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News

    • F&R Config Guide  Updated version  now in note 2393815
    • April 5 in London - Free Workshop Retail Demand Forecasting and Data Science  -  Dr. Stephan Kolassa - SAP’s UDF Data Scientist – spoke about ‘Forecasting the Future of Retail Forecasting’ -  Recap needed?
    • What's the recipe for fresher food, 20 % less waste and happier employees? Maxima Group found it by using SAP Forecasting and Replenishment, add-on for Fresh products
    • How to find  in an efficient way the best reference when forecasting a new product in F&R? Automated Reference Product Detection is the answer
      Check this new
      Engineered Service and optimize your forecasting!
    • 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.
    • F&R powered by UDF. Check out note 2367172 that contains a detailed integration guide. UDF combines the strenghts 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 appropiate technology to consider data on an extremely granular leve 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 anayltics and demand integration for Retail.
    • Do you want to get more insight into UDF, for example discover ist 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

 

 

 SAP F&R - Features, Capabilities and Best Practices

Selected Articles & Blogs

    • SAP F&R Best Practices for Solution Operations - Helps you to set up a business process monitoring concept and to manage your solution operations.
    • Best Practices for Runtime Optimization in SAP Forecasting and Replenishment - Use this document to find a collection of typical functional, organizational and configuration aspects to be considered regarding performance, runtime and data volume in an SAP F&R scenario integrated with SAP Retail. It will help you to configure and use the system to achieve the best results while reducing processing time. Note: The document includes recommendations up to release SAP F&R 5.1.
    • Best Practice: Performance Optimization for SAP F&R  - This Best Practice document is a collection of recommendations with the goal to solve performance issues and to safeguard the performance of your SAP F&R solution. It combines application, customizing and technical aspects and covers the most important SAP F&R business process steps from SAP ERP Retail, SAP F&R, and the integrated RWBS / Store UI (Web Dynpro) and CPFR collaborative planning parts. The collection is based on SAP's knowledge that was acquired in several years of working together with customers on their performance issues. Note: The document includes recommendations up to release SAP F&R 5.1.

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.

 

Contacts and Further Information

 Further SAP F&R  Information  - please contact mailto:sylvia.ludwig@sap.com

See further Retail news on the SAP Retail Community page: http://www.sap.com/community/topic/retail.html