Advanced available to promise s4hana

Making order processing really smart with Advanced ATP in S/4HANA

Customers are demanding, material is scarce, supply is uncertain, and it’s important to keep stock to a minimum. So, how do you fulfil orders quickly, flexibly and on time without ruining profits? aATP (advanced available-to-promise) in SAP S/4HANA helps to streamline order fulfilment while increasing profitability.

One of the keys to acting flexibly and quickly to customer expectations? Knowing the ‘available-to-promise’ quantity: the portion of your inventory and planned production that is ‘uncommitted’ and, consequently, available to promise to customers. aATP, the advanced ATP functionality in SAP S/4HANA, provides accurate and reliable order promise dates, taking into account the relevant supply and inventory in real time.

SAP landscape: aATP in SAP S/4HANA is the successor of gATP (Global ATP) which is part of APO. The difference?

  • more functionalities, while maintaining an easier setup and maintenance
  • fully embedded in S/4 and more user friendly, thanks to the Fiori interface
  • no integration between systems is required
  • faster performance, thanks to the HANA in-memory database.

Prioritise sales orders, look for alternatives and boost profitability

As order promising is complex, the aATP software provides a host of truly advanced features. More than checking product availability and providing order promise dates, it allows you to move away from the first-come-first-serve principle by helping you

  • differentiate between your customers according to profitability, strategic importance or other factors, so you can prioritise sales orders for your most important customers or customer segments;
  • cancel the open order of a lower-priority customer if a high-priority customer places an order and the stock is unavailable;
  • allocate materials in short supply to, for example, specific regions and customers for a specific time period;
  • define extra confirmation constraints (e.g., limited shipping capacity);
  • run a mass recalculation of confirmations based on customisable priority rules;
  • look for alternative supply in case of shortages, such as similar products or availability of the product in another plant or warehouse.

aATP: your benefits

  • Reliable order promises based on real-time data
  • Fast response time to orders
  • Intuitive and fast reassignment of stocks
  • Easy management of business priorities and profitability
  • Inventory optimisation
  • Improved customer service levels
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Flexso: your supply chain experts

Flexso features teams of experts in both SAP S/4HANA and Digital supply chain solutions. We know the gATP and aATP technology, we know SAP S/4HANA and we know what it takes to help your business retain an edge over your competitors. Our experts can help you discover and deploy aATP in S/4HANA, ensuring you get the most out of the solution by adjusting it to your specific business needs. Need to see it before you believe it? Request a proof of concept to discover how the aATP solution can help you take order fulfilment to the next level.

Find out more about S/4 Advanced ATP, SAP’s next-generation order fulfilment solution.

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Written by

Michiel De Fre

Michiel De Fré

Veronique Roodhooft

Véronique Roodhooft