Everything you always wanted to know about BPC Embedded
Since SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC), version for SAP NetWeaver 10.1, released about three years ago, BPC exists in two versions: standard and embedded.
We observed that although there is a rich knowledge sharing content available – either from SAP or from our ecosystem – it looks like the overall maturity level on embedded is still lower than standard.
This is how the idea of this blog came out: provide an entry point to the available resources, and maybe elaborate on some aspects.
One product / different flavors
SAP BPC comes in different flavors: BPC version for Microsoft, BPC version for NetWeaver, BPC version for SAP HANA, BPC standard (aka classic), BPC embedded, BPC on HANA, and recently, BPC optimized for S/4 HANA.
It looks cumbersome, but it is actually pretty simple, and extremely well explained in this short article.
Now, as BPC embedded gets more and more traction, we think it’s time to regroup all available material so that partners and customers become more familiar with the standard version and how they can understand when and how to position BPC embedded.
One entry point / two tracks / many bloggers
To provide a 360° view, I’ve asked a set of experts to share their knowledge on BPC embedded through two tracks:
- one strategic / functional track which will focus on the business aspects and detail the strategy of BPC embedded.
- one technical track which will give detailed insights and “how-to” implement BPC embedded.
Between September 2016 and March 2017, about 12 of them have shared their views, and here is the finalized content.
As Community is all about sharing knowledge, we expect you to ask questions and provide feedback.
Looking forward to reading your comments.