audit logs

Predefined messages that track events that occur during the supply chain planning process.

business metrics

Measures and calculations which are defined to be stored at specified dimension elements for exporting, searching, and notification on specific metric values.

calculation rules

The rules for calculations are created based on the existing measures. To perform calculations on these measures for use within worksheets, simple or expert calculation rules are used. Several calculation rules are predefined within the application.


A register of time periods, such as weeks, months, quarters, and years on which all plan data is based.

calendar hierarchy level

A time period in a calendar, such as year, month, quarter, and week, and with a corresponding level of time detail for which plan data can be generated.

code list

A list of common elements for use within the application, either as a definitive list available for selection or to represent a level within a hierarchy. Some code lists, such as Units of Measure and Currencies, are predefined. User-defined code lists, such as items and locations, represent the elements available in SCP.


A multi-dimensional store of data that is aggregated to consolidated levels of the dimension hierarchies.


A set of business plans or scenarios for a specific business cycle type during a cycle period. Examples of business cycles:
  • Normal business planning cycle
  • Large unusual demand
  • Major customer cancels contract
  • M&A activity
  • Factory burns down
  • Strike at distribution center
  • Natural disasters

cycle period

An instance of a cycle that defines the planning frequency. For normal business processing, for example, a monthly SCP process is run, which requires a cycle period for each month plans.


In SCP, the method in which a measure, that is, a data row, is stored.

SCP has five standard dimensions:

  • Items
  • Locations
  • Periods
  • Measures
  • Scenarios

integrated business plan

The business plan or scenario that results from merging the finance, demand, and supply business plans.


A process run in the background and initiated when a user executes a macro or starts a new cycle period.

Infor Demand Planning

An application that simplifies and accelerates the forecasting process using innovative technology and sophisticated forecasting method.

Infor Integrated Business Planning

An application that builds a sales and operations planning process on a technology platform which structures collaborative planning across the enterprise. The application streamlines the analysis of tradeoffs, improves decision making and align the organization in creating an intelligent response to market dynamics, using a shared platform, a common planning repository and KPIs.

Infor Production Scheduling

A collaborative, constraint-based scheduling solution that addresses unique scheduling challenges faced by process manufacturers.

Infor Supply Chain Planning

A component with which decision makers can achieve consensus on a single operating plan that matches demand and supply while meeting the overall business objective.

Infor Supply Planning

An application that helps to improve performance and profitability by optimizing an organization’s manufacturing and supply chain plans. The application also helps digitally transform processes from planning to delivery within and outside the enterprise.


A set of predefined commands required to automate tasks.


In SCP, mappings define the relations between nodes in planning hierarchies and the sub-levels.

market intelligence (MI)

The analysis of the day to day data of a target market which is used to optimize decision making and develop effective strategies.


In SCP, a data row.


For each cycle period and scenario, messages that are used as an audit trail of the decisions taken and the assumptions used. Notes have either a fixed or a free-text format.


Transactional Data measures of type 'Transfer' which is mapped to a Cycle’s Replenishment Engine.

planning hierarchy

A classification of items or locations based on which plan data can be reported in SCP. An item hierarchy contains a classification of items and a location hierarchy contains a classification of locations defined in SCP.


A collection of worksheet reports along with associated (notes) texts for a cycle period, that can be exported to another file format and then used in presentations or meetings.

repository folder

A storage location for data that is related to worksheets. Only one repository folder can be used at a time.


Based on an employee's function, a set of predefined permissions that can be assigned to an individual user or user group.


See Infor Supply Chain Planning .


Supply Chain Vault. Provides an integration between SCP and external applications.


Within a cycle period, a business plan that is linked to a business area, for example, demand and supply.

scenario process

Specifies the status transitions that are available for a specific scenario in each cycle period and the process steps that are required to complete the scenario. A process step can have a linked workflow definition that controls the steps or actions that are required to progress through each status.

scenario status

The status of a scenario can be:
  • Aborted
  • Approved
  • Published
  • Rejected
  • Review
  • Stopped
  • WIP

supply plan

The business plan or scenario that describes how the demand for the relevant items must be filled. A supply plan comprises the combination of the purchase plan, the manufacture plan, the distribution plan, and the inventory plan.

transactional data

A non-OLAP calculation used to retrieve the scenario values from transactional records. There are two types of Transactional Data such as Sum and Transfer.


A grouping of worksheets.


Controls and monitors the overall process and each scenario. A workflow issues tasks and alerts to the participants in the process.


In SCP, multidimensional reports and analytics that are used to view, review, and adjust the scenarios within each business area. Advanced users and PSO teams can create additional worksheets using Application Studio.