SAP has succeeded in moving towards a modern coherent planning suite with the release of SAP BPC 10.1, version for SAP NetWeaver. The new product combines the advantages of BW Integrated Planning, SAP HANA and SAP BPC.
SAP BPC 10.1 NetWeaver version offers a Standard as well as a new Embedded model. While the Standard Model does not differ much from the BPC 10.0 for NetWeaver, the Embedded model provides a planning suite that is based technologically on SAP BW 7.4/7.5 on HANA and combines the planning components of SAP BW Integrated Planning and SAP BPC.
In this insight, you will find a high level technical overview of SAP BPC and its basic architecture components. The focus is on BPC Embedded, its advantages, weaknesses and differences with the BPC Standard.
At the same time, we address a number of typical questions people ask about SAP BPC nowadays:
What are the different versions of SAP BPC available?
What is new in BPC embedded on HANA?
What is the difference between BPC and BW IP?
What is IBP (Integrated Business Planning) and its role?
What are the pros and cons for different SAP Business Planning and Consolidation tools in relation to the latest releases of SAP HANA, Netweaver, S/4HANA and BPC?