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Thanks a lot for visiting my blog. The current page should provide an overview about the product SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. In addition to this, I would like to share additioanl information about the product with you as well.
Due to this reason, you will find additional links to other great blogs of my colleagues.

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver: Product Update and Strategy

Here you will find the current version of our Product Roadmap
SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver Product & Product Strategy U...

General information about Release, Upgrade and Maintenance

We, from the Development and Product Management organization, get very often general questions about our product strategy and product maintenance. The SAP Support Portal is where you can find solutions to any issues you are facing with your SAP products, report incidents when you can't find a solution, download software, get your license keys, and a lot more.

With the help of the page Release, Upgrade and Maintenance Information you will get access to the following, important documents

For getting information about SAP software releases, please check the Product Availability Matrix (PAM)

  • Release type (for example standard release or early adoption release)

  • Planned availability

  • Maintenance durations

  • Upgrade paths

  • Platform availability, including database platforms and operating systems

Direct access PAM:

In addition to this, we provide information about the SAP Maintenance Strategy

SAP Notes -Central notes for each support package-:

As you probably know, we provide for every support package a central note. (In general: you will find all notes as part of the topic Knowledge Base & Incidents as part of our SAP Support Portal).

Knowledge Base & Incidents
SAP Note & KBA Search

With the help of this central note, you will get information about the highlights of each support packages, the different software components, the client etc. In addition to this, you will get references to further important notes.In the following blog, you will find a list about the central notes of each support package. Furthermore,  you will find more interesting notes about the product SAP BusinessObjects and Consolidation for SAP NetWeaver.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation for SAP NetWeaver -helpful notes-


Unifying BPC NW and BW-IP (PAK)

We have a number of blogs here in SDN covering this topic. Please have a look at uwe.fischer‘s excellent blog giving you an introduction into the topic and containing links to screen camsshowing an example of an end to end scenario:

Unifying BPC NW and BW-IP

In addition,for those who come from the ‘BPC standard’ world and are venturing into the realms of ‘BPC embedded’ there is a comparision between he script logic and the Fox Formulas:

Taming the Fox – Unified way

An interesting comparison of the concepts of BPC embedded and BPC classic can be found in:

Concepts compared: BPC standard and BPC embedded

If you want to learn more about the necessary (minimum) authorizations you need for using BPC Embedded please have a look at:

BPC 10.1 Embedded: Authorizations for the “Minimal Planner”

Special Topics in BPC Embedded

There is again a blog done by uwe.fischer explaining the fundamentals of the move from BW-IP to PAK:

Moving from BW-IP to SAP HANA optimized planning with the new Planning Applications Kit

We have a number of blogs showing the evolution of the in memory features and the new features delivered in 2014:

Improvements on SAP HANA-optimized planning with the Planning Applications Kit (PAK)

Further Improvements on SAP HANA-optimized planning with the Planning Applications Kit in 2014

And here are two blogs regarding the new features delivered in BW 7.5. The first blog gives an overview of the new features in BW 7.5, the second blogs gives an update on the new features that have been added with our support pack SP4. This second blog also contains a number of short videos demonstrating the new functionality.

Planning Engine Improvements for BPC Embedded Model, PAK and BW-IP with BW 7.50 

Planning Engine Improvements for BPC Embedded Model, PAK and BW-IP with BW 7.50 SP4
In addition we have a number of more ‘technical’ blogs showing how to analyze the execution of a planning function/disaggregation in HANA and concerning the debugging of SQL-Script and FOX formulas (with videos):

How to Check whether a Planning Function or a Disaggregation in PAK is executed in Memory

Debugging a planning function of type formula in BW-IP

Debugging Fox Formulas in BW-IP and PAK

Debugging SQL-Script based Planning Functions in BPC 10.1 Embedded/PAK

If you need more technical information about PAK like a list of supported features please have a look at our central note

List of How to Papers

In this list we have collected a important How to Papers usable for BPC 10.1 Embedded Model as well as for PAK/BW_IP. Also papers regarding planning in Analysis for Office are mentioned in this list.

SAP How-To Guides for  Analysis and Planning

The list can also be found under

SAP How-To Guides For BPC 10.1 Embedded, PAK/BW-IP, and Analysis for Office

General information about Release, Upgrade and Maintenance

In this wiki we collect more technical information regarding the different features of BW-IP/PAK.

BW-PLA – Planning – SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse – SCN Wiki

Special topics in BPC Embedded

Here we collect some special topics in BPC Embedded. We start with a blog explaining the use of DAPs on Composite Providers.

BPC 10.1 embedded: How DAPs determine Authorizations for HCPRs

Keep in mind that BPC Embedded uses PAK technology as a technical basis so also check the links we have gathered under the topic ‘In Memory Planning PAK’.