Developing PPDS' Potential

Add-ons and Custom ABAP Solutions for Companies Planning and Scheduling with SAP® PPDS
Designed and Developed by Joaquin Perez-Barrios

Ready to Go Solutions for PPDS

As part of SAP’s Ecosystem Build, Tailored ERP develops solutions to enhance the PPDS standard functionality.

The first available solution is ADDV Planner, a solution certified by the Demand Driven Institute to manage DDMRP in PPDS.

Other solutions in the pipeline: An Add-on to extend the selection and display fields of RRP transactions, a multi-level multi-material pegging report, better planning with secondary capacities , and ADDV Planner versions for DDOM and S4 ePPDS.

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Custom Solutions for PPDS

Joaquin Perez Barrios. have 20+ years of experience consulting and developing custom solutions to enhance SAP’s production planning and scheduling functionality.

With Tailored ERP Consulting, he now concentrates on developing code for PPDS and ePPDS. 

Planning and scheduling can be very specific in each company, and standard configuration and best practices may not be enough to adapt PPDS to the particularities of your products and processes.  

ADDV Planner®

The first commercial solution by Tailored ERP is a DDMRP solution for SAP® APO.
ADDV Planner has been evaluated and included in the list of DDMRP compliant software by the Demand Driven Institute, The Global Authority on Demand Driven Education, Training, Certification & Compliance.

We plan to have an ePPDS version ready by 2024 to be followed by a version that will also cover DDMO.



Multiple Options to Improve

SAP offers a wide range of customization options to support your process  initiative.
I have delivered all range of tailored solution from the simple to the highly complex using these options. 

Customized Ad-Ons

There is no limit of what can be done using SAP’s ABAP language. Brand new functionality can be developed from scratch or can be based on modified versions of standard transactions and programs (for example custom heuristics). Code is open so it can be supported by your IT team.

Operational interactive reports

SAP List view (ALV) reports and ABAP Queries can be quickly implemented to dynamically collect data from different sources, calculate, compare and flag alerts. Then jump to the required transaction or do predefined actions with just one click.

BAdIs and User Exits

These are predefined points in the code with a programmable subroutine. Customer-specific logic can be used to check or modify the data being processed. SAP has been progressively adding more of these options.

SAP Enhancements

SAP Enhancements Framework is used to create and organize extensions to SAP’s original code. Custom code can be added before or after any subroutine or function to modify the system behaviour.

Unusual Standard Functionality

SAP has powerful functionalities that may not be included in a first wave implementation to reduce complexity and risk or for lack of knowledge by the consultants. For instance, Variant Configuration can dramatically reduce the required number of BOM and Routings.

Excel Templates with Macros

Many users extract SAP data to Excel to use its flexibility for data analysis and its graphic engine. This makes sense in cases where SAP cannot provide similar functionality without substantial work. Users can be provided with a well designed Excel template using VBA.

Operational Reports

Tailored reports that bring you collected and pre-processed information to decide and take action. If the solution is predefined by business rules, the system can take automatic action by itself, running transactions and changing fields values, running background jobs, etc.

Operational reports can run periodically in the background, solving problems and adapting the system to changing conditions.


“He will consider, advise, debate, propose, agree, test, train and implement the solution. Our company has been using some of his deliverables for years now. He assisted in enhancements around planning and scheduling which were helpful to our productivity and process. I would work with him again without reservation.

Dave Caldwell
Group Planning Director, GTS and Warehousing at CoatS .

“The technical challenges were also considerable yet Joaquin always drove us to the right solution, and he was capable of thinking outside the box when it was necessary. A solid, reliable, technically gifted colleague I would have no hesitation in recommending or re-employing if the need arose”

Paul Millward
Head of Supply Chain Planning at Asahi UK

“I was impressed with how quickly he entered into our requirements. The task was not a standard one and required a thorough investigation of specialized statistical books and papers. Joaquin successfully completed the project, and all this was done in a very short term. I can recommend him as a brilliant professional”

Evgeni Iliev
Business Process Leader – Demand Planning at Coca-Cola Hellenic

“He showed detailed attention and complete understanding of business requirements and designed solutions to meet the business needs. He investigates and provides alternative solutions and recommendations when we are faced with challenges”

Manish Bhatnagar
Director Solution Architect Demand & Supply Planning
Estee Lauder

“Joaquin demonstrated a great depth of functional technical know-how and a very thorough and conscientious approach, putting in the extra mile to meet demanding requirements or deadlines. He is a strong team player and sensitive to relationships throughout the team, I would recommend highly”

Jim Houghton
Director at Olivehorse Ltd

“a very capable logistic consultant, always completing his assignment in scope, budget and time”

Oscar A. Castillo G.
Analytics & Strategy Lead at IBM

Joaquin Perez-Barrios

SAP Production Consultant and Developer

For more than 20 years I have helped companies improve their production planning and execution processes using the SAP platform. I design, develop and implement tailored SAP solutions, combining business and technical knowledge.

Engineering Knowledge

I’m a mechanical engineer and worked as production manager for 10 years. I understand products as well as production processes and their pain points.

Technical Knowledge

I have implemented SAP production solutions in many companies from different markets. I have a detailed understanding of the functionality and the system limitations

Joaquin Perez-Barrios in LinkedIn
Business Knowledge

I have a Logistics MBA from IESA and Kenan-Flagler. I know the impact of changes in other areas and can relate to people in all levels of the organization.

Programming Knowledge

I’m also an ABAP developer. I have delivered all kinds of  coded solutions, from small changes to complete mini projects of new functionality.