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Product and Topic Expert
Product and Topic Expert

Hi Everyone,

I am back again to remind you to mark your calendars on March 23, 2021 as the release date of the powerful calculation engine, SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 Support Package (SP13) 

Also, if you are interested to know about the exciting enhancements, features and contents included in SP13, read through up to the end as I will give you an overview of what you can expect to be included in the package starting with......

Flow Modeling Performance Improvement

Flow Modeling is one of the major functions being used in Estimated CashFlow Preparation. In SP13, additional performance improvement is to be released that willl help modeled environments in calculating and providing results faster for large amount of data after reactivation.


Visual Modeler

Visual Modeler can still be identified into at least four (4) main screens

    • Environment Screen (Read-Only)

    • Modeling Screen (Read-Only)

    • Process Management Screen (Read-Only)

    • Visualize/Report Management Screen (Editable)

The enhacenements for Visual Modeler were already released for you through notes. So if you are in a lower version of SAP Profitability and Performance Management and still wish to use the said enhancements you may implement below notes:

To know more about these Visual Modeler features and enhancements please visit my teammates blog posts where they clearly explained the features and enhancements


Remote Function Adapter

To the financial experts that are taking advantage of the Remote Function Adapter's posting capability, I am happy to inform you that there are two new types to be expected in SP13

    • Purchase Order

For integration scenarios with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, this new RFA type allows you to create a purchase order in Materials Management from SAP Profitability and Performance Management. To those who are techical, this RFA type is using BAPI BAPI_PO_CREATE1.

    • Secondary Cost Elements Posting

For integration scenarios with SAP ERP or SAP S/4HANA, this new RFA type allows you to post manual cost allocation with secondary cost elements posting in Controlling from SAP Profitability and Performance Management. To those who are technical, this RFA type is using BAPI BAPI_ACC_MANUAL_ALLOC_POST.



You want to consume SAP Profitability and Performance Management Query data using OData Service? Now it is possible with Support Package 13!

A new option for the Query function that allows OData service exposure is set in generated objects (BEX Query or CDS view). Please take note that the OData service itself is not created and has to be established manually for the query source “Environment” and for query source “Environment CDS”.
To know more about this new integration capability visit SAP Note 3020709.

Connection Management *NEW*

"Connection Management" is now available in SP13!

Through ABAP transaction code /NXI/P1_CONM (hint use /n/NXI/P1_CONM), it is now possible to maintain connections to external systems. This functionality allows logical mapping of external objects to be used for modeling in SAP Profitability and Performance Management.

Since connections are not environment-specific, functions across different environments can reuse the created connection.

Let me go a bit deeper to show you how to use the created connection.

The created connection can be used in SAP Profitability and Performance Management's information functions such as Model Table, Model View, Model BW, Model RDL via Connection Type: Logical. Below is an example of a Model Table in SP13.

Since this logical connection is new to SP13, how about the models you created earlier?

Optionally you can migrate previous model functions from physical to logical models via report /NXI/P1_MIG_MODEL_PHY_TO_LOG.

Sample Content

Lastly, let us move to sample contents. There is one new content to be expected in SP13

Sample Content ID Version

Sample Content Process Mining on SAP S/4HANA – Utilities Management


This sample content provides an end-to-end process mining model for the utilities management process. It focuses on the meter reading process conducted by the utility provider, and the analysis of billings, collected and outstanding. Input data comes from standard SAP tables and several other non-ERP tables. The model calculates standard and industry-specific key performance indicators for an evaluation of an overall utility providing process. It also includes a qualitative reporting template for the visual analysis of data model results using a variety of charts and descriptive texts to create reports for different stakeholders. Organizational goals can be kept in line through the process diagram, which offers a better understanding of the process performance.

Aside from above content, the development team also enhanced multiple contents such as:

SAP Note Description Env ID Release Version
2996790 Sample Content Corporate Budgeting and Planning SXB 2
2650964 Sample Content Value Chain Sustainability Management SXC 12
2650694 Sample Content Operational Transfer Pricing SXG 12
2614974 Sample Content IT Cost Management SXI 11
2901604 Sample Content Tax Calculation and Reporting SXT 6
2954060 Sample Content Financing and Investment Sustainablity Management SXV 3
2901532 Sample Content Process Mining on S/4 HANA - Accounts Payable SXM AP06
2650985 Consumer Products Profitability and Cost Management SCP 8
2685563 Retail Profitability and Cost Management SCR 8
2685567 Automotive Profitability and Cost Management SDA 7
2650984 Chemicals Profitability and Cost Management SEC 8
2685576 Oil and Gas Profitability and Cost Management SEO 8
2727480 Banking Profitability and Cost Management SFB 7
2764542 Insurance Profitability and Cost Management SFI 5
2650880 Airline Profitability and Cost Management SSA 9
2685577 Engineering, Construction and Operations Profitability and Cost Management SSE 6
2650980 Telecommunication Profitability and Cost Management SST 9
2650987 Railways, Travel and Transportation Profitability and Cost Management SSV 9
2685589 Healthcare Profitability and Cost Management SPH 7
2764470 Public Sector Profitability and Cost Management SPP 6

I am hoping this blog post helped you in getting an overview of the exciting enhancements, features, and contents that you are to experience with Support Package 13.

Happy Patching and until my next post!