Demand Phase

User Accessibility

Demand pages are visible to users logged in as S&OP Process Coordinator or S&OP Demand Manager.

Based on your choices in S&OP configuration, the Demand phase aggregates forecasted values in the Forecast Phase to the product family specified.

There are two purposes in this phase:

  • To review the changes made in the previous phase (Forecast).
  • To adjust the forecasts on specified product families.

Review Previous Changes

This page compares the Initial Forecast and the forecasted value from the Forecast phase. They are compared in the following ways:

  • Barchart #1: Total of all products, listed by (selected) periods.
  • Barchart #2: Total of all (selected) periods, listed by specified product families used in this phase (Demand).
  • Table #1: Absolute difference and relative difference by product families and periods.
  • Table #2: Absolute difference and relative difference by Account Managers and periods.

Update Demand Single

Similarly to the Forecast phase, you can change the forecast value of the product (or product families). See Update Demand Single.

Update Demand Batch

Similarly to the Forecast phase, you can change the forecast value of the product (or product families). See Update Demand Single.

Demand

To see the changes made in this phase, the Demand page summarizes the difference made between the current value with the value from Forecast phase. There is a table listing all the revisions and changes made in this phase.