Nomenclature for Reporting Functions of SAP BPC 10.0 and SAP BPC 7.x, Versions for SAP NetWeaver

  • by Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge, Managing Partner, Arellius Enterprises, Inc.
  • January 4, 2013

The enhancements in SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.0 can be confusing for new users. Use this tool to help you keep the nomenclature of SAP BPC 10.0 and SAP BPC 7.x reporting functions straight.

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In SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) 10.0 EvDRE functions have evolved into EPM functions with different names than the corresponding functionality in previous versions. In some cases, the EvDRE functions have been transformed into menu options. These changes pose challenges to users who may not be familiar with the new nomenclature for SAP SAP BPC 10.0 functions.

Table 1 compares the differences between SAP BPC 10.0 and SAP BPC 7.x nomenclature. The table displays the most important Ev and EPM functions and their respective functionality.

Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge

Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge is managing partner of Arellius Enterprises based in New York City and for more than 15 years has supported SAP implementers, direct clients, and other customers in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and Africa in the following industries automotive, insurance, pharmaceutical, logistics, software, utilities, chemical, oil and gas, exploration and natural resources, discrete and process manufacturing, retail, and financial services. His background includes project management and performance measurement, product- and activity-based costing, design optimization, discrete and process simulation, system dynamics, and structural equations modeling. He also has finance specializations from the London Business School and Said Business School from Oxford University. He wrote the SAP PRESS books CPM and Balanced Scorecard with SAP, Controlling-Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) with SAP, Implementing SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC): Volume I: Foundations, and Implementing SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) Volume 2: Advanced Concepts.

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