SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 10.1 NW is generally available. Below are some collected frequently asked questions, I hope they can give you some basic ideas about our most recent release.
About BPC 10.1 NW
Q: What’s major changes delivered with BPC 10.1 NW?
- Entire web client has been rebuilt with HTML5 technology.
- A brand new ‘Embedded’ (formerly referred to as a ‘Unified‘) model which is able to consume EDW data model of BW by integration with BW-PAK.
The original BPC data model based on the the former BPC 10.0 release is now called a ‘Standard’ (formerly referred to as a ‘Classic‘) model.
Q: What are the differences between the Embedded and Standard models?
Q: Is it possible to implement both Embedded and Standard models on the same system?
Q: Does BPC 10.1 supports Hebrew language?
Q: Is there any integration between a BPC Embedded model and a BPC Standard model?
Q: What is the BW release required for BPC 10.1?
Q: Is HANA DB mandatory for BPC 10.1?
Q: Which HANA SP is required for BPC 10.1?
Q: Is software component CPMBPC required to be installed if customer is only using BPC 10.1 Embedded?
About BPC 10.1 NW Embedded
Q: Will BPC Embedded model have all the capabilities which BPC NW and BW-IP/PAK today?
Q: What’s the cost for existing BPC customer to move to this Embedded model?
Q: What’s the cost for existing BW-IP/PAK customer to migrate to the new Embedded model?
coming from BPC. Of course, customer need to re-define report in EPM add-in if they want to leverage EPM add-in as standard reporting UI. Existing BW-IP customers will need to purchase BPC NW and SAP HANA licenses to leverage the Embedded model. PAK customers will already have purchased BPC NW and SAP HANA licenses and will not require additional licenses (beyond additional users).
Q: What’s the cost for existing SEM-BPS customer to migrgae to this unfiied model?
Q: Will BPC Embedded model also have consolidation capability?
A: The plan is for consolidation functionality to be delivered in the near future through a support pack. Before that, customer could do planning on Embedded model and consolidation on a standard model.
Q: Will BPC Embedded Model still be able to be owned by Business?
A: While the Embedded Model typically requires some IT involvement, the plan is to continue to enhance the usability for Finance/business users.
Q: Is script logic supported with BPC 10.1 Embedded ?
A: NO. FOX script shall be used in BPC 10.1 Embedded for calculation.
About BPC 10.1 NW Standard
Q: What is the future of BPC Standard model?
A: The BPC Standard model continues to be supported and will have investments thus providing customers with two modelling paradigms (Standard and Embedded ) within the BPC NW solution.
Q: Is BPC 10.0 Environment supported in BPC 10.1?
A: Yes. BPC 10.0 environment is well supported in BPC 10.1 Standard, and migration from BPC 10.0 to BPC 10.1 Standard is very straight forward.
About EPM Add-In
Q: Which EPM add-in shall be used for BPC 10.1
A: EPM add-in 10.0 SP16 onwards.
Q: What are the main changes in the EPM add-in?
A: It supports reporting on Embedded model through directly consumption of BEx query.