6 Ways to Troubleshoot Common Issues with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Configuration

  • by Prakash Darji, Senior Director of Solution Management in the Enterprise Performance Management Area Within SAP BusinessObjects
  • Ryan Leask, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for SAP’s Business User and Line of Business Sales Organization
  • July 7, 2009
Discover how using a well-planned approach for configuring SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver can also serve as the starting point for troubleshooting system-related problems that can arise.
Key Concept

Troubleshooting consists of the ability to apply debugging and logging techniques to technical problems caused by inconsistent configuration. If you understand common configuration issues, you can quickly resolve them and optimize system performance.

Debugging, logging, and tracing are the tools you need to troubleshoot errors that can disrupt workflow and productivity. When moving to SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, you can help your company avoid common technical problems, such as incorrect server or message queue configuration, by using a well-planned and comprehensive approach to setting up and installing the application. To ensure that SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation performs as desired, we cover six steps to check for common issues. These six steps cover critical points in the application that if configured incorrectly, can lead to a sub-optimal system.

Note
Two SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation platforms are currently available: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for the Microsoft platform and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver. For the purposes of this article, we focus on the version for SAP NetWeaver.

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is currently director of product management in the Enterprise Performance Management area within SAP Business Objects. In his current role as a director of product management for the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidations product, his responsibilities include inbound product management through working on the short- and longer-term roadmap for SAP's Planning Solutions, managing deliverables for multiple releases, as well as creating product specifications for innovative features and functions to differentiate against key competitors. His full bio is available at: www.linkedin.com/in/prakashdarji.

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Ryan Leask

Ryan Leask currently runs the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation solution management team for SAP, based out of Palo Alto, CA. Prior to this position, he led the EPM solution architecture team with a main focus on the design of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver. Ryan has also worked on SAP xApp Analytics, SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer, SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP SEM, ABAP, SAP CRM, analytics/data mining, and whatever else seemed interesting. He has also co-authored SAP xApp Analytics (SAP PRESS, 2006), written many articles, and presented at numerous conferences.

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