This blog describes the background and details how to schedule jobs in SCM Integrated Business Planning via an external job scheduling tool like Cisco Tidal, CA Autosys, IBM Tivoli, Redwood BPA.
In SCM Integrated Business Planning starting with Release 1702 and enhanced with 1705 a web service is available which allows scheduling of jobs. This can be forecasting, copy, HCI tasks, etc. - whatever is available in Application Jobs app can also be scheduled with this service.
In the attached PDF document you will find
- technical background about the web service - the exact API required, the steps for creating a communication arrangement, etc.
- how to do basic tests with the web service
- Code samples for integrating this into your processes
Please see attachment to note https://service.sap.com/sap/support/notes/2503171 for the details.