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Sep 25, 2014 at 06:54 AM

Why do we need InfoCubes for Planning Applications with BW 7.40 SP8 on HANA?

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Hi everyone,

I was wondering why we still need to use InfoCubes in planning applications with BW 7.40 SP8 on HANA?

Searching the web and SCN, I found some interesting articles including the following:

- Improvements on SAP HANA-optimized planning with the Planning Applications Kit (PAK)

- Further Improvements on SAP HANA-optimized planning with the Planning Applications Kit in 2014

As far as I understand, with BW 7.40 SP8 on HANA there are no disadvantages of planning on DSO compared to planning on InfoCubes left.

The restriction on the number of key fields was removed, non-cummulative key figures can be used, planning of no aggregation key figures (NO2) is possible, the option 'Characteristic as Key Figure' allows planning of short texts, ...

We also want to use DSOs for planning with BPC 10.1 Unified.

Are there any disadvantages or restrictions of planning on DSO which make it necessary to use InfoCubes for planning scenarios with BPC 10.1 Unified and BW 7.40 SP8 on HANA?

Thanks in advance for your input,

Benjamin