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SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

Streamline planning and achieve a faster, more accurate close with our BPC software

Streamline planning and achieve a faster, more accurate close with our BPC software

Spend more time growing your business and less time closing the books – with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation. The BPC software delivers planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial consolidation capabilities in a single application. Easily adjust plans and forecasts, speed up budget and closing cycles, and ensure compliance with financial reporting standards.

Why SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation?

Because our BPC software provides planning, budgeting, financial forecasting, and consolidation tools that can keep up with the fast pace of business – today and tomorrow.    

  • Make better decisions based on what-if analyses and scenario planning
  • Use collaboration tools to improve accountability and planning accuracy
  • Shrink cycle times, close the books faster, and align your plans with strategic goals
  • Get real-time access to data in SAP S/4HANA Finance
  • Run on your platform of choice – Microsoft or SAP NetWeaver

Learn how our BPC software can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
  • Unified planning and consolidation
    Save time and reduce errors with a single, integrated software solution for business planning and consolidation.
  • Microsoft Office, Web, and mobile reporting
    Engage stakeholders across finance and throughout the enterprise with Microsoft Excel, HTML5, and mobile reporting interfaces.
  • Budgeting and forecasting
    Use what-if modeling and scenario planning to assess budget suitability in real time. Build forecast models and quickly update and adjust forecasts as needed.
  • Built-in financial intelligence
    Automate aggregations, allocations, and other manual processes to speed up planning cycles. Run what-if scenarios to identify quick course corrections.
  • Legal and management consolidations
    Deliver a fast and accurate close by automating the consolidation process. Meet all financial reporting requirements, including a complete audit trail.
  • Prepackaged Business Planning and Consolidation content
    Rapidly implement a best-in-class solution with prepackaged industry and functional content for all types of planning – from capital to strategic planning. Take advantage of financial consolidation starter kits for IFRS and U.S. GAAP regulations.
  • Self-reliance and accountability
    Foster self-reliance among business users by providing them with a finance tool built specifically for finance – and managed by finance.
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Technical Capabilities
  • Unified with SAP ERP
    Reduce data duplication and cost of ownership by leveraging existing data warehouse objects. Ensure consistency across the enterprise with direct access to master data and actuals in SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA and SAP S/4HANA Finance.
  • Powered by SAP HANA
    Accelerate planning and consolidation processing with SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver. Leverage blazing fast in-memory technology to remove calculation delays from the critical path.
  • Available in the cloud
    Harness the power of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to cut costs and deploy SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation software in a managed cloud environment.
  • Open integration
    Seamlessly integrate data and master data from both SAP and non-SAP sources into your financial planning and consolidation environment.
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System requirements for
SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP BPC Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

System Requirement Details
Operating System
Windows 7 32-bit
Microsoft Office Office 2010 and up
Browser Internet Explorer 10.0
Version for SAP NetWeaver SAP NetWeaver 7.4
Version for the Microsoft Platform Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (64-bit), MS SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (64-bit)

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

The modular structure of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation allows you to license and pay for only the functionality and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organization needs right now and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. This product can be deployed on-premise or in the cloud via SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. It requires a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.

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Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Installation Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Manage your SAP applications

Refer to Administrator’s Guide: SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation* to learn how to manage, maintain, and run your SAP software at peak performance.

Ensure the security

Download the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

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Contact SAP Digital Business Services or SAP Enterprise Support services

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Enhance your knowledge of BPC software

View the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.

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Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation.

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the impact.

Use the planner*

 

 

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Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer

Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.  

Open the Quick Sizer tool*

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Upgrade Master Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation. 

View the guide*

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues. 

Visit the community

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Support

Get the support you need to keep SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

Expert Community

Connect with SAP experts – and get the latest news and views on SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation implementations, upgrades, innovations, and best practices.

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