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SAP is a business application software leader that develops products suitable for dynamic markets and corporate world. SAP APO training program you will learn how to enable transactional ERP Systems in the supply chain management.

In SAP APO training, participant will gain knowledge how big corporates manage their supply chain, beginning from procurement, production, and dispatch. In this certification training, the participant gains a complete knowledge about all four modules available in SAP APO.

In this training program will gain a complete understanding of SAP APO module, which will helps them to forecast SCM results, planning SCM strategies, and helping in SCM process optimization.

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  • Experienced, expert instructors – Our Instructors come with a rich, 10+ years of industry experience.

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Course Curriculum


  • Introductions, APO Overview
  • Overview of Demand Planning Concept
  • Data mart, info-cubes & Demand Planning
  • Planning area and Planning Books
  • Macros & Notes
  • Interactive Planning
  • Statistical toolbox, Promotions and Life Cycle Planning
  • Mass Processing and Release of Plans
  • Exception Processing and Alert Generation


  • Overview of Supply Planning Concept
  • Supply Planning, Interactive Supply Planning, Integration with other SCM components
  • Planning Methods: Heuristics, Optimization & CTM
  • Deployment
  • Transport Load Builder
  • Releasing Supply Plans to DP, PPDS, ECC
  • CIF Core Interface : Introduction to Architecture of Integration
  • Master Data, Integration to R/3
  • Planning in ECC - APO with Integration Model Generation
  • Initial & Change Transfers, Background Jobs
  • Monitoring & Handling CIF Errors
  • Comparison & Reconciliation

Global Available-to-Promise

  • Overview of Availability Management in ECC-APO
  • Principles and configuration of Availability Check
  • Check using Product Allocations
  • Advanced Methods
  • Rule based Check
  • Multi-Level ATP
  • Explanation & Simulation Feature
  • Global ATP/OPTP interface


  • Overview of PPDS, Prerequisites, Prod. Planning with ECC
  • Master Data & Transaction data Integration with ECC, SNP, DP, GATP
  • Demand Management, Requirements & Sales Orders in PPDS
  • Production Planning Strategies (Make-to-Order, Make-to-Stock)
  • Planning Heuristics
  • Capacity Requirements, Capacity Planning /
  • Optimizer
  • Exception Processing, Alert Generation
  • Free Discussions, Questions
  • Consulting Practice Planning
  • Further Reference Sources
  • Conclusion

Course Objectives

  • Teaches about all the business processes pertaining to SAP APO
  • Helps you in understanding how APO Module works in R/3.
  • Shows you integration methods and techniques with other Modules.

Course Benefits:

  • Higher pay scale.
  • Quick career growth.
  • Better job opportunities.
  • Global recognition.


Q. Who is the target audience?

A. Suitable for professionals interested in SAP Supply Chain Management.

Q. How many modules does a SAP APO has?

A. There are basically five key modules in SAP APO:

  • Demand Planning
  • Supply Network Planning
  • Core Interface
  • Manufacturing Planning
  • Global Available to promise