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Migration from SAP APO to SAP IBP

Ensure more accurate business process planning and efficient production capacity usage through the migration from SAP APO to SAP IBP.

Why Should You Migrate from SAP APO to SAP IBP?

No updates and enhancements
SAP has completed the development of SAP APO, which means this solution will not be updated. It will gradually become obsolete and hinder business development. 
Support ends in 2027
In addition to the absence of updates, SAP will no longer support this solution in 2027. You will be responsible for finding specialists who can keep the solution going.
You don’t lose any necessary features
Many important SAP APO functions are included in SAP IBP. The IBP system, for example, provides supply network planning and demand planning. 
Combine Product Portfolio Management and Sales & Operations Planning into a Single Chain

SAP IBP Benefits


Optimal executable plan

Calculate an optimal executable and integrated plan, including plans for sales, production, procurement, transportation.


Save all changes to source data and planning results in the system.

Possibility to compare

Model various scenarios and compare them with different plan versions.

Automated management and monitoring

Automatically generate and control tasks in the system.

Improved business efficiency

Combine traditional demand planning and advanced demand sensing techniques with predictive analysis tools to drive business efficiency through more accurate demand plans.

Inventory optimization

Calculate the optimal level of inventories throughout the supply chain given forecast accuracy, supplier reliability, transportation variability, etc.

Frequent updates

New releases are available nearly every quarter, so you can always be sure that the latest challenges are addressed.

Fast migration

The period before the active exploitation is a few months, depending on the project scope and goals, data to migrate, etc.

Reduced costs

The ability to use each SAP IBP module separately shortens the ramp-up period and reduces the cost of implementation.

Why Choose LeverX as an SAP Integration Partner

Global system integrator

  • LeverX is an International company with 14 offices in 10 countries that specializes in SAP Implementation and customization.
  • Full-cycle technology consulting, development, and cost-effective implementation services for successful business transformation and sustainability.
  • We offer custom software development services to companies to deliver tailor-made solutions that cater to clients' specific requirements.

Technology & Management

  • Short engagement ramp-up and project set-up, strong management
  • Continuous investment in innovation and early adoption of cutting-edge technologies (Data Science, IoT, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Blockchain etc.)
  • Creation of projects in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 27001, ISO 22301, ISO 55001 quality and safety standards.


  • 20+ years of working with SAP solutions. LeverX is an SAP-certified partner and preferred vendor.
  • 1 600 IT-experts with deep knowledge of the latest SAP technologies and solutions.
  • 950+ successful projects. We help companies of all sizes and across various industries to leverage the power of SAP.
Reduce Excess Inventory and Become More Responsive to Customer Needs

Basic Migration Steps from SAP APO to SAP IBP

This scenario can be tailored to the singularities of your business, requirements, and goals. However, regardless of the project's migration stages, we will work closely with you to complete them to your specification and satisfaction.

Assessment and planning

Our team assesses your company's current business processes and IT landscape, determines the scope and timing of the project, and helps develop a migration strategy.


Data preparation

During this step, LeverX data specialists ensure the integrity and consistency of data across different systems. If necessary, we also convert the data format.


Configuration and сustomization

At this stage, our team configures SAP IBP modules following business requirements and integrates the solution with other systems (for example, ERP and CRM) for data exchange.


Testing and validation

This phase includes unit testing of individual components and modules and integration testing to ensure smooth data flow between systems. We also test planning algorithms and scenarios based on historical data.


Training and change management

The next stage is employee training, during which we conduct training sessions on SAP IBP functionalities and workflows. In addition, we also educate end users and stakeholders on the value of ongoing changes.


Deployment and go-live

This phase includes data migration, system configuration, and final system testing and validation in the production environment. During the go-live phase, we monitor system performance and stability. 


Optimization and continuous improvement

After putting the solution into operation, we help monitor KPIs to evaluate the effectiveness of the system. Additionally, we constantly improve and optimize SAP IBP so that you can get the most out of the solution's functionality.