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For the last more than 15 years, SAP Business Planning and Consolidaiton (SAP BPC) provided a rock-solid on-premise planning solution for customers. When organizations transitioned to cloud technology, SAP was able to satisfy that need with SAP Analytics Cloud, its flagship analytics and planning SAAS solution. Though SAP has promised customers using on-premise solutions that their investments are safe and secure as announced in its product strategy, many on-premise users themselves are facing a number of challenges such as

  • How do we drive maximum cost synergies to fund innovation

  • How do we better engage our employees to attract and retain top talent

  • How do we engage with Machine Learning and AI to help support planning

  • How do we collaborate with plans across enterprise

All these factors are leading the organizations to move to the cloud-based planning solution from their traditional on-premise solutions and SAP BPC is no exception. The easiest and smoothest transition for SAP BPC customers to cloud is SAP Analytics Cloud. With SAP Analytics Cloud, customers can leverage Planning and Analysis on a single solution. SAP Analytics Cloud provides a set of rich planning capabilities that allows organizations to plan across various lines of business, connecting operational to financial plans. SAP Analytics Cloud is always online with your most trusted data.

Now SAP provides a migration guide for customers who have deployed SAP BPC. This document also provides guidance (for Planning only – not for Consolidation) on how to integrate SAP Analytics Cloud with S/4HANA and SAP BW. This document covers topics such as dimensions and models, calculation logic, validation rules, reports, work status, security, audit etc. to name a few.

When you are ready to take the next step, you can get the details at SAP Note 3308697 or contact us at to get the guide and learn more about using SAP Analytics Cloud for Planning to migrate your BPC investment to the Cloud and accelerate your business & financial transformation.