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The SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation application unifies and streamlines the planning, budgeting, and forecasting process and can enable a faster close. Finance-owned and maintained, the application unifies planning, financial consolidation and management reporting for the enterprise – improving budget cycle times, driving compliance with regulatory and financial standards, helping reduce external audit costs, instilling confidence, and reducing business risk.

 

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation is available in two versions:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for the Microsoft platform – A unified planning, budgeting, and consolidation application that is designed to be owned and managed by business users
  • SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver – A unified planning and consolidation application built directly on the SAP NetWeaver technology platform and designed to be owned and managed by business users

 

With SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, everything you need to meet your bottom-up and top-down financial and operational planning requirements, as well as complete consolidation and reporting, is available through a single, unified application and user interface. You can benefit from:

  • Improved agility – Quickly model new business scenarios and decide on a course of action that maximizes value creation
  • Reduced cycle time – Finance and line-of-business managers can collaborate in a unified landscape, streamlining the process of creating and approving plans, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Minimized business and compliance risk – Transparent financial data and a single version of the truth enable fast, accurate management and statutory reporting
  • Increased user productivity – An intuitive interface and familiar office tools help workers make the most of their time.

 

SAP Education offers a series of BPC7.5 courses in the areas of Administration, Reporting & Planning, and Consolidations:

 

BPC410 – BPC7.5 Administration for the Microsoft platform includes modeling and maintaining dimensions and applications, performing data imports and transformations, creating your own script logic,  setting up a security model, how to set up business process flows and work status.

 

BPC420 – BPC7.5 Administration for the NetWeaver platform includes modeling and maintaining dimensions and applications, performing  characteristic and InfoCube data imports and transformations, creating your own script logic,  setting up a security model, set up auditing, how to set up business process flows and work status, and how to create drill throughs to BW and ECC.

 

BPC430 – BPC7.5 Reporting for the NetWeaver & Microsoft platform includes fundamental and advanced dynamic range exchange features, cross application reporting, formatting, report jumps, EV functions, audit reports, how to use business process flows, and how to create and use drill throughs to BW and ECC.  In addition, you’ll be able to carry out top down and bottom up planning, use the spread/trend/weight functions, copy and mark up data,  set up macro buttons or hypertext link commands, and model various planning scenarios.

 

BPC440 – BPC7.5 Consdolidations for the NetWeaver platform including modeling and maintaining dimensions and applications for legal consolidations, configure business rules, create script logic for consolidation scenarios, set up and test all consolidation task such as validation, currency, intercompany eliminations, ownership eliminations, journals,validations, and reclassifications.  Work with a robust business process flow for legal consoldations and learn how to use the dynamic hierarchy editor to graphically maintian ownership data. 

 

And let’s not forget certification!!  A new certification is now available for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation — C_EPMBPC_75 (http://bit.ly/epmbpc75).     This certification test verifies the knowledge in the area of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.5. It validates that the Associate Consultant has a good sound knowledge and understanding of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation in SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.5, version for SAP NetWeaver and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 7.5, version for the Microsoft platform.

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