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SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (3rd Edition)

by: Sridhar Srinivasan and Kumar Srinivasan

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Publisher: SAP Press,15.05.13

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ISBN: 1592294456
ISBN13: 9781592294459

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THIS EDITION IS OUT OF PRINT. FOR THE 4th EDITION, PLEASE PERFORM A NEW SEARCH USING THE FOLLOWING ISBN13: 9781493212064

- A complete overview of SAP BPC solutions
- Master the features, functions, and integration of SAP BPC with other components and applications
- Updated and revised for SAP BPC 10.0
- 3rd Edition SAP NetWeaver Version

Explore how SAP BPC 10.0 can impact your organization. This updated and expanded edition gives you a comprehensive overview of the SAP BPC features, functions, and best practices. Referencing a detailed case study, find out how to use SAP BPC for NetWeaver for budget planning, forecasting, and consolidation-the building blocks of a complete planning and consolidation solution. Learn what to expect from a BPC application-and how to get it using SAP BPC 10.0.

Features and Functions
Discover how data management, process management, and reporting work in BPC.

Reporting and Analysis
Extensive coverage of the reporting and analysis framework will walk you through the steps and tools used to report, plan, and analyze data.

Best Practices Revealed
Incorporate best practices into your budget planning, forecasting, and consolidation using SAP BPC for NetWeaver.

Integration Basics
Learn how you can coordinate a comprehensive BPC solution by integrating with other SAP components.

Case Study
Follow the fictitious Rich Bloom, Inc. as it deploys SAP BPC for NetWeaver to improve its operational efficiency and create a robust planning system.

Highlights

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              SAP BPC for NetWeaver architecture

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              Loading, scheduling, and managing data

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              Process management and collaboration

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              Business process workflows

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              Consolidation

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              Business logic

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              Application building and modeling

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              Reporting, planning, and analysis

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              Business rules

The Authors

Sridhar Srinivasan and Kumar Srinivasan work for Zebra Consulting, Inc., in Houston,TX. They have several years of experience implementing solutions using SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation products. They have also published another SAP PRESS book, SAP NetWeaver BI Integrated Planning for Finance.

Table of Contents


  ... Foreword ... 13


  ... Acknowledgments ... 19


  ... Introduction ... 21


  1 ... Overview of SAP Enterprise Performance Management ... 27


  1.1 ... Enterprise Performance Management ... 27


  1.2 ... Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting ... 32


  1.2.1 ... Planning Horizon ... 33


  1.2.2 ... Planning Types ... 34


  1.2.3 ... Planning Areas ... 36


  1.2.4 ... Common Scenarios for Planning in Business ... 38


  1.2.5 ... Considerations in Planning ... 40


  1.3 ... Consolidation ... 42


  1.3.1 ... Elimination of Intercompany Transactions ... 43


  1.3.2 ... Consolidation of Investments ... 44


  1.4 ... Summary ... 45


  2 ... Overview of SAP BPC ... 47


  2.1 ... SAP BPC: Business User-Owned and Managed ... 48


  2.1.1 ... Software Designed to Support Change ... 48


  2.1.2 ... SAP BPC (Microsoft and SAP NetWeaver) ... 50


  2.1.3 ... SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 54


  2.2 ... Unified Planning and Consolidation ... 55


  2.2.1 ... Planning in SAP BPC ... 56


  2.2.2 ... Consolidation in SAP BPC ... 56


  2.3 ... SAP BPC for NetWeaver Architecture ... 59


  2.3.1 ... BPC Clients ... 59


  2.3.2 ... Connectivity ... 60


  2.3.3 ... SAP NetWeaver Application Server ... 61


  2.3.4 ... Database Server ... 61


  2.4 ... Introducing SAP NetWeaver BW ... 62


  2.4.1 ... Objects Used in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 62


  2.4.2 ... Extracting, Transforming, and Loading Data in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 64


  2.4.3 ... Process Chains ... 67


  2.4.4 ... Business Content ... 67


  2.4.5 ... Key Features in SAP NetWeaver BW 7.3 ... 68


  2.5 ... Terminology and Objects in SAP BPC ... 70


  2.6 ... Summary ... 76


  3 ... Designing a Model with SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 77


  3.1 ... Rich Bloom Case Study ... 77


  3.1.1 ... Business ... 78


  3.1.2 ... Offices ... 78


  3.1.3 ... Products ... 78


  3.1.4 ... Currency ... 79


  3.1.5 ... Case Study ... 79


  3.1.6 ... Decision to Use SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 80


  3.2 ... Building the Data Model in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 81


  3.2.1 ... Creating and Activating InfoObjects ... 84


  3.2.2 ... Creating an InfoArea ... 94


  3.2.3 ... Creating a Sales InfoCube ... 95


  3.3 ... Building Models in SAP BPC ... 101


  3.3.1 ... Accessing the SAP BPC System ... 103


  3.3.2 ... Environment ... 107


  3.3.3 ... Dimensions ... 113


  3.3.4 ... Model ... 123


  3.4 ... Summary ... 133


  4 ... Loading, Scheduling, and Managing Data in SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 135


  4.1 ... Loading Data into an InfoCube in SAP NetWeaver BW ... 136


  4.1.1 ... Creating a DataSource ... 136


  4.1.2 ... Creating Transformations ... 140


  4.1.3 ... Creating the Data Transfer Process ... 142


  4.1.4 ... Creating InfoPackages ... 144


  4.1.5 ... Loading Data from the PSA to the Data Target ... 147


  4.2 ... Loading Data into SAP BPC ... 149


  4.2.1 ... Transformation and Conversion ... 150


  4.2.2 ... Data Manager Packages ... 158


  4.2.3 ... Process Chains ... 165


  4.2.4 ... Loading Master Data from a Flat File into a Dimension ... 165


  4.2.5 ... Loading Master Data from an InfoObject into an SAP BPC Dimension ... 176


  4.2.6 ... Loading Hierarchy Data from an InfoObject into an SAP BPC Dimension ... 186


  4.2.7 ... Loading Data from an InfoCube into an SAP BPC Model ... 190


  4.3 ... Copying Data Inside an SAP BPC Model ... 198


  4.4 ... Summary ... 201


  5 ... Reporting, Planning, and Analysis in SAP BPC ... 203


  5.1 ... Reporting and Analysis in SAP BPC ... 204


  5.1.1 ... SAP EPM Add-In Interface for Excel: Connecting to a Model ... 206


  5.1.2 ... Creating Reports ... 215


  5.1.3 ... Developing Reports Using Dynamic Templates ... 234


  5.1.4 ... Developing Reports Using EPM Functions ... 235


  5.1.5 ... Developing Reports Using the EPMRetrieveData Function ... 239


  5.1.6 ... Developing a Static EPM Report - Rolling Forecast Report ... 240


  5.1.7 ... Developing Customized Reports ... 245


  5.1.8 ... Quick Links ... 249


  5.1.9 ... Migrating 7.5 Version EvDRE Reports ... 250


  5.1.10 ... Developing Reports Using the New API for EPM ... 250


  5.1.11 ... Developing Reports Using the SAP BPC Web Client ... 252


  5.2 ... Planning in SAP BPC Using Input Forms ... 255


  5.2.1 ... Standard Templates for Input Forms ... 256


  5.2.2 ... Developing an Input Form ... 257


  5.2.3 ... Using the EPMSaveData Function to Save Data ... 260


  5.3 ... Other Features ... 261


  5.3.1 ... Drill-Through Feature ... 261


  5.3.2 ... Integration with SAP Business Objects Dashboards ... 261


  5.4 ... Summary ... 262


  6 ... Developing Business Logic in SAP BPC ... 263


  6.1 ... Dimension Logic ... 264


  6.1.1 ... Dimension Formulas ... 264


  6.1.2 ... Solve Order ... 265


  6.2 ... Logic Script ... 270


  6.2.1 ... Logic Script Construct ... 270


  6.2.2 ... Executing Logic Script ... 279


  6.2.3 ... Creating Logic Script to Revalue Plan Data ... 279


  6.2.4 ... Creating Logic Script to Push Data from the YTD to PERIODIC Models ... 289


  6.2.5 ... Logic Script Files Provided by SAP ... 290


  6.3 ... Business Rules Overview ... 291


  6.3.1 ... Currency Translation ... 291


  6.3.2 ... Carry Forward ... 292


  6.3.3 ... Account Transformation ... 292


  6.3.4 ... Intercompany Matching/Booking ... 292


  6.3.5 ... Intercompany Elimination ... 293


  6.3.6 ... Eliminations and Automatic Adjustments ... 293


  6.4 ... Currency Translation ... 294


  6.5 ... Allocations ... 305


  6.6 ... Using BAdIs to Code Logic ... 309


  6.7 ... Validation ... 312


  6.8 ... Controls ... 317


  6.9 ... Summary ... 318


  7 ... Process Management and Collaboration ... 319


  7.1 ... Work Status ... 320


  7.2 ... Comments ... 327


  7.2.1 ... Adding Comments ... 328


  7.2.2 ... Viewing Comments ... 331


  7.2.3 ... Reporting on Comments ... 334


  7.2.4 ... EPM Functions for Comments ... 337


  7.3 ... Distribution and Collection ... 337


  7.3.1 ... Creating a Distribution Template ... 339


  7.3.2 ... Offline Distribution Wizard ... 344


  7.3.3 ... Collection ... 349


  7.4 ... Book Publishing ... 350


  7.4.1 ... Creating a Book Publishing Template ... 352


  7.4.2 ... Book Publication ... 356


  7.5 ... Integrating SAP BPC Data into Word and PowerPoint ... 361


  7.6 ... Summary ... 365


  8 ... Essential Tools for Building Models ... 367


  8.1 ... Transporting SAP BPC Objects ... 368


  8.2 ... Concurrency Locking ... 375


  8.2.1 ... Approaches to Locking ... 375


  8.2.2 ... Locking Features in SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 375


  8.2.3 ... Locking Process in SAP BPC for NetWeaver ... 376


  8.3 ... Administration Parameters ... 380


  8.4 ... Statistics ... 387


  8.5 ... Audit ... 390


  8.6 ... Documents ... 393


  8.6.1 ... Accessing the Documents ... 393


  8.6.2 ... Posting a Document ... 393


  8.6.3 ... Editing Document Properties ... 394


  8.6.4 ... Add a Web Page to Documents ... 395


  8.7 ... Security ... 396


  8.7.1 ... Users ... 397


  8.7.2 ... Team ... 397


  8.7.3 ... Task Profile ... 397


  8.7.4 ... Data Access Profile ... 399


  8.7.5 ... Security Model ... 399


  8.8 ... Summary ... 400


  9 ... Consolidation with SAP BPC ... 401


  9.1 ... Steps in Consolidation ... 402


  9.2 ... Business Rules ... 403


  9.2.1 ... Carry Forward ... 404


  9.2.2 ... Account Transformation ... 413


  9.2.3 ... Intercompany Matching/Booking ... 417


  9.2.4 ... Intercompany Eliminations (U.S. Elimination) ... 424


  9.2.5 ... Controls ... 431


  9.3 ... Consolidation of Investments ... 441


  9.3.1 ... Purchase Method ... 441


  9.3.2 ... Equity Method ... 442


  9.3.3 ... Proportional Method ... 443


  9.3.4 ... Consolidation of Investments ... 444


  9.4 ... Intercompany Elimination-Eliminations and Adjustments Business Rule ... 464


  9.5 ... Journals ... 467


  9.5.1 ... Create Journal Template ... 469


  9.5.2 ... Manage Journals ... 471


  9.5.3 ... Journal BAdI ... 473


  9.6 ... Summary ... 474


  10 ... Business Process Flow and Enhancements ... 475


  10.1 ... Business Process Flow ... 475


  10.1.1 ... Creating a Business Process Flow Template ... 476


  10.1.2 ... Creating a Business Process Flow Instance ... 481


  10.1.3 ... Executing Activities ... 482


  10.1.4 ... Process Monitor ... 484


  10.2 ... New Features for SAP NetWeaver ... 485


  10.2.1 ... SAP HANA ... 485


  10.2.2 ... Firefox as Web Browser ... 485


  10.2.3 ... Drill-Through for Web Reports ... 485


  10.2.4 ... Disaggregate Data from Parent Node Cells Using BAdI ... 485


  10.2.5 ... Reporting on Archived Audit Data ... 486


  10.2.6 ... Defer Layout in a Web Report ... 486


  10.2.7 ... Export Web Report to CSV file ... 486


  10.2.8 ... Zero Suppression Option in a Web Report ... 486


  10.3 ... Conclusion ... 486


  ... The Authors ... 489


  ... Index ... 491