About SAP APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization)
SAP APO (Advanced Planning & Optimization) is an integrated suite of advanced planning tools that are used for the scheduling, execution and optimization of the entire supply chain. The processes covered by these tools range from forecast management to the detailed scheduling of production orders.
APO is not an independent application; it needs to be connected to an operating system such as SAP ERP. However, with the arrival of HANA technology, some APO modules are now available as a complement to SAP ERP without requiring new servers to be added.