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Function documentation Aggregated Lifecycle Planning with Phase-In/Out Modeling Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


Aggregated lifecycle planning with phase-in/out modelling enables you to use assignments to phase-in or phase-out profiles at the detail level when planning at aggregated level, for instance product group level.


This function is part of the Interchangeability suite of functions in Demand Planning. See also Structure linkProduct Interchangeability in Demand Planning.


Aggregated lifecycle planning makes use of aggregation. This means that calculation types N (no calculation), A (average), and D (average at lowest level of detail) cannot be used together with aggregated lifecycle planning with phase-in/out modeling. In fact only calculation types S (pro rata), P (based on another key figure), and I (pro rata; if initial: based on different key figure) are permissible.


To use aggregated lifecycle planning, you must set the Aggregated Lifecycle Planning with Phase-In/Out Profiles indicator in the basic settings for lifecycle planning for the relevant planning area.



This function adapts forecast data in the forecast period. It cannot be used for historical data. For performance reasons it only works together with the forecast key figure, not for the corrected forecast. This means you cannot use this function together with an entry in the Days in Period field in the forecast profile.

This function does not work with forecast key figures that are stored in InfoCubes.

You can combine this function with Aggregated Lifecycle Planning with Like Modeling


The system proceeds as follows:

  1. It carries out the forecast at aggregated level.
  2. It saves the data at aggregated level. During this process the data is automatically disaggregated to lower levels.
  3. It reads the data at the level of the basic settings of life cycle planning. See Setting Up Lifecycle Planning
  4. It checks if assignments of phase-in/out profiles exist
  5. It applies the phase-in/out profiles at the basic settings level
  6. It saves the data at the basic settings level. During this process the data is automatically aggregated to higher levels
  7. It reads the data at aggregated level and presents the results in the interactive planning screen (not in batch processing)


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