Transparent, optimized warehouse processes with SAP WI

SAP Warehouse Insights

Warehouse Insights is a cloud-based SAP planning tool for the analysis, visualization, and optimization of warehouse operation in real time. Using algorithms, WI can depict the warehouse layout, calculate the relevant KPIs, simulate optimization scenarios, and monitor warehouse flows. This provides detailed insights into warehouse activities and exceptions become obvious immediately. This, in turn, provides the opportunity to intervene actively in the control of warehouse activities and therefore to optimize warehouse operation in real time.

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SAP WI is an add-on to SAP Extended Warehouse Management. Based on the easy integration and wide industry use, warehouse costs can be reduced and efficiency increased.

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Transparency is a central key for guaranteeing optimal warehouse operation. With its visual, interactive layout, SAP WI provides a better view of the entire warehouse and its processes. All relevant warehouse structures and processes can be depicted in detail, for example, using a heat map.


SAP WI offers a central, extensive KPI dashboard for depicting resource utilization, workload distribution, and empty running of warehouse resources. A detailed analysis of individual KPIs is also possible with the drill-down function. Together with the visualization instruments, these form a powerful set of analytical tools.


In order to level out the inefficiencies identified through visualization and analysis, it is possible to intervene actively in warehouse operation with SAP WI. Based on current open warehouse orders, you can optimize with regard to a wide variety of criteria in real time. Thus, for example, you can reduce empty runs and increase resource utilization. Planning of future warehouse activities based on historic transaction data is also possible.

Benefits of SAP Warehouse Insights

  • Improved resource utilization
  • Better delivery quality thanks to on-time conclusion of warehouse activities
  • Increased transparency with regard to all warehouse operations
  • Multitude of visualization and analysis possibilities
  • Optimization possibilities in real time
  • Very user-friendly thanks to intuitive operation

Our offerings in the SAP
Warehouse Insights sector

SAP WI is the add-on for SAP Extended Warehouse Management (EWM) for providing detailed insight into warehouse operations. With various visualization, analysis, and optimization functionalities, it contributes to a further efficiency increase in the warehouse.

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Visualization –warehouse layout

Use of the graphic, interactive warehouse layouts for various analytical activities. In addition to displaying and checking all warehouse storage details, the warehouse layout is used, especially for travel analyses.

The application of the route network checks to make sure everything is complete and can add to the network manually if desired. Nodes and borders can be created or adjusted as necessary. The travel route network provides the basis for all distance calculations in SAP WI.

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Overview –warehouse activities

Using various analytical tools, it is possible to gain deeper insight into warehouse operation and its performance. Based on historic data, a multitude of KPIs such as resource utilization per resource group or empty runs per resource group can be calculated and displayed.

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Simulation – order assignment

Based on past transaction data, the user can simulate the assignment of resources and orders in order to reveal potential optimization possibilities. If optimization is scheduled during operation, for example, empty runs can be reduced.

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Visualization – heat map

Using different color gradients, users get a complete overview of all relevant activities that take place in a warehouse. This way, bottlenecks and inefficiencies can be revealed and eliminated.

In SAP WI, warehouse layouts from CAD systems can be imported in PDF format and then processed further. Based on manually assigned warehouse location coordinates, the coordinates of the remaining areas are calculated automatically.

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Comparison – before and after the optimization

Through the comparison of the total distance to be traveled and the number of empty runs of resources before and after optimization, the user can get a precise overview of operations. Using drill-down functionalities, a detailed examination of the relevant KPIs is also possible.

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Markus Schneider

Vice President Advanced Logistics
valantic Supply Chain Excellence