Consolidation & Other New Features in BPC Embedded

Consolidation, Journals and Others

SAP released BPC Unified in the first half of 2014 and later renamed it to BPC Embedded. It was a completely new concept based much more on the BW-IP than on the classic BPC. My opinion is that SAP is pushing us to BPC Embedded as I expressed my thoughts in EPM Road Maps – BPC, Cloud for Analytics and BW-IP. BPC Embedded is missing some features from BPC Classic, but the most important one is the Consolidation. There were rumors that SAP is working on Consolidation feature in BPC Embedded from 2014, but there was no …

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Cheap International Transfers of Money

Transfer Second Step

It is not unusual for the SAP Consultant to make international transfers of money on a regular basis. In a matter of fact, I am going to be in the same situation from January 2016 when I will make transfers to my family every month. Making International transfers is not a cheap activity. Usually, the fees and the exchange rates are outrageous. For those reasons, the founders of Skype created a new online service called Transfer Wise (if you use the like you will get your first transfer up to 3000? for free). One of the investors in the service is …

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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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