SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Get to Know It Before Migrating

  • by Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Data Warehousing Solutions and SAP HANA Platform, SAP
  • Ryan Leask, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for SAP’s Business User and Line of Business Sales Organization
  • April 14, 2009
Learn about the architecture of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. This helps you understand the migration options available for the different SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation releases.
Key Concept

Performance management is about the methodologies, processes, and systems that companies use to drive and monitor organizational performance. Organizations have to decide the right strategies to pursue; how to make sure the workforce is aligned with the established corporate objectives; how to allocate scarce resources to various strategies being pursued; how to track actual performance against the planned objectives; and many other such complex decisions. To assist with making these decisions and the subsequent tracking of performance, organizations need to use a mix of business intelligence and analytic applications, such as SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation.

When migrating to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (formerly SAP Business Planning and Consolidation [SAP BPC]), it is first important to understand the application’s architecture. This gives you an understanding of what type of hardware and environment you need to deploy SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. Additionally, understanding the architecture is important if you are looking to upgrade from Release 5.1 of the version for the Microsoft platform or migrate from the version for the Microsoft platform to the version for SAP NetWeaver.

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is an experienced professional with more than 10 years of end-to-end experience in enterprise software. He has a broad depth of experience including corporate strategy, sales, product management, architecture, and development. He has experience in product launch activities, including positioning, packaging, and pricing. He has delivered numerous product releases in a variety of capacities through his career. He thrives on building high-performing, scalable teams to achieve strategic deliverables, whether they close strategic sales deals, roll in product features, or roll out new releases. He is a recurring author for several publications and a speaker at SAP conferences around the world. Prakash is on LinkedIn at

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Ryan Leask

Ryan Leask currently runs the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation solution management team for SAP, based out of Palo Alto, CA. Prior to this position, he led the EPM solution architecture team with a main focus on the design of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver. Ryan has also worked on SAP xApp Analytics, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP SEM, ABAP, SAP CRM, analytics/data mining, and whatever else seemed interesting. He has also co-authored SAP xApp Analytics (SAP PRESS, 2006), written many articles, and presented at numerous conferences.

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