Create Custom DP Calendars Using Fiscal Year Variants

  • by Ranjan Sinha, Senior Managing Consultant, IBM
  • August 15, 2007
Find out how to configure custom calendars for use in Demand Planning through fiscal year variants. You can use a single planning area for multiple planning books. For example, you can create one planning book for custom weeks and another for custom months using fiscal year variants.
Key Concept
Data in Demand Planning is divided into time buckets, which can be daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly depending on business requirements. You can use standard or configurable time buckets. Examples of configurable time buckets are weekly buckets that do not follow the SAP standard of a Monday through Sunday week (factory weeks), or a monthly bucket that does not correspond to a calendar month, but has a variable number of weeks (factory months).

Ranjan Sinha

Ranjan Sinha is a senior managing consultant at IBM. He has vast experience implementing SAP APO functionality in various industries, including electronic and chemical.

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