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Pluto7 Launches Gen AI Offerings for Supply Chains with Planning in a Box 3.0 Leveraging SAP Datasphere & BTP

April 23, 2024 | Asheesh Gupta

Blog / Pluto7 Launches Gen AI Offerings for Supply Chains with Planning in a Box 3.0 Leveraging SAP Datasphere & BTP

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Empowering Enterprises to “Talk to Their Data” 

Key Advantages:

  • Seamless Integration with SAP Systems: Integrates seamlessly with SAP Datasphere, S/4 HANA, and other SAP Line of Business systems.
  • Advanced Analytics Powered by Google Cloud: Leverages state-of-the-art Google Cloud services like BigQuery, Looker, and Vertex AI to enhance analytics capabilities and replace legacy systems like SAP BW.
  • Talk Directly to Your Data: Utilizes natural language processing (NLP) capabilities powered by Gemini and Looker, allowing users to interact directly with data and easily gain insights without needing deep technical expertise.
  • Dynamic Dashboards Using Generative AI: Creates dynamic dashboards using NLP and generative AI in response to planner questions, enhancing data visualization and interaction.
  • Real-Time Decision-Making on Demand, Inventory, and More: Provides immediate access to extensive data in BigQuery, enabling real-time reactions to market conditions and strategic adjustments. Incorporates Appsheets for no-code and low-code application development.
  • Customizable and Scalable Platform: Planning in a Box 3.0 is designed to scale and adapt to the unique needs of businesses, offering customizable solutions and allowing customers to modify algorithms and import existing models in Vertex AI.
  • Deep Integration with External Data Sources: Unifies internal data across various departments and enhances insights with data from over 250 external sources, including Adtech data, Google trends, weather forecasts, and global economic indicators.

Pluto7, a leader in AI & ML solutions for supply chains, announced the launch of Planning in a Box 3.0. This latest version of the decision intelligence platform enables enterprises to interact directly with their data, utilizing Gemini and Generative AI to drive transformative insights and enhance decision-making capabilities.

Planning in a Box 3.0 can ingest real-time data into BigQuery using SAP Datasphere. Integrated with Google’s Large Language Model, Gemini Pro, the platform can query internal and external data sources. Users can ask natural language questions, such as “What is the projected demand for leather handbags in the next quarter?” and receive instant, more precise answers. This functionality is supported by dynamic dashboards and SQL query logs that explain how insights are generated, ensuring transparency and enhancing trust in the data.

Enabling SAP Rise Customers with Advanced Analytics & Gen AI 

Customers can experience the transformative capabilities of Planning in a Box 3.0 in their own GCP tenant. The platform seamlessly connects to diverse data sources, including SAP & Salesforce data sources, leveraging Pluto7’s unique ingestion framework using SAP Datasphere & Gen AI-based capabilities. 

With Planning in a Box 3.0, demand planners are expected to spend significantly less time on data wrangling and more on strategic decision-making. The platform automates routine tasks such as creating forecasts and facilitates dynamic reporting based on real-time data. 

Businesses can ingest their SAP data using Datasphere, get real-time advanced analytics capabilities directly from the Google Cloud Platform, and phase out legacy SAP BW systems. 

Generative AI Assistant to Supply Chain Teams 

Planning in a Box 3.0 is a Generative AI assistant to supply chain and marketing teams, providing the critical insights needed to make intelligent inventory decisions. It provides granular visibility into every aspect of inventory management, from tracking stock levels across multiple locations to predicting future demand with high precision. By analyzing historical sales data, seasonal trends, and current market conditions, Planning in a Box 3.0 offers predictive insights that help supply chain managers anticipate sales fluctuations and adjust inventory accordingly.

Designed to function as an intelligent overlay on top of existing SAP systems (E.g., SAP S/4 HANA, Ariba, SuccessFactors, SAP BW4HANA, SAP CX) or spreadsheet-based planning systems, Planning in a Box 3.0 integrates seamlessly with existing business systems, minimizing the typical hurdles associated with change management. 

This ease of integration ensures organizations can leverage their current infrastructure while enhancing their capabilities with advanced AI-driven insights. Moreover, Planning in a Box 3.0  provides planners with a familiar interface, incorporating spreadsheet-like functionalities and customizable alerts. This makes the transition as intuitive as possible for users accustomed to conventional tools.

To showcase the capabilities of Planning in a Box 3.0, Pluto7 is offering complimentary workshops and pilot programs. These programs provide businesses with hands-on experience with the platform and demonstrate how it can revolutionize their data analytics processes. Book a Workshop.

Available on Google Cloud Marketplace 

For Google Cloud customers, Planning in a Box 3.0 is available directly through the Google Cloud Marketplace. This availability as a private offer ensures a tailored approach to each organization’s unique needs, enabling a personalized platform journey that fits seamlessly into existing cloud architectures. 


Asheesh Gupta is the Head of Enterprise Architecture at Pluto7, bringing over 20 years of experience in technology consulting, system integration, and service delivery. He excels in architecting and delivering data-driven solutions on hyperscalar cloud platforms like GCP and SAP BTP. With a focus on supply chain optimization through digital transformation and AI, Asheesh’s work at Pluto7 continues to drive value and innovation in enterprise technology.

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