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Six Month Rolling Forecast Implementation Using SAP BPC NW 10.0 on HANA..

  1. 1. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell SAP BPC NW 10.0 |KNOWLEDGEBASE (A SAP EPM Community Service) Six Month Rolling Forecast - Implementation Guide
  2. 2. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 2 Table of Contents Executive Summary:........................................................................................................3 Business Scenario:...........................................................................................................3 Business Scenario – 1: .....................................................................................................5 Business Scenario – 2: .....................................................................................................6 Solutions Architecture: ....................................................................................................7 Solutions Building Blocks:................................................................................................9 Entity Structure: ............................................................................................................11 Product Hierarchy: ........................................................................................................12 Product Hierarchy – Sample: .........................................................................................13 Product Hierarchy – Sample: .........................................................................................14 List of Accounts: ............................................................................................................15 Dimension – ACCOUNT..................................................................................................16 Dimension – CATEGORY ................................................................................................17 Dimension – ENTITY ......................................................................................................18 Dimension – PRODUCT_ALLOC ......................................................................................19 Dimension – RPTCURRENCY...........................................................................................20 Dimension – TIME .........................................................................................................21 Configuration : ..............................................................................................................22 Planning :......................................................................................................................23 Rolling Forecast in Action : ............................................................................................24 Important Note : ...........................................................................................................43 Appendix – 1 : ...............................................................................................................83 Data Manager Script – Account :...................................................................................83 Data Manager Script – Product : ...................................................................................84 Logic Script for Account-Based Forecasting : .................................................................85 Logic Script for Account-Based Forecasting : .................................................................88 Logic Script for Product-Based Forecasting :..................................................................89 Logic Script for Product-Based Forecasting :..................................................................90 Disclaimer: ....................................................................................................................91 SAP Community Contributors: .......................................................................................92
  3. 3. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 3 Executive Summary: The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the implementation of six months rolling forecast based on a real-life business scenario. In this demonstration, we are using CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry as a use case. The scope of this documentation includes step by step implementation instructions to implement SAP BPC modelling, SAP BPC design, SAP BPC technical build, SAP BPC logic script and overall solution delivery approach & methodology on an SAP BPC NW 10 platform. This document provides the essentials and adequate steps to implement the six months rolling forecast business scenario and also it enables SAP BPC users to gain deep knowledge on SAP BPC technical and functional competencies around business forecast. Further, users should be able to customise this solution to meet their needs to do any forecast (ex: sales forecast, revenue forecast, etc.) solution for any industry. It has been assumed that the user has basic knowledge and understanding on business forecast and the SAP BPC NW 10.0 product. Business Scenario: CubeInsights, Inc. has been in retail business for about 20 years, and the company has been growing big, and now they have their operations across the world. CubeInsights, Inc. is selling almost 2000 (two thousand) consumer products at various stores and they are posting their financial transactions in 52 (fifty two) currencies. To support the increasing demand and customer growth, CubeInsights, Inc. is interested in forecasting their sales revenue and sales volume at Product levels. CubeInsights, Inc. is currently using spread sheet for their next 6 (six) month rolling forecast and they are using their past six months actuals as a baseline for the forecast. While forecasting, the company wants to consider the forecast values as
  4. 4. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 4 well for forecasting for the preceding months if actuals are not available within those preceding six months.
  5. 5. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 5 Business Scenario – 1: CubeInsights, Inc. is manufacturing and selling consumer products to it's customers through it’s various entities. The company wants to make rolling-forecast of Profit & Loss(ACCOUNT based) for one of its’ entities – Unites states, in local currency. The forecast has to be for the following Profit & Loss accounts for the product - Eau De Lacoste 1 OZ: o Third Party Sales o Intercompany Sales o Material Cost o Labor Cost o Personnel Cost o Travel & Entertainment o Advertising & Promotion o Financial Income/Expense o Clearing Account The forecast period is : Feb 2013 to Jul 2013. For the rolling forecast, the company wants to use it’s past six months’ Profit & Loss data(ACTUALS). The past six months are : Aug 2012 to Jan 2013. Rolling forecast for each month has to be the average of the preceding six months’ Profit & Loss(ACTUALS) data. Within the preceding six months, if ACTUALS – Profit & Loss data, are not available for a particular month, then forecast values for that month are to be considered.
  6. 6. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 6 Business Scenario – 2: CubeInsights, Inc. is manufacturing and selling consumer products to it's customers through it’s various entities. The company wants to make PRODUCT based rolling forecast for one of its’ entities – Unites States, in local currency. The forecast has to be for the revenue generated from products sold. And, the forecast has to be for the following products: o Head & Shoulder Shampoo 10 OZ o Pantene Shampoo 12 OZ o Lemon Fresh Shampoo 8OZ o Olay Base Moisturizer 6 OZ o Olay Age Protect 6 OZ o Olay Natural White o Wella – ProSeries Care The forecast period is : Feb 2013 to Jul 2013. For the rolling forecast, the company wants to use it’s past six months’ product’s revenue data. The past six months are : Aug 2012 to Jan 2013. Rolling forecast for each month has to be the average of the preceding six months’ product’s revenue data. Within the preceding six months, if ACTUALS – product’s revenue data, are not available for a particular month, then forecast values for that month are to be considered.
  7. 7. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 7 Solutions Architecture: The solution makes use of SAP BW server which is using SAP HANA as database server to store data. SAP BPC 10 NW server is sitting in between SAP BW and the SAP BPC’s various front end tools – MS Office Tools and the web browser. Data from various data sources can be uploaded into SAP HANA database. This data is then processed by SAP BPC server through SAP BW and then shown through MS office client and web interfaces. Besides this, SAP BW server can also be accessed through SAP GUI – a Windows Client, but It is not advisable to change the data through SAP BW.
  8. 8. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 8
  9. 9. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 9 Solutions Building Blocks: CubeInsights, Inc’s entities are exporting past sales revenue and sales volume data to SAP BW. These data are then transferred to SAP BPC cube. Business users can now forecast sales revenue & volume for the next six months for an entity, using SAP BPC NW 10. # Solution Building Blocks System/Infrastructure Technical Details 1 Environment : ENV120_JUL28 SAP BPC SAP BPC Server 2 Model : ROLLING_FORECAST SAP BW Real-Time InfoCube Model Type - Financial 3 Dimension : ACCOUNT SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – A 4 Dimension : CATEGORY SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – C 5 Dimension : ENTITY SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – E 6 Dimension : PRODUCT_ALLOC SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – U 7 Dimension : RPTCURRENCY SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – R 8 Dimension : TIME SAP BPC Dimension Dimension Type – T 9 Six Months Rolling Forecast SAP BPC Data Manager Package. This is used to run the logic script which makes ACCOUNT based rolling forecast. 10 Six Months Rolling Forecast Product SAP BPC Data Manager Package. This is used to run the logic script which makes PRODUCT based rolling forecast. 11 RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF SAP BPC Logic Script. This is used to calculate ACCOUNT based six months rolling forecast. 12 RF_SIXMONTHS_PROD.LGF SAP BPC Logic Script. This is used to calculate PRODUCT based six months rolling forecast. 13 SixMonthsRollingFcst.xlsx SAP BPC Input Form as well as Report. The work book
  10. 10. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 10 in the input form/report is used to accept past six months data for ACCOUNT and PRODUCT based rolling forecast. And, also to show the subsequent six months’ ACCOUNT and PRODUCT based rolling forecast data. 14 /CPMB/FX_RESTATMENT SAP BW Process Chain. This is used to run the logic scripts which are used to calculate ACCOUNT and PRODUCT based six months rolling forecast. This is an existing process chain and for demo purpose, this is being used in this Rolling Forecast planning solution. This process is NOT performing any currency conversion here.
  11. 11. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 11 Entity Structure: The following picture shows the entity structure for the main group – CubeInsights, Inc. The main group has invested in its’ subsidiaries – US, Singapore and Germany. While US has invested in Canada with 70% stake and Singapore in India with 80% stake, Germany has invested in UK with 20% stake. As for the main group of CubeInsights, it has 80% stake in the US subsidiary, 80% stake in the Singapore subsidiary and 90% stake in the German subsidiary.
  12. 12. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 12 Product Hierarchy: CubeInsights, Inc. is producing and selling the CPG industry products to the outside world. The following diagram shows the product hierarchy. At the hierarchy, Product- Family is at the top. Each Product-Family has various Groups under it. And, each Group consists of Products. And, each Product consists of SKUs.
  13. 13. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 13 Product Hierarchy – Sample: The following diagram shows a sample product hierarchy used in the solution. Here, there are two product families – Personal Care & Household Care. Under the Family – Personal Care, there are five Groups, and the Group – Beauty & Grooming, is having six products. And the product – Shampoo & Conditioner, is having 3 SKUs. For more details, refer to the diagram below.
  14. 14. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 14 Product Hierarchy – Sample:
  15. 15. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 15 List of Accounts: CubeInsights, Inc. is using the following accounts to keep track of CPG product sales:
  16. 16. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 16 Dimension – ACCOUNT The following screen shows the dimension members from ACCOUNT dimension :
  17. 17. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 17 Dimension – CATEGORY The following screen shows the dimension members from CATEGORY dimension :
  18. 18. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 18 Dimension – ENTITY The following screen shows the dimension members from ENTITY dimension :
  19. 19. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 19 Dimension – PRODUCT_ALLOC The following screen shows the dimension members from PRODUCT_ALLOC dimension :
  20. 20. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 20 Dimension – RPTCURRENCY The following screen shows the dimension members from RPTCURRENCY dimension :
  21. 21. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 21 Dimension – TIME The following screen shows the dimension members from TIME dimension :
  22. 22. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 22 Configuration : Step # 1 : Login to BPC NW 10 server and launch BPC web administration client. Step # 2 : Create and configure the dimensions needed(ACCOUNT, CATEGORY, ENTITY, PRODUCT_ALLOC, RPTCURRENCY & TIME). Step # 3 : Create and configure the model – ROLLING_FORECAST. Step # 4 : Create an input form to accept the ACTUALS data for account-based forecasting. Step # 5 : Develop logic script to make account-based forecast based on the ACTUALS. Step # 6 : Create and configure a data manager package to run logic script(created at Step # 5) to forecast sales based on accounts. Step # 7 : Create an input form to accept the ACTUALS data for product-based forecasting. Step # 8 : Develop logic script to make product-based forecast based on the ACTUALS. Step # 9 : Create and configure a data manager package to run logic script(created at Step # 8)) to forecast sales based on products.
  23. 23. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 23 Planning : Step # 1 : Open the input form(created at Step # 4) and key-in ACTUALS data for six months for account-based forecasting. Save the data. Step # 2 : Run the DM package create in Step # 6. This, in turn, runs the logic script, developed in Step # 5 under Configuration section, to calculate the forecast values for the accounts. Step # 3 : Verify the results in the input form opened in Step # 1. Step # 4 : Open the input form(created at Step # 7 under Configuration section) and key-in ACTUALS data for six months for product-based forecasting. Save the data. Step # 5 : Run the DM package create in Step # 9. This, in turn, runs the logic script, developed in Step # 8 under Configuration section, to calculate the forecast values for the products. Step # 6 : Verify the results in the input form opened in Step # 4.
  24. 24. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 24 Rolling Forecast in Action : 1. To resolve business scenario – 1, login to BPC 10 NW server as shown in the screen.
  25. 25. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 25 2. Launch BPC web admin. client.
  26. 26. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 26 3. Create and configure ACCOUNT dimension as shown below: Note : The property – IS_ACCT_FC, allows the accounts to be identified for forecasting.
  27. 27. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 27 1.1Populate the ACCOUNT dimension with members as shown below:
  28. 28. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 28 4. Create and configure CATEGORY dimension as shown below:
  29. 29. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 29 4.1 Populate the CATEGORY dimension with members as shown below:
  30. 30. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 30 5. Create and configure ENTITY dimension as shown below:
  31. 31. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 31 5.1 Populate the ENTITY dimension with members as shown below:
  32. 32. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 32 6. Create and configure PRODUCT_ALLOC dimension as shown below:
  33. 33. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 33 6.1 Populate the PRODUCT_ALLOC dimension with members as shown below:
  34. 34. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 34 7. Create and configure RPTCURRENCY dimension as shown below:
  35. 35. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 35 7.1 Populate the RPTCURRENCY dimension with members as shown below:
  36. 36. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 36 8. Create and configure TIME dimension as shown below:
  37. 37. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 37 8.1 Populate the TIME dimension with members as shown below:
  38. 38. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 38 9. Create and configure the model – ROLLING_FORECAST, as shown below:
  39. 39. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 39 10. Now, launch Excel add-in for MS Office:
  40. 40. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 40 10.1 And, connect to model – ROLLING_FORECAST, as shown below:
  41. 41. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 41 11. Create an input form, as shown below, to accept the ACTUALS data for account- based forecasting: Take note of the dimensions in the Page, Row and Column axis i.e. - Page axis contains ENTITY, PRODUCT_ALLOC & RPTCURRENCY dimensions. - Row axis contains ACCOUNT dimension. - Columns axis contains TIME & CATEGORY dimensions.
  42. 42. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 42 12. And, the final input form looks like the following:
  43. 43. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 43 Important Note : The input form has been designed in a separate tab in the Excel workbook. This tab contains the input form for account-based forecasting for sales. Later, we will be using the second tab to design the input form to forecast the sales based on the product. The input form calculates the forecast for the next 6 months(including the current month). Current month and year is picked up by the form based on the server’s data & time(which in this case is – 02/07/2013). Whenever the input form is opened, it will show the forecast values for the next six months(including the current server month). We need to clear all the values for ACTUALS before calculating the forecast values. TIME dimension members in the column axis are generated DYNAMICALLY i.e. relative to the server’s data and time. The logic behind the dynamic generation of the columns is in the hidden rows which we will see in the next step/screen.
  44. 44. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 44 13. The screen below shows the input form, showing all the hidden rows. The hidden rows contain the logic(both – Excel and EPM functions) to show the dynamically generated TIME dimension values.
  45. 45. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 45 The cell highlighted above is the central point which is driving the calculation of all the TIME dimension values. The highlighted area at the top shows the Excel formula used to generate the starting month and year for the forecast. All the other values are derived using EPM function as shown below:
  46. 46. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 46 14. The screen below shows how another TIME dimension value is calculated:
  47. 47. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 47 14.1 The screen below shows how another TIME dimension value is calculated:
  48. 48. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 48 15. Since the user has nothing to do with the logic, those rows are hidden and the following screen shows how the form looks after hiding the logic rows:
  49. 49. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 49 16. Now, key-in the ACTUALS data for account-based forecasting as shown in the screen below: Since the server data is 02/07/2013, key-in the 6 months values prior to Feb 2013.
  50. 50. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 50 17. Now, go to logic script section of the BPC web admin client as shown below and launch it :
  51. 51. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 51 17.1 Launch the Scripts for ROLLING_FORECAST model.
  52. 52. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 52 18. Create a logic script as shown in the screen below: Since the ACCOUNT dimension has too many accounts, accounts are being filtered based on the property – IS_ACCT_FC (Is account meant for forecasting?). Save the script as RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF and close the workspace/tab. When the script is run through data manager package, the script prompts the user for input for ENTITY, PRODUCT_ALLOC & TIME member values. Based on that, the script calculates the past 6 months’ average values to forecast for the next 6 months. TIME input must be same as the server’s data and time values.
  53. 53. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 53 19. Now, return to logic script section of the main screen as shown below:
  54. 54. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 54 20. Go to Home workspace/tab now, as shown below:
  55. 55. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 55 21. Now, launch EPM add-in for Excel:
  56. 56. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 56 22. Connect to ROLLING_FORECAST model:
  57. 57. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 57 23. Go to Data Manager section:
  58. 58. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 58 24. Click Organize menu:
  59. 59. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 59 25. Click Organize Package List menu:
  60. 60. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 60 26. Create Packages folder under ROLLING_FORECAST folder:
  61. 61. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 61 27. On the right hand side, Right click and click on Add Package:
  62. 62. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 62 28. Create a package with the following details: Note : For demo purpose, I am using one of the existing process chains.
  63. 63. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 63 29. Click on Modify Script button:
  64. 64. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 64 30. Click on Advanced button:
  65. 65. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 65 31. Code the section as shown within the RED coloured rectangle and take note of the script file name(highlighted in GREEN colour, which we created a while ago): Click OK button now.
  66. 66. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 66 32. Click Save button now.
  67. 67. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 67 33. Click Save button again in the following screen.
  68. 68. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 68 34. Click Close button now.
  69. 69. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 69 35. Go to EPM section:
  70. 70. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 70 36. Open the input form we created earlier and take note of the 6 months ACTUALS data we entered earlier:
  71. 71. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 71 37. Go to Data Manager section:
  72. 72. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 72 38. Click Run Package menu:
  73. 73. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 73 39. Select the DM package we created earlier(Six Months Rolling Forecast) and Click Run button at the bottom:
  74. 74. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 74 40. Key in the inputs and click Next button. Take note of the TIME member value(highlighted in GREEN colour) which matches the server’s Month and Year.
  75. 75. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 75 41. Click Finish button.
  76. 76. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 76 42. Click OK button at the prompt.
  77. 77. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 77 43. Click View Status button.
  78. 78. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 78 44. Check the Package Run status and close the screen.
  79. 79. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 79 45. Go to the input form and click Refresh button.
  80. 80. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 80 46. Verify the results.
  81. 81. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 81 47. For product-based forecast(Business Scenario – 2), repeat all of the earlier steps. The following screen shows the script needed to calculate the forecast:
  82. 82. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 82 48. The following screen shows the results of product-based forecast of sales:
  83. 83. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 83 Appendix – 1 : Data Manager Script – Account : The following script shows the Data Manager script which calls/runs the logic script(RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF) which does the account based forecasting:
  84. 84. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 84 Data Manager Script – Product : The following script shows the Data Manager script which calls/runs the logic script(RF_SIXMONTHS_PROD.LGF) which does the account based forecasting:
  85. 85. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 85 Logic Script for Account-Based Forecasting : The following screen shows the logic script(RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF) which makes the account based forecasting: RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF
  86. 86. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 86
  87. 87. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 87
  88. 88. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 88 Logic Script for Account-Based Forecasting : RF_SIXMONTHS.LGF …
  89. 89. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 89 Logic Script for Product-Based Forecasting : The following screen shows the logic script(RF_SIXMONTHS_PROD.LGF) which makes the product-based forecasting:
  90. 90. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 90 Logic Script for Product-Based Forecasting : RF_SIXMONTHS_PROD.LGF …
  91. 91. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 91 Disclaimer: This description is a preliminary version and not subject to a license agreement or any other agreement with SAP®. This document contains only intended strategies, developments, and functionalities of the SAP product and is not intended to be binding upon SAP to any particular course of business, product strategy, and/or development. Please note that this preview is subject to change and may be changed by SAP at any time without notice. SAP/We assume no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document. SAP/We does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links, or other items contained within this material. This preview is provided without a warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non- infringement. SAP/We shall have no liability for damages of any kind including without limitation direct, special, indirect, or consequential damages that may result from the use of these materials. This limitation shall not apply in cases of intent or gross negligence. The statutory liability for personal injury and defective products is not affected.
  92. 92. _______________________________________________________________________________ Author: Chief Architect: Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com 07/25/2013 joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296-0228 - Cell CloneSkills, Inc., http://www.CloneSkills.com , Info@CloneSkills.com , 1.800.836.8959, Page - 92 SAP Community Contributors: Author : Chief Architect : Murugesan Annamalai Jothi Periasamy SAP Project Manager/ Lead SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM Community Leader SAP EPM/BPC Solutions Lead SAP BPC/BOBJ/BI/MDM Community Domain Champion MurugesanA@cloneskills.com joesaran@gmail.com, (916)-296 0228 - Cell We always appreciate your help and support in growing SAP HANA/EPM/BI/EIM community. Don’t hesitate to contact us for any of your needs, including: Rolling Forecast SKU-Level/Top-Down Planning Consolidation Planning Budgeting etc.

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