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is “EXTENDED SPP” as all know with 1709 version Advanced Planning has introduced as part of PP/DS now its Extended SPP

Will try to understand what exactly it’s use

To begin, SPP stands for Service Parts Planning

SPP is the planning module of the SAP SPM (Service Parts Management) solution and is integrated within the Supply Chain Management (SCM) suite. This module was designed to meet specific requirements for the service parts businesses, which are very revenue-critical in industries such as automobiles and manufacturing.

SPP usually deals with the following broad areas related to service parts for client, customer or supplier locations:

  1. Supply Chain Design
  2. Demand Planning
  3. Inventory Planning
  4. Distribution Planning

Purpose of SPP

Service Parts Planning (SPP) provides planning capabilities specific to service parts, and transparency throughout the supply chain, right from the moment demand occurs through to the delivery of the product. SPP considers the characteristics of each product during planning. It considers, for example, the locations at which you most need a certain product, whether a product is fast-moving or slow-moving, and what the sales behaviour of a product is. This means that during planning, SPP differentiates between constant demand, trends, seasonal products, and products with intermittent demand. SPP optimally matches stock with demand as it occurs and automates much of the approval and release processes. This enables you to reduce your ordering and stock holding costs, to improve service levels, and to shorten your delivery times. The analytics and monitoring functions reveal weak spots in your supply chain that you can then deal with.


In addition to the planning functions in SAP Advanced Planning and Optimization (SAP APO), you can also use many analytics and monitoring functions in SAP APO, in the SAP Inventory Collaboration Hub (SAP ICH), and in SAP NetWeaver usage type Business Intelligence



  • Forecasting
  • Inventory Planning
  • Distribution Requirements Planning (DRP)
  • Deployment and Inventory Balancing

Analytics and Monitoring

  • Inbound Delivery Monitor
  • Shortage Analysis
  • Supplier Delivery Performance Rating
  • Service Fill Monitor

In Product Alerts, we can see 3 Types of Alerts as Alert Monitoring is the functionality of PP/DS

Alert Relevance of Product


In this field, you specify whether:

  • The system determines direct alerts for a requirement or a receipt of a product
  • The product is relevant to network alerts

If a product is relevant to network alerts, the system evaluates the direct alerts that it determines for this product for receipts or requirements at the superordinate levels of the pegging structure as well.

You can hide alerts for less critical components and thus:

    • Increase the clarity and transparency of the network alerts
    • Improve performance

If you choose the option Do Not Determine Any Alerts, the system will not determine any direct alerts for the product. The product is thus also not relevant about network alerts.


You specify whether and which alerts are displayed by the system in the planning interface or in the Alert Monitor in the PP/DS alert profile that you use for planning.

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Thanks & Regards

Ruthvik Chowdary

SME – S/4 HANA Manufacturing & Procurement

SAP Ariba P2P

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