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2558067 - Installation of EPM ADD-IN for OFFICE, IBP EXCEL ADD-ON and APO EXCEL CLIENT as side by side scenario


The behavior described on this KBA is valid only up to IBP Excel add-in 2002 version. From 2005 version, the IBP Add-on is run on a standalone mode only (in any order).

EPM ADD-IN for Microsoft Office, IBP EXCEL ADD-ON and APO EXCEL CLIENT should be installed and used as components side by side on one machine. There can be different issues:

  • It is not clear in which order the components need to be installed or which installation package/option to choose
  • Installation of one component may remove already installed components
  • Installed versions are incompatible
  • Log On button on EPM, IBP or Demand Planning tab is disabled in Microsoft Excel

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  • SAP Supply Chain Management (SCM) > Advanced Planner and Optimizer (APO) > Demand Planning (FCS)
  • SAP Sales and Operations Planning (SCM-SOP)
  • SAP Integrated Business Planning (SCM-IBP)


SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain all versions ; SAP Supply Chain Management 7.0 ; SAP enhancement package for SAP Supply Chain Management all versions


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