Method360

Implementation Services

Introducing Performance Tune-up for SAP BPC

We’ve uncovered a way to increase SAP BPC user performance by up to 50%. Without major changes to the system or the need for a lengthy costly project. Sound too good to be true? Well it’s not, and we’d like the opportunity to prove it.

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) software offers customers planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial consolidation capabilities in a single application.

SAP continues to make significant improvements to its BPC product, moving it towards the real-time insights and actions of S/4 HANA, while maintaining backward compatibility and migration flexibility by offering a number of different customer adoption roadmaps. However, the significant product enhancements coupled with the complexity of available options and integration with other products are leaving some customers a bit overwhelmed and uncertain as to how best approach new implementations or upgrades.

No worries, Method360 has dedicated teams of world leading experts that have been keeping ahead of all these changes. Whether you are ready for a complete BPC system upgrade, or just want to get increased performance out of your existing system, we encourage you to take advantage of our expert’s elevated level of product knowledge, proven methodologies and their extensive experience in assisting large complex global organizations in getting the most out of their SAP BPC solution.

We’ve made it easy to determine your company’s best next move with SAP BPC

Understanding the SAP BPC Solution Roadmap

This 1 day free workshop allows you to discover the best available SAP BPC upgrade path to support your organizations short and long-term objectives. As SAP continues to enhance the BPC solution, customers need to be aware of the different migration paths available and make the best discussions today that support the future needs of the company and align with the SAP product roadmap.

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SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Details

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The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) software offers customers planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial consolidation capabilities in a single application.

Upgrading an existing SAP BPC Solution?

Current BPC customers can benefit greatly from new developments in the BPC product line. Here’s an overview of the newer available planning solutions from SAP:
SAP Analytics Cloud

Formerly branded as “SAP Cloud for Planning”. Analytics Cloud is SAP’s browser based, cloud planning solution. It’s flexible, has a low entry price, and is the fastest to implement of all SAP’s planning solutions. Other key features include Lumira visualizations, Digital Boardroom integration, and Predictive Analytics capabilities.


SAP BPC 11

BPC 11 is the latest iteration of BPC built specifically to work with BW/4HANA. This version is more web-centric than other versions of BPC, and offers all-new HTML5 web input and dashboarding capabilities. Other features include Fiori and SAP Analytics Cloud interfaces, and Predictive Analytics features.


SAP BPC 10.1 Standard

Leverage text, predictive, spatial, streaming & time series – to build intelligent applications and make better decisions at unprecedented speed.


SAP BPC 10.1 Embedded

Is SAP’s first attempt to integrate BPC functionality with BW Integrated Planning technology. Uses key figure based for data stores. Requires SAP HANA as database.


BPC Optimized for S/4HANA

The best solution for fully integrated planning on real-time actuals. BPC Optimized is a version of BPC Embedded which interacts directly with the tables within S/4HANA. This eliminates and master data or transactional data replication which reduces reconciliation efforts and provides the fastest access to business information possible.

Realizing the options and roadmap for SAP Planning and Consolidation solutions can get a bit confusing, Method360 offers customers access to a free onsite workshop Understanding the SAP BPC Solution Roadmap which we have found makes for a a great starting point for either developing a new, or validating an existing upgrade strategy for your SAP BPC solution.

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Method360’s Planning Systems Process:

Built around Innovation

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Method360 drives organizations to focus on business process optimization and innovative technology. Once implementations are complete, continuous improvement processes are deployed to ensure a trickle-fed process and technology innovation model is adopted…staying on top of your changing business needs and next-gen tech.

In recent years, an incredible array of new Finance Planning and Analysis applications have surfaced, providing Finance Departments with tools to take their business processes and outputs to a level of detail and accuracy never before possible. Choosing the right partner is key to success to ensure you are able to maximize the value of your investment. Method360 brings decades of experience designing and implementing financial planning solutions and we can help ensure your vision becomes a reality.

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) continues to be a widely used financial planning tool for SAP Customers

Explore Method360’s wide range of specialized services and software designed to maximize your SAP BPC investment.

Create accurate forecasts and scenarios at the detailed and consolidated levels to enable better business decisions. Comply with regulations faster, with fewer errors, at a lower cost and leverage the latest technological innovations in mobile, in-memory, and cloud technologies – everything you need to optimize the management of your company’s performance using financial applications.

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Simplify Your Consolidations Implementation

SAP Financial Consolidation offers consolidation and management reporting capabilities. The solution provides process controls, data transparency, and the ability to simulate scenarios that address the management reporting requirements of your organization.
The BPC Consolidations functionality is an important tool for multinational corporations, but it can be very difficult to implement and should not be attempted by an inexperienced team. 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 budget.
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Don’t have the budget for a total upgrade?

You can still achieve added performance out of your existing SAP BPC system with Method360’s Performance Tune-up.

Method360 has uncovered a way to increase SAP BPC user performance by up to 50%. Without major changes to the system or the need for a lengthy costly project. Sound to good be true? Well it’s not, and we’d like the opportunity to prove it.
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M360 Productivity Ribbon

for SAP BPC

The standard-delivered EPM Planning Ribbon contains many superfluous buttons that end-users don’t require and which clutter and confuse the planning process.

The Method360 EPM planning ribbon is customizable, and also comes pre-delivered with a simplified yet enhanced interactive experience with the following functions:

  • Save (customizable to save worksheet or workbook)
  • Refresh (customizable to refresh worksheet or workbook)
  • Calculate (re-summarizes and performs other calculations without saving data)
  • Help! (takes a screenshot and attaches it to the client’s internal support team)
  • Training (link to client’s training document repository)
  • Enhancement Request (sends an email to Method360 for a discussion on enhancing the existing models

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Financial Assessments

Method360’s Financial Management experts partner with your Finance and Information Technology Departments to improve financial performance and control costs by providing a combination of best business processes along with our superior knowledge of the industry’s most advanced technologies.


Spend more time growing the business and less time closing the books.

Financial Close Cycle Assessment Workshop

During this 2-3 day workshop our Financial Management experts work along side your team to review the organizations current process and identify potential cost savings opportunities gained from implementing best practices and/or automation of manual busy work, which has resulted in thousands of man-hours of savings.
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Making Financial Reporting More Reliable

Financial Reporting Accuracy Assessment Workshop

This 1-2 day free workshop provides a review of the organizations current financial processes with a focus on identifying potential problems that may result in issues with the accuracy of financial reporting.
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SAP Cloud Analytics

SAP Cloud Analytics

Planning, Forecasting and Business Analysis in an easy to use shared cloud based application. Create business models, as easily as with MS excel, but without the downside of individual silo spreadsheets. Plan at any level of detail, without delays. Collaborate with colleagues directly within your plans, utilizing built in features. Perform Planning and Analysis within one system, personalizing your displays to focus on only the information and KPI’s that are important to you. Contact us today to schedule some time with one of our experts for more information on SAP BusinessObjects Cloud for Planning solution to determine if this might be a good fit for your business.

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Planning in the cloud
with Anaplan

As a new and upcoming technology innovator, Anaplan is creating some real disruption with its cloud based planning and modeling engine along with the collaboration capabilities it delivers through a simple to use business user interface. Method360 can assist with configuration and optimization of planning models and processes, as well as provide an end-to-end implementation of a complete Anaplan based solution, customized to fit your business needs.Contact us today to schedule some time with one of our product experts to discuss the opportunities and benefits your organization may achieve with the Anaplan suite of solutions and products.

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