SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation: Find the Information You Need to Fast Track Your Upgrade

  • by Uday Gupta, Business Intelligence Lead, J. Crew
  • April 21, 2010
There’s a lot to an SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation upgrade – but what do you need to know as you plan the project? Learn the information you need to have about the software and server involved, and where to find the information in your system.
Key Concept
An appset stores all the data about a certain subject area (e.g., financial planning, HR planning, or revenue planning). An appset is similar to an InfoArea in SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse.

My company is currently using SAP Business Objects Planning and Consolidation 5.1, which went out of maintenance as of March 31, 2010. Leading up to this date, we needed to discuss an upgrade of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 5.1, version for Microsoft, to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for Microsoft.

When we began the SAP NetWeaver upgrade with employee and manager self services, including SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse 7.0, we had a limited amount of time.  We needed to quickly understand the information that was required to ensure we were able to fast-track our discussions on the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation upgrade. 

We needed to have the following information ready so we could discuss the upgrade.

Uday Gupta

Uday Gupta has more than eight years of experience with SAP, including SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP R/3, and system analysis. He is also knowledgeable in software design and implementation methodologies, including SAP’s ASAP methodology. He has completed more than eight full life cycle SAP R/3, SAP NetWeaver BW, and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation implementations. He has worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM in North America and Australia. Uday has worked in various industry sectors including media, pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, high tech, utilities, public sector, banking, telecommunications, and advertising. He is currently working with one of the largest retail organizations as a business intelligence lead responsible for the SAP NetWeaver BW system.

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