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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 bruisers

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Face Off: IBP S&OP vs. APO Demand Planning, Part I

With all the market hoopla surrounding Integrated Business Planning (IBP) S&OP, I felt it necessary, as we were conducting our internal training on S&OP, to contrast the similarities and differences between IBP S&OP and APO Demand Planning. These two softwares provide similar process benefits around

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Building a Business Case in the Cloud

(By Mike Raftery) Despite the buzzwords, vaporware and hype, the cloud is real and it is happening. The remote hosting of applications like SAP’s IBP solution is quickly becoming accepted as a standard infrastructure alternative for projects in IT departments everywhere. For those of us

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The ROI of Growing Up

(By Mike Raftery) IT project investment is a strange animal. The total payback may not always be apparent since the impact of the investment is not as black and white as say, a new production line or some new R&D project. The benefits however, are

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