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What is SAP APO

SAP APO (SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer) is designed to help a company to improve production planning, pricing, scheduling, and product shipping. APO works by getting real-time updates from retailers about customer demand. The updates are used to create APO “demand triggers” that take into account many complex variables, such as the delivery schedule of raw materials and productions cycles, to forecast the right amount of product mix the company will need to meet future customer demands. APO can be integrated with the SAP R/3 and legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

APO consists of eight application levels: network design, demand planning, supply network planning, production planning and detailed scheduling, global availability, transportation planning and vehicle scheduling, and supply chain collaboration.

CourseSAP APO Training
Mode of Training Instructor Led Live Online Training
Duration 30 hours
Timings Flexible (Our Rep will work with you on the timings that suits your needs)
Course Material Our Expert Trainer will share you all the necessary course material,  ppt’s, videos and pdf’s
Examples Trainer will cover Real time scenarios during the training
Interview Questions Click here to see the Interview Questions
Salary Trends Check here to see the salary trends here.

Why to attend Tekslate Online Training ?​

Classes are conducted by Certified SAP APO Working Professionals with 100 % Quality Assurance.

With an experienced Certified practitioner who will teach you the essentials you need to know to kick-start your career on SAP APO. Our training make you more productive with your SAP APO Training Online. Our training style is entirely hands-on. We will provide access to our desktop screen and will be actively conducting hands-on labs with real-time projects.

Why should opt for SAP APO?

The SAP APO course is mainly for current or future project members of APO implementations. SAP APO (Advanced Planner and Optimizer) is one of the Core Module in SAP. It is a good planning tool which is used to plan and optimize supply chain processes by making use of different modules. This course is important for anyone with the need to understand the principles of the system to judge the viability of business requirements and processes. This course I also great for project members and any other major user with the job of plan creation and optimization.

SAP APO Course Objectives

Studying this course ensures that you are able to determine possible stock deployment and be able to group them in orders. SAP APO course aims to present you with complete knowledge on the best suite of supply chain planner applications that increases overall knowledge of the supply chain for proper planning, forecasting and optimization.

This course provides you with a deep knowledge on the development of different plans like  distribution resource, cross- location production, as well as procurement plans. APO is the best suite of supply chain planner applications that increases overall knowledge of the supply chain and provide planning, forecasting and optimization.

  • Introduces you to the SAP suite
  • Gives an overview of all terms and terminologies of the SAP APO suite
  • How APO Module work in R/3 and Integration with other Modules
  • Overview of SNP and supply chain network concepts
  • Detect and resolve supply chain problems
  • Install and organize a supply chain network model
  • Covers in detail key features and capabilities of SAP APO
  • Focuses on topics of Demand Planning, Supply Network Planning, Master Data Setup
  • Usage of Alert Monitor to Detect and resolve problems in the supply chain
  • Learn to create multi-product loads by Implementing the Transport Load Builder
  • Focuses on CIF module in-depth
  • Explains in detail error handling and monitoring techniques
  • Install and configure SNP master data
  • Real-time project with End to End Implementation Process.

SAP APO Online Training Course Curriculum

Introduction, APO Overview,  Overview of Demand Planning Concept,  Datamart, 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,  Supply Network Planning / Core Interface, (CIF)  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/1,

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.

Production Planning/Detailed Scheduling

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 / Leveling,  Optimizer,  Exception Processing, Alert Generation,  Free Discussions, Questions,  Consulting Practice Planning,  Further Reference Sources, Conclusion,  TP/VS Overview

Master data for TP/VS and Master data for SNP,  TP/Vs cycle (End to start), Manage transportation,  TP/VS Planning Board,  TP/VS Optimization

Scheduling,  Carrier Selection, Collaboration,  Dynamic Route Determination,  Freight costing,  Freight reporting (BW integration),  Carrier performance

Integration points with A/P,  Integrations points with order management,  Integration points with MM(Material Management),  CIF (Core interface options) system navigation

Process overviews and configurations.

SAP APO Benefits

The benefits of the SAP APO, is that it provides the basis for an end-to-end supply chain management solution, seamlessly linking all key processes — from order generation to production planning to transportation.

SAP APO offers functionality for:

  • Demand planning
  • Supply network planning
  • Production planning
  • Detailed scheduling
  • Available to promise

Demand Planning Overview

The Demand Planning(DP) component of SAP Advanced Planner and Optimizer (SAP APO) is a complex, high-performance, and flexible instrument that supports the sales/requirements planning process in your company. User-specific planning layouts and interactive planning books allow not only the inclusion of various departments, but also of other companies, in the forecast creation process.


InfoCubes are essentially the data repository of the Demand Planning. InfoCubes create a multidimensional data model on the database server of the APO Data Mart. The multidimensional character of an InfoCube allows www.sap-press.com Configuring the Administrator Workbench 3.2 49 the user to filter data in many ways (“Slice & Dice” function). The facts are managed in separate fact tables and the dimensions are grouped in separate dimension tables. Both table types are relationally linked to each other. Individual dimension characteristic values can be subdivided in the form of master data tables.

Production Planning and Scheduling

PP/DS is short for Production Planning and Detailed Scheduling. Of PP/DS, MRP, CRP course, the objectives of this kind of planning did not originate with APO. Production planning in ECC pursues the same objective, that is, consistent, capacity-based planning. In ECC, these functions are found under Material Requirements Planning (MRP) and Capacity Requirements Planning (CRP).

Material Requirements Planning

The goal of Material Requirements Planning (MRP) is to ensure material availability in good time and in sufficient quantities. Two different procedures can be used: Material Requirements Planning In this case, procurement planning is controlled by material requirements. The requirements consist of sales orders, planned independent requirements, dependent requirements, and so on. Planning is based on backward scheduling from the requirements date to ensure on-time availability. Consumption-Based (Reorder Point) Planning In this case, materials planning is based on consumption. Reorder point planning simply checks whether the available stock has fallen below a defined threshold value or reorder point. Whenever this happens, procurement is planned with forward scheduling.

Capacity Planning

Capacity planning comprises the following steps: First, the available Available capacity capacity at the work centers (or resources (PP-PI)) is established. For example, it is established that work center A is available for 40 hours each week.


To ensure that a certain order can be executed at a certain time at a specific work center, the order is scheduled. A production resource can only be reserved by an order using scheduling. Scheduling can be performed interactively in a capacity planning table (or detailed scheduling planning board in APO) for individual orders, or it can be executed automatically as a background job. Problems associated with capacity planning can be extremely complex. For example, orders may involve several operations that require different resources. Successful scheduling of one operation at a resource may conflict with the dates of the other operations, and so on

Alerts in APO

In APO-PP/DS, the options for alert handling are much more advanced than they are in ECC. First, you can display alerts in the evaluation lists (for example, in the order views) in many different ways. In addition, alerts that are issued in relation to the supply of an important component are also propagated to and displayed in the finished product (network alerts). Alerts are propagated based on the relevant pegging relationships.

Salary Trends

Average SAP APO Salary in USA is increasing and is much better than other products.

SAP APO Training

Ref: Indeed.com

Job Responsibility of SAP APO consultant

  • As a SAP APO consultant, you can partner with a support team in resolving SNP related user and planning issues
  • Work on minor enhancements, change requests and configurations
  • Batch monitoring, batch improvements and coordination with offshore team
  • Configuration and Support of the SAP APO Demand Planning Application to meet business requirements.
  • Creation of Info objects, Info cubes, Source Systems, Data Source, Info Package and Transfer Structure and more
  • Creation of APO Architecture of integration, selection and transfer of master data as initial data transfer and change transfer and Corresponding Customizing settings.

Benefits to our Global Learners

  • Tekslate services are Student-centered learning.
  • Qualitative & cost effective learning at your pace.
  • Geographical access to learn from any part of the world.

SAP APO Certification Training in Your City

SAP APO Training United States

Our trainers in US are certified and have in-depth knowledge regarding SAP APO Concepts. Tekslate superior quality training is what makes us stand apart from others. Case studies are included in the curriculum of training programs irrespective of the mode you chose. You can avail training in your cities like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, and more.

SAP APO Training United Kingdom

For experienced professionals in UK, special batches are conducted in different timings. Customized approach to imparting training has made us different from others. You can clarify your doubts after completing the class. You can avail training in your cities like London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and more.

SAP APO Training Canada

There are many companies that offer SAP APO training in Canada. Our SAP APO course provides basic understanding about the introduction and overview. It is the course that can be educate right from the beginner to the intermediate and advanced level. SAP APO Training is provided by Real Time Industry Experts who has huge subject knowledge, skills and enhances the skills of students in the best way. You can avail training in your cities like Montreal, Winnipeg, Mississauga, Ottawa and more.

SAP APO Training India

Tekslate provides instructor-led live online training and corporate training. SAP APO Training provides you hands on real-time project experience. Our SAP APO trainers are certified industry experts and work professionals. We provide customized training for beginners as well working professionals.

  • SAP APO Training in Hyderabad – We at TekSlate offer interactively designed SAP APO training. The SAP APO Training course design in Hyderabad aims not only imparting theoretical concepts, but also aid students explore and experiment the subject. By the end of our training program, students can confidently update their profiles with knowledge and Hands on experience.
  • SAP APO Training in Bangalore – TekSlate masters in IT Online Training services. We are aware of industry needs and we are offering SAP APO Training in Bangalore in a more practical way. We guarantee efficient training offered by real-time experts in the industry.
  • SAP APO Training in Chennai – TekSlate is one of the top-ranked Institute in SAP APO training in Chennai. We provide best quality training for SAP APO online with well-experienced professionals. Our unique blend of hands-on training enables students with the productive skills to improve their performance.
  • SAP APO Training in Pune – TekSlate offers Instructor-led online training by Top-Notch Trainers in Pune. Every session will be recorded and provided to you for future reference. Good quality Material will help students explore the subject confidently.
  • SAP APO Training in Mumbai – TekSlate offers best SAP APO Training in Mumbai with most experienced professionals. Our Instructors are working professionals in the related technologies. Our team of trainers provides training services in a practical way with a framed syllabus to match with the real world requirements for both beginner level to advanced level.
  • SAP APO Training in Delhi – SAP APO Training helps you to develop your IT skills through our wide variant training curricula. TekSlate in Delhi has immense experienced real-time professionals having years of experience. Our training program is very much mixed with both practical and interview point of questions to achieve the expertise in the subject.

SAP APO Tutorials

We have compiled a SAP APO tutorials which can be useful for the learner while preparing for the exam. It includes topics on Advanced Planner and Optimizer, Automatic payment program, profit center accounting and Profitability analysis etc used in SAP APO.



What Are The Modes Of Training?

Tekslate basically offers the online instructor-led training. Apart from that we also provide corporate training for enterprises.

Who Are The Trainers?

Our trainers have relevant experience in implementing real-time solutions on different queries related to different topics. Tekslate also verifies their technical background and expertise.

What If I Miss A Class?

We record each LIVE class session you undergo through and we will share the recordings of each session/class.

Can I Request For A Support Session If I Find Difficulty In Grasping Topics?

If you have any queries you can contact our 24/7 dedicated support to raise a ticket. We provide you email support and solution to your queries. If the query is not resolved by email we can arrange for a one-on-one session with our trainers.

What Kind Of Projects Will I Be Working On As Part Of The Training?

You will work on real world projects wherein you can apply your knowledge and skills that you acquired through our training. We have multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills and knowledge of various aspect and components making you perfectly industry-ready.

How Will I Execute The Practical?

Our Trainers will provide the Environment/Server Access to the students and we ensure practical real-time experience and training by providing all the utilities required for the in-depth understanding of the course.

If I Cancel My Enrollment, Will I Get The Refund?

If you are enrolled in classes and/or have paid fees, but want to cancel the registration for certain reason, it can be attained within 48 hours of initial registration. Please make a note that refunds will be processed within 30 days of prior request.

Will I Be Working On A Project?

The Training itself is Real-time Project Oriented.

Are These Classes Conducted Via Live Online Streaming?

Yes. All the training sessions are LIVE Online Streaming using either through WebEx or GoToMeeting, thus promoting one-on-one trainer student Interaction.

Is There Any Offer / Discount I Can Avail?

There are some Group discounts available if the participants are more than 2.

Who Are Our Customers & Our Location?

As we are one of the leading providers of Online training, We have customers from USA, UK, Canada, Australia, India and other parts of the world.

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