The SAP BPC Acerta Planning and Budgeting application consists of three models: Finance, HR and Allocation.
The HR costs are budgeted in detail in their own cube, with a complete different dimensionality than the Finance model. The different components of the salary are budgeted in detail by employee and sent automatically to the Finance model.
The Allocation model pulls data from the Finance model and performs an allocation based on a costcenter sender-receiver algorithm. Finally a management consolidation is performed in the Finance model. Previously this budget exercise was done in MS Excel.
Acerta now benefits from a fully integrated model, allowing budgeting, forecasting and long term planning (+5 years).