SAP® APO - Module Matrix and General Principles

  • Christopher Sürie
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


This chapter provides an introduction into SAP® Advanced Planning & Optimzation (SAP APO). First, SAP® APO is put in the context of the SAP software portfolio and its modules are characterized. Second, the data ows within the software are described, both from a technical as well as a process-related point of view. Thereafter, the concept of models and versions is described as well as the most important master data elements, that will be used throughout this book. Di erent types of transactional data are described as well, and an overview of the user interface is given. For more details on SAP® APO the reader is referred to a comprehensive documentation of SAP® APO which can be found at (SAP 2011). This website provides documentation on any SAP software in various languages. SAP® APO can be found as part of the SAP Business Suite → SAP Supply Chain Management.


Supply Chain Planning Version Master Data Transactional Data Transportation Lane 
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  1. SAP (2011) Homepage, URL, date: July 29, 2011

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher Sürie
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  1. 1.SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KGWalldorfGermany

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