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Since March 2012, with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10 SP6, customers have the option to replace their traditional RDBMS systems with SAP HANA for use with SAP NetWeaver. This change introduces a shift of processing from the Application layer to the Database layer

 

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Running SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA tackles the big data challenge, supports near real-time planning and analysis by reducing decision cycle times through real-time insight, and empowers granular planning and scenario modeling for better preparation and more accurate results.

 

This is done by introducing a new non-disruptive and supplementary software component called HANABPC. HANABPC re-implements some SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver functions to be accelerated by HANA while having no dependency on the existing CPMBPC software component used by SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.

 

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What does that mean?

 

Traditional SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Infocubes: 2 Fact Tables + Dimension Tables

 

In-Memory Optimized SAP Business Planning and Consolidation Infocubes seen below: “Flat” structures without Dimension tables and one fact table partitioned.

 

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Benefits are:

 

  • Faster data loads and copying of data for what if analysis
  • Faster reporting and write back activities
  • Faster remodeling of structural changes
  • Faster lite optimizations for data compression and optimal performance
  • Fast migration from SAP Business Planning and Consolidation “Classic”: Environment with 250 Million records in 4 minutes

 

For more details on SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA including real world comparisons to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10 “Classic”, please visit the following blog: BPC on HANA - Inside the Numbers!

 

It’s been almost a year since SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver supports SAP HANA as the underlying database and the question I receive more often than not is who is using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA and for what scenarios?

 

As of today, we are aware of a number of live customers using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for planning or consolidation across multiple industries and regions. My team, Customer Solution Adoption, has worked with most of these customers to ensure a successful go live. Here are some examples:

 

 

  • High Tech Company, 330,000 employees, $120 billion USD in annual revenue, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation,
    version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for head count planning including cost. Global roll out with 3000-4000 users. No,
    that user count is not a typo.
  • Oil and Gas Company, 5,000 employees, $4 billion USD in annual revenue, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation,
    version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for operating expense and capital planning plus financial reporting.
  • Consumer Products Company, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for Profit
    & Loss planning by cost center.
  • Consumer Products Company, 1,500 employees, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP
    NetWeaver on SAP HANA for their corporate planning process, such as sales, production, purchasing, commission & Incentives, OPEX, CAPEX, financial Instruments, product cost planning, profitability and balance sheet planning.
  • High Tech Company, 65,000 employees, $21 billion USD in annual revenue, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation,
    version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for sales forecasting.
  • Insurance Company, 33,000 employees, $13 billion USD in annual revenue, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation,
    version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for Profit & Loss planning and forecasting.
  • Oil and Gas Company, 4000 employees, $15 billion USD in annual revenue, using SAP Business Planning and Consolidation,
    version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA for legal consolidations.

 

 

Who’s next? As of March 2013 my team is working with 15 customers who are implementing SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA. This is not an exclusive count of customers implementingSAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA but instead those customers that my team is working with. Here are some
details:

 

  • 7 are new implementations
  • 6 are BPC 7.5 NW upgrades
  • 2 are BPC 10 NW upgrade
  • 9 have planned go lives in the first half of this year
  • Scenarios include planning, consolidation, and both
  • Industries include Retail, Oil & Gas, and Consumer Products

 

Looking for more SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA resources?

 

   

 

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver on SAP HANA Video Testimonials

 

 

  

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