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SAP Profitability and Performance Management: A unique integration with SAP BPC and SAP Analytics Cloud

Introduction

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

Architecture

Below is the Architecture that describe various data flow and components

Architecture

Architecture

Solution:

PaPM Setup

Model BW function for data source in PaPM

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Model BW

PaPM Process as per business requirement:

Process

Process

Final PaPM Query for SAC story: This story can exposed in SAC story as final results from PaPM system

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Final PaPM Query

BW Setup

BW ADSO with “Planning enabled” and “External SAP HANA View” configuration

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BW ADSO

Aggregation Level on ADSO:

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Aggregation Level

Input enabled Bex Query: Create I/P Enable bex query to capture user input for PaPM calculations

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Input Enabled Bex Query

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.

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Process Chain

ABAP Process Variant: Use Program /NXI/P1_FW_RUN”. Maintain variant with specific PaPM function

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ABAP Variant

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ABAP Program

BPC Setup

Create BPC Embedded Model and link it with BW ADSO.

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BPC Embedded Model

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BPC-BW Info provider

BPC Planning Function: Planning function of type Fox Formula. this will be needed to call BW process chain.

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BPC Planning Function

BPC Planning Sequence:

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BPC Planning Sequence

SAC Setup:

BPC Live Connectivity: Create BPC Live connection

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SAC BPC Live Connection

SAC Model with Live connectivity: Create SAC Planning model on Bex Input Enabled query

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SAC Planning Model

SAC story to update data in PaPM : Planning template on SAC model. This will help to get write data in PaPM Model BW function.

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SAC Planning Template

 

Trigger PaPM calculation through BPC Planning Sequence: BPC Planning sequence to trigger BW process chain of PaPM functions.

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BPC Planning Sequence

After the successful run of BPC Planning sequence triggered through SAC. SAC story get update with latest PAPM calculation results.

 

Conclusion:

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.

References:

SAP Note 2589761

BPC Live data Connection

 

Cheers!!!!

Akshay Georaikar

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  • 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.