November 12, 2020 Release Notes
Two significant Advanced Planning features are being introduced with this release.
Advanced Planning Stacked Grid Editing
Stacked grid editing is a new feature that allows demand plan editing of multiple nodes within a level at one time.
The positive outcome of this feature is that it provides a more user friendly editing experience similar to how one would work in a spreadsheet.
The new editing component is only available within the Statistics tab. It may be used within the child statistics grid of a level and also when viewing the entire level and its nodes.
To learn more, please read the article Demand Planning Stacked Grid Editing.
Please note that this feature only displays a maximum of 100 nodes within a level. You may either filter the selection in the statistics grids before enabling the edit feature or create a new hierarchy page that minimizes the number of nodes. We also recommend using the stacked grid with monthly buckets. Weekly buckets will take longer to process in the browser due to the volume of weekly data.
All locking rules described in Locking of Demand Plan Edits are also applied in the stacked grid.
This is the first Stacked Grid release of two. There will be a second planned release in a couple of weeks that will introduce percentages as a means to distribute demand.
Multi-Entity Waterfall Grid and Chart
The next feature being released is a new multi-entity waterfall grid with charting. This builds on the previously released waterfall functionality.
The positive outcome of this feature is that it allows users to create a chart that compares different plans against one another. This is important because it provides a quick and easy way to compare different plans over time against actual performance often used during S&OP meetings.
To learn more, please read the article Multi-Entity Waterfall Grid and Chart.