Simulation of Business for Budgeting Purposes



One of my clients is inquiring on the feasibility of using JDE to simulate
different business scenarios for budgeting purposes. We are thinking along
these lines:
1. Have a separate, dedicated simulation environment.
2. Use different ledger types for different scenarios, i.e. instead of AA,
use S1 for scenario 1, S2 for scenario 2, ...
3. Per "simulation run", initially establish the simulation parameter, i.e.
exchange rate, purchase cost, frozen standard costs, etc.
4. Process 1 whole year of business in a few transactions per simulation
ledger type, i.e. enter an annual sales order, run MPS/MRP, process
messages, than PO's and WO's.
5. Once the future budget Sx has been identified, copy Sx from simulation
environment to BA in production as next years budget.

We are aware of alternative methods, which we can use for certain accounts
or account ranges, i.e. JDE budgeting and modeling, capacity requirements
planning, spreadsheet up/down load, Hyperion, etc. The intend of this post
is really to solicit comments, recommendations, warnings regarding a full
business simulation approach using JDE. Has anybody done this?


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