Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium available

Effective April 1, 2024, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium is available. It gives new demand planning capabilities for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management powered by Copilot.  

 

What is Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium is a version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management that includes additional advanced features for supply chain optimization, especially the so-called “Demand Planning”-feature. It’s designed to help businesses adapt quickly to demand shifts with new demand-planning capabilities powered by Microsoft Copilot.

 

Comparing Supply Chain Management to Supply Chain Management Premium

The screenshot below shows a comparison of capabilities and entitlements with the two different licenses of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium:

 

Licensing

Licensed as a User Subscription License (USL) (per user per month), it has a minimum purchase requirement of 10 licenses.

If licensed correctly, you can activate the demand planning capabilities from the Power Platform Admin Center (PPAC).

 

New features

Supply Chain Management Premium brings new features to the table:

  • Demand Planning: Copilot-generated data insights for demand forecasting
  • Enhanced Product Phase-In and Phase-Out Process to facilitate smoother transitions in product life cycles
  • Introduction of Row-Level Security for improved access control
  • Addition of Cell-Level Commenting alongside existing plan-level commenting

 

New Feature: Demand Planning

The Demand Planning app in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium is a collaborative solution for forecasting demand. It uses advanced algorithms and models to help organizations make informed decisions. By combining intelligence and collaboration, it enables agile and resilient demand planning practices. It allows data importation from various sources, such as Excel or CSV files, and integrates with Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management seamlessly.

A Supply chain planning cycle could look like this with Supply Chain Management Premium:

 

Who needs the Demand Planning feature?

Any user that needs to create or edit forecasts in Demand Planning need to have a Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium license. Users that only need to read or create worksheets in Demand Planning can use a Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management license.

Let us compare different security roles and their demand for the Demand Planning capability:

Demand Planning Manager

A demand planning manager (incl. forecast analyst, market researcher, and promotion planner) forecasts customer demand for products or services, analyzes historical sales data, market trends, and other factors to predict future demand, including:

  • Configure the demand planning app (role-level security, time fences, worksheets).
  • View and create planning data (forecasts and calculations).
  • View and create tables and import data from excel.
  • View and create transformations.
  • View and create worksheets.
  • Export plans when they’re ready to share with Supply Chain Management.

For these capabilities, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium license needs to be assigned.

Demand Planning Contributor

A demand planning contributor, who wants to view worksheets (see shared worksheets and save their own views) and collaborate using Microsoft Teams and inapp comments, needs either Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium.

 

More information

For the announcement of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Premium, please visit: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2023/10/31/microsoft-announces-new-copilot-and-demand-planning-capabilities-for-dynamics-365-supply-chain-management/.

For the product page of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management and -Premium, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-365/products/supply-chain-management.

For the pricing of Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Management Premium, please visit: https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/supply-chain-management/pricing/. Actual pricing might be different, because of currency, country, and regional variant factors.

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