Next to SAP BPC standard, element61 offers expertise in SAP BPC embedded for planning, not limited to just financial planning. Also operational planning like Sales & Operations planning can be in scope.
A SAP BPC embedded solution can leverage the efforts made to integrate SAP and external data into a data warehouse, since it will work directly on existing Master Data (including hierarchies) as well as transactional data from any functional domain. Data is accessible through all SAP BW or even SAP HANA capable front ends for reporting and defined authorizations will apply.
With SAP BW now running on the HANA database (BPC 11 on BW/4HANA or BPC 10.1 on BW on HANA) the ever so important speed of data entry and calculations can be handled in the shortest possible time. Not only speed but also granularity is important: the solutions can work swiftly on a very detailed dataset.
Under the hood, planning functions will perform their actions straight in the HANA DB wherever possible. In order to support organization specific requirements, we can leverage different areas of customization depending on where it fits best in coherence with existing information. This can be the HANA DB in SQL or a calculation view, AMDP (Abap Managed Database Procedure) or FOX formula.
Next to the planning capabilities, a SAP BPC embedded application can support workflows through the BPF (Business Process Flow) component and work-status functionality.
Being on the HANA platform also opens much broader possibilities such as integration of Big Data, Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and cloud connectivity.
If you want to know more about SAP BPC embedded do get in touch!