SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)

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SAP BPC review by <span>Jose Alejandro  C.</span>
Jose Alejandro C.
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"SAP BPC is a great software for financial consolidation with big companies."

What do you like best?

This software is used in our company for do consolidation of all the ares of the enterprise, we do manage information and relevant data from many others sap systems and do the consolidation in BPC, the directors and financial tema are very confident and happy with the information it does give.

What do you dislike?

I think that the main issue with this software, specially to us, is that the big blocks of data are taking slow network time of transfering to one system spa to sap BPC, and if you have an little broke network jump, the data is corrupt and the consolidation won't be possible.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you wan't to analyze and transform all the data relevant for taking financial and managerial decisions, this software will help, it does take time to implement, but it is worth is, is not so hard to administrate and the security of users and roles are very similar to all other sap softwares.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have seen how more than 7 productives erp systems does send their data to sap bpc and they are managed there, the process takes some time because it does recieve big ammount of data, but at the end, everything is correct and the reports made from it, and totally useful for taking decisions and is relevant to directors of the company.

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SAP BPC review by <span>Nathan H.</span>
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"SAP EPM meets my expectations with its nice to have features"

What do you like best?

SAP EPM has made it very easy to access all the important information and deep insights for the business areas from various sources and has been presented beautifully by using graphical interface formats. It is very flexible to use and the upgrades are easily installable as there is very minimal downtime required for server maintenance for patches installation.

Deriving information from market competitors has helped in growing the business better and assists in making quick decisions for growth of the company. Its features include Strategic management and planning, solution integrations and disclosure management.

What do you dislike?

There is a scope of improvement in the data entry as it is not fully automated yet and for moving the data from our legacy system to SAP EPM requires a lot of effort. Also since it has been backed by large organization like SAP, the cost of the product is pretty high.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Surely if you have been using SAP tools beforehand, then this SAP EPM tool is a pretty handy one and doesn’t need much guidance as it is self-explanatory.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

SAP EPM has been of great help with its capability to load location wise data within a certain region and then integrating it from various sources. It also offers to create dashboards for better management and quickly view the trends and analyze them.

What Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solution do you use?

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SAP BPC review by <span>Sharon C.</span>
Sharon C.
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"10 years & counting administering SAP-BPC"

What do you like best?

Extremely easy to maintain 16 dimensions across 5 models.

The report writer is very user friendly allowing users to create adhoc reports for their own analysis.

What do you dislike?

The security module for user ID, task and data access profiles is somewhat cumbersome with 'data access profiles' being the most tedious to setup.

Populating the Ownership model for new legal entities is also tedious as 5 entity hierarchies.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A full consolidation of monthly actual data in under 10 minutes. Consolidated financial statements are issued on work day 10 after closing the general ledgers on work day 5.

SAP BPC review by <span>Rebecca T B.</span>
Rebecca T B.
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"EPM/BPC - Old school budget and planning"

What do you like best?

The potential exists for very high performance - for a price. The product is extremely flexible. The upgrade from version 7.5 to version 10 was like night and day. The product appears to be under active development. Comparable to Oracle Hyperion Planning, but integrates very thoroughly with SAP Business Warehouse and makes exceptional use of HANA. If you are already using SAP products, this is a slam dunk.

What do you dislike?

EXPENSIVE!!! And they push HANA down your throat. If you aren't using the full SAP ecosystem, the support is lacking. We purchased the product before SAP bought it and are still running it, but since we aren't running all the other SAP products, we don't get the support that we might want for what we are paying. Finally the technology is old-school compared with online products such as Tidemark or Adaptive Planning.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you aren't using the full SAP ERP and business warehouse, think really carefully. This product is expensive but it works best in that ecosystem.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product supports position level and in depth budgeting for the largest public university in the country, as well as supporting analysis year-round for the budget office.

SAP BPC review by Internal Consultant in Paper & Forest Products
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"SAP BPC is a powerful tool but needs deep development to be used efficiently"

What do you like best?

Very versatile and allows any level of granularity you desire to implement. The UI is Microsoft Excel so users feel comfortable and confident beginning to use it.

What do you dislike?

The devil is in the details. Every implementation is custom and the quality of your final product will be directly related to the quality of your implementation project. Pick your partners carefully, their shortcomings may haunt you for a long time. Devote the right resources and GET EXECUTIVE LEVEL SPONSORSHIP!! When reading the feature questions in any review remember the implementation affects all of them. BPC itself is quite powerful and stable, Implementations are often the cause of dissatisfaction.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use BPC for financial consolidations of a global company, external reporting and internal management reporting. We have a repository for our plans / forecasts to enable reporting.

SAP BPC review by User in Marketing and Advertising
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"Useful but Archaic"

What do you like best?

The best part about SAP EPM is the potential for reports users should be able to run from the system. Once the data is entered into the system, the reports have the potential to be manipulated in a variety of ways to best suit the user.

What do you dislike?

From my experience, the biggest downside of this application is how data needs to be entered. I feel that the process is a largely manual one, and that the system overall lacks the ability of automation (at least at the onset of using the system). I also have run into a number of issues with the functionality of the system (i.e. when entering percentages, the percent signs will not appear as they are supposed to.)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our main business problem that we are trying to diminish is to create an easier process of recording employee hours and running client profitability based on the Direct Labor expenses (i.e. the amount of time an employee is spending on a client vs. how much revenue the client is actually bringing in).

SAP BPC review by <span>Maggie L.</span>
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"Lots of functions and capabilities of use"

What do you like best?

Lots of functions and capabilities to use for various users within the organization.

What do you dislike?

With the vast amount of user functions and capabilities, the screens can get overwhelming.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are lots of functions available within the SAP program, and can be fully integrated with each other. I would recommend the user interface to be more user friendly as there are lots of functions that can be overwhelming to a first time new user.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The amount of data sharing capabilities have increased so that more users can see the data entered.

SAP BPC review by <span>krishna d.</span>
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"BO Planning"

What do you like best?

This is really useful when you want to analyse historical data and want to do business planning ane consolidation and take decision.This is really useful when you want to analyse historical data and want to do business planning ane consolidation and take decision

What do you dislike?

I really liked this product and so far i dont have any complaints. I really liked this product and so far i dont have any complaints. I really liked this product and so far i dont have any complaints.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I use this product as a user

SAP BPC review by User in Consumer Services
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"SAP"

What do you like best?

SAP is a great system we use for ticketing.

If there ever is something that needs to be updated within these systems, the support teams are always quick and pleasant in correcting any information.

What do you dislike?

Inputting some information requires you to go outside of the ticket. It would be beneficial to incorporate everything inside one page.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Keep the feedback going, the company is great to work with and they implement any changes needed.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a great ticketing system we use, there aren't any problems we have with it currently. The system is complex and helps us in tracking all of the information we need within the organization.

SAP BPC review by User in Oil & Energy
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"Leverage Excel VBA within SAP"

What do you like best?

- Leverage Excel VBA within SAP allowing one to have custom calculations not available in ECC

- Can be used to perform repetitive tasks

What do you dislike?

- Not easy to be reprogram/ modify after implementation

- Too many clicks

Recommendations to others considering the product

Make sure to nail down your requirements before implementation as it is very hard to modify afterwards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Calculate royalties expense but merging various financial datas

SAP BPC review by Administrator in Wireless
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"SAP - Old but good"

What do you like best?

Ease of use. I frequently pulled historical financial data and it was incredibly efficient and quick.

What do you dislike?

Creating reports via EPM and modifying.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Especially if you're in a "junior" financial role like I was... You'll enjoy how easy this program is.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Working strictly with historical financials, it sped up my reporting time quite a bit.

SAP BPC review by User in Banking
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"SAP"

What do you like best?

The thing I like best about SAP EPM is that it makes pulling historical financial data very easy.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the fact that it is difficult (for me) to create reports via EPM.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main benefit that I have realized is how much simpler it makes comparing various financial time frames' numbers.

SAP BPC review by User in Utilities
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"Change in Enterprise System"

What do you like best?

The system works well to integrate seveal business areas within my comapny under one solution.

What do you dislike?

The interface and terminology is vastly different from our legacy systems, so it has taken a large effort to adopt the system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are bringing several business units under one system while retiring several legacy systems.

SAP BPC review by User in Internet
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"Review"

What do you like best?

SAP is a necessary evil but his help make the close faster

What do you dislike?

not a fan of SAP's UI but it works better than most. not the best though

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

efficiency, awareness, punctuality and review

SAP BPC review by Consultant in Management Consulting
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"SAP Consultant"

What do you like best?

Less dependency on IT team for End users. Solution is driven by end user.

What do you dislike?

Initial design is little bit challenge. currently not able to handle data in large quantities.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes.. Very good product to consider for Business planning requirement

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business Planning

SAP BPC review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"SAP consultant"

What do you like best?

SAP content provided for Business rules, driver based planning, consolidation.

FX rate handling is very robust.

HTML5 front end for BPC10.1 is very intuitive & user friendly.

What do you dislike?

EPM reporting is not well integrated with backend BW reporting and requires customization for homogeneous enterprise reporting.

Recommendations to others considering the product

BPC10.1 embedded on HANA is very well integrated with enterprise planning & reporting

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Financial Planning cycles are implemented in SAP BPC for various divisions.

Faster planning, better locking mechanism

SAP BPC review by User
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"BPC"

What do you like best?

Planning for budget, forecast, actauls and consolidation

What do you dislike?

EPM limitations, loading to BW, integration with BW

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Loads performance, issues with EPM functions

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