Tips for Upgrading SAP Business Planning and Consolidation from Version 10.0 to 10.1

  • by Ramesh Kannan, SAP Security/Basis Manager CTS
  • September 1, 2017
Follow the consolidated procedure to upgrade SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) from version 10.0 to 10.1. Learn what’s required to complete this upgrade. SAP BPC is available in versions for SAP NetWeaver, SAP BW/4HANA, and Microsoft platforms. It uses its own namespaces, so-called Support Packages. SAP namespaces normally start with S, while custom namespaces start with Y or Z.
Learning Objectives

Reading this article, you will learn:

  • How to upgrade SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) from version 10.0 to 10.1
  • What phases are involved during the upgrade
Key Concept
To upgrade SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) from version 10.0 to 10.1, you use SAP’s upgrade tool, the Software Update Manager (SUM). SUM is a multi-purpose tool that supports various upgrade processes, such as performing a release upgrade, installing enhancement packages, applying Support Package Stacks, installing add-ons, and updating single components. Both ABAP and Java components can be updated using SUM.

There are two types of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC)—classic and embedded. In classic SAP BPC, master and transactional data must be loaded into the SAP BPC system. Source data can be loaded either from SAP Business Warehouse (BW) or from other external systems. Unlike the classic version, the embedded version uses the SAP Business Warehouse (BW) system directly, so you don’t need to add another layer of data loads for project implementations.

SAP BPC software provides planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, and consolidation tools to help you keep up with the fast pace of business. It helps you make better decisions based on what-if analyses and scenario planning, uses collaboration tools to improve accountability and planning accuracy, shrinks cycle times, closes the books faster, and aligns your plans with strategic goals. This is a standalone upgrade done in the sandbox followed by upgrades in the development, quality, and production systems.

Ramesh Kannan

Ramesh Kannan has over 20 years of information technology experience in SAP consulting, and specializes in SAP Security, SAP NetWeaver, SAP BusinessObjects, SAP BI, and SAP Data Services products. He also has extensive experience in migration, upgrades, and Unicode conversions. Ramesh has worked with clients such as Shell in Europe (The Netherlands and France) and the UK, and other oil & gas companies in the US. Ramesh has a bachelor's degree in engineering (computer science) and a post-graduate diploma in business management

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