Control Center

User Accessibility

Settings pages are visible to users logged in as Process Coordinator.

  • Current Period

    You must choose the current period to proceed in the S&OP process. The forecasted months start the next period, i.e., from current period + 1 to current period + number of months in forecast window (as specified in configuration).

  • Control IBP Process

    The four buttons in the first row control the five phases in the IBP process. Each phase must go in sequence. If the button to begin a phase is clicked out of sequence, a warning message appears.

    1. Start Project Management

    The Project Management page and its subpages are available to user groups Project Manager and Process Coordinator.

    1. Start Demand Plan

    The Forecast page and its subpages are visible to user groups Sales Team and Process Coordinator.

    Data Validation

    1. Start Demand Review

    The forecast value finalized by account managers are aggregated on the product family level specified in the active configuration. Value by products are recalculated according to the ratio specified. A user can adjust forecast values in the forecast window periods.

    The forecast reference data by product values starting the next period are recalculated according to the ratio specified.

    The Demand page and its subpages are available to user groups Demand Team and Process Coordinator.

    Tables on the Forecast page and its subpages become read-only.

    1. Start Supply Review

    The forecast value finalized by account managers are aggregated on the product family level specified in the active configuration. Value by products are recalculated according to the ratio specified. A user can adjust forecast values in the forecast window periods.

    The forecast reference data by product values starting the next period are recalculated according the ratio specified.

    The Analytics page and its subpages are available to user group Supply Team, Demand Team and Process Coordinator.

    Tables on the Demand page and its subpages become read-only.

    1. Start Management Review

    Margin starts with raw data.

    On the Demand Update page, the Volume in Monthly Breakdown of Volume, Contribution by Scenarios is initialized from the latest forecast in the Supply Review phase. The volume reference data starts with raw data.

    The inventory level of the current period starts with the value from the Analytics phase.

    The Executive page and its subpages are available to user groups MBR Team and Process Coordinator.

    Tables on the ref:Analytics <sop-analytics-top> page and its subpages become read-only.

  • Forecast Status

    Upon loading a new dataset, status is reset to “Initialized”.

    When an Account Manager saves the first forecast, his/her status is changed to “Open”. This means the Account Manager has started adjusting the forecast.

    When finished with forecasts, Account Managers can change their status to “Finished” on the Forecast page, by clicking Finalize Forecast.