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This blog will provide a snapshot of the SAP BPC Embedded – Consolidation functionality, as SAP released BPC SP09 for NetWeaver BW 7.4 and NetWeaver BW7.5 SP02.  SAP BPC Embedded is also integral part of SAP Integrated Business Planning (IBP), also known as SAP IBP for S4/HANA, which integrates financial planning, Sales planning, Manufacturing planning, Procurement planning etc.

The following consolidation components and functionality are enabled in 10.1 BPC embedded:

  • Consolidation
  • Journals
  • Ownership management
  • Dimension management
  • Business rules
  • Task Sequence
  • Controls
  • BPF Integration

The Consolidation functionality in BPC Embedded is same as the consolidation functionality in BPC Standard/Classic version.  The objects need to be created in BW and will be mapped in BPC including related “models” (Consolidation, Ownership and Rates), dimensions and dimension properties.

1. Environment:   The  Embedded Shell  consists of Consolidation and planning models.

2. Administration: The consolidation features which are enabled Rules, Business Process Flows   and Journals, which is similar to  BPC Standard/Classic version.

Modeling: To modify the consolidation model, need to set the references to InfoProviders/ Relatime infoCubes that exist in SAP Business Warehouse (BW) (Rates, Ownership, and Consolidation)

Modify the Model:

Mapping of Dimensions & Member Properties with   InfoObjects & attributes:  The configuration is similar to BPC10.1 Standard/Classic version functionality for Dimension type, Hierarchy, attributes

After Mapping, save and Validate Model:

Advance Settings: Includes Integration Mode, Parameters, Default Trading Partner

Integration Mode

Parameters:  For Example; Mapping of Fiscal Year period in BPC to Fiscal year Variant with compounding member in BW ; K1

Default Trading Partner: Enables, to assign the default trading partner.

Dimensions:  The Configuration to edit the dimension members, Hierarchies & View structure is Similar to 10.1 Standard/Classic version.

Business Rules: The Configuration is Similar to 10.1 Standard/Classic version.

Methods & Method Based Multipliers: : Configuration is Similar to  10.1 Standard/Classic version

Business Rules: Account based calculations, Currency translation, Intercompany bookings, eliminations & Adjustments, Carry forward configuration Same as 10.1 Standard/Classic version, Based on mapping of the members of infoObjects

Task Sequence:   The new feature task sequence is added , which needs to be configured based on configuration rules, on running the Execute button in consolidation monitor which simulate  the consolidation tasks in sequence which are already configured in the business rules.

Consolidation : The Configuration is Similar to 10.1 Standard/Classic version