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5 Things You Might Not Know About IBP on SAP HANA

This entry started out as a shameless plug for the SCM Connections webcast series covering all aspects of implementing S&OP on SAP’s Integrated Business Planning (IBP) application.  It evolved into a bit of a retrospective on my experiences putting those webcasts together with the

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The 10 Things Great Consultants Do

(By Megan Brimmer and Mike Raftery) During a brief foray into the world of IT consulting last fall, I got to watch a really great consultant in action.  Sure, he’s a Solutions Architect and Partner at SCM Connections with 20 something projects under his

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6 Tips to Landing Your Next Project

(By Megan Brimmer, Director of Resources) You’ve been there before.  In fact, if you’ve been an independent consultant for a while, you’ve probably been there many times.  You’re about to roll off a project and the next project has yet to appear.  Should you

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Reach Out and Touch Someone…

(By Mike Raftery) Most of the time, while shouting out from the soapbox of the internet, it seems like you’re shouting out into the black abyss of the interweb.  Well, let’s start a conversation.  With so many ways to connect, SCM Connections wants to

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The Beginners Guide to Implementing S&OP on IBP

IBP is everywhere these days.  SAP’s new advanced planning platform, Integrated Business Planning platform, is here and it is ready for prime time.    By now, if you’re a person who tends to read blogs like this, you will have seen plenty of PowerPoints, diagrams and

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Face Off: IBP S&OP v. APO Demand Planning, Part II

Earlier this week, in Part I of this two part blog (click to read Part I), we discussed the differences between the undisputed champion of demand planning: APO Demand Planning, and the scrappy newcomer on the scene: IBP Sales & Operations Planning. Specifically, we contrasted these to

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