Configure SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for SAP NetWeaver to Optimize System Performance

  • by Ryan Leask, Senior Director, Solution Strategy for SAP’s Business User and Line of Business Sales Organization
  • Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Data Warehousing Solutions and SAP HANA Platform, SAP
  • January 15, 2009
Read about the underlying architecture for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP NetWeaver. Learn how to set up the connectivity between the different SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation clients and servers, and how to change different ABAP and .NET settings to optimize system performance.
Key Concept
The term application has several meanings depending on the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) content in which it is used. First and foremost, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation is considered application software, so application is used to refer to the product as a whole. The term can also refer to the client application, that is, the actual software installed on the client machines (e.g., SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation for Excel) or the underlying application server (e.g., SAP NetWeaver Application Server [SAP NetWeaver AS]). Lastly, you can create an application in SAP BPC, which conceptually, not technically, maps one-to-one to an InfoCube in the back-end system.

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) is the product that SAP acquired when it bought OutlookSoft Corporation in 2007. It is now a part of SAP’s overall Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) portfolio. It is a solution dedicated to fulfilling your planning, budgeting, and forecasting requirements, as well as enabling legal and management consolidations and advanced reporting capabilities. Furthermore, it enables all of these functions to operate through a single unified application with a best-in-class user interface (UI).

SAP BPC is also designed to enable business users to effectively manage their businesses without relying on the IT department to move ahead with any changes. Figure 1 represents a common scenario in which the business is changing at a faster rate than the IT systems that support it.

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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Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is an experienced professional with more than 10 years of end-to-end experience in enterprise software. He has a broad depth of experience including corporate strategy, sales, product management, architecture, and development. He has experience in product launch activities, including positioning, packaging, and pricing. He has delivered numerous product releases in a variety of capacities through his career. He thrives on building high-performing, scalable teams to achieve strategic deliverables, whether they close strategic sales deals, roll in product features, or roll out new releases. He is a recurring author for several publications and a speaker at SAP conferences around the world. Prakash is on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/prakashdarji.

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