SAP BW/4HANA – SAP BW Query Performance Analysis (Part 1)

By: Bill Faison Improved SAP BW query performance is one main business justification for upgrading SAP BW for HANA or BW/4HANA. You have now done your upgrade, and start your testing of your SAP BW queries.  The business has given you a bad performing Analysis for Office workbook as a sample to test with.   You run […]

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BPC 11 SP3 Summary: Should You Upgrade?

We break down the latest BPC 11 Service Pack By Graham Jordan BPC 11 Service Pack 3 was released on December 19, 2017. This SP contains numerous bug fixes, here are some important highlights: Note 2558026: All BW queries get deleted when a BPC model is deleted Note 2560281: DrillThrough not working Note 2555353: Saved […]

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Why Every Business Needs Dashboards and Data Discovery Capabilities

The shortest path to business information By Graham Jordan  The ultimate goal of investing in your reporting systems is to gain faster, more accurate, and more valuable business insights, which enables you to make better business decisions. We often speak with clients who have invested a lot in better data quality, larger data warehouses, and […]

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Better BPC Performance, Now! Try Our BPC Tune-Up

A low-cost, quick way to get faster BPC refresh and save times. By Graham Jordan, Trevor Gere, and Peter Casanova SAP’s BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation is a powerful planning and reporting tool which can be highly customized to fit unique user needs. However, sometimes there can be a downside to building a system with high […]

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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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