SAP BPC


What is SAP BPC?

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) helps organizations streamline planning, budget, forecast, and consolidation capabilities, allowing for a single view of financial and operational data. In addition, SAP BPC delivers performance-based planning, offering customers the ability to model their business processes and plans that closely align with how the actual business works.

SAP BPC enables migrations with SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft Excel organizations through access to BPC administration and reporting components. Finance and accounting managers can leverage SAP BPC support for Microsoft Office applications to gather data, generate reports, conduct analysis in real-time, and produce reports.

What is SAP BPC?

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) helps organizations streamline planning, budget, forecast, and consolidation capabilities, allowing for a single view of financial and operational data. In addition, SAP BPC delivers performance-based planning, offering customers the ability to model their business processes and plans that closely align with how the actual business works.

SAP BPC enables migrations with SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft Excel organizations through access to BPC administration and reporting components. Finance and accounting managers can leverage SAP BPC support for Microsoft Office applications to gather data, generate reports, conduct analysis in real-time, and produce reports.

Key capabilities include:

  • Unified application that lowers system maintenance enhances data integrity and simplifies deployment, resulting in more flexible planning and consolidation of functions
  • Reduced dependence on IT, allowing business users to manage processes, models, and reports
  • Interoperability across SAP and non-SAP environments
  • Central database enabling access from native Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Excel) and web browsers

Key Considerations for SAPinsiders

Consider moving SAP BPC to the cloud. One of the biggest opportunities for organizations considering a cloud deployment for SAP BPC is that it can be quickly deployed and easily integrated into your existing SAP landscape. In addition, the SAP HANA in-memory database provides fast performance for complex calculations and data handling.

Take advantage of robust planning and analysis capabilities with SAP Analytics Cloud. Recent innovations in cloud technology provide organizations with more options to enhance their situational decision-making framework, such as real-time planning and analyzing financial data. Consider extending the planning capabilities of SAP BPC with SAP Analytics Cloud for even more robust insights.

Establish clear goals and an understanding of the project scope to enable a successful SAP BPC implementation. Organizations should ensure adequate resources to support data preparation, conversion, and testing. SAP BPC supports flexible planning processes with pre-defined planning templates that can be used as-is or customized to fit an organization’s specific needs.

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  1. Roadmap and solutions for FP&A

    SAP provides solutions across the board for various Financial Planning & Analysis requirements. This session provides a detailed overview of these solutions and how they support key planning and profitability capabilities and processes. And you will also hear how SAP is evolving solution functionality in the immediate future. Attend this session to: - Understand the…
  2. Future of FP&A panel discussion

    Migrating to SAP S/4HANA and implementing SAP Fiori can impact your GRC/IAG ruleset and your SAP roles - but to what extent? Attend this session to gain an understanding of the differences between ECC and SAP S/4HANA and to dive deep into the changed data model of SAP S/4HANA and the new authorization layers introduced…
  3. The New Normal: FP&A lessons learned

    Learn how to adjust to thrive and not just survive in The New Normal. FP&A teams will have to make adjustments to processes including people, process, culture, and technology to adapt. Confronting a historic level of uncertainty has rendered traditional methods of data analytics, forecasting, and scenario planning all but useless. Predictions for the return…
  4. Enhance SAP BPC: Discover How to Take Financial Planning to the Next Level

    Reading time: 8 mins

    Extend Your SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Application with SAP Analytics Cloud By Lauren Bonneau, Senior Editor, SAPinsider Finance in today’s economy should not be reporting on data that is irrelevant, but rather it should act as a steward for the organization — steering from the front of the boat — predicting the future and…...…
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    Improve SAP BPC Reports Using Local Member

    Reading time: 3 mins

    SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) 10.1 resolves some difficulties finance users have had in setting up advanced finance reports. It includes multiple solutions, one of which is a user-friendly feature called Local Member. Any finance user who has prepared a report using SAP BPC has needed to pull data from SAP BPC while…
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    Improve BPC Formatting with the EPMCopyRange Formula

    Reading time: 3 mins

    Audio pioneer Dolby Laboratories, which has been delivering audiophiles a superior sound and sight experience since the 1970s, decided in 2016 that it wanted an equally stringent level of quality assurance for its business process testing. The business sought a risk-based automated testing solution to reduce or eliminate regression test coverage gaps and lengthy testing…
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    Create Flexible Planning Workbooks Using Analysis for Office and SAP BPC 11.0

    Reading time: 7 mins

    Learn how you can create flexible planning workbooks with measures, local calculations, and local hierarchies using the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 11.0 embedded model and Analysis for Office. Key Concept SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 11.0 and Analysis for Office allow you to create planning workbooks that leverage the enterprise data warehouse models and…...…
  8. Cameron Achieves Complete Plant-Level Visibility with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

    Reading time: 10 mins

    In the midst of a business reorganization, Cameron, a Schlumberger Company and manufacturer in the oil and gas industry, embarked on a company-wide standardization project to simplify and streamline both its SAP ERP and reporting processes as well as eliminate manually intensive processes that resulted from disconnected legacy systems. This project involved consolidating to five…
  9. Live from SAPinsider Studio: Successful Business Planning at Stepan Company

    Andrew Chapman, Corporate FP&A Senior Manager at Stepan, provides an inside look at the keys to success for Stepan’s move to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation. The conversation occurred during the Financials/GRC 2017 conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Topics covered include: Advice for getting internal approval for the project , such as conducting an…...…
  10. Live from SAPinsider Studio: A Conversation on Enterprise Performance Management Solutions

    Elizabeth Milne, shares insights into the different enterprise performance management solutions available for SAP customers. The conversation occurred during the Financials/GRC 2017 conference held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Topics covered include: How continuous accounting improves the financial close Announcements of new solutions in the SAP Enterprise Performance Management suite Advice for companies to combat the…...…