What’s New with SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 SP19
SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 is about to release Support Package 19 to provide additional enhancements which can also be found in the official site: What’s new section – SP19 Support Package section under PaPM’s Help Portal.
Now, let me share with you what we have for this round.
During the execution of a PaPM function, several HANA plan cache entries for individual statements can be created, which potentially, will never be used again in any subsequent run.
For example, this is the case for those statements where the dynamic package selections are applied using the HANA function APPLY_FILTER(). Storing of HANA plan cache entries which will never be reused has negative impact on the performance.
In a nutshell, the enhanced logic inside the HANA stored procedure aims for:
- Needless searching for an entry which does not exist
- Needless storing of the created entry into plan cache memory as it will not be reused in any subsequent run
- Needless flooding of the HANA plan cache memory
The enhanced logic to meet these expectations is covered by SAP Note 3227518.
Added validations during Environment creation
New validations during the creation of environments is now available via SAP Note 3224180 which enforces the length of environment and version fields to 3 and 4 respectively hence, avoiding name collisions in the generated objects of the function.
For instance, Environment: EN Version: VV1 and Environment: ENV Version: V1 without the validation would generate the same function table.
Added validations for Environment fields
New data length validations is now available for environment fields during Save in accordance with the ABAP Dictionary Rules.
In order to benefit from this process, the functionality of /NXI/P1_CLEANUP_CONFIG_DATA was enhanced in the following way such that:
- The data length validations are performed for all the environment fields of a chosen environment.
- For the fixed length data types (INT, DATS, TIMS, CUKY), the data length will be automatically adjusted to the correct value and the modeler will be informed.
- For the data types which allow a range of possible data lengths, the modeler will be instructed to perform the adjustment manually.
In addition, when creating a new environment field which has a fixed length data type, the data length will be automatically filled, in order to help the modeler with the choice of the correct value.
For more information, see SAP note 3236165.
Creation of Environment InfoObjects is further enhanced
When creating an Environment InfoObject paired with a BW InfoObject which already exists, PaPM now prompts the modeler to use a new one therefore, preserves the existing BW InfoObject and further avoids possible inconsistencies.
File Adapter (Import)
A new checkbox Fail on Invalid Data has been introduced in the function Header UI to guide the modeler further and help manage the expectations during file import.
- If Fail on Invalid Data is checked in the header of the function, exceptions as they occur will be displayed during run time.
- If Fail on Invalid Data is unchecked and no exceptions do occur during run time, a message will inform the user that a log file has been created in case the displayed data/behavior is not as expected.
The following new standalone sample content is available in SAP Profitability and Performance Management 3.0 SP19:
|Energy Transition Management towards Net-Zero||SXY||1|
Updated versions of the following standalone sample content are available:
|Corporate Sustainability Management||SXD||3|
|Demand-Pull Costing Management||SXX||2|
|EU Taxonomy Management||SXU||2|
|Financing and Investment Sustainability Management||SXV||8|
|Insurance Profitability and Cost Management||SFI||7|
|Liquidity Management powered by Process Mining||SXL||5|
|OECD BEPS 2.0 Tax Calculation and Reporting||SXE||2|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Accounts Payable||SXM||AP08|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Accounts Receivable||SXM||AR07|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Claims Management||SXM||CM06|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Credit Application||SXM||CA03|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Order to Cash||SXM||OC07|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Production Planning||SXM||PR07|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Purchase to Pay||SXM||PP08|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Utilities Management||SXM||UT04|
|Process Mining on S/4 HANA – Warehouse Management||SXM||WM06|
|Product Quality and Sustainability Management||SDP||2|
|Sustainability Impact Measurement and Valuation||SXW||2|
|Tax Calculation and Reporting||SXT||10|
I encourage you to patch to the latest SP release to get the most out of these enhancements and new/improved sample contents.
Thanks a lot for your time. Cheers!