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Tip: Performance optimization for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation

by Kristin Bent

April 19, 2011

SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is one of the hottest financial tools on the market, helping organizations perform financial closes as efficiently as possible. But what good is even the best SAP solution when it’s not running as fast as it could? Pulled from the session, Bonus panel discussion: Making your SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation solution fly: Tips and tricks for performance optimization, from the upcoming BPC Bootcamp seminar, here are some tips to ensure your team is optimizing your investment:

  • Develop your solution on real data (and data volumes)
    • Real production data volumes help flush out:
      • Performance issues (especially important for SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation)
      • Problems in models and reports
      • Validity and data quality issues


  • Manage your project with performance in mind
    • Plan for Performance and Scalability testing:
      • Front-end and backend
      • Single user and concurrency
      • Global and around the world
      • Design your models with expected data volumes in mind
      • Raise issues with SAP months before UAT – not days


  • Ensure end-to-end sizing and tuning
    • Make sure to size and tune your system:
      • Size your boxes
      • Ensure proper installation of the system
      • Tune BPC
      • Tune SAP NetWeaver BW
      • Tune the database & update the stats
      • Ensure proper memory allocation
      • Look into load balancing
      • Monitor server loads and IO
      • If you don’t have the knowledge in-house: hire someone to help you



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