On the surface, BPC 11, version for BW/4HANA appears to have many of the same features as the previous version, BPC 10.1. However, the most meaningful upgrade in BPC 11 lies in the database platform, BW/4HANA.
To appreciate the new foundation for BPC 11, we have to explore the underlying database platform. BW/4HANA may share a similar name with its predecessor, however, this all-new platform represents SAP’s rearchitected, next generation data warehouse.
Let’s explore this new platform by directly addressing five key commonly asked questions:
BPC 11, Version for BW/4HANA
SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is delivered as a SaaS (Software as a Service) solution on the SAP HANA Cloud Platform. SAC combines multiple EPM, BI and Analytics features/benefits into one product. This allows users to plan with robust collaboration features while using Predictive Analytics as well as Business Intelligence, and robust, state of the art Analytics. Currently, SAP BPC remains the default approach for Enterprise-wide Planning, Forecasting and Consolidations, while SAP Analytics Cloud fulfills relatively straightforward requirements from a planning and forecasting perspective.