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BI Integerated planning and SEM-BPS ???

Hi all ,

I am new to SEM.

Could you tell me

1) if there's any difference between Bi integeraed planning and SEM-BPS ?

2) if so, what are those differences ? & which one is better suited to planning needs ?.

3) also can we use planning areas developed in bw-bps ???

Friends if you have any documentation for the practical part of SEM-bps

could you please send it to nidhi_dashora@rediffmail.com

thanks in advance

Nidhi Dashora

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    Posted on Feb 08, 2007 at 05:58 AM
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    Posted on Feb 08, 2007 at 06:09 AM

    Hi Nidhi,

    There are few features of SEM BPS:

    Integration of master and transactional data

    Excel integration

    Access to plan data via web

    Integration to operational systems via retractors

    Process monitoring

    Reporting and analysis in SAP BW

    And for SAP BW:

    Additional features Status and Tracking Monitor

    Miscellaneous enhancements

    Statistical Forecast

    Exit Class for customer enhancements in Web Interface Builder

    Enhancements for characteristic combinations

    Predefined totals in rows and columns

    Variables in Data Slides

    Regards

    Rahul Bindroo

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    Posted on Feb 08, 2007 at 06:48 AM

    hi

    1) if there's any difference between Bi integeraed planning and SEM-BPS ?

    Yes

    2) if so, what are those differences ? & which one is better suited to planning needs ?.

    In BI we will use real cube will be useful for both plan and actual data.

    In SEM-BPS we create separate Transactional Cube for plan data.

    There are other differences in planning objects. Like Planning Level is called as Aggregates. Package As Filter. In BPS We use Layout Builder for both Input And Outputs of Layouts as in BI BEx is used. There is no planning Area object in BI.

    3) also can we use planning areas developed in bw-bps ???

    Explained in 2nd Point.

    tx

    srin

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      Eckhard gave very good suggestions regarding minimum SP10. SP 12 is where totals and hierarchy planning is available, necessary for top down planning.

      BI-IP is only available as of NW04S / BI 7.0. In BI 7.0 you have a choice of SEM-BPS 6.0 (if you installed the SEM addon for CPM, BCS, etc.), BW-BPS on BI 7.0 or BI-IP on BI 7.0. If you are on BW 3.5 your choice are SEM-BPS 4.0 or BW-BPS 3.5 which is really just a subset of SEM-BPS with 10 less planning functions. If you are lower than BW 3.5, your only choice is upgrade to BW 3.5 or NW04s or be using SEM-BPS 3.1-3.5 on BW 3.0-3.3.

      BPS is not longer being developed and are in support mode now similar to EC-CS in R/3 status a few years ago since the development team is working on SEM-BCS only.

      Since you are new, can I suggest a very powerful function called search? There have been a number of discussions in the past about difference between BPS and BI-IP.

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    Posted on Sep 01, 2007 at 08:53 AM

    Hi SAP Gurus,

    I am new to SAP and need to know some problems upgrading BW BPS to IP.

    Also can you explain me the procedure to upgrade from BPS to IP.

    If you have any docs, please forward it to <fusion1811@yahoo.com>.

    Will assign points for answers.

    Thank you.

    Sanjiv

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