SAP Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A)
Many small to large organizations rely on error-prone spreadsheets and manual processes for their business planning needs. Businesses need to evolve their planning and analysis strategies to include continuous, integrated planning. This means creating a single source of truth to streamline planning, manage performance and build alignment across the enterprise.
xP&A is a planning approach that takes the best financial planning and analysis (FP&A) capabilities – like continuous integrated planning, forecasting, advanced analytics, and performance monitoring – and extends them across the enterprise. Not only does xP&A give the power of FP&A to operational departments, it eliminates the traditional barriers between finance and operations and connects strategic, financial, and operational plans in real time. This innovative approach covers the well-known sales and operations planning (S&OP) process, to ensure that high-level strategic plans are linked with mid-to-long term operational plans, and demand & supply are balanced.