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Background documentation Example for Seasonal Planning Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

This example explains how you can aggregate the demand data of a product that is planned for two sales organizations in regions with seasons of different lengths.

We use the following example data:

Master Data

Example Data

Product

Winter coat

Seasons

Winter

 

Spring

 

Autumn

 

Summer

Season Year

FOUR_SEASONS

The winter coats are sold and distributed by the sales organization CENTRAL for the central European countries and by the sales organization NORTH for the northern European countries. The seasons are of different lengths in the respective regions. For example, winter lasts significantly longer in the northern European countries than it does in Central Europe. To define the lengths of each season specifically for each region, we define two seasonal patterns (PATTERN_CENTRAL and PATTERN_NORTH) that are based on the season year FOUR_SEASONS. The definitions of the two seasonal patterns are as follows:

Season

PATTERN_CENTRAL

PATTERN_NORTH

Winter

December to February

October to April

Spring

March to May

May to June

Summer

June to August

July to August

Autumn

September to November

September

We assign seasonal pattern PATTERN_CENTRAL to the winter coats of the sales organization CENTRAL and seasonal pattern PATTERN_NORTH to the winter coats of sales organization NORTH.

The following figure shows the monthly sales quantities and the sales quantities per season for each region.

This graphic is explained in the accompanying text

In interactive planning, you can see the sales quantities of winter coats of both sales organizations aggregated to seasons per season year. The seasonal patterns are defined so that they begin with winter. This is season year 2004, because we are only looking at the current season year (start of planning is February 1, 2005, for example) and the season year begins in winter 2004.

In interactive planning, the sales quantities of winter coats of both sales organizations, aggregated to seasons in season year 2004, are as follows:

2004/Winter

2004/Spring

2004/Summer

2004/Autumn

1,240

0

0

100

If you display the data for the aggregated season year 2004, you see a sales quantity of 1,340 coats.

 

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