Financial Management Blogs by SAP
Get financial management insights from blog posts by SAP experts. Find and share tips on how to increase efficiency, reduce risk, and optimize working capital.
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
SAP used to offer several Add-ins into Microsoft Office, Analysis Office (AO) and EPM Add-in were the most prominent ones among them. As several customers have requested to run them in parallel in the same workbook, SAP has moved them to a common Office layer that has enabled parallel usage. As of the Analysis Office 2.1 release, both Analysis and EPM features have been converged into a single client with a single installer.

Terminology: SAP calls the product Analysis Office (add-in). This product contains a ribbon tab with Analysis features, which we refer to as Analysis plug-in, and a ribbon tab with EPM features, which we refer to as EPM plug-in. This means, you can use the EPM plug-in as part of Analysis Office (add-in).

The common installer facilitates the roll-out of both Analysis and EPM functionalities and it reduces potential dependencies (between the plug-ins).
Uncertainty about which Office Client to use on top of BPC Embedded can exist.

For each new BPC scenario, SAP recommends the following plug-in:

  1. For any BPC 10.1 standard model, SAP recommends to use EPM plug-in (EPM tab of AO)

  2. For BPC 10.1 embedded model, SAP recommends to use the Analysis plug-in due to its best integration into BW meta data. EPM plug-in has some architectural limitations and will not receive any functional enhancements on the BPC 10.1 embedded model.

Please See details here: