Moving to the UK and a New Domain Name

Moving to UK and Domain Name Change

I haven’t been active on the blog for the past month as my focus was on something else. The division I work at is in transition to another company and for that reason, I’ve decided that it is a time for a change. The details of my decision are explained in the second part after my thoughts on why I moved the blog to another domain name (SapFiConsultant.com -> ETCircle.com).   New Domain Name Starting with why I moved the blog to another domain I can clearly say that SapFiConsultant.com was and still is a great domain. The only thing …

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Learning SAP BW 7.4 Basics

Learning SAP BW 7.4 Basics

In the past year, I was intensively learning BPC while participating in projects and doing prototypes. I’m sure, there is still a lot to learn, but at this point I feel comfortable with almost every functional area of BPC including Logic Script. So while polishing my BPC skills in my work, I decided to start my journey with SAP Business Warehouse. From my observations, BW knowledge is a highly demanded skill for BPC consultants no matter you are coming from finance or IT. Well, for IT guys it is mandatory. Another consideration I have is related to BW Integrated Planning, …

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EPM Road Maps – BPC, Cloud for Analytics and BW-IP

A view on EPM Roadmaps - BPC, Analytics and BW-IP

I am trying to regularly check the Product road maps provided by SAP related to the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) space. They are giving me clues where SAP is putting their effort and what skills I may need to develop. In this post I will try to summarize where SAP is emphasize in the end of 2015. The solutions covered are Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC), BW Integrated Planning (BW-IP) and Cloud for Analytics. By the way Cloud for Planning is now part of the Cloud for Analytics suite. Some of you may ask why I am interested in BW-IP and …

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SAP BPC 10.1 Planning Prototype with Logic Script

SAP BPC Planning Prototype with Logic Script

A little less than a year ago I dived into SAP BPC world. It is a great career path for me and I don’t regret switching my focus from SAP FICO to SAP BPC. I still believe BPC fits better to my profile and skills set. I was lucky enough to take official SAP courses – BPC420, BPC430 and BPC440  and be able to certify after that. The courses are very valuable and give you the opportunity to form a stable foundation, but they do not cover Logic Script very well. That is the reason I decided …

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SAP Cloud for Planning and SAP BPC

SAP Cloud for Planning and BPC

In February 2015, SAP released SAP Cloud for Planning. It is a new EPM product widely advertised as the collaborative tool for Planning and not less importantly it is web-based with Spreadsheet look and feel. Initially, I was confused about where this solution is going to fit overall portfolio of SAP Products.  Is this solution going to replace BPC? There are also other similar questions which directly and indirectly affect my current and future work. I am sure that I am not the only one who is confused, so I will share my thoughts on research I made. …

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