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SAP Closing Cockpit Vs Blackline Smart Close (Runbook)

Hi,

Could anyone tell the cost-benefit of implementing SAP Closing Cockpit Vs Blackline Smart Close (Runbook) with respective features?

Thanks,

Abhi

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  • Dec 26, 2017 at 06:40 PM

    Hello,

    Smart Close is an ABAP solution like SAP Financial Closing Cockpit, but Smart Close has built-in functionality for process automation, spool file and job log validation, certification, alerting, and workflow. It is RPA inside of SAP for task execution and validation of business rules.

    Closing Cockpit, on the other hand, does not have a built-in automation engine like that of Smart Close. To fully automate an activity, you will see something called "SAP CPS". (SAP Central Process Scheduler - also known as "SAP Business Process Automation 'BPA'). This is a link to an external application (Redwood Robotics) where you can close the automation GAP and automatically execute, validate, and even automatically resolve issues in your close process.

    In Summary- The biggest difference is that Smart Close comes standard with advanced automation capabilities.FCC does not have much automation capabilities unless paired with Redwood.

    Hope that helps

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    Oct 25, 2017 at 03:07 PM

    Hi,

    does anybody have a comparison of the funktionality of the 2 Tools?

    Kind regards,

    Thilo

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