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Profitability and Cost Management (PCM) 10.0 Elite Partner Enablement in Palo Alto, June 20-24, 2011

We were excited to have an incredible group of 42 participants representing 17 partner firms join us for the Global SAP BusinessObjects Profitability & Cost Management 10.0 Elite Partner Enablement workshop in Palo Alto, CA June 20-24, 2011. Twitter at #PCMElite

PCM 10.0 was launched at SAPPHIRE in Orlando May 15-18, 2011. The replay of the launch is at

Register at


This action-packed week, conducted by PCM product and solution management and Regional Implementation Group (RIG), provided invaluable “hands-on” exercises and information that got our ecosystem ready to hit the ground running with PCM 10.0.

We installed our latest technology, PCM 10.0 in the Amazon Cloud and each individual participant had their own server for this hands-on training.


This Elite enablement workshop covered a large variety of topics including:

  • SAP BusinessObjects Profitability & Cost Management Strategy, Positioning and Market Update
  • BusinessObjects BI integration with PCM 10.0
  • ERP and NetWeaver BW integration with PCM 10.0
  • BWA in-memory scenarios with PCM 10.0
  • Profitablity with SAP HANA
  • Time-driven profitability models
  • New Bill of Materials (BOM) functionality in PCM 10.0
  • FIM integration with PCM 10.0
  • Advanced tracing with Wily Introscope
  • Advanced modeling and architecting for performance


Some highlights from this amazing week:

  • The 42 participants traveled from Australia, Argentina, The Netherlands, Denmark, India, England, US and Canada
  • Executive Guest Speakers – Steve Lucas (“what is SAP today”), Stephanie Buscemi (“competitive analysis”) and Fred Laluyaux (“beating the competition and selling PCM 10.0”) – and a quick intermezzo by Kurt Bilafer on Ecohub
  • Live Video Conference with Paul Ferro and Frantz Guionnet in Paris
  • 60 PCM 10.0 instances running in the Amazon Cloud
  • 42 iPad 2’s used to display exercises (in lieu of printing 30,000 pages of exercises)


A special thanks to our international team of trainers, speakers and support staff for a job very well done

  • John Carter – PCM Solution Manager, UK
  • Jeff Holdeman – CSA Product Expert EPM & SAP Financials , US
  • Mark Heffernan –  CSA PCM specialist, UK
  • Arun Daswani – PCM Consultant with SAP Field Services, US
  • Sean Johnson – EPM/BI integration Solution Manager, Canada
  • Bruno Ranchy – CSA technology & cloud specialist, US
  • Lisa Barber – SAP Education, US


What’s next?

BPC Elite is coming to Europe as well – Aug 1-5, 2011. See here for details: BPC Elite is coming to Europe – Aug 1-5, 2011 in Walldorf

An Operational Performance Management SAP BusinessObjects Operational Performance Management Elite Enablement – Spend 3.0, Supply Chain 2.0, Data Enrichment 1.0 – Sep 26-30, 2011, Palo Alto training is planned on September 26-30, 2011 for customers and partners interested in Spend Analytics (SPM), Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM) and Data Enrichment & Classification (DEC). Register here. Contact for details.

A BPC 10.0 NW MEGA Elite Enablement for over 100 Customers and Partners, Nov 14-18, 2011 in Philadelphia training completely on BPC 10.0 NW is planned for Nov 14-18, 2011 in Philadelphia. For the first time this will be open for over 100 customers and partners to go hands-on and dive deep into BPC 10.0 NW. Register here. Contact for details and follow us on Twitter at #BPCElite  or directly @SAPEPMRIG and @jenskoerner

Check out the feedback about first Elite Partner sessions for BPC at EPM RIG BPC NW Elite Partner Training – Encore May 2-13, Palo Alto

Also SAPinsider is hosting a 3 day BPC bootcamp seminar in Chicago, Orlando, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Philadelphia for customers and partners. For details check out and SAPinsider BPC bootcamp in Chicago, Orlando, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Philadelphia




Learn how PCM integrates with BPC check out the following RIG how-to guide:

How to Generate Product and Customer Data Views using Planning and Consolidation, Profitability and Cost Management, and Financial Information Management

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      Author's profile photo Miguel da Cruz Guimarães
      Miguel da Cruz Guimarães

      Dear Jens,

      Is there any future activities planned like this one for SAP PCM community?

      Looking forward to hear from you!

      Best regards,

      Miguel Guimaraes