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5 EPM System prep steps to take before budget season

Posted by David Den Boer on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

Summer brings days at the beach and the inevitable sunburn, while winter delivers snow and shoveling. Budget season? Well, that can mean a scramble to make sure your EPM software is 100% ready when entering a planning cycle. If your organization is like most, updating your EPM system is a priority during the off-season—especially if major improvements are on the punch list. The following five steps can ensure the smoothest possible experience—and keep the drama to a minimum:  

Topics: User Experience, Product Focused, SAP Analytics Cloud, sap bpc, SO - BPC v11.x, SO - BPC v10.x, SO - BPC v7.x, reporting, BPC, BPC v10 upgrade, Roadmap, tuneup, analytics tune up

How to Improve the BPC User Experience, Part One: Without a Developer - from Darwin EPM

Posted by Jennifer Breier on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 @ 08:04 AM

SAP BPC users know that its user interface is built on the Excel platform – making it user-friendly for accounting and finance professionals who already work in Excel for financial statements and other reporting.  But how can you improve the Excel experience, either with or without a developer?

Topics: Darwin EPM, User Experience, Product Focused

Waltzing with Columns in the EPM Add-in for SAP BPC

Posted by Deb Silverman on Wed, Jan 17, 2018 @ 08:01 AM

We all encounter game-changing challenges, so here’s my story of how a simple task we do every day has taught me that things are not always as easy as they seem. 

When using overrides with rows, the column keys sometimes shift around.  We all have our strategies, however I discovered an issue with an EPM tab containing multiple reports (000, 001, 002 +...) not sharing a column axis. Typically, local members are positioned or anchored and methodically built with the expectation they’ll stick.  I hit a wall and was lucky a colleague was sitting nearby to share ideas on how to fix this issue. 

Topics: EPM Add-in, Product Focused

BPC 11, version for BW/4HANA: FAQs

Posted by Steve Sussman on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 @ 10:01 AM
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:

Topics: BPC 11, Version for BW/4HANA, Product Focused

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