Migration from SAP SCM APO

From SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization into the SAP IBP Cloud.

E3 Magazin: Expert Talk about APO IBP Migration

Do you want to replace your individualized APO with Integrated Business Planning (SAP IBP)?
We support you in developing a migration strategy and put your individual planning processes to the test together with you. In doing so, we conserve your IT resources by aligning the APO migration with your  S/4HANA transformation. Thanks to our IBP, APO, PP/DS and S/4HANA expertise as well as many years of project experience in the manufacturing industry, CONSILIO is the ideal partner for your APO-IBP migration.

Benefit from SAP IBP

  • Leverage all the benefits of the SAP Cloud, such as:
    • Saving your operating costs
    • Relieving the burden on your internal IT resources
    • Regular upgrades with new features
    • SAP Support's Customer Success Manager
  • Integration of Excel and Fiori interfaces
  • Simplified collaborative planning with suppliers and customers via a web-based planning app Excel or, for example, the SAP Ariba interface.
  • Improved reporting capabilities using analytics and dashboards
  • Automatic forecast model selection (best-fit)
  • New methods such as demand sensing and machine learning algorithms
  • Improved simulation capabilities thanks to What-If scenarios
  • Rule-based planning procedures for supply networks can be set up in a simplified way 
  • Multi-level inventory optimization is available
  • Improved alerting in your supply chain control tower
  • Simple, fully integrated financial planning is available
  • Improved collaboration through SAP JAM integration
  • Use the simplified transport and authorization system 

Your migration scenario

  • Support for your SAP SCM APO system will end in the near future
  • Functional updates for your SAP SCM APO system will no longer be performed
  • Benefit from the advantages of IBP compared to APO already today and set up your supply chain planning future-oriented
  • Plan enough time as well as internal and external capacities for your entire migration. Your complete migration project, including all global rollouts, is particularly time-intensive
  • To remain capable of acting in the future, you need to act soon. Make sure you do not overstretch your internal resources 

Our experience shows how important it is to act promptly. Save your internal resources. We also support you with the necessary industry expertise in your APO to IBP migration project.

Christoph Habla, Partner & Head of IBP CONSILIO GmbH Contact expert

An excerpt of our APO to IBP migration projects.

Polymer processor

Polymer processor

Critical review & revision of the planning processes.

Development of a migration strategy for gradual APO replacement

Improved forecasting quality of sales planning

Our services

CONSILIO's experts support you in your migration project. Thanks to comprehensive IBP know-how, even very complex migration strategies are possible and feasible. Experience shows that it is advisable to start your SAP SCM APO to SAP IBP migration promptly. This is the only way to ensure that you are not pressed for time and can benefit from the advantages IBP offers you as quickly as possible. Other projects, such as an SAP S/4HANA migration, should not prevent you from implementing IBP soon.

  • More than 30 employees with many years of APO and IBP experience
  • CONSILIO Best Practice Migration Strategy Package
  • Selection of the appropriate strategy
  • Coordination of the IBP migration project with other IT projects, such as S/4HANA migration
  • Flexible module sequence for migration, starting with the greatest added value for the company
  • Secure transfer of your business processes and data from APO to IBP
  • Analysis of improvement potentials through IBP implementation regarding IT functionalities and processes
  • Accompaniment of the complete migration from concept to implementation incl. change management to support
  • Development of IBP know-how for IT employees

CONSILIO IBP Potential Check

Make an appointment with our SAP IBP experts for a potential check in preparation for your APO-IBP migration project. Together we look at your current system landscape and identify pain points and targets in the areas of demand, supply, S&OP and inventory planning. Based on this, we provide an initial recommendation for action.

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The path of sales planning at REHAU from APO to IBP

In this presentation, you will learn why REHAU chose SAP IBP and CONSILIO as implementation partners. You will gain detailed insights into the project setup and the project contents. We will report on successes and challenges in the project and tell you where the path with IBP is leading REHAU.
Speaker: Anja Zeitler, SAP Inhouse Consultant for Production & Material Planning, REHAU


In this webinar, learn more about the reasons for a timely switch from SAP SCM APO to SAP IBP. We will present various migration scenarios and strategies and also address interactions with other IT projects, such as an S/4HANA migration.

Migration Guide

Your way to SAP IBP

In our guide, we show you everything about added value and migration strategies. Find out how companies can already take advantage of important benefits with SAP Integrated Business Planning today.

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