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Searching the Web for SAP EPM & BPC Answers - Part I

Posted by
Charles Dagaev
Charles Dagaev
on Wed, Jul 31, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
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It seems every day we are always searching for something on the Internet. A good recipe for pea soup, the cheapest hotel in Oakland, California or the difference between an Aardvark and an Armadillo. We are creatures of habit.  You most likely get your news or local forecast from the same source on line each morning, the same way you probably go to the same coffee house.  Although there are thousands of similar sites, we find a website that provides us with the information we are looking for and we stick with it. I have found over the years that these habits cover not only one’s personal searches but their professional as well.

Column5 EPM BPC Technical ConsultantWorking as a Column5 Technical Consultant, I am faced with challenges that require additional resources or research.  Research is an important part of my job. It provides me with the insight for the challenge I am dealing with at that moment as well as the ability to transfer that knowledge to a client or colleague.  Though each encounter or analysis is different, one factor that always remains the same are the websites that are frequently used for my research. 

In terms of the SAP EPM space, there are several websites that have provided me with answers that no others sites could match.  Whether you are looking for a release note, a “How-To” guide or technical requirements for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 7.5 the following websites should be added to your favorites:

  1. SAP Service Market Place Support - Here you can find a wealth of information, including Service Packs, patches, product availability, product issues, and open a support ticket.(*This site will require you to login with an SAP “S-ID.”  Please contact SAP for more details.)

  2. EPM How To Guides - Here you can find information about all versions of the BPC product. These include “How-To” guides, best practices for “EVDRE”, reports, logic, etc.

  3. EPM Forum - Here you can ask “experts” questions, or look up issues or questions other BPC community members have had in the past.

  4. SAP Community Network -  Community of users and experts. You can register for this site and get huge amounts of information from World Wide developers.

  5. SAP Community Network BPC - Same as above, but for BPC specifically.

  6. SAP Help Files Online - For All SAP Products – You can choose Business  Objects > EPM Solutions > Planning and Consolidation >Version and Platform

In future posts Part II will consist of finding answers for SAP BPC Microsoft Windows platform and Part III will be for Microsoft SQL Server. For additional questions & answers view the webcast below.

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Topics: Best Practices, Performance, Implementation, BPC (Business Planning & Consolidation)


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