Spotlight: Tips on Running SAP BPC Data on SAP HANA

  • by Gary Byrne, Managing Editor, Financials Expert and SCM Expert
  • October 26, 2012
Optimal Solutions Vice President Dmitry Faybysh fields a few questions about deploying SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) data sets on SAP HANA.

At TechEd 2012 SAP made several pronouncements about the benefits of using SAP HANA in a nondisruptive way to expedite business processes. The conference also was the venue for the SAP HANA Real-Time Data Challenge, in which teams from Bluefin Solutions and Optimal Solutions battled each other to see which team could deploy SAP BPC data sets on SAP HANA more effectively. Optimal Solutions emerged as the winner of the contest.

To learn more about the benefits of deploying BPC data sets on SAP HANA, I asked Dmitry Faybysh, vice president at Optimal Solutions and a member of the winning team at the SAP HANA Real-Time Data Challenge, to respond to a series of questions.

Am I correct in assuming that most of the work for preparing to run SAP BPC on SAP HANA is on the back end? Is a significant amount of configuration or customization necessary to run BPC on SAP HANA?

Most of the work was on the back end. The amount of work to run BPC on HANA was not significant, but you need to know what you are doing. The right configuration will make a significant difference.

Gary Byrne

Gary is the managing editor of Financials Expert and SCM Expert. Before joining WIS in March 2011, Gary was an editor at Elsevier. In this role he managed the development of manuscripts for Elsevier’s imprint responsible for books on computer security. Gary also has held positions as a copy editor at Aberdeen Group, a Boston-based IT market research company, and as an editor at Internet.com, a publisher of content for the IT community. He also gleaned experience working as a copy editor for International Data Corp., a Framingham, MA-based IT market research company. He earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Suffolk University in Boston. He enjoys traveling, sailing as a passenger onboard schooners, and helping his wife, Valerie, with gardening during summer weekends. He’s a fan of all the Boston sports teams and once stood behind Robert Parish in a line at BayBank. He felt small and didn’t ask for an autograph. You can follow him on Twitter at @FI_SCM_Expert. His online footsteps can also be found in the SAP Experts group on LinkedIn.

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