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SAPinsider is hosting a 3 day BPC bootcamp for finance and IT teams that evaluate, use, support, and deploy SAP® BusinessObjects™ Planning and Consolidation: www.bpcbootcamp.com

 

We will dive into BPC best practices on Microsoft and NetWeaver. Demos and talks with the experts will give you deep insight into how to streamline your planning and consolidation processes with BPC including

  • Sales and Operations Planning
  • Headcount planning
  • Capital planning
  • Cost Center Budgeting
  • IFRS compliant consolidations

 

Learn more about

  • Planning, budgeting, and consolidation benchmarks
  • Guidelines for the SAP NetWeaver and Microsoft versions of BPC 7.5 and a session about into what’s new in BPC 10.0
  • Best practices for both legal and management consolidations
  • Financial Excellence
  • Data modeling, security, performance, and usability dos and don’ts
  • Data migration strategies from older planning applications to BPC
  • 7 lessons to get your BPC project off on the right foot
  • Special session on SAP’s in-memory technology HANA

The BPC bootcamp is hosted in the following cities

  • Chicago • June 13-15, 2011 – over 200 customers and partners joined us – see picture below! 
  • Amsterdam • October 3-5, 2011
  • Orlando • October 17-19, 2011
  • Las Vegas • November 2-4, 2011 (as part of the Reporting & Analytics conference)
  • Philadelphia • December 5-7, 2011

Register here:
https://secure.wispubs.com/sem_bpcb/index.cfm?usergroup=&src= and follow us on Twitter at #BPCCamp

 

Also if you are looking to complement the BPCbootcamp with hands-on experience in the EPM products check out the upcoming Elite Enablement sessions:

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 Henner.Schliebs@sap.com for details.

A BPC 10.0 MEGA Elite 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. Contact liz.fitzgibbons@sap.com for details and follow us on Twitter at #BPCElite  or directly @SAPEPMRIG and @jenskoerner

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

 

The speakers are:

SAP Logo Jens Koerner
Senior Director EPM RIG Americas
SAP Labs


Jens Koerner leads the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Regional Implementation Group (RIG) for the Americas. The RIG is a team focused on offering expert advice and product knowledge for SAP customers, and providing product feedback to the SAP development teams. Jens has nine years of experience in project management and development of SAP NetWeaver BW and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation solution architectures with various customers in the US, the UK, and Germany. He holds a masters degree in Mathematics.

 
David Dixon
Independent Researcher and Solution Architect
http://www.tli-usa.com/

 

David Dixon is an independent researcher and an internationally recognized speaker and author. His authoritative book “Mastering the SAP Business Information Warehouse” and popular SAPsponsored white papers establish him as a leading expert in SAP implementation and deployment strategies. David was a former Financials and Controlling Platinum Consultant with SAP, specializing in all the SAP information systems and tools. He has actively worked with SAP’s development team for over fifteen years in support of applications in the enterprise performance management space, starting with SAP ERP-based Financial Consolidation (FI-LC). He has extensive project experience in implementing complicated global solutions for Fortune 100 companies and is a recognized speaker at SAPinsider and ASUG events.

 
TruQua Logo Scott Cairncross
Chief Architect
TruQua Enterprises


 

Scott Cairncross is the owner and Lead Consultant of TruQua Enterprises, a Software Development and SAP Services Company. Prior to starting TruQua, Scott was a Senior Director in the Enterprise Performance Management RIG and Head of the EPM RIG Americas. Scott specializes in business planning and consolidation and has a deep knowledge of SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects and the EPM suite. Scott focuses on helping customers successfully implement SAP BusinessObjects, EPM solutions, and SAP NetWeaver BW. Scott is also heavily focused on bringing SAP data into Rich Internet Applications, leveraging Flex, Cocoa and Rich Java Tools, such as Google Web Toolkit, on both PCs and devices. Scott has participated in numerous SAP NetWeaver BW, SAP BusinessObjects and EPM go-lives and hasspoken at SAP TechEd, SAPinsider, ASUG and SAPPHIRE events.

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  1. Chris Paine
    Given that:
    “BPC Bootcamp — Business Planning and Consolidation is conducted independently by WIS, publisher of SAPinsider. WIS is not affiliated with SAP AG or any of the SAP AG group of companies. “

    This is not an SAP event and stands to make money for a non SAP company – should it be allowed to advertise thus on SCN?

    I’m slightly confused.

    Point three of the General Rules for SCN Blogs –
    http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/scn/blogs-communityguidelines

    “No solicitations or advertisements are allowed.”

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    1. Jens Koerner Post author
      Hi Chris,

      SAP will be speaking at the event. This is not a about making money, it is about offering our customers and partners a way to learn more about how to make their BPC project successful and how to ensure our customers are happy with the software they buy from SAP.

      Jens

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      1. Chris Paine
        Thanks for the response Jens.

        I think this is a fuzzy area. Many events (think Mastering SAP, etc.) have SAP speakers – yet they clearly exist to make money for the organisers – although with the result of educating SAP customers. It is because of the rather large price tag associated with the event and that WIS is, as they themselves state, an independent company, that I feel that this steps over the lines from public info broadcast into advertising.
        Perhaps if the relationship between SAP and this particular independent organisation were a little clearer it might help understand why this blog should not be classified as advertising.

        I believe that neither you personally as an SAP employee, nor your employer stand to gain financially from this event – but I still think the blog transgresses the rules.
        Perhaps there should be different rules that cover this sort of case – where it is in the community’s interest to broadcast this info.

        I hope the event is a success and you pass on valuable info to many people.

        Chris

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  2. Scott Cairncross
    I am glad you are spreading the word. There should be a lot of additional information coming out shortly on this seminar series.
    Cheers, Scott
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  3. Jens Koerner Post author
    After 4 very successful BPC bootcamps in 2011 in Chicago, Amsterdam, Orlando and Las Vegas with 85 – 200 participants each, we are down to the last bootcamp in 2011. From Dec 5-7 we will be in Philadelphia to share BPC case studies, customers experiences, demos etc with the audience and to engage into expert discussions.
    Discussions around the 2012 program have started.
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