Enhancement (SAP BPC) to Enable Business Process & Improve Data Load Performance. (Part-1)
Client is Hi-Tech Product Sales & Service Leader (Mobile, I-Tab, accessories, etc,) Client has Internet sales and service division which is also call as a data generation area. Generating 5+ million business transactions/records per day in the systems (SAP + Legacy Systems). Business heads in the respective region should improvise the earnings based on the buying climate of the day by promoting time sensitive offers (Festival offers / Bundle offer / Offer to Stores).
Problem identified in the Internet Sales Data flow (Flow includes 5 Source System —> BW(Staging Layer) –> BPC (Planning and Consolidation Platform))
- Data load 1 hrs (BW) + Data load 2 (BPC)
- BPC Data manager is taking 2 Hrs to complete the data load
- Daily 5 + Million records are landing the BPC model
- Business team have to wait for the availability of data @ reporting layer
- Only One Planning cycle / Business day
Root Cause: Internet sales BPC DM is taking 2hrs to complete the load. When we have a close look on the data & records in the models. The business needed records = 1 Million but the data load has 5+ Million records. So we saw a gap of 4 Million records unwontedly landing here.
We have following SAP BPC dimensions in model and their Data is as follows :
- Product Code = PC_00_00 (Top Node)
- Product Code = PC001, PC002 and so on…..
- Data source = IS_DS, IS_ORA_DS, IS_ORA1_DS, IS_HADOOP_DS, IS_SAP_DS
- Time = Current day
- Flow =Flow01, Flow02 and so on . . .
Solution Approach: In Internet Sales Data Manager (BPC) introduced a dynamic filtering condition based on Script logic. If any change in the business. Business team will intimate the back-end. (Support team gets request for change on monthly basis).
PRODUCT Code *Logic to select only the need product codes Planning & Consolidation
*XDIM_MEMBERSET TIME = %TIME_SET% *Select only user driven time
*XDIM_MEMBERSET PRODUCT_CODE <> PC_00_00 *Select the top node of the Product Hierarchy
*XDIM_MEMBERSET FLOW = Flow001, Flow002, Flow003, Flow004, Flow005, Flow006, Flow007, Flow008, Flow009, Flow010 * For us this Flow entities goes to 100 and varies weekly.
*IS LOCAL_BUSINESS, IMPORT_ BUSINESS, REPACK_ BUSINESS
*REC(EXPRESSION = %VALUE%, PRODUCT_CODE = PC001, PC002, PC003, PC004) * For us this Sale numbers goes to 100 and varies weekly.
*IS IS_DS, IS_ORA_DS, IS_ORA1_DS, IS_HADOOP_DS, IS_SAP_DS * For us this Data Source numbers goes to 10 and varies weekly.
*REC(EXPRESSION = %VALUE%, PRODUCT_CODE = CC_BUSINESS_PRODUCT, DATA_SOURCE = LOAD_BUSINESS_PRODUCT_GAAP )
- Data load completing in 5 to 10 Mins.
- Now the data is available for BPC operations(Planning & Consolidation Models) in 1 Hr (Previously 4 Hrs with old process).
- Business team has an ability to do the planning and consolidation more strategically.
- Business enabled with 3 Planning cycles / Business day.