Scott Wallask, SAPexperts
I’m not allowed to use the term BPC in posts I write.
That’s because officially, there is no SAP product called BPC. It’s SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for NetWeaver or version for Microsoft. Yeah, that’s a mouthful, but we here at WIS Publishing like to keep SAP happy and adhere to the formal product names.
It’s too bad I can’t write BPC, because if I could, I’d tell you about a great BPC article that we just published in BI Expert from Charles “Tim” Soper, a senior education consultant at SAP. The article — “A Boost to the Web Client Simplifies Planning and Consolidation 10.0, Version for NetWeaver” — discusses the many new Web client features that are part of the new
Poor Tim, he used the term BPC in his article, but I had to replace it with — you guessed it — SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for NetWeaver.
The article goes into detail about a brand new module called Consolidation Central, which allows you to perform most of your closing tasks from one interface. Before the addition of this module, you had to perform consolidation-related tasks exclusively from the interface for Microsoft Excel. Now, Consolidation Central provides an all-in-one component that offers users several options.
Screen showing Consolidation Central options
Here’s a brief overview of these options:
- Consolidation Monitor provides one screen to execute consolidation tasks and to track their statuses
- Controls Monitor helps you validate data
- Journals landing page provides an all-in-one screen to report, create, and post journals.
- Ownership Manager offers an improved user interface to view and edit the ownership data in personalized screens
Consolidation Central seems to be a convenient, time-saving feature in BPC that’s worth checking out. But don’t tell anyone I told you, because I’m not supposed to say BPC.
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