supply Chain. This note includes forecast configuration guidelines for F&R and UDF about possible short term correction measures as well as stabilizing settings once the situation improves. We hope to give  practical advice  for our SAP customers to better adapt to this unprecedented situation

    • 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 
    • Add-on for SAP F&R fresh products support pack 4  was released Q2 2020-see the new features here
    • 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
    • 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.
    • Do you want to get more insight into UDF, for example discover its benefits before implementing it? The SAP Retail Data Science CoE can help.
    • 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 




 Overview

SAP Forecasting & Replenishment (SAP F&R) is a key solution which drives efficient inventories in stores and DC of retailers. SAP F&R allows planning and executing inventory strategies 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

Customers

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.  


 Customer Success Stories


 Getting started with SAP F&R



 Technical Information


    • NEW: Check for small improvements this new collective note which will be updated on a regular basis
      'F&R improvements and recommendations'  note  2335048
    • 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”


 SAP F&R - Features, Capabilities 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 mailto:sylvia.ludwig@sap.com 

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