Business Planning and Consolidation is SAP’s strategic on-premise solution for planning. It is available on SAP BW, SAP BW/4HANA and SAP S/4HANA. In the future, SAP will focus on SAP BW/4HANA.
BPC enables very fast planning cycles for budgeting and forecasting by using customizable planning logics, automatic distributions of plan values or the creation of default values. Aggregations of plan values along centrally maintained hierarchies are just as much a part of the repertoire as the possibility of mapping different scenarios.
Thanks to the seamless integration of SAP BPC into the SAP landscape, the consolidation, which also gives the system its name, is possible without any loss of data quality. Thanks to the flexible concept, data from non-SAP companies can also be easily integrated. A flexible set of rules enables the mapping of all legal requirements for consolidation.
A sophisticated control of the planning process controls the participation of all relevant persons in the planning or consolidation process in due time and on schedule and reduces the organizational complexity in planning, as it can occur, for example, in planning counter-current procedures or bottom-up planning.
Microsoft Excel with add-ins is used as the frontend and offers users all the advantages they are used to from Excel. The extensive possibilities of Excel for the visual representation of actual and plan data are thus also available here.
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