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Power Up Your Planning and Budgeting Processes with In-Memory Computing


Published on :Improve the speed of your business planning and budgeting processes by accessing the processing power of in-memory technology. Hear how Colgate is using SAP Business … :Improve the speed of your business planning and budgeting processes by accessing the processing power of in-memory technology. Hear how Colgate is using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver, now powered by SAP HANA, to create dramatic improvements in planning and budgeting.

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  • 1. Upgrading to SAP BusinessPlanning and Consolidation 10,version for SAP NetWeaver –powered by SAP HANALin Cong, Colgate-PalmoliveMay 2013
  • 2. Agenda• Company background• Applications in Colgate• Upgrade highlights• Challenges• Benefits2 of 13
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  • 5. SAP Strategy at ColgateMobile Solutions (SAP Sybase)SAP NetWeaver Enterprise SearchSAP HANABI Reporting & Analytics (SAP BusinessObjectsBusiness Intelligence suite)SAP NetWeaver Master Data ManagementSAP NetWeaverIdentity Management (To SAP & non-SAP systems)SAP Solution ManagerChange ManagerPPMSAP solutions for governance, risk,and compliance (GRC)CBP/TPMTradePromotionManagementeSalesCustomerService &SalesSAP CRMFocus ontheProfessionSAP PLMNewProductDevelopmenteBuy(EBP)ProcureTo PayBPCFinancialConsolidationHCMHumanResourcesSystemsIntegrated Business Information: SAP ECC 6.0SAP software landscapeAccess & OptimizationSAP SCMSupply ChainManagementBI PlanningFinancial &CommercialPlanning5 of 13
  • 6. Applications• Consolidation– Technical upgrade from current system of SAP Business Planningand Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver from release 7.5 torelease 10.0– Continue to support Colgate finance users- Quarterly management reporting- Three estimates a year (May, Sep Latest Estimate and Budget)- Monthly rolling estimates- SEC 10K- Global savings opportunities• Capital Management– Replaced an application developed over 10 years ago• Budget Deck– mix of BI Analysis Office and BPC, pilot went live in Oct 20126 of 13
  • 7. Upgrade Highlights• Green field upgrade• Sizing of SAP HANA was done by Colgate• SAP delivered transaction to move app set of release 7.5 to currentrelease (10)• Technical migration (2 steps) to release 10 & release 10 onSAP HANA was a smooth process• Legacy release 7.5 functions working as is with release 10• All data manager packages working as is• Parallel testing strategy, day in the life testing7 of 13
  • 8. Implementation Teams8 of 13Business Team IT Project Team SAP Team5 Application Owners 1 Project Manager /Technical Lead1 from SAP CustomerSolution Adoption Team1 Key BusinessPartner (Macro)3 Part Time team memberincluding an ABAPprogrammer4 from SAP AGS and SAPMaxAttention for VolumeTesting for 1 week6 Key CorporateBusiness Testers1 Part Time DBA Resource SAP AGS1 Full Time SAP Consultantand 1 Technical Consultantfor 3 weeks
  • 9. Release 10.0 Challenges• Custom programs are difficult to adjust– Technical name changes after transport– Sign reversal issue• Single sign-on• Frequent updates of release 10 for both server and client• “Journal” functionality is moved to web UI instead of excel• Security model9 of 13
  • 10. Release 10.0 Benefits• Usability– Administration is easier and more logical than previous release– Reporting– New web based standard “comment” reports– Has better report writing functionality, using drag and drop– Provides Book Publishing functionality– Performance• New consolidation functionality including out of the box businessrules• Reduced TCO– Removal of Microsoft .NET tier for more simplified infrastructure– Transport capabilities are improved in release 10. Object by object.10 of 13
  • 11. Performance Improvement• Reporting• Improved Journal Posting• Calculations– Improved scalability11 of 13