This session supports the Business Planning and Analytical Services IT scenario of SAP NetWeaver. It is a 4-hour intermediate-level hands-on session that focuses on the new BI Integrated Planning tool introduced in SAP NetWeaver 2004s.
BI Integrated Planning (BI-IP) provides business experts with an infrastructure for realizing and operating planning scenarios or other applications. Planning covers a wide range of topics from simple data entry to complex planning scenarios. In contrast to BW-BPS (Business Planning and Simulation), which was introduced in SAP BW 3.5, this solution is fully integrated into the BI capabilities of SAP NetWeaver.
This session will demonstrate how to use the Web-based Planning Modeler to model the planning-specific metadata objects. In BI-IP, the BEx Query Designer is then used to define an input-ready query to enter plan data manually. The resulting query is then embedded in an Excel workbook using BEx Analyzer or into a Web application using the BEx Web Application Designer. Planning commands are added to the workbook or Web application to provide automated planning functions (e.g., copy, revaluation, save, etc.) as well as manual data entry.
For the latest information on Business Intelligence in SAP NetWeaver 2004s, be sure to check out the Business Information Management (BIM) track. For a list of all the sessions for the Las Vegas BIM track, see the Business Information Management Track at SAP TechEd ’06.