Executing Planning Functions from the EPM Add-In Using the Embedded Model Type

  • by Pravin Datar, Director, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations Solution Management
  • November 14, 2014
Gain an overview of the standard and embedded model types in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.1, version for NetWeaver and learn the details of the new functionality (introduced from Support Package18 and up) to execute planning functions for embedded model types from the EPM Add-in.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • The salient features of standard and embedded model types in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.1, version for NetWeaver
  • The similarities and differences between standard and embedded model types in SAP BPC 10.1, version for NetWeaver
  • About the new functionality introduced in EPM Add-in to execute planning functions for embedded models
Key Concept

The embedded model type was introduced in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.1, version for NetWeaver, as an addition to the traditional standard model type. For the EPM Add-in (from Support Package 18 and up), you can execute planning functions for embedded model types in BPC 10.1, version for NetWeaver from the EPM Add-in.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1 (BPC10.1), version for NetWeaver is now the latest available version for SAP BPC NetWeaver. This version introduced the embedded model type in addition to the existing standard model type. Now users have a choice of model type to use depending on their business requirements. Users can still use the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Add-in as the single reporting tool for both model types; however, the method of executing planning functions for the two models within EPM Add-in is different. This article explains how you can execute planning functions using EPM Add-in for the embedded model.

First, for those who are not familiar with the two model types, here is an overview of some similarities and differences between them.

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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