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SAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningStarterEdition,non
production
FrequentlyAskedQuestions(FAQ)
ThepurposeofthisdocumentistoprovideanswerstocommonlyaskedquestionsrelatedtoSAPIntegrated
BusinessPlanning(IBP)StarterEdition,nonproduction,aswellasCloudTest&DemoforIntegrated
BusinessPlanning(forpartners).

ThisdocumentissubjecttochangeandmaybechangedbySAPatanytimeforanyreasonwithoutnotice.The
informationinthisdocumentisnotacommitment,promiseorlegalobligationtodeliveranymaterial,codeor
functionality.Thisdocumentisprovidedwithoutawarrantyofanykind,eitherexpressorimplied,includingbutnot
limitedto,theimpliedwarrantiesofmerchantability,fitnessforaparticularpurpose,ornoninfringement.This
documentisforinformationalpurposesandmaynotbeincorporatedintoacontract.SAPassumesnoresponsibilityfor
errorsoromissionsinthisdocument,exceptifsuchdamageswerecausedbySAPswillfulmisconductorgross
negligence.

Generalquestions
1.WhatisSAPIBPStarterEdition?
2.Whatisthedifferencebetweenthestartereditionandtheenterpriseedition?
3.CanIuseSAPIBPStarterEditionproductively?
4.WhichmodulesforSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningareincludedinthestarteredition?
5.Isthesystempreconfigured,oristhereanypredefineddemocontent?
6.IsthereanonpremiseversionofSAPIBPStarterEdition?
7.HowcanIupgradetotheenterpriseeditionofSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning?
8.WherecanIfindmoreinformationaboutSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning?
9.WherecanpartnersfindmoreinformationaboutSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning?
PurchasingQuestionsforIBPStarterEdition
10.HowdocustomerspurchaseSAPIBPStarterEdition?
11.WhocanbuySAPIBPStarterEdition?
12.HowcanIpayforSAPIBPStarterEdition?
13.Willmysubscriptionbeautomaticallyrenewed?
14.CanIchangethesubscriptionperiod?
15.CanIcancelmysubscription?
16.Howlongwilltheprovisioningofthesystemtakeafterpurchase?
PurchasingQuestionsforCloudTest&DemoforIBP
17.HowdopartnerspurchaseCloudTest&DemoforIBP?
18.WhocanbuyCloudTest&DemoforIBP?
19.HowcanIpayforCloudTest&DemoforIBP?
20.Willmysubscriptionbeautomaticallyrenewed?
21.CanIchangethesubscriptionperiod?
22.CanIcancelmysubscription?
23.Howlongwilltheprovisioningofthesystemtakeafterpurchase?
TechnicalQuestions
24.Whoprovidesthehostingservicesforthisoffering?
25.WherearetheDataCenterslocatedforthisoffering?

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26.CanIselectthedatacenterformyinstance?
27.CanIchangeanyoftherestrictionssuchasvirtualinstancesizeornumberofusers?
28.HowdoIgetsupport?

UpgradeQuestions
29.WhatisthereleaselevelofSAPIBPStarterEdition?
30.HowdoIgetupgrades?
31.DoautomaticupgradesincludenewreleasesofIBP6.x?
32.CanItradeinmyexistingSAPIBPforsalesandoperations,starteredition,basedonSAP
IBP4.0/5.0forthenewSAPIBPStarterEditionbasedonSAPIBP6.x?
33.CanImigratethecontentfrommyexistingSAPIBPforsalesandoperations,starteredition
system,basedonSAPIBP4.0/5.0,toanewSAPIBPStarterEditionsystembasedonSAPIBP
6.x?
IntegrationQuestions
34.DoIneedtouseSAPJam?
35.HowcanIgetaccesstoSAPJam?
36.CanIconnectmyexistingSAPJamsystemtothestarteredition?
37.CanIuploadmyowndatatothestarteredition?
38.HowcanIgetaccesstoSAPHANACloudPlatform,integrationservice?
39.IstheSAPCloudIdentity(SCI)serviceincluded?
40.IsSDI(smartdataintegration),whichisusedforResponseManagement,included?

Generalquestions

1.WhatisSAPIBPStarterEdition?

SAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning(IBP)isSAP'snew,stateoftheartplatformforrealtime,integratedsupplychain
planningbuiltonSAPHANA,forClouddeployment.SAPIBPhasbeendevelopedtodeliverintegrated,unified
planningacrosssalesandoperations,demand,inventory,responseandsupplyplanning,aswellasthesupplychain
controltowerfordashboardanalyticsandmonitoring.SAPIBPdeliversanewparadigmofuserexperienceand
efficiency,leveragingrealtimedashboards,advancedpredictiveanalytics,interactivesimulation,embeddedsocial
collaborationandMicrosoftExcelenabledplanningtables.Formoreinformation,pleaseseetheIBP1pageproduct
overviewhere.

SAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningstarteredition,nonproduction(SAPIBPStarterEditionorstarteredition),isa
lessexpensive,limitedusageversionofSAPIBP.CloudTest&DemoforIntegratedBusinessPlanningisthenameof
thepartnerversionofSAPIBPStarterEdition.

ThefollowingrestrictionsapplytoSAPIBPStarterEdition:
Size

256GBvirtualinstance

Numberofconcurrentusers

Upto10

Customerdata

Upto50millionTotalPlanningPoints1

Customerdefinedplanningareas

Upto5planningareas

Useoforderbaseddatamodel

No2

Productiveuse

No

1TotalPlanningPointsisdefinedasthetotalnumberofstoredkeyfigurevaluesintheIBPsystem,takingintoconsiderationthe
numberofStoredKeyFigures,PlanningCombinations,TimePeriodsandScenarios/Versions.Aplanningpointissimilartoaplanning
cellinaspreadsheet.

2SeequestionWhichmodulesforSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningareincludedinthestarteredition?below.

2.Whatisthedifferencebetweenthestartereditionandtheenterpriseedition?

SAPIBPStarterEditionhasrestrictionsonthesystemsizeandthenumberofusers(seequestionWhatisSAPIBP
StarterEdition?above).Thestartereditionisgenerallyusedfortrialusageandproofofconceptprojects.Thestarter
editionmaynotbeusedforproductiveuse.

Thestartereditionhasdifferentcontractterms,includingthesubscriptionduration.WhenpurchasedviatheSAP
Store,thestartereditionhasa3month,automaticallyrenewingsubscription.

Forpartners,thestartereditioncanbeusedtogrowyourapplicationconsultingexpertiseanddevelopuniquepoint
ofviewandserviceofferings.

3.CanIuseSAPIBPStarterEditionproductively?

No.

4.WhichmodulesforSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningareincludedinthestarter
edition?

AllfivemodulesofSAPIBP(demand,inventory,responseandsupply,salesandoperations,supplychaincontrol
tower)areincludedinstarteredition.

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However,itisnotpossibletouseorcopytheorderbaseddatamodel(PlanningAreaSAP7)ortheSDIbased
integrationmodels,partoftheresponseandsupplymodule,withstarteredition.Itispossibletousethetimeseries
baseddatamodelfunctionalityoftheresponseandsupplymodulewithstarteredition.Inthefuture,weplantooffera
versionofSAPIBPStarterEditionthatwillsupporttheorderbaseddatamodel,atanadditionalcost(timingtobe
determined).

5.Isthesystempreconfigured,oristhereanypredefineddemocontent?

AswithallIBPsystems,thesamplemodels(PlanningareasSAP1,SAP2,etc.)arealreadyinstalled,includingthe
UnifiedPlanningArea(SAPIBP1).

ThestartereditionisalsodeliveredwiththeRapidDeploymentSolution(RDS)content(activatedplanningarea,
uploadedsampledata,configuredplanningviews,configuredanalytics,etc.)preinstalled.

Atthistime,thereisnopredefineddemocontentordemoscriptsforSAPIBPStarterEdition.

6.IsthereanonpremiseversionofSAPIBPStarterEdition?

SAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningisonlyavailableasacloudsolution.

7.HowcanIupgradetotheenterpriseeditionofSAPIntegratedBusiness
Planning?

PleasecontactyourSAPAccountExecutive.

8.WherecanIfindmoreinformationaboutSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning?

SAPIBPontheSAPCommunityNetwork: https://scn.sap.com/community/scm/ibp.
Forgeneralinformation: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC64883.
Forproductdocumentation:http://help.sap.com/ibp.
Forproducttraining:https://training.sap.com/shop/sapsearch?q=IBP.
FortechnicalinformationaboutimplementingSAPIBP: http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC64323.

9.WherecanpartnersfindmoreinformationaboutSAPIntegratedBusiness
Planning?

PartnerscanfindinformationaboutallSAPSupplyChainManagementsolutionsontheSAPPartnerEdgeportal:
https://partneredge.sap.com/en/products/supplychainmanagement/about.html.

PartnersshouldalsohavealookatthePartnerEnablementContentpageinSCN:
http://scn.sap.com/community/scm/ibp/blog/2015/05/15/integratedbusinessplanningpartnerenablementcontent.

PurchasingQuestionsforIBPStarterEdition

Forpartners,pleaseseePurchasingQuestionsforCloudTest&DemoforIBPbelow.

10.HowdocustomerspurchaseSAPIBPStarterEdition?

ThestartereditioncanbepurchasedonlineviatheSAPStore.

PleasenotethatnotallcountriesaresupportedforpurchasingviaSAPStore.Toseeifyourcountryissupported,click
onthenationalflagiconintheupperrightcorneroftheSAPStorescreen,betweenHelpandtheshoppingcarticon.

11.WhocanbuySAPIBPStarterEdition?

AnySAPbusinesspartnercanpurchasethestarteredition.IfyourcompanyisnotanexistingSAPbusinesspartner,
youmayregister,viatheSAPStore,atthetimeofpurchase.

12.HowcanIpayforSAPIBPStarterEdition?

Thedefaultpaymentmethodisviacreditcard.

Theoptiontopayviainvoiceisalsopossible,butneedstobesetupaheadoftimeintheSAPStore(pleasecontact
BryanCharnockat l.w.bryan.charnock@sap.com).Theinvoiceoptiondoesallowthepossibilitytoentera
purchaseorderorotherreferencenumber.

Itisnotpossibletorequestaquotation.

13.Willmysubscriptionbeautomaticallyrenewed?

Yes,thesubscriptionwillberenewedautomaticallyattheendofevery3monthsubscriptionperiodunlessthe
subscriptionisterminated.Youwillreceiveanotificationtwoweekspriortotheendofyourcurrentsubscriptionperiod
remindingyouoftheautomaticrenewal.

14.CanIchangethesubscriptionperiod?

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WhenpurchasedviatheSAPStore,thestartereditionhasa3month,automaticallyrenewingsubscription.Itisnot
possibletochangethesubscriptionperiod(e.g.1monthor6month).Itisnotpossibletoprepayforfuture
subscriptionperiods.

15.CanIcancelmysubscription?

Yes,thesubscriptionforstartereditioncanbeterminatedattheendofany3monthsubscriptionperiodbyproviding
SAPwithatleast10daysnotice(pleasecontactBryanCharnockat
subscriptionrenewalwillhappenautomatically.

l.w.bryan.charnock@sap.com).Otherwise,

16.Howlongwilltheprovisioningofthesystemtakeafterpurchase?

Provisioninggenerallytakes12weeksafterpurchaseandrespondingtotheProvisioningRequirementsSurvey.The
ProvisioningRequirementsSurveylinkwillbesenttoyouviaemailafteryourpurchase.

PurchasingQuestionsforCloudTest&DemoforIBP

Forcustomers,pleaseseePurchasingQuestionsforIBPStarterEditionabove.

17.HowdopartnerspurchaseCloudTest&DemoforIBP?

CloudTest&DemoforIntegratedBusinessPlanningcanbepurchasedviatheSAPPartnerEdgeportal:
https://partneredge.sap.com/en/partnership/sales/demo/cloud.html.
WhenpurchasedthroughtheSAPPartnerEdgeportal,thestartereditionisthesamefromatechnical
standpoint,butthelicensing,subscriptionandpaymentoptionsaredifferent(seebelow).

18.WhocanbuyCloudTest&DemoforIBP?

AllSAPPartnerEdgepartnerscanpurchaseCloudTest&DemoforIBP.

AllSAPOpenEcosystempartnerswhoareoperationallyauthorizedforBuild,SellorServicecanpurchase
CloudTest&DemoforIBP.

19.HowcanIpayforCloudTest&DemoforIBP?

Paymentisviainvoice,whichdoesallowthepossibilitytoenterapurchaseorderorotherreferencenumber.
Subscriptionfeesareinvoicedannuallyandinadvance.
Theannualsubscriptionfeeisproratedbasedonwhentheorderisplaced.Forexample,anorderplacedat
thebeginningofthefourthquarterwouldbe25%oftheannualsubscriptionfeeforthatyear,and100%ofthe
annualsubscriptionfeeforsubsequentrenewals.
Itisnotpossibletobreakupthesubscriptionfeesintomultipleinvoices(e.g.quarterlyormonthly).

Whileitisnotpossibletopaydirectlyviacreditcard,itispossibletouseSAPBillerDirecttopayyourSAP
invoicesusingacreditcard.AllcustomersandpartnerscanuseSAPBillerDirecttoviewandpaytheir
invoices,butmustfirstregisterviathewebsite.

20.Willmysubscriptionbeautomaticallyrenewed?

Yes,thesubscriptionwillberenewedautomaticallyattheendofeverycalendaryearunlessthesubscription
isterminated.

21.CanIchangethesubscriptionperiod?

No.Theinitialtermrunsfromtheeffectivedateoftheagreementuntiltheendoftherespectivecalendar
year.Eachrenewaltermautomaticallyrenewsforanadditional12monthtermattheendoftheinitialterm
andofeachsubsequentrenewalterm.

22.CanIcancelmysubscription?

Yes,theagreementcanbeterminatedinwritingonly,whichmustbereceivedatleast90dayspriortothe
renewaldateoftheagreement(December31stoftherespectivecalendaryear).Paidinvoicesarenot
refundable.

23.Howlongwilltheprovisioningofthesystemtakeafterpurchase?

Provisioninggenerallytakes12weeksafterbooking.

TechnicalQuestions

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24.Whoprovidesthehostingservicesforthisoffering?

SAPCloud.ItisnotpossibletohostSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanningin3rdpartyclouds.

25.WherearetheDataCenterslocatedforthisoffering?

SAPIBPStarterEditioniscurrentlyhostedinthefollowingSAPDataCenters:
NorthAmerica:NewtownSquare,Pennsylvania,USA
Europe:Walldorf/Rot,BadenWrttemberg,Germany
Australia:Sydney,NewSouthWales,Australia

26.CanIselectthedatacenterformyinstance?

ForIBPStarterEdition,thedatacentermustbespecifiedintheProvisioningRequirementsSurvey,administeredafter
purchase.

ForCloudTest&DemoforIBP,thedatacentermustbespecifiedattimeofpurchaseintheorderform.

27.CanIchangeanyoftherestrictionssuchasvirtualinstancesizeornumberof
users?

Thestartereditionisnotintendedtobeanexpandable,scalablesolution,butratheralowcost,shorttermtrybefore
youbuyoption.InordertohaveanIBPsystemwithmorecapacity,moreusers,etc.istopurchaseasubscriptionto
theIBPenterpriseedition.

28.HowdoIgetsupport?

ActivecommunityhelpandresourcesareavailableontheSAPCommunityNetworkpagesforSAPIntegrated
BusinessPlanning( http://scn.sap.com/community/scm/ibp).YoucanalsoreceivesupportfromtheSAPSupport
PortalusingSAPstandardincidentreporting(https://support.sap.com).ThemaincomponentisSCMIBP.

UpgradeQuestions

29.WhatisthereleaselevelofSAPIBPStarterEdition?

ThecurrentreleaseforthestartereditionisSAPIntegratedBusinessPlanning6.2.Thereleaselevelofthestarter
editionwillchangeasnewreleasesofSAPIBP(6.3,6.4,etc.)becomeavailable.

30.HowdoIgetupgrades?

Systemsareupgradedautomaticallywithpatchesevery4to6weeksbySAP.Expecteddowntimesduringupgrades
arespecifiedintheTermsandConditions(licenseagreement).Formoreinformation,pleaseseethepresentationon
theSAPIBPUpgradeProcessat

http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC63226.

31.DoautomaticupgradesincludenewreleasesofIBP6.x?

ThesubscriptiontoIBPstartereditionincludesupgradestosubsequentreleasesofIBP6.x.Forexample,ifyou
purchasestartereditiononIBPrelease6.2,yoursystemwillbeupgradedtoIBPrelease6.3automaticallyandatno
cost.

32.CanItradeinmyexistingSAPIBPforsalesandoperations,starteredition,
basedonSAPIBP4.0/5.0forthenewSAPIBPStarterEditionbasedonSAPIBP
6.x?

ThenewSAPIBPStarterEditionbasedonSAPIBP6.xisanewproduct(increasedscope,RDScontentpreinstalled,
improvedsupportlevel).Therefore,itcannotbetradedlikeforlikewiththepreviousS&OPonlyversion.Instead,we
recommendthatcustomersandpartnerspurchasethenewstartereditionandterminatetheirprevioussubscriptions.
Formoreguidanceorifyouhavequestions,pleasecontactBryanCharnockat l.w.bryan.charnock@sap.com.

33.CanImigratethecontentfrommyexistingSAPIBPforsalesandoperations,
startereditionsystem,basedonSAPIBP4.0/5.0,toanewSAPIBPStarterEdition
systembasedonSAPIBP6.x?

Bydefault,contentshouldbemigratedmanually.Weexpectthatmostcustomersandpartnerswillwanttostartfresh
withanewIBP6.xsystemandstartbuildingtheircontentinalignmentwiththenewUnifiedPlanningArea(SAPIBP1)
andleveragingthepreinstalledRDScontent.IfthereisanexceptionalsituationandmigrationassistancefromSAPis
needed,pleasecontactBryanCharnockat l.w.bryan.charnock@sap.comafterpurchaseofthenewSAPIBPStarter
Edition.

IntegrationQuestions

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34.DoIneedtouseSAPJam?

No,SAPJamisnotmandatory.However,westronglyrecommendusingSAPJam,asthisisrequiredtodoanyofthe
S&OPProcessModelingandCollaboration.SAPJamislicensedseparately.

35.HowcanIgetaccesstoSAPJam?

Forcustomers,ifyouarebasedintheUnitedStates,pleasecontactyourSuccessFactorssalesrepresentative,call+1
8008450395,orusetheonlineform:http://www.successfactors.com/en_us/company/contactus.html.

Forpartners,toobtainalicenseforSAPJam,pleasegetintouchwithyourPartnerServicesAdvisor.
TimelimitedJamdemolicensesareavailable.Forinformationonorderingademosystem,seetheDemoRequest
ToolUserGuide,whichisavailableontheSuccessFactorsPartnerPortalathttps://partners.successfactors.com/demo
partners/SitePages/PartnerDemoManagerUser.aspx.ContactyourPartnerServicesAdvisorifyoudonothaveyour
logincredentials.

36.CanIconnectmyexistingSAPJamsystemtothestarteredition?

TheSAPJamsystemmustbeEnterpriseEdition.InstructionsforintegratingSAPIBPtoSAPJamwillbeprovided
afterpurchasingtheSAPIBPStarterEditionandreceivingyoursystemcredentials.

37.CanIuploadmyowndatatothestarteredition?

Yes,youcanuseSAPHANACloudPlatform,integrationservice(formerlySAPHANACloudIntegrationorHCI)to
loadyourowndata.

PleasenotethatitisnotallowedinanycasetoconnectapartnersSAPIBPStarterEditionsystemtoacustomers
system(e.g.SAPECC,SAPAPOorlegacy)directlythroughSAPHANACloudPlatform,integrationserviceorany
othertechnique.

38.HowcanIgetaccesstoSAPHANACloudPlatform,integrationservice?

SAPHANACloudPlatform,integrationservice(formerlySAPHANACloudIntegrationorHCI)isincludedwithyour
subscriptiontoSAPIBPStarterEdition.Youwillreceiveinformationonhowtoaccesstheintegrationserviceonce
yourstartereditionsystemisprovisioned.

39.IstheSAPCloudIdentity(SCI)serviceincluded?

Yes.

40.IsSDI(smartdataintegration),whichisusedforResponseManagement,
included?

No.Sinceitisnotpossibletouseorcopytheorderbaseddatamodel(PlanningAreaSAP7)ortheSDI
basedintegrationmodels,partoftheresponseandsupplymodule,withstarteredition,SDIisnotincluded.

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