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SAP Analysis "Planning Model" Use?

Hi all,

I'm trying to understand the use case for "Planning Model" in SAP Analysis (Excel UI) Analysis Plugin (Planning tab in the Design Panel)

I see an obscure reference that this was to support a user’s ability to write data back to a database (BW) for BW-IP.

Also in the Analysis user guide I see this is a requirement to set Work Status from Analysis.

Is there any further information on this, when/how else to use it or is it simply for the above?


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    Jun 16, 2017 at 08:50 AM

    Hi Jay,

    AO has two fields: Design Panel, Tab Planning

    1 System for Data Write Back

    i.e. the system used to store the BW-IP (PAK) planning data

    2 Planning Model

    This is a combination of the technical names of BPC Environment, BPC Model in case the system in 1 also uses BPC; the model to be used has to be of type BPC Embedded (i.e. it uses the BW-IP (PAK) planning engine. Only when the planning model is set in AO, the system knowns about BPC feature, e.g. BPC Work Status.



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      Thanks Gregor, that helps.

      Is then the only use case for BPC Work Status, or is there any other use cases for the Planning Model in Analysis?