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Accenture and SAP to develop extended planning solutions for SAP S/4HANA®

Real time digital supply chain simulations

The global professional services company, Accenture, and the enterprise application software firm, SAP, are to partner.

The two firms will co-innovate, co-develop, and jointly bring to market extended planning solution for the manufacturing industry, on the business suite for SAP S/4HANA®.

The two firms will expand SAP S/4HANA®’s capabilities, which in turn will aid companies enhance return on investment.

This will be made possible through more responsive, real-time digital supply chains.

“Because today’s consumers expect short lead times and higher flexibility when ordering products, it’s time for product companies to change the status quo,” said Eric Schaeffer, Senior Managing Director and Head of Industrial Practice at Accenture.


“Working with SAP at the development level and combining the power of SAP S4/HANA with Accenture’s industry knowledge and best practices, we can help clients transform into lean, agile intelligent enterprises that gain more control and clarity over their operations.”

The sollutions will augments Demand Driven MRP planning capabilities to provide time-efficient MRP simulations for analysis and forecasting purposes.

“We believe this work will expand our joint solution portfolio built on SAP S/4HANA,” noted Hans Thalbauer, Senior Vice President of Digital Supply Chain and IoT at SAP.

“Collaborating with Accenture, we plan to offer customers exciting new planning capabilities, while supporting real-time, end-to-end supply chain visibility and responsiveness.”

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