Integration Aspects of Global Available-To-Promise: The Differences between SAP ECC ATP and Global ATP

  • by Satish Vadlamani, President, SAPsquad, Inc.
  • Rishi Menon, Specialist Master, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • February 7, 2012
Learn about the fundamental differences between SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) Available-to-Promise (ATP) and SAP Global Available-To-Promise (Global ATP). Understand some of the key business challenges faced in the order fulfillment process and how Global ATP can help resolve them.
Key Concept
Although SAP ERP Central Component (SAP ECC) Available-to-Promise (ATP) and SAP Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) Global Available-to-Promise (Global ATP) are both order-promising tools, there are significant differences between the two applications. Global ATP goes far beyond order-promising and can help resolve some of the most pressing order fulfillment challenges organization faces.

SAP ERP Central Component’s (SAP ECC) Available-to-Promise (ATP) is the order fulfillment process that is designed to provide a commitment to customer-requested order quantities and dates based on availability of products, components, and resources. SAP’s Advanced Planning & Optimization (SAP APO) Global Available-To-Promise (Global ATP) is implemented to take advantage of several advanced functionalities that standard SAP ECC does not provide.

The first part of this series provides a high-level overview of Global ATP functionality, and the second part discusses integration aspects of Global ATP. In this first part, we compare the functionality between Global ATP and SAP ECC ATP. We also talk about the kind of business environments that would most benefit from using Global ATP. Finally, we look at some of the required must-knows before embarking on a Global ATP implementation.  

Satish Vadlamani

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Rishi Menon

Rishi Menon is a specialist master at Deloitte Consulting LLP, with more than 17 years of supply chain and enterprise application consulting experience. He specializes in supply chain planning and order fulfillment. He is SAP SCM, APICS (CPIM, CSCP & CIRM) and PMI (PMP) certified.

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