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Author's profile photo Detlef Wassmuth

Many roads lead to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 11.0 (SAP BPC 11.0)


With the help of this blog, I would like to provide a high-level overview about the different possibilities to move your current SAP BPC 10.1 based planning application to our strategic, on premise-based planning tool SAP BPC 11.x.

The Planning Models

The following planning models will be supported In SAP BW/4HANA and SAP BPC11.x:

In SAP BW ≤ SAP BW7.5x, all planning models are part of the BW software component. In addition to this, you need to install the BPC 11.x add-on for building and using planning applications in BW4/HANA x.

In SAP BW/4HANA x, the coding of SAP BPS is no longer part of the BW component. If you should use planning applications, implemented with the help of SAP BPS, you need to re-develop this planning applications in BPC11.x with the SAP BPC Standard Model or SAP BPC Embedded Model

One of the biggest advantages of BW/4HANA x is the deep integration in SAP HANA. Due to this reason, we support in the combination of SAP BW/4 HANA and BPC 11.x only HANA supported planning applications. Thus, you need to optimize your SAP BW-IP planning app with the help of the Planning Applications Kit (PAK).


The picture below describes some advantages of the Planning Applications Kit:


After customizing PAK, planning functions of type Standard and FOX will be executed in SAP HANA. The planning functions of type ABAP EXIT will be executed in the lean ABAP Stack of BW/4HANA without any performance boost. If you would like to speed up your customer specific planning functions as well, you need to re-implement your planning functions of type ABAP EXIT with the help of planning functions of type SQL Exit.

As we learned before, we are able to proceed higher data volume with the help of the PAK. In addition to this, you could optimize your data model with the help of bigger ADSO objects, bigger planning functions, bigger Queries etc. With the help of this approach, you will be able to reduce the number of customizing objects significantly and you are able to reduce the time for implementation.




The way from BPC10.1 to SAP BPC11.0

For the way from BPC10.1 to BPC11.0 (we are talking about conversion), we offer tool support. Please check the equivalent blogs on our community pages.

Picture above: Transfer Toolbox
  • BPC Embedded Model: Inplace conversion
  • BPC Embedded model: Remote conversion
  • BPC Standard: Inplace conversion


will be supported by Transfer Toolbox

Picture above: TA: UJBR


BPC Standard Model: Remote conversion

will be supported by Backup & Restore (TA: UJBR)


Helpful Information:

  • Planning on BW/4HANA 2343286
  • Using the planning applications KIT 1637199
  • Conversion to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 11.0, version for SAP BW/4HANA Central Note 2510414
  • SAP Business Planning and Consolidation 11.0 SP01, version for SAP BW/4HANA Central Note 2463467
  • Simplification List for SAP BW/4HANA 2421930
  • BW4SL – Business Planning & Consolidation 2443189
  • BW4SL – Business Planning & Simulation 2468702
  • BW4SL – Aggregation Levels 2443001



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      Author's profile photo Muhammad Javed
      Muhammad Javed

      Thank you Detlef  very informative.


      Author's profile photo Rajesh SVN
      Rajesh SVN

      Hi Detlef

      Thanks for information sharing.  But I have one question which not related to the current topic.

      Certification is available on SAP BPC 10.1 or 11?


      Author's profile photo Matthias Schober
      Matthias Schober

      Hi Detlef,

      refering to Note 2189708 - SAP BW/4HANA Add-On Handling and Usage

      there is no way to convert BPC 11 from BPC 10.1. Is that note outdate ?

      "Currently we are not yet supporting the conversion to SAP BW/4HANA, if you are already using SAP BPC 10.1 (standard and/or embedded model).

      The conversion will be supported  in the upcoming support packages. PAK and BW-IP will be converted to BPC embedded model

      We are running BW 7.50 SP10 / BPC 10.1 with BW4 Starter Addon, do we have a conversion path  to BW4/BPC 11 ?

      Best Regards Matthias