An expert guide to migratingfrom the SAP NetWeaver BIf    th       N tWintegrated planning tools toSAP Business Planning a...
In This Session ...•   We will introduce BPC•   We will discuss CPM•   We ill    W will cover when is it an appropriate ti...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
What is BPC?SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAPNetWeaver is a robust planning and consolidation appli...
CPM-BPC•   Typically, CPM covers 5 key areas:       Strategy Management (Strategic Planning, Initiatives, etc.)       B ...
CPM-BPC   Planning that is traditionally done once a year    Many companies moving to a rolling monthly/quarterly foreca...
The Keys to CPM-BPC Evaluations   Almost always a Finance led decision    Ease of use    Ability to be i t i d/     Abi...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Financial Close/Consolidation   Monthly/quarterly process   Regulated by standards dependent on country (GAAP, IFRS, etc...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Forecasting   Typically summary level of information   Often includes extensive assumptions/driver based models   Most ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Performance Reporting   Encompasses a wide variety of reporting needs   Report Books/Packages   Crosses business proces...
Areas of Consideration   SAP BPC plays well:       User experience       E        Expanded CPM competes              d ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Lets compare BI/IP vs. BPC                                            SAP Business Planning and      SAP NetWeaver        ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
BPC vs. IP- Architecture          SAP BPC                                   BI/IP                             Planning    ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
BPC User ExperienceUnified          No integration between applications = less costly implementation          No integrati...
IP User Experience              Too many layers                                20
BPC- Training                Leverage existing skill set (MSFT Office) =                          less training time & $$ ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
IP- TrainingProprietary knowledge can not beobtained without specific Training bt i d ith t        ifi T i i              ...
Solution           24
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
BPC Functions in Depth: Initiating Budget Report                                                   26
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
BPC – Budget Report in Excel                               28
BPC Reports: Dashboards                          Activities                           Panel                               ...
BPC Reports: Regulatory                          30
BPC Reports: Financials                          31
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
What is BPC for Office?BPC for Office combines the power of BPCwith the rich functionality of Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Wit...
Understanding BPC for Excel                              34
Understanding ToolbarsDATA MANAGER TOOLBARJOURNAL TOOLBAR                         35
BPC- Creating Book Templates•   A book template is a pre-formatted worksheet used to create a book of reports. You can sta...
BPC- Creating Book Template (cont.)                                      37
BPC- Creating Book Template (cont.)                                      38
Starting BPC for Word & Power Point•   You start BPC for Word from      Starting BPC for PowerPoint    the OutlookSoft for...
BPC System ReportsBusiness Planning and Consolidation (BPC) system reports arepredesigned web reports that allow you to re...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Migration Question: • When would you recommend SAP Business Planning and   Consolidation? Answer: • SAP Business Planning ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Project Plan/Scope/Steering Committee•   Evaluate your current As Is environment, document it if necessary•   Depending on...
IP to BPC Migration Steps1.   Migrate BI Cubes for BPC2.   Utilize Business Content3.   Utilize BPC Customizable Templates...
Steps in creating Planning Application in BPC1                                     2     Task                             ...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Do not forget!•   BPC has its own security•   Even though you are leveraging NetWeaver technology and BI    cubes,    cube...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Going ForwardSAP NetWeaver BI-IP will receive                           SAP Business Planning and  further enhancements as...
What We’ll Cover …•   What is CPM BPC            CPM-       Financial Close/Consolidation       Forecasting       Perfo...
Time Strategy                                 SAP NetWeaver                            SAP Business Planning and      Scor...
WRAP UP: Where does it leave you?    If you have already implemented SAP NetWeaver BI Integrated Planning      Your inve...
Resourceshttp://help.sap.com/content/documentation/sbu/index_bu.htm   SAP Help has information on all releases of BPChttp:...
7 Key Points to Take Home•   If you are on BPS, do not move to IP go directly to BPC•   BPC Implementation is much quicker...
Your Turn!             How to contact me:                 Anna Vladi             annavladi@lzar.com                       ...
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  1. 1. An expert guide to migratingfrom the SAP NetWeaver BIf th N tWintegrated planning tools toSAP Business Planning and gConsolidationAnna VladiLAZAR Consultants © 2009 Wellesley Information Services. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. In This Session ...• We will introduce BPC• We will discuss CPM• We ill W will cover when is it an appropriate time strategically t h i i t ti t t i ll to migrate from BI Integrated Planning to BPC (BPC 5.0)• We will also compare side by side BPC and IP• We will cover in depth functionality of BPC• We will discuss SAP’ s Roadmap for CPM-BPC• We will discuss the Project scope, Project plan• Provide Steps in Migration from IP-BPC• Provide Steps in Building Planning Application in BPC• We will talk about involving Steering committee and what role it plays in controlling the Project Scope 1
  3. 3. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 2 WRAP UP
  4. 4. What is BPC?SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAPNetWeaver is a robust planning and consolidation application thatcan meet all of your budgeting, planning, consolidation, and t ll f b d ti l i lid ti dreporting requirements. It supports the full array of top-down andbottom-up financial and operational planning needs as well asconsolidation processes necessary to ensure the smoothest, mosttimely financial close p y possible — all through a single application. As g g ppa result, you gain the confidence to meet increasingly stringentregulations and reporting requirements across the globe. 3
  5. 5. CPM-BPC• Typically, CPM covers 5 key areas:  Strategy Management (Strategic Planning, Initiatives, etc.)  B d ti /Pl Budgeting/Planning i  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Financial Reporting & Analysis  Performance Reporting ( p g (Profitability, Dashboarding, y, g, Scorecarding, etc.) CPM is an umbrella term describing the methodologies methodologies, metrics, processes and systems used to monitor and manage an enterprises business performance“ Lee Geishecker Former Research Director, Gartner 4
  6. 6. CPM-BPC Planning that is traditionally done once a year Many companies moving to a rolling monthly/quarterly forecast Often begins with setting top level targets and pushing down Top down process typically followed by intensive bottom up process at a fairly low level of detail  Detailed Revenue/COS planning  Detailed Headcount plan (employee level detail or higher)  Detailed Expense plan  Detailed Capital Expenditure plan  Balance Sheet/Cash Flow plan Allocations/Corporate Adjustments  Various Overhead Allocations V i O h d All ti  Adjustments to bring Bottom up plan in line with Top Down Targets Consolidation/Reporting  Consolidate, eliminations, etc.  Distribute budget reporting package(s) 5
  7. 7. The Keys to CPM-BPC Evaluations Almost always a Finance led decision Ease of use Ability to be i t i d/ Abilit t b maintained/managed b Fi d by Finance Excel hell High user adoption Short deployment timeframe Ability to interface with multiple systems ( , Data Warehouse, y p y (GL, , Legacy Systems, etc.) Fast consolidation time Secondary Concerns:  In line with IT standards/strategies 6
  8. 8. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 7 WRAP UP
  9. 9. Financial Close/Consolidation Monthly/quarterly process Regulated by standards dependent on country (GAAP, IFRS, etc.) Disparate source systems (multiple GLs, DW, etc.) Inter-company Matching often comes first  Declaring activity with inter-company partners  Matching between partners to ensure in balance  Elimination of inter-company balances inter company Site Submission  Data Load from GL (includes mapping into standard CoA, etc.)  May require manual input for some subsidiaries  Supplemental information (Rollforwards, Headcount, etc.) S f ( f ) Consolidation  Complex ownership and various consolidation methods  Automatic eliminations & adjustments j  Reporting & distribution 8
  10. 10. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 9 WRAP UP
  11. 11. Forecasting Typically summary level of information Often includes extensive assumptions/driver based models Most companies moving to a rolling 12, 18, or 24 month forecast Frequently included as part of quarterly guidance provided to analysts P&L  Consolidated or divisional level of detail (not usually cost centers)  Largely handled by finance with less input from division managers Balance Sheet  Derived from P&L using drivers/assumptions  Some lines may include complex assumptions/forecasting methodologies Cash Flow  Derived from Balance Sheet & P&L using assumptions  Often the most important component of the forecast – everything else done in support of the Cash Flow 10
  12. 12. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 11 WRAP UP
  13. 13. Performance Reporting Encompasses a wide variety of reporting needs Report Books/Packages Crosses business processes (F C b i (Forecast vs. Actual) t A t l) Extensive ad hoc requirements Dashboarding & Scorecarding Where does SAP BPC do well?  Ad hoc reporting p g  Basic metrics management & reporting  Production report creation & distribution Where does SAP BPC not do well?  Balanced Scorecarding  ABM (A ti it Based Management) (Activity B d M t) 12
  14. 14. Areas of Consideration SAP BPC plays well:  User experience  E Expanded CPM competes d d t  Excel intensive existing processes  Excel automation  ERP optimization 13
  15. 15. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 14 WRAP UP
  16. 16. Lets compare BI/IP vs. BPC SAP Business Planning and SAP NetWeaver Consolidation 7.0, version for SAP BI-Integrated Planning NetWeaver Owned and managed by IT Owned and managed by BusinessMicrosoft Excel-based analysis features Self-service-reporting and analysis with complete Microsoft Office integration Data Warehouse-centric Agile planning processes driven by end g p gp y users Standardized hierarchical planning processes managed by IT Unified planning and consolidation Engine-based approach Application based approach 15
  17. 17. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 16 WRAP UP
  18. 18. BPC vs. IP- Architecture SAP BPC BI/IP Planning Consolidation Reporting 17
  19. 19. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 18 WRAP UP
  20. 20. BPC User ExperienceUnified No integration between applications = less costly implementation No integration = less costly, less time consuming maintenance Simple administration = finance owned saving IT $$ & time 19
  21. 21. IP User Experience Too many layers 20
  22. 22. BPC- Training Leverage existing skill set (MSFT Office) = less training time & $$ High user adoption = Increased ROI vs. products that quickly sit on shelf Users spend time on analysis vs. time figuring out how to accomplish tasks in f the application 21
  23. 23. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 22 WRAP UP
  24. 24. IP- TrainingProprietary knowledge can not beobtained without specific Training bt i d ith t ifi T i i 23
  25. 25. Solution 24
  26. 26. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 25 WRAP UP
  27. 27. BPC Functions in Depth: Initiating Budget Report 26
  28. 28. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 27 WRAP UP
  29. 29. BPC – Budget Report in Excel 28
  30. 30. BPC Reports: Dashboards Activities Panel 29
  31. 31. BPC Reports: Regulatory 30
  32. 32. BPC Reports: Financials 31
  33. 33. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 32 WRAP UP
  34. 34. What is BPC for Office?BPC for Office combines the power of BPCwith the rich functionality of Excel, Word, PowerPoint. WithBPC for Office , the user has all the Microsoftfunctionality that everyone is familiar with plus yourworksheets, documents, slide shows that are linked directlyto BPC database that houses your company’sreporting data. OTHER AVAILABLEBPC for Office allows user to collect the data , build INTERFACESAnd distribute reports, perform real time analysis, andpublish reports in a variety of formats. User can savereports disconnected from database and user can takereports completely offline and distribute them according touser access rights 33
  35. 35. Understanding BPC for Excel 34
  36. 36. Understanding ToolbarsDATA MANAGER TOOLBARJOURNAL TOOLBAR 35
  37. 37. BPC- Creating Book Templates• A book template is a pre-formatted worksheet used to create a book of reports. You can start with the empty worksheet or an existing book template, and modify it to meet the needs of the information you want to publish.• A sample book template, called Performance.xls, is provided with the sample application set, ApShell. Performance.xls ApShell Performance xls contains a section called TOC, which provides an index of the TOC reports created by the Performance Reports section. The section called Performance Reports, by default, provides performance data for a set of entities within a set time period. You can edit the fields in the performance.xls workbook to create a new book template. 36
  38. 38. BPC- Creating Book Template (cont.) 37
  39. 39. BPC- Creating Book Template (cont.) 38
  40. 40. Starting BPC for Word & Power Point• You start BPC for Word from Starting BPC for PowerPoint the OutlookSoft for Office You start BPC for PowerPoint Launch page. page from the BPC for Office Launch• After starting BPC for Word, page. y you can start using it by g y After starting BPC for g making a selection from the PowerPoint, you can start action pane. You can also using it by making a selection use the OutlookSoft for Office from the action pane. You can pane Toolbar to perform tasks. also use the BPC for Office• To start BPC for Office Toolbar to perform tasks.• From the BPC for Office Launch page, select BPC for Word. Word 39
  41. 41. BPC System ReportsBusiness Planning and Consolidation (BPC) system reports arepredesigned web reports that allow you to report on systeminformation and activity.i f ti d ti itYou can report on:• Activity audit information• Securityy• Comments• Data audit information• Work states 40
  42. 42. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 41 WRAP UP
  43. 43. Migration Question: • When would you recommend SAP Business Planning and Consolidation? Answer: • SAP Business Planning and Consolidations is ideal for customers requiring strong financial consolidation capabilities tightly integrated with planning, budgeting and forecasting. This is a key differentiator for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation and a unique proposition in the market. SAP Business Planning and Consolidation also serves as the ideal solution for those that prefer their consolidation application run on the SAP NetWeaver platform. 42
  44. 44. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 43 WRAP UP
  45. 45. Project Plan/Scope/Steering Committee• Evaluate your current As Is environment, document it if necessary• Depending on how complex your Planning environment is, start in phases• Have a Project Plan in place• Use ASAP Methodology• Make sure that you have a resources with experience in both areas IP & BPC• Create Milestones & Deliverables• Involve your business because in the end this is going to be their environment• Have controls in place to curb scope• Get support from project sponsors pp p j p• Communication is the key 44
  46. 46. IP to BPC Migration Steps1. Migrate BI Cubes for BPC2. Utilize Business Content3. Utilize BPC Customizable Templates4.4 Use EVDRE for Formatted Reporting5. Build BPC Security6.6 Build Business Flow7. Test IP & BPC can run concurrently y 45
  47. 47. Steps in creating Planning Application in BPC1 2 Task Task Create Application Load Data Interface 3 Interface Excel Task Admin Console (Data Manager) ( g ) Create Input Schedule Interface Excel (Planning) E l (Pl i ) 5 4 Task Task Define planning Define planning rules functions Interface Interface Admin Console (Server Excel (VBA) Logic) 46
  48. 48. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 47 WRAP UP
  49. 49. Do not forget!• BPC has its own security• Even though you are leveraging NetWeaver technology and BI cubes, cubes there are business processes that are around the data before you query on it• Training, though minimal still needs to happen 48
  50. 50. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 49 WRAP UP
  51. 51. Going ForwardSAP NetWeaver BI-IP will receive SAP Business Planning and further enhancements as a Consolidation, version for SAP platform NetWeaver is an application  A platform provides services such as  It already utilizes some of the services available locking, write-back etc in BI-IP (ex. concurrency locking) BI IP  Services for aggregation levels, filters, etc.  There are no plans to use all services from the are available BI-IP platform - only those that are relevant for  Today, BI-IP provides UI services (ex. the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, integration to BEx Analyzer and BEx Web version for SAP NetWeaver application (ex. no Analyzer) plans to introduce the services for aggregation  All planning projects built on BI-IP are levels) custom d l t development projects utilizing t j t tili i  Other planning applications from SAP may utilize these services - implementation is from similar or different services from the BI-IP the ground up planning platform (ex. state and local g government budgeting in North America and g g merchandise assorted planning) 50
  52. 52. What We’ll Cover …• What is CPM BPC CPM-  Financial Close/Consolidation  Forecasting  Performance Reporting• BPC vs. IP  Architecture  User E U Experience i  Training• BPC Functions In Depth  Reports in BPC  BPC for Office• Migration Project  Project Plan/Project Scope/Steering Committee  Do not forget!• SAP’s Road Map p  Going Forward  Time Strategy 51 WRAP UP
  53. 53. Time Strategy SAP NetWeaver SAP Business Planning and ScoreTime category Score BI Integrated Planning 7.0 Consolidation 7.0 BPCEffort for typical minor investment, slightly more minor investmentinstallation steps to be doneDuration of relatively high relatively low (compared to BI-IP)implementation (compared to BPC)Planned Go-Live date available with Ramp-Up mid of available today((customer) ) September 2008 pMaintenance cycle medium cycle times short cycle timesSupport (application IT or power user in biz dept. Mainly by biz. deptmanagement)Training effort for low in case of existing MS Excel medium effortadministrator and users knowledgeProcessing duration at Fine excellentdata input 52
  54. 54. WRAP UP: Where does it leave you?  If you have already implemented SAP NetWeaver BI Integrated Planning  Your investment is safe. BI-IP will continue to be supported and developed as a planning framework in NetWeaver BI  If you are planning to implement SAP N tW l i t i l t NetWeaver BI I tIntegrated Pl i t d Planning  We recommend evaluating SAP Business Planning and Consolidation first  For implementations on NetWeaver targeted for mid 2009 consider SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 7 0 version for SAP NetWeaver 7.0,  SAP NetWeaver BI Integrated Planning may be considered in specific cases  State and Local Government Budgeting in North America  Retail for Merchandise Assortment Planning  All other customers should consider SAP Business Planning and Consolidation  This is our chosen solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting  SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version f SAP NetWeaver already uses B i Pl i dC lid ti i for N tW l d some of the services available in BI-IP and will increasingly leverage relevant BI-IP services over the course of our roadmap 53
  55. 55. Resourceshttp://help.sap.com/content/documentation/sbu/index_bu.htm SAP Help has information on all releases of BPChttp://help.sap.com/saphelp_bpc70/helpdata/en/a1/532226947C49A5 B2E2BD32450CB2D1/frameset.htm BPC Application Helphttp://help.sap.com/saphelp_bpc70/helpdata/en/a1/532226947C49A5 B2E2BD32450CB2D1/frameset.htm BPC for Office Help f Offi H lhttp://help.sap.com/saphelp_bpc70/helpdata/en/a1/532226947C49A5 B2E2BD32450CB2D1/frameset.htm BPC System Reports Help 54
  56. 56. 7 Key Points to Take Home• If you are on BPS, do not move to IP go directly to BPC• BPC Implementation is much quicker compare to IP• Do not simply utilize an OutlookSoft resource, use SAP BPC resource• BPC utilizes MS not Microsoft Look & Feel but actual MS products• BPC is much more flexible that IP• BPC requires little training• BPC is the future of Planning & Consolidation g 55
  57. 57. Your Turn! How to contact me: Anna Vladi annavladi@lzar.com 56

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