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SAP S/4HANA Finance, Simple Finance, and Central Finance


What is the difference between these SAP products? By Graham Jordan We often encounter some confusion around the branding of SAP’s Financial Management products. Part of that confusion is due to the increasing velocity of new features, and part of the confusion is due to product re-naming. We’re hoping to clear up some of that […]

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5 Reasons To Switch From BPC Standard to BPC Embedded


Is BPC Embedded the better choice for your business? By Peter Casanova Since the introduction of BPC 10.1, BPC can be implemented in two different ways: Standard, and Embedded. The Embedded version evolved from SAP’s Integrated Planning (or BW-IP), which uses BW Objects directly.  BPC Standard is an application that is “bolted-on” and requires extracting […]

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SAP BPC Consolidations


Simplify your BPC Consolidations implementation with Method360 By Graham Jordan  SAP’s BPC Consolidations functionality is a very important tool for multinational corporations, but can be intimidating to implement. Method360’s experience in implementing complex consolidations solutions means that with us on your team, your project is in a great position to succeed on time and under […]

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BPC 11 is here: What you need to know


BPC 11 is not just an upgrade, it’s a different product By Graham Jordan  The release of BW/4HANA in 2016 introduced great capabilities for S/4HANA users, but until now it was missing some crucial components: Planning and Consolidation capabilities designed specifically for BW/4HANA. With the release of BPC 11, BW/4HANA now has fully developed Planning […]

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Free Finance Planning System Workshop!


Your chance to score some free consulting By Graham Jordan The first steps toward transforming your Finance department’s planning systems can sometimes be the most dangerous part of your journey. Gone are the days when Excel workbooks were the only option for putting together your Budget and Forecast. Today there are many more finance planning […]

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Creating an Input-Ready Query for BW Integrated Planning


How to plan business data with BW Integrated Planning By Peter Casanova BW Integrated Planning is an infrastructure used to plan business data on SAP BW, branded as the tool BPC 10.1 Embedded. BPC Embedded no longer sits “on top” of BW like the ‘Standard’ versions of BPC, but objects are created in BW and […]

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Client Success Story: Lam Research BPC System Upgrade


Converting from an Account-Based Planning System (BPC 10.0) to Key Figure-Based (10.1 Embedded) By Graham Jordan In 2016, Lam Research’s Project Phoenix successfully implemented a new Key Figure based planning system for Sales Contracts with the help of Method360. Following up the resounding success of that implementation, Lam Research has chosen to convert their existing […]

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Analysis for Office 2.4 New Features


What are the latest features SAP has introduced with AO 2.4? By Trevor Gere Analysis for Office (AO) 2.0 was first released in late 2014, and the major release marked a significant change from past releases. The previous release (AO 1.4) only included Analysis for Office, and there was a separate installation for EPM.  From 2.0 […]

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Planning/Forecasting Solutions: Best of Breed v. Integration: A Changing Field of Play


Should I implement a bolt-on application or use an SAP tool to meet my business requirements? By Greg Stimpson When I first started SAP consulting in 1994, there weren’t many options for bolt-on applications onto an SAP platform. There was an explosion in the market during the late 90s and throughout the 2000s, but today, […]

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BEx Query Integration with Qlik Sense


By Peter Casanova FP&A, sales ops, supply chain and other departments are increasingly utilizing visualization tools in order to produce data driven business insights.  While traditionally these analytics tools have been owned by IT, there has been a distinct shift to user-driven analytics as software components have matured over the last several years. A system […]

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