The words “planning” and “fun” are not ones that I typically hear in the same sentence. Yet if Steve Sussman’s assessment of SAP Cloud for Planning is correct, we may be hearing that combination more and more in the future.

If you’ve been following my blogs over the last few months you’ll know that I’ve tried to relay some of the excitement that the SAP solutions for EPM team felt at the EPM Conference last year, when we announced SAP Cloud for Planning. And to help transfer some of that excitement to you, I’ve been sharing some videos of partner and customer reactions to that announcement.

The excitement’s evident in the first video here, an interview by my colleague Karuna Mukherjea who talks with Steve Sussman of Column5. Steve’s keen to point out the opportunity available with this new cloud planning solution, citing the new visual experience and collaborative approach as bringing some fun back into planning. I’m inclined to agree Steve! And he’s also excited by the way that SAP Cloud for Planning will work with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation as a complementary solution, allowing current customers to augment and extend their planning approach with a cloud-based solution.

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Steve Sussman of Column5 talks about the visual and collaborative experience in SAP Cloud for Planning

As well as this we hear from Darius Bikulcius of PwC who’s particularly interested by the integration options offered by the new solution, as well as the potential improvements for organizations in the way that they collaborate on business plans. 

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Darius Bikulcius, director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, shares his thoughts on integration and collaboration with SAP Cloud for Planning

Thanks to both of these business partners for sharing their initial views on SAP Cloud for Planning!

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