What to Expect from SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0, Version for NetWeaver in the Cloud

  • by Pravin Datar, Director, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations Solution Management
  • May 2, 2014

Learn what you need to do if you have SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.0, version for NetWeaver on premise and want to convert the deployment to the cloud. You’ll also learn how you can use SAP BPC10.0, version for NetWeaver HANA on the cloud by subscription if you don’t already have it on premise.
Learning Objectives

After reading this article, you will:

  • Learn what you have to do if you want to convert from an on-premise to a cloud deployment when you already have SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.0, version for NetWeaver
  • The tasks associated with each option for deploying SAP BPC 10.0, version for NetWeaver to the cloud
Key Concept

With the release of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.0, version for NetWeaver, it is now possible to leverage HANA to enable the deployment of BPC 10.0, version for NetWeaver on the cloud. SAP BPC 10.0, version for NetWeaver, can be deployed on the cloud by license (e.g., bring your own license [BYOL]) or by subscription.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.0, version for NetWeaver can be deployed on private or public clouds. It is the centerpiece product of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) portfolio. SAP BPC NetWeaver works with all databases supported by SAP NetWeaver. However, you can get the highest performance gains when you use SAP BPC 10.0 on HANA as the underlying database. SAP BPC provides a single tool for business planning, consolidations, and financial reporting. This article focuses on what you have to do to deploy it on the cloud. See the sidebar “Subscription Option Pros and Cons” at the end of this article if you are interested in the various licensing options.

Here are the main points that are germane to any SAP BPC 10.0, version for NetWeaver on-the-cloud decision-making:

  • Convert capital to operational expenses: With cloud deployment you can eliminate up-front investments and shift funds to operating expenses. Cloud deployments give you the opportunity to modernize and simplify your IT infrastructure. With these changes, IT professionals are able to focus their efforts on innovation and revenue-driving projects rather than maintenance.
  • Security of data: This is perhaps the biggest concern of any big corporation. With the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, all data stored on servers in the US can be subjected to scrutiny by the US government. For many companies based outside of the US this kind of surveillance can be very concerning. Locating the cloud servers outside of the US and having the ability to verify where the data is stored may alleviate these reservations to some extent. Security concerns also stem from the incorrect belief that the data is more secure when stored on in-house servers than on servers in the cloud. This perception is changing rapidly though, as companies become more comfortable with the cloud and learn more about cloud-storage capabilities and security.

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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