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SAP BPC Business Planning & Consolidation


In June 2007, SAP AG acquired OutlookSoft as a part of its strategy to compose a "state of the art" Corporate Performance Management solution. OutlookSoft was subsequently renamed to SAP BPC (SAP Business Planning and Consolidation).

To consistently manage company performance, managers need accurate, timely financial and operational data so they can effectively plan, budget, forecast, analyze, and report. They also need the ability to seamlessly integrate corporate and departmental planning, intelligently model cost scenarios, and perform sensitivity analysis to determine operational budgets based on strategic plans and assumptions. With SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, everything you need to meet your bottom-up and top-down financial and operational planning requirements, as well as complete consolidation and reporting is available through a single unified application and user interface which is tightly integrated with the MS Office suite.

element61 is one of the few Belgian consulting companies having experience with the most recent version of SAP Business Planning & Consolidation and expertise in technical installation, upgrading, tuning and migrating from older versions and deployments.

The latest release of SAP BPC is SAP BPC 10. As of release 7, SAP delivers 2 options in terms of underlying technology platform :
  • The first is the original product which is SAP BPC MS, which is Microsoft based

  • The second is SAP BPC for Netweaver and is an entirely new developed product,
    in terms of backend,
    which integrates with SAP Business Warehouse

Not only has element61 experience with the most recent version, we also offer the unique knowledge of the different product upgrades that have taken place over the last 6 years (from release 3 EAP (Enterprise Analytical Portal), going to release 4 called Everest, then moving into releases 5, 7 and now 10 where the product was renamed to Outlooksoft and finally SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation). No other consulting company in Belgium has this combined experience.

element61 is thus unique in having both the MS (combined with Microsoft SQL server skills) and Netweaver-version SAP BPC knowledge, combined with Business Warehouse, SAP Business Objects Business Intelligence and former SRC software Business Objects Planning skills.

All of the above expertise is bundled in the dedicated SAP BPC Competence Center.

For more information on SAP Business Planning & Consolidation, feel free to contact us!