SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC), version for SAP NetWeaver 10.1, exists in two versions: Standard and Embedded.
We observed that although there is rich knowledge sharing content available – either from SAP or from our ecosystem – it looks like the overall maturity level on Embedded is still lower than Standard.
One product/different flavors
SAP BPC comes in different flavors: BPC version for Microsoft, BPC version for NetWeaver, BPC version for SAP HANA, BPC Standard (aka Classic), BPC Embedded, BPC on HANA, and recently, BPC Optimized for S/4 HANA.
It looks cumbersome, but it is actually pretty simple, and extremely well explained in this short article.
Now, as BPC Embedded gets more and more traction, we think it’s time to regroup all available material so that partners and customers become more familiar with the Standard version and how they can understand when and how to position BPC Embedded.
One entry point / two tracks / many bloggers
To provide a 360° view, I’ve asked a set of experts to share their knowledge on BPC Embedded through two tracks:
- A Strategic/Functional track which will focus on the business aspects and detail the strategy of BPC Embedded.
- A Technical track which will give detailed insights and “how-to” implement BPC Embedded.
After each new blog post, I will update this article by adding links so that you have a single entry point to the whole series.
|Strategic track||Technical track|
|Embedded model positioning, from Kirk Anderson, VP EPM Solution Management||Solving the planners dilemma, from Uwe Fischer, head of BPC development|
|Combining the 2 worlds of BPC standard and BW, from Frank Klingl, head of planning engines development|
|Business challenges the embedded model addresses, from Kirk Anderson, VP EPM Solution Management||How to set up a budgeting process, from Gerd Schoeffl, planning expert|
|Planning comes home, from Thorsten Jopp, EPM global center of excellence expert||How to Extend BPC 10.1 NW Web UI and How to Customize BPC 10.1 NW Web UI Theme from Gavin Du, BPC product manager|
|SAP BPC Embedded implementation real cases – part I from Julien Dyon, Regional Implementation Group BPC expert|
|SAP BPC embedded implementation real cases – part II||Tranfer local plan data to global InfoProviders from Gerd Schoeffl, BW planning expert|
|Unifying BPC NW and BW-IP from Uwe Fischer, head of BPC development||How to efficiently realize a rolling forecast scenario from Gerd Schoeffl, BW planning expert|
|An introduction to Planning, from Detlef Wassmuth, BPC product manager||How to validate your data, from Gerd Schoeffl, BW planning expert|
|Planning as part of BW, from Detlef Wassmuth, BPC product manager|
Articles coming soon!
| Articles coming soon!
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WEBCAST ON-DEMAND: SAP BW-IP, SAP BPC NW 10.1 Standard & Embedded Compared
This session will explore the comparison of BW-IP, BPC NW 10.1 Standard and BPC NW 10.1 Embedded. Each of these products is currently offered by SAP as planning solutions, but each has characteristics and functionality which will influence the decision to use one rather than another. This session aims to clarify the differences between each of the products and aid in the decision as to which of them to implement. Each product will be better suited to a given company’s needs according to certain criteria, and this discussion will set out to identify which product is best in each case.
Eric Fenollosa is the Chief Product Expert at SAP France. He has been with SAP for over 7 years but has over 20 years' experience in software development.