SAP BPC answers the mail
March 06, 2018

SAP BPC answers the mail

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

SAP NetWeaver Edition

Overall Satisfaction with SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation)

Integration of SAP data is good but can be improved. Data from our R/3 ECC system has a one day lag when syncing with SAP BPC.

Non-SAP data must be manually entered or uploaded via flat file (.csv). Most users manually enter the data which is subject to inaccuracies since it is not a direct integration from non-SAP sources. This may be a company-specific issue.

SAP BPC is used by the finance function across the enterprise. It provides a planning solution for finance users for their revenue forecasts for the current year, next year, and five-year planning. BPC allows us to plan, consolidate and report our forecasts internally and externally.
  • SAP BPC leverages Microsoft Excel well and provides an user interface that is easy to use for finance.
  • SAP BPC integrates with our SAP R/3 to provide a holistic look at our project level data.
  • SAP BPC provides flexibility that is needed in the A&D industry. We are able to customize functionalities for our business needs.
  • I'd like to see BPC better handle large volumes of data. Our company plans at the contract level and often find ourselves struggling with data volume in terms of system performance.
  • I'd like to see BPC have real-time data from our SAP R/3 system to facilitate a faster closing at month-end.
  • BPC is the first planning solution that has been implemented across the entire enterprise. It has reduced customization between the businesses. Transition of employees between businesses is now easier because everyone is using the same tool.
  • We were hoping for a significant performance improvement with SAP BPC compared to our old legacy tool (SAP BPS). We have not seen an overall improvement of performance for the user base. The performance is about the same.
Since we have a large footprint with SAP R/3 ECC and SAP Business Warehouse, our IT team along with Finance leadership chose BPC. It provided the level of integration that we needed. We were also able to use a lot of code that we previously used in our legacy system.

SAP BPC is well suited for companies with a large user base. Since BPC has a relatively familiar and easy user interface, it can be implemented across a large user group fairly quickly. The user interface is intuitive which facilitates an easier planning cycle.

Aerospace/Defense companies may need to customize SAP BPC to meet their business and customer needs. It would be ideal if SAP released a version of BPC specifically tailored towards the A&D industry.

SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) Feature Ratings

Long-term financial planning
Scenario modeling
Management reporting
Financial data consolidation
Journal entries and reports
Intercompany Eliminations
Local and consolidated reporting
Flat file integration
Direct links to 3rd-party data sources