At the SAPInsider BI 2017 congress in Amsterdam, SAP officially launched the new version of Business Planning and Consolidation: BPC 11.0 for BW/4HANA. In this last and final takeaway blog, I will explain briefly what is new in this tool.
BW4/HANA is already available for almost 1 year now. Still missing in this next generation data warehouse, was a planning and consolidation solution. With the launch of BPC 11.0 for BW/4HANA this is no longer the case. BPC 11.0 is an add-on for BW/4HANA and can be used as a standalone deployment unlike BPV 10.1 for NW, which is an embedded in S/4HANA. Some important remarks of this new release:
What is new in BPC for BW/4HANA v11.0?
What about BPC for S/4HANA?
S/4HANA has BW 7.5x embedded as analytics engine which includes also BPC 10.1 for NW; how do this related to this new BPC for BW/4HANA?
BPC for BW/4HANA is ideal for customers looking for a standalone deployment of BPC, leveraging BW4HANA, that can integrate with S/4HANA and other systems/data. BPC NW embedded within S/4HANA is for S/4HANA customers seeking real-time planning and consolidations on their S/4HANA data
SAP Tech-ed or SAP Insider?
This was my last and final blog about SAP BI 2017 in Amsterdam, hosted by SAP Insider. The conference is hosted by SAP Insider each year in US, Europe and Azia, just like the yearly SAP Tech-ed event hosted by SAP. So which congress provides you with the best value for money? It depends on what you are looking for. If you are a (technical) consultant looking for the latest news, product releases and hands-on session, SAP Tech-ed is definitely the place to be. However, if you are a customer or consultant looking for a mix of technical, functional and customer stories, SAPInsider could be a good alternative. The mix of people with different interest makes the networking opportunities also more interesting. The number of sessions to choose from in Amsterdam were somewhat limited compared to the same event in the US. So if you choose the SAP Insider event, I would recommend visiting the event in the US because it is much bigger compared to the one in Europe and therefore gives you more value for money.