Enterprise Resource Planning Blogs by Members
Gain new perspectives and knowledge about enterprise resource planning in blog posts from community members. Share your own comments and ERP insights today!
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

# Purpose of This Blog

There is drastic change on various planning front in S/4 HANA; many SAP Consultant are not able to conclude this change and not able to understand the holistic view of the SAP S/4 HANA Planning.


# Overview of the Planning in SAP

Planning in SAP has been majorly moved SAP BPC Optimised for S/4 HANA. SAP BPC Optimized for SAP S/4HANA is part of the SAP S/4HANA business suite. It is delivered with BW content and planning structures, along with analysis office planning workbooks.


# Planning in S/4 HANA

Cost Center Data, Internal Order Data, and Project Data planning is possible in SAP ERP (S/4 HANA). Profit Center planning is no more supported in the SAP S/4HANA (SAP ERP). Below table illustrate the planning possibilities in S/4 HANA and Optimised BPC.

Planning For BPC CO FI CO-PA
Balance Sheet Yes Yes*
Profit & Loss Yes Yes*
Profit Center (and GL) Yes Yes*
Cost Center Yes# Yes#
Internal Order Yes# Yes#
Project Yes# Yes#
Functional Areas Yes
Market Segment (Account Based) Yes Yes
Market Segment (Cost Based) Customised Yes
Free Dimensions Customised Yes
Plan Data Processing Yes Yes* Yes
Y* = It is deactivated by default, but can be re-activated in S/4 HANA System
Y# = Communication between S/4 HANA and BPC possible

Pictorial View of the above data


Note: Plan data recorded prior to the S/4 HANA migrate in GL (BS/P&L/PrCtr/BusArea) cannot be accessed after the migrate, as the planning transactions are deactivated during the upgrade. So, please pay special attention to this during S/4 HANA migration.


# key Capabilities of SAP BPC Optimized for SAP S/4HANA

  • Single planning solution with the strengths of current solutions.

  • Real-time access to master and transactional data, for modeling and variance analysis.

  • Flexible drill-down on drivers of profitability, including customer, product, geography, and channel.

  • Identification of trends and forecasts, using predictive analysis.

  • Seamless integration of planning screens into SAP S/4HANA workflows.

  • End-to-end simulation capabilities.

  • Pre-built planning models for accelerated adoption.

  • Elimination of Data Replication

  • It provides end to end simulation capabilities


# BPC Content Analysis Workbooks are SAP FIORI Compliant

# Other Understanding

  • BPC required a separate license

  • BPC 10.1 version for SAP NetWeaver is compatible with SAP S/4 HANA



Courtesy: SAP
Labels in this area