SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain is a planning application, that combines supply chain monitoring, sales and operations planning, demand management, inventory planning, and supply planning into a comprehensive solution, which also supports the integration of data from external systems (for example, SAP ERP or SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization).

The recommended integration solution between SAP IBP and on-premise systems is SAP Cloud Integration for data services. 

Integration Scenario

For SAP IBP the following integration scenarios are possible: 

 

The different scenarios contain the following exceptions and point-to-point connections:

  1. Integrating ABAP backend with SAP IBP mediated via SAP Cloud Integration for data services (CI-DS): 2, 3
  2. Integrating ABAP backend with SAP IBP mediated via SAP Cloud Integration with Smart Data Integration (CI-SDI): 1, 3
 

 Scenario ComponentMonitored ContentMonitoring Category
Systems: ABAP on-premise system Logs written in the ABAP Application Log for the integration via SAP Smart Data IntegrationABAP Application Log 
Cloud Services: SAP Cloud Integration for data servicesExceptions in SAP Cloud Integration for data servicesSAP  Integration Suite for data services
Cloud Services: SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply ChainExceptions in SAP IBP for Supply ChainSAP Integrated Business Planning

Configure Cloud Service

Preparations in SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

Create Communication Agreement

The user that will be maintained in the HTTP endpoint, must be a user declared in the relevant Communication Arrangement defined in SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain for enabling the API used by SAP Focused Run. To arrange a communications agreement and allow SAP Focused Run access please proceed as following:

  1. Log as administrator onto the SAP Fiori Launchpad of your SAP IBP tenant
  2. Select 'Communication Systems' under Communication Management
  3. Create a new communication system
    • System ID: SAP Focused Run SID
    • System Name: SAP Focused Run system name (e.g. FRUN)
    • Host Name: Enter any value into the mandatory field Host Name. Please note that since the actual value is not used in this communication scenario, it can be chosen freely.
  4. Choose '+' user under 'User for Inbound Communication' to add a user for inbound communication
  5. Choose 'New User'
  6. Enter the following entries in the 'Create Communication User' screen
    • User Name: Enter a user name
    • Description: Enter a short description
    • Password: Enter a password. Remember this password for later
  7. Choose 'Create'
  8. Choose 'User Name and Password' as authentication method
  9. Select OK and save the communications system.
  10. Return to the Fiori Launchpad and choose 'Communication Arrangements' under 'Communication Management'
  11. Create a new scenario of type 'SAP_COM_0068' (Planning - Monitoring Integration)
  12. On the next screen select the communication system you created before and verify that the user name is provided automatically
  13. Save the communications arrangement 

Input Values for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

  • Tenant: Tenant name of your tenant
  • Root URL: Root URL for the OData API, the hostname of the Root URL must end with “-api” ( e.g. https://myibphost-api.scmibp.ondemand.com )
  • Description (optional) 
 

Input Values for SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

  • Type: BASICAUTH
  • User: The user created for the communication arrangement
  • Password: Password of the user

Advanced Integration Monitoring Setup

Available Monitoring Categories

For SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain the following monitoring category ist available:

  • SAP Integrated Business Planning: Collects exceptions in SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain

For monitoring of errors and warning happening during the integration on the on-premise side, please use:

  • ABAP Application Log on the ABAP on-premise system. 
 

Available Filter Options

SAP Integrated Business Planning 

For SAP Integrated Business Planning you can either collect all exceptions or you can restrict the exceptions by the following parameters:

  • Area: Log Area (see information below)
  • Free Text: Message Text
  • Severity: Error or Warning
  • SubArea: Log Sub Area
  • User: User creating the log entry
  • Message Id: Message Class
  • Message No: Message Number
 

IBP Log Area

To find out which log area and sub-area to use for the filter, you can check the available logs in your IBP tenant.

You need a user with the authorizations to see the "General Planner" group in the IBP Launchpad.

  1. Go to 'General Planner' → 'Application Logs'
  2. Select the log you want to monitor / alert on
  3. The area and sub-area are visible in the top on the log screen
  4. Make sure to use the technical names for area and sub-area! 
 

SAP IBP integration via SAP CI-SDI writes errors in the ABAP Application Log. To use the monitoring category ABAP Application Log on the on-premise system you have to provide the object and the sub-object. Use the following filter values:

  • Object: /IBP/ECC_INT (Core Interface Application Log Object) 
  • Sub-Object: Choose a sub-object from the possible sub-objects (check transaction SLG1 in your on-premise system) 
 
 

Available Metrics

For SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain the following metrics are collected:

SAP Integrated Business Planning

  • SAP Integrated Business Planning exceptions: Indicates that new exceptions were collected during the last data collection interval

Error for the replication on the on-premise systems can be collected with the metric 'ABAP Application Log exceptions' for 'ABAP Application Log'.