We are running on SAP BPC 5.0 sp10. While downloading patch upgrade(SP10) from SAP site, we notice that we can also download SAP BPC 7.0 M . We thought it is good idea to upgrade to SAP BPC 7.0 M but before moving in to direction I have some questions .
What are the potential risks in upgrading 5.0 SP10 to SAP BPC 7.0 M?
Is it a smooth upgrade?
Do we need to change our input schedule / Reports for SAP BPC 7.0 M?
What SQL version we need to upgrade to SAP BPC 7.0 M?
If anyone of you already done that please share your issues etc.
We are R/3 shop and we are running SAP NW. When we are going to the following path. I expect to see SAP BPC NW which is not there? Why? Also do we need to purchase it?
The only difference I can tell in NW we have BI integration whereas BPC 7.0 Microsoft doesnu2019t have BI/NW. Correct?
Download BPC 7.0 SP01
To download BPC 7.0 SP01, perform these steps:
1. Go to the SAP Service Marketplace Software Distribution Center at http://service.sap.com/swdc and navigate through the left panel following this path:
Download > Support Packages and Patches > Entry by Application Group
2. To download the server portion of the installation, do the following:
a) Choose SAP Application Components > SAP BPC FOR SAP NETWEAVER > SAP BPC 7.0 FOR SAP NETWEAVER > SAP CPM BPC 7.0 > Win32. ( We dont have it )
INSTEAD we have
a) Choose SAP Application Components > SAP BPC 7.0 Microsoft > Win32.
To pass from 5.x to 7.0 M we can say it is an upgrade but in any case you have first to test it into development this upgrade before to do this into production.
In generally everything it should work fine but if you have any customer development this has to be tested with 7.0 to see if it is still working or you need to rewrite that part.
SAP BPC 7.0 M is working with SQL 20005 and SQL 2008.
Our recommendation it is to use SQL Server 2008 because the performances are better.
However if you will choose SQL Server 2008 then you have to double check all the DM packages (not the standard because this you will be able to copy from appshel and it will work but all the custom DM packages).
SAP BPC 7.0 NW means other licenses because it is a different product than SAP BPC Microsoft.
More than that in this case you will have to do a migration from 5.x to SAP BPC 7.0 NW and that means much more than a simple update.
Because not all the things from 5.x are working into SAP BPC 7.0 (for example BPF) if you will decide to use SAP BPC NW in that case you have to plan and to see what you have implemented into 5.x can be migrated to 7.0 NW.
Regarding the integration of SAP BPC 7.0 NW yes you will have it but it is important to know what kind of integration you will need to have because if you expect to reuse the existing master data then that it will not be the case.
I hope this it will help.
I don't know if I was to cover everything but your post have a lot oif questions where the details can not be cover just in few rows.