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Function documentation Monitoring of Macro-Dependent Alerts (DP and SNP) Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


You can use the Alert Monitor to monitor macro-dependent alerts for Structure linkDemand Planning (DP), for Structure linkSupply Network Planning (SNP), and for Structure linkDemand Combination. To do this, you define an SDP alert profile containing a user-specific selection of alerts that are relevant for your area of responsibility.


In Supply and Demand Planning, the system differentiates between dynamic alerts and database alerts. You can create your own dynamic alerts or database alerts for use with macros.

·        Dynamic alerts reflect the current planning situation that is stored in the SAP liveCache.


For performance reasons, we do not recommend that you use dynamic alerts for large numbers of alerts.

·        Database alerts show the planning situation as it was during the planning run or last executed macro. When dealing with large data volumes, use the database macro to perform a planning run.

In interactive planning in DP and SNP, you can compare dynamic and database alerts with each other.


For more information about using macros in DP and SNP, see Structure linkDemand Planning, Structure linkPlanning Book, and Structure linkAdvanced Macros.

Here are two overviews. The first overview lists the SDP alert types and the second overview lists the demand combination alert types.

Overview of SDP Alerts



Resource overload in bucket

You define the capacity of bucket resources in the resource master by quantities (for example, by transportation capacity) or by daily rates (1,000 pieces per day). If a bucket resource is overloaded, the system generates an alert. You can maintain priority variants for this alert based on critical values.

Insufficient resource utilization in bucket

As above

Resource utilization in bucket = 100% (dyn. alert)

This warning alert is triggered if the limit has been reached.

Requirement undercoverage

This alert is triggered if the quantity that was calculated during the SNP run cannot be delivered on time. This shortage can result from a limited capacity at production resources, storage resources, transportation resources, or handling resources.

Target stock level exceeded/shortfall

An error alert is triggered if the inventory is below or above the quantity of a product necessary to fulfill demand for a specified day’s supply. The target days' supply is defined in the lot size profile of the product master. The system creates warning and information alerts dependent on the threshold values you have defined.

Safety stock shortfall

An alert is triggered if the safety stock falls below the safety stock designated in the lot size profile of the product master. The system creates warning and information alerts dependent on the threshold values you have defined.

Overview of Demand Combination Alerts



Temporal violation in demand combination

This alert is triggered if the system executes an activity and does not determine any values that it can transfer to the combined key figure.

Quantity violation in demand combination

This alert is executed during a condition check. This alert is dependent on the setting you made for the condition. You can specify that you want an alert to be triggered in the TRUE case, in the FALSE case, or in both cases.



       1.      If required, create new alert types or change existing ones in the Alert Monitor window by choosing Environment ® Change Database Alert Types for DP/SNP or Change Dynamic Alert Types for DP/SNP

       2.      Select the alert types that are relevant to you, and define threshold values where required.

       3.      Select the planning book and then data views for all the database or dynamic alerts for which you want the system to determine alerts.

If you want to choose all the database alerts for a planning book, enter a blank row in the selection area for data views.

       4.      To assign the SDP alert profile, if necessary, to your overall alert profile, your Structure linkSCC user profile, or your user, in the Demand Planning or Supply Network Planning menu, choose Environment ® Current Settings ® Assign Planners to Alert Profiles.

If you access the Alert Monitor directly, specify the planning version you want to evaluate and the time frame for alert selection in the overall alert profile.


For performance reasons, we recommend that you restrict the horizon and number of alerts to be displayed to a minimum.

For more information, see:

Application-Specific Alert Profiles

Monitoring and Solving Planning Problems Using the Alert Monitor

Monitoring Alerts for Demand Planning (DP)


Structure linkForecast Analysis Using Macros

Structure linkExample of a Macro Alert




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