SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO)

Accelerate planning and execution. Extend the horizon of your APO implementation.


What is SAP APO?

SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) is a set of supply chain planning tools that includes a fully integrated array of solutions that can be used to effectively plan and execute your company’s supply chain processes.

The tool was built to help organizations achieve high consistency in their internal processes, such as order generation, production planning, scheduling and sequencing, pricing, and shipping. APO is able to retrieve client demand information in real-time from retailers, which is then used to design triggers for demand. These triggers are very complex in nature and take into consideration variables such as production cycles and schedules for raw material delivery. This helps companies better forecast the amount and mix required to meet the client’s future demands.

SAP APO includes four modules:

The tool supports the following:

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Enhanced planning collaboration on an operational and strategic level

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Strengthened client and partner relationships

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Improved communication between partners on all of the SCM stages, right from order generation to product shipment

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Continual optimization and assessment of the company’s supply chain efficiency

Supply chain planners armed with SAP APO can effectively glean actionable information useful for predictive analytics to accelerate planning and execution. But companies that expand their global footprint may need to extend the horizon of their APO implementation so that their supply chains can successfully keep pace with their expansion initiatives and increased customer demands.


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Improved revenue and profit margins

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Reduced production, transportation, and logistic costs

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Higher levels of customer service

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Lower inventories

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Seamless integration

APO supercharged with Intrigo’s solutions

We develop HTML5 UI using Neptune-software or native Fiori application builder for our clients’ existing SAP APO solutions.

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Dynamic and model consistent

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Simple and easy to manage

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Less IT intervention

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Complete control over all elements

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Deeper analysis


Intrigo Advantage

Our team is comprised of supply chain experts who have been associated with the definition and design of SAP’s Advanced Planning and Optimization (APO) since its inception. With Intrigo’s industry expertise, deep product knowledge and close SAP Collaboration, we are able to help companies increase the usability of SAP APO for improved visibility into planning information. We foresee changing market dynamics and help APO customers adapt to this market by switching to SAP’s new demand-driven strategy.

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Collective team experience of over 150 implementations globally

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Strong relationships with SAP teams worldwide – product, solutions management and sales

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A recognized leader in the space and SAP Supply Chain Management

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Core team working with APO since Version 1

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Designed and implemented all components of the SCM suite – Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, Production Planning & Detailed Scheduling, Global Available to Promise

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Expertise in all aspects of the implementation lifecycle

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Own application instances with integration to other systems

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Development and training templates and methodologies to drive rapid value realization

What kind of work have we already done?


Improving Efficiency and Visibility of the Supply Chain Vishay Intertechnology Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors & passive electronic components. At Vishay, Intrigo implemented DP, SNP, and GATP.

Aptina Imaging

Improving Accuracy, Predictability, and Customer Service Levels Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions with a growing portfolio of products that can be found in a wide range of products including leading mobile phone and notebook computer brands. At Aptina, Intrigo implemented DP and SNP.


Providing a Platform to Drive Maturity Clorox is a global consumer products company with top-tier brands, which are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and marketed in more than 100 countries. At Clorox, Intrigo implemented DP and SNP, that replaced three legacy applications.


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