SAP just released BPC SP09 for NetWeaver BW 7.4 and NetWeaver BW7.5 SP02. Both are enabling the highly anticipated feature for SAP BPC Embedded – Consolidation. It is a huge step forward, and it will certainly help to increase the adoption rate.
Don’t forget that SAP Embedded is the core of SAP Integrated Business Planning also known as SAP IBP for S4/HANA. It is intended to integrate planning needs of Finance, Sales, Manufacturing, Procurement, etc.
As I wrote already few times in my blog, BPC Embedded is a crucial product for SAP and a heart of their planning portfolio. Releasing of Consolidation makes this product complete and ready for maturity state. It is exciting news for everybody – Customer, Partners, and Consultants.
The Consolidation in BPC Embedded is functioning almost the same way as the consolidation feature in BPC Standard/Classic Solution. The main difference is that the underlying objects need to be created in BW and later mapped in BPC. This mapping includes related “models” (Consolidation, Ownership and Rates), dimensions and dimension properties.
Check the following video for better understanding.
Update March 11, 2016: BPC 10.1 SP09 Central Note
It is pleasing that SAP keeps the interface and the logic of Consolidation functionality comparable to BPC Standard. The experience is consistent, and the Functional Consultant with Accounting background will not have to learn from scratch.
In the same time, BPC Embedded gives more flexibility in the hands of the experts to build comprehensive, integrated solutions. Enjoy and stay tuned for more BPC related stuff :).