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Enterprise Performance Management –

SAP BPC 10.1 Overview


 What is SAP BPC used for?

 SAP BPC – Main Benefits

 SAP BPC – Key Features

 SAP BPC Models and Dimensions


 What is SAP BPC used for?

 SAP BPC – Main Benefits

 SAP BPC – Key Features

 SAP BPC Models and Dimensions

What is SAP BPC Used for?

Unified planning and consolidation

Business Planning Forecasting and Consensus Building

Budgeting Rolling forecasts
Sales/revenue planning Continuous planning
Capital expenditure planning Collaboration
Headcount/staffing Predictive modelling
Expense planning
Cash flow/liquidity planning

Consolidation Financial Reporting and Analysis

Intercompany matching/reconciliation Ad hoc
Intercompany eliminations Variance analysis
Management roll-ups Driver analysis (industry, growth, capacity,
Legal consolidation (IFRS) etc.)

 What is SAP BPC used for?

 SAP BPC – Main Benefits

 SAP BPC – Key Features

 SAP BPC Models and Dimensions

SAP BPC – Main Benefits

Streamlined planning and a faster, more compliant close

 Familiar and easy to use

Increase user adoption with a solution
that leverages native Microsoft Office
tools (e.g. Excel) and web browsers

 Process-centric
Guide users and drive process
consistency with configurable business
process flows

 Unified
Save time and reduce errors with a
single, integrated solution for planning
and consolidation
Familiar and easy to use

Familiar and easy to use interfaces reduce learning curve and increase adoption

• Choice of Word, PowerPoint, web and

Excel interfaces
• A central data repository creates a single
version of truth, ensuring organisational
• Allows use of native Excel functions,
formatting, and formula preservation,
reducing training time and costs
Familiar and easy to use

Context-sensitive intelligent action panes aid productivity

• Guides activities and improves

• Helps users know “what” to do “when”,
“why” and “how”
• Facilitates collaboration with built-in
discussion threads and unstructured
data sharing
Familiar and easy to use

Setup by IT - owned and managed by Business Users

IT Responsibility Business User Responsibility

Hardware Application Security
Security and Authentication Users
Users Roles
Roles Privileges
Privileges Hierarchies and Roll Ups
Report Templates
Data and Application Infrastructure
Excel, Word, PowerPoint Templates
Database Server Create and Modify Metrics and Measures
Application Server

Self-service financial reporting ensures any user can create information on the fly
Wizard-driven interfaces simplify content creation and administration processes

Customisable business process flows ensure consistency and minimise training

• Step-by-step guidance through month end

• Enforce policies and procedures - track
process status and completion
• Customisable to the specific needs of your

Save time and reduce errors with a single, integrated application

• Speed up the time to value with a

single deployment for planning,
budgeting, forecasting and
consolidations (management and
• Achieve a consistent user experience
across planning and consolidation
• Reduce the risk of errors by moving
data between multiple financial

 What is SAP BPC used for?

 SAP BPC – Main Benefits

 SAP BPC – Key Features

 SAP BPC Models and Dimensions

Features of BPC – Data Collection

Data collection Step by step guiding as well as monitoring

• Data can be loaded from: available centrally
‒ Centralised or de-centralised systems • The BPF (business process flow) desktop
provides a personalised overview on the
‒ SAP ERP, SAP NetWeaver BW, or non-SAP consolidation tasks to be performed and the
systems status on each process steps.
Multiple alternatives for loading of data • Process monitoring capabilities provide visibility
• Utilise native BW/BPC capabilities to support into the progress of all activities throughout the
automated data collection organisation
• Utilize SAP FIM* to support automated data • Easy, intuitive, and controlled navigation
collection through the consolidation process steps
• Manual update via flat file upload or direct data

* SAP BusinessObjects Financial Information Management (FIM)

Features of BPC – Intercompany
Reconciliation and Eliminations

Automatic Intercompany Reconciliation and Automatic calculation examples

eliminations • Elimination of Intercompany Transactions
• Intercompany schedules for matching (in • Elimination of Investments
transaction currency, local currency, and/or
reporting currency) • Elimination of Dividends

• Automatic adjustment postings • Elimination of Internal Provisions

• Customisable matching reports • Elimination of Goodwill

• Manual adjustments • Equity : Group / Minority split

• Fast and powerful consolidation engine • Currency Translation Adjustment (CTA)

• Consolidated Result

Payable $100

Receivable $100
Features of BPC – Ownership, Consolidation
of Investment and Currency Translation

Complex ownership management (cross- Flexible currency translation

ownership) • Exchange rates can be entered manually or
 Multiples consolidation methods uploaded
 Global • Multiple currency translation methods (average
 Proportional rate, closing rate, historical rate…)
 Holding • Automatic currency translation adjustment
(CTA) calculations
 Equity
• Dedicated equity/reserves accounts
 Ownership calculations
 Automatic handling of structure variations
(Change in ownership percentage, change in
consolidation method)
Fiori Apps:
Gui, Fiori, Web, Devices

• Reporting with an Excel-View:

EPM Add-In

• WebVersion: Installation of the

EPM WebClient

• Mobile Phone in the future: EPM

Unwired Mobile App

 What is SAP BPC used for?

 SAP BPC – Main Benefits

 SAP BPC – Key Features

 SAP BPC Models and Dimensions

Standard dimensions and models in

There are four model types in BPC defined :

Consolidation model contains Planning model is a multi-currency
consolidation information and it financial model. With consolidation
is designed to accommodate business rules; workflow and
all business rules (eg IFRS) business process flow setups

Rate model stores currency rates.

Ownership model is a It is a supporting model for
supporting model for a consolidation and planning models
consolidation reporting model OWNERSHIP RATE to enable multi-currency reporting
to reflect an organization’s
legal structure

Supporting functionality
Master Data

Example – BPC Model:

Master Data is the core data for the BPC Model:


• Accounts: Accounts encompass the items for the value-based

posting and analysis of data.
Time Versions
• Versions: Versions are used for the identification of different
reporting types within a posting period.
• Movement Types: Movement types are used to provide further
Master Movement
information for a reported booking.
Partner Entity
Data • Currencies: Data is provided in the entities‘ local currencies and
translated into group currency (eg GBP).
• Business Unit: The Business Units define the internal
Management and Control structure
Business Unit Currencies
• Entity: Entities represent legally self-dependent companies
which are controlled by the group

• Partner Entity: Intercompany trading partner entity
• Time: Data is provided on a monthly basis and defined by Period
and Year.
BPC Dimensions

These are the standard dimensions and a description of how they are meant to be used:

Dimension Type Description

A – Account Chart of accounts and other planning assumption measures

Versions or scenarios based on which data would be tracked. It contains the types of data to be
C – Category
tracked, such as Actual, Budget, and Forecast

D – Audit ID Data sources that could be used to manage the main data and adjustments

Business units used to drive the business process. Entity type can be an operating unit, a cost center, a
E – Entity
geographic entity, and so on

Reports consolidated results in multiple group currencies within a single entity structure. Group
G – Group
provides multiple currencies for a group member

I – Intercompany Contains the intercompany trading partner codes for the entities

R – Currency Currency rates for all currencies in which your company does business

Break down of the account activity or flow. For example, some accounts, such as Fixed Assets, have a
S – Subtable
Sub-tables dimension containing Opening, Additions, Deletions, Transfers and Ending Balances

T – Time Contains the time periods for which data is to be stored

U - User-defined User-defined dimension that may be required for the reporting/ planning processes
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