An Overview of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, Version for NetWeaver 10.0

  • by Dr. Marco Sisfontes-Monge, Managing Partner, Arellius Enterprises, Inc.
  • April 26, 2012
Are you planning to implement SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0 (BPC 10.0), version for NetWeaver? If you are, you’re likely to have several questions. Learn about the updates in the functionality available in BPC 10.0.
Key Concept
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0 includes several new features and functions. Among the new functionality are the Consolidation Monitor, which allows you to review the status of the consolidation process, and Incremental Consolidation, which allows you to restrict the consolidation process to selected data sets.

Are you planning to implement SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0 (BPC 10.0), version for NetWeaver? If you are, you’re likely to have several questions with regard to this new version, such as the following:

  • What exactly is BPC 10.0?
  • What can it do?
  • What can BPC 10.0 provide compared with my current implementation?
  • What enhancements or changes must my company make if it decides to move forward with the migration or implementation?

I explain what to expect from BPC 10.0 and discuss the updates in the functionality available in this new version.

Note
In this article SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0, version for NetWeaver is called BPC 10.0 on subsequent references.

BPC 10.0 still runs with SAP NetWeaver BW as its core, and now it is much better integrated than previous versions were. BPC 10.0 also provides additional reporting functionality such as SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards and SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence. The major feature of BPC 10.0 is that it is the first generation of planning tools powered by SAP HANA, which was recently released to support data analysis in massive data volumes. SAP HANA has its own database and data modeling tools. Therefore, BPC 10.0 can connect directly to SAP HANA to perform data extraction to access data that does not necessarily need to be available in SAP NetWeaver BW.  Thus, SAP HANA can either connect to SAP NetWeaver BW or to BPC 10.0 directly. Either system can perform the loading from SAP HANA.

 

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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