SAP Profitability and Performance Management: A unique integration with SAP BPC and SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Profitability and Performance Management provides many integration plug points with various SAP and Non-SAP system. I am explaining here the SAP PaPM integration with SAP Business planning consolidation (BPC) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC).
This document will describe one of the ways to have a single interface for PaPM Users to provide input for PaPM calculations in SAC story, run PaPM functions through SAC and get updated results back in SAC story.
System Landscape: SAP PaPM, SAP BPC and SAC
Below is the Architecture that describe various data flow and components
Model BW function for data source in PaPM
PaPM Process as per business requirement:
Final PaPM Query for SAC story: This story can exposed in SAC story as final results from PaPM system
BW ADSO with “Planning enabled” and “External SAP HANA View” configuration
Aggregation Level on ADSO:
Input enabled Bex Query: Create I/P Enable bex query to capture user input for PaPM calculations
BW Process Chain Setup: Create BW process chain to have PaPM function triggered sequentially. this will be further required to be called in BPC planning function.
ABAP Process Variant: Use Program /NXI/P1_FW_RUN”. Maintain variant with specific PaPM function
Create BPC Embedded Model and link it with BW ADSO.
BPC Planning Function: Planning function of type Fox Formula. this will be needed to call BW process chain.
BPC Planning Sequence:
BPC Live Connectivity: Create BPC Live connection
SAC Model with Live connectivity: Create SAC Planning model on Bex Input Enabled query
SAC story to update data in PaPM : Planning template on SAC model. This will help to get write data in PaPM Model BW function.
Trigger PaPM calculation through BPC Planning Sequence: BPC Planning sequence to trigger BW process chain of PaPM functions.
After the successful run of BPC Planning sequence triggered through SAC. SAC story get update with latest PAPM calculation results.
There are many ways through which SAP PaPM data get updated and trigger calculations.
It certainly helps PaPM Business users not to navigate many screens and get everything available on single platform.
Excellent. Thanks for sharing. :). what is your view on PaPM addressing budgeting and planning scenarios as a standalone solution? Did you go through the new sample content 'Corporate planning and budgeting'?
Thank you. Yes, It can be targeted as solution for Planning and budgeting. With the new content in SP12, this has been addressed to quite some extent. Although still some of the key features are missing if compared with SAP BPC.
Thanks. :). You & I seem to be on same page. I too think that simple planning scenarios could be addressed. maybe could you highlight some of those missing key features?
Features like Work status, Business rule are pretty important for any planning/budgeting application. Its not like we can't do it here. but again we need to do customization( BW) to achieve this.
Thanks for the detailed info!
Hi Akshay Georaikar, thank you for the great post!
Currently, BPC embedded requires a separate license, correct? What if we wanted to reduce the number of licenses needed by removing BPC? Do you think it would be possible to just connect SAC Planning and PaPM together?
Actually, I am not sure because the live connection to BPC allows triggering planning sequences from SAC Planning, and I do not know if a similar mechanism could be implemented with PaPM...
Thanks in advance!
Yes, BPC embedded need separate license.
Currently as per SAP planned, SAC Planning engine integration SAP PaPM innovation was planned in Q42021. However I do not see that connection yet.
It will certainly help and can help to trigger processes.
The other option i can think of is Odata services. there we can try to trigger PaPM processes from SAP analytics Cloud.
Any document published by SAP to show how SAP is planning to place PaAM in its whole technology stack, given the capabilities it has as claimed by SAP.
Or it will be also die down after few years because the confusion it will create for customers.
Could you please share the procedure to integrate SAC and PaPM. I'm trying to connect PaPM on SAP BTP to SAC tenant. Thanks,
Please find below link to refer: