Create Hybrid Planning Applications with SAP BPC 11.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud

  • by Pravin Datar, Director, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations Solution Management
  • December 6, 2017
Learn how you can create hybrid planning applications using models created in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) and use them automatically in SAP Analytics Cloud. This functionality allows you not only to use SAP Analytics Cloud as a web front end of SAP BPC but also to provide functionality to extend corporate planning from SAP BPC, which can be on premise or private cloud to public cloud on SAP Analytics Cloud.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article you’ll learn:

  • How to create hybrid models between SAP BPC 11.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud
  • About potential use cases with hybrid planning applications
  • How to set up SAP BPC 11.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud so that they are always synchronized
Key Concept

In addition to letting a user send data back to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) only during synchronization, now SAP Analytics Cloud business users can refresh and send data back and forth between SAP Analytics Cloud and SAP BPC 11.0 version for SAP BW4/HANA in real time during saving of the data on the cloud itself. Before if you wanted to send and receive data from SAP BPC, you had to go to import/export functionalities and perform explicit synchronization. Now in SAP BPC 11.0, this is automatic once you set up a connection. There is no need to do explicit periodic synchronization. The data is always synchronized. SAP Analytics Cloud in this sense becomes the web front end of SAP BPC 11.0.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) version 11.0 for SAP BW/4HANA introduced two-way integration between SAP BPC 11.0 and SAP Analytics for Cloud. This integration enables users to create hybrid planning applications that go across SAP BPC 11.0 and SAP Analytics Cloud. I explain how to implement this functionality and provide possible use cases for these applications. You create it in SAP BPC 11.0 and then re-create it automatically in SAP Analytics Cloud. 

Pravin Datar

Pravin Datar works as director in the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Solution Management team at the SAP BusinessObjects Division. He has more than 20 years of business experience that includes management consultancy, ERP project management, and SAP SEM, BPC RIG, and EPM solution management. He holds a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from University of California.

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