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TammyPowlas
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I was a little late attending; the legal disclaimer applies that anything in the future is subject to change.

See more at next week’s ASUG Annual Conference/SAPPHIRENOW:

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Be sure to add these related sessions to your agenda for next week:



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Challenges



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Follow the BW approach, semantic layer, able to bring information together, and create integrated planning applications



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What is important for your business? High flexibility - Excel or integration

Today offer flexibility and integration - create plan master data on the fly, change planning model



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Integration scenarios are possible with underlying platform

Challenge is to bring parties together to use the planning platform

SAC for Planning; not connected with BW, but with hybrid planning can connect BPC to one common planning solution



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Started with acquisition of Outooksoft in 2007

BW on HANA - BPC 10.1 NW

BW/4HANA - no planning capabilities available - need to install BPC 11x add-on; BW-IP solution is no longer possible



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Following market, overall strategy is cloud, SAP Analytics Cloud



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Planned to release at end of May

One tool for planning and reporting



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New start page, insert different types of chart, create own style, investment in process flows



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Uses Analysis Office as front-end



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Uses BW modeling tools

Transaction RSPLAN moved to BW modeling tool



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Able to create end user planning application

Deep integration helps with data quality



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Reduced modeling objects



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Deep integration, no transformation needed, like to have access to BW data



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Different deployment options



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History of BPC



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BW/4HANA does not contain planning; BPC add on is mandatory for planning

SAC for Planning




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Not a standalone app



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App Design - can compare with Lumira or old Web App Designer -- create powerful planning applications for your business user



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No replication with live data



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Modern tool, commenting functionality, discussion panel



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Similar to Excel UI



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Compare stories to workbooks



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Create a new calculated member



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Compare to Fox formulas



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Data Actions - orchestrate planning processes



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Versioning is out of box



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Direct entry - type directly in cell



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Distribution and spreading

Distribute from node to underlying leaf - top down distribution

Spreading - can change different cell



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Asymmetric reporting



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Currency conversion is supported out of the box



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Quickly discussed



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Calendar planning triggers process, can be starting page, what different tasks need to do

Gantt chart shows



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Predictive forecast is out of the box



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Value driver tree is nice for simulation, nice visualization

Hybrid Planning




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Not a super set



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Replicate data to SAC and can write data back



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Live connection; better integration

SAC acts as web client

Question and Answer


Q: Are there functional differences/limitations in the planning area comparing BPC embedded in BW/4Hana with SAC? In other words: do I still need SAC for planning if I have BPC embedded in BW/4Hana respective do I need BPC embedded if I use SAC for Planning?

A: SAC can be used as a stand alone planning application. In addition, have integration

Hybrid scenario uses BPC

Q: Shall we consume SAP ECC tables directly to SAC

A: Yes this is possible for the S/4HANA integration; here replicate data as well as do not have a live connection
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