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Tips to prepare for and optimize SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 10.0

by Bridget Kotelly

October 3, 2012

This tip was taken from the upcoming session, “A detailed guide to prepare for and optimize SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 10.0” session to be presented by David Williams and Kirk Anderson, EPM Solutions, SAP, at the upcoming R&A Conference 2012, October 29-31 in Las Vegas.  For more info on the event, visit

This tip provides an overview of SAP solutions for EPM and solutions for Managing Financial Performance, the scope, and key benefits.

SAP Strategy Management

  • Deliver on Corporate Strategy with Enterprise-Wide Alignment
    • ?  Communicate Prioririties
      • Prioritize initiatives based on strategy
      • Focus on high impact initiatives
      • Allocate resources appropriately
    • ?Drive Accountability across the enterprise
      • Intelligently manage resources
      • Communicate goals and educate on impacts
      • Accountability and exception management
    • ?Collaborate, Monitor, Measure, and Manage
      • Track performance towards strategic goals
      • Quickly assess strategic performance
      • Execute on areas that require action


  • Enhanced integration with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation
  • Simplified administration of content published to the CitizenInsight mobile app
  • User-definable initiative fields
  • User-driven incremental enhancements
  • Broadened range of initiative types that can be managed within the solution
  • New industry-specific use cases and embedded content


Key Benefits

  • Direct linkage between strategic planning and budgeting
  • Scalable, secure publishing of performance results to key constituents
  • Lower TCO and enhanced solution performance
  • Accelerated creation and execution of performance improvement programs
  • More flexibility in managing initiatives across the enterprise
  • Faster time to value
  • Ability to leverage industry best practices 

For more information on developing your analytics strategy along with other tips from David and Kirk and our expert roster of speakers, make sure to register for the R&A 2012 event, Oct. 29-31 in Las Vegas. (

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