The Future of Business Planning with BPC 10.1 and SAP HANA

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    Presentation Title Template

    Jason Bliss

    Rob Jerome

    March 2015

    The Future of Business Planning with BPC 10.1

  • Introduction Why SAP and why Dickinson + Associates Overview of SAP BPC 10.1 Business Planning with BPC DEMO New Planning Capabilities with BPC on HANA

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    SAP Leads the Analytics Market

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    We Are:

    Focus: Delivery of quality SAP Business Suite, BI/Analytics, and Mobility consulting services to customers across

    North America, Europe, and Asia.

    Our People: A team of 140+ full-time SAP professionals reflects the ideal mix of years of relevant business knowledge, very

    strong SAP credentials, and solid communication skills.

    Our Innovations team is comprised of both veteran

    professionals and agile technologists.

    Offices: Chicago, IL (Headquarters) Satellites: New York, NY | Scottsdale, AZ | Cincinnati, OH

    We are:

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    Partnership and Designations

    SAP Gold Channel Partner

    SAP Services Partner

    SAP All-in-One Certified Solutions

    SAP-Qualified Partner for RDS

    Business Objects

    Sybase Partner

    SuccessFactors Partner

  • Overview of SAP BPC 10.1

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    SAP BPC Overview

    SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is a robust

    application intended to meet business requirements for budgeting,

    forecasting, reporting, and financial close

    BPC 10.1 is part of the Enterprise Performance Management

    (EPM) suite, which includes solutions such as:

    Profitability and Cost Management

    Sales and Operations Planning

    Strategy Management

    SAP BPC is currently available on two platforms:

    SAP BPC 10.1 for NetWeaver

    SAP BPC 10.1 for Microsoft

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    BPC Capabilities

    Intercompany matching / reconciliation Intercompany eliminations Management consolidation & reporting Legal /statutory consolidation Data mapping/submission


    Ad Hoc Reporting Variance Analysis Driver Analysis (industry, growth, capacity, etc.) Root Cause Analysis



    Rolling Forecasts Integrated Financial Statement Modeling P&L Balance Sheet Cash Flow Scenario Modeling


    Budgeting Sales / Revenue Planning Capital Expenditure Planning Headcount/Staffing Expense Planning Cash Flow Planning

  • Business Planning with BPC

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    BPC Planning Baseline Example

    Multiple flavors of revenue / expense planning can be included

    Planning in BPC can be approached multiple ways, including:




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    BPC Planning Monthly Process

    Adjust Plan and Forecast


    Load Actuals Data from Source



    Plan vs. Actuals BPC Monthly

    Planning Cycle

    1. 2.


  • New Planning Capabilities with BPC on HANA

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    Introduction of Embedded and Standard models

    Standard planning model is similar to prior release

    Embedded planning model leverages BW-IP

    New web User Interface built on HTML5

    Improved ease of navigation and enhanced support for

    mobile applications

    Key New Features with BPC 10.1

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    Integrated Business Planning for Finance

    Only applicable to customers who have deployed Simple

    Financials Add-On for SAP Suite on HANA

    SAP BPC 10.1, version for NetWeaver, based on SAP S/4 HANA

    Allows for real-time access of transactional and master data directly

    from SAP ERP

    No separate BW extraction component

    Does NOT include existing Consolidation capabilities of BPC

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    SAP Cloud for Planning

    Intended to complement the central business plan managed in


    Enables localized planning for each SBU, completely hosted on an

    enterprise cloud

    Encourages collaboration, analysis, and planning in one application

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    Demonstration Approach

    Application of technology to planning and budgeting challenges

    A day in the life of corporate controller and LOB manager

    Reduced cycle time in creating and approving budgets

    BPC overview and capability review

    Simplicity and ease of use

    End-to-end annual budgeting process

    Art of the possible and potential uses cases

    Our scenario will involve BestRun Corporation

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    Demonstration Key Points

    Initiate a budget

    Revenue and Cost of Sales planning

    HR planning

    Expense budgeting

    CAPEX planning

    Balance Sheet reporting and analysis

    Consolidation and review of plan

    D+A System:

    SAP BPC 10.1, version for NetWeaver

    SAP BW NetWeaver 7.4 on HANA

  • DEMO

  • Appendix

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    Service Offerings

    SAP Strategy + Implementation

    Process Optimization


    SAP Upgrade Services

    Support Desk

    Professional Staffing




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    Dickinson + Associates

    Jason Bliss



    Rob Jerome

    Vice President, Innovation + Technology