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SAP Financials future road-map --> Outlooksoft will be the Front-end or ..?

Hi, I want to use new Business Planning & Consolidation 5.0 based on Outlooksoft interface and BI cubes.

I don't know this new application.

My question is: Outlooksoft package will be only the Front-end or also the Application Layer? And in future, with further developments?

For example, an allocation cycle now will be developed:

- on half-structured SAP Integrated Planning <b>Application Layer</b>


- with the <b>unstructured development of Outlooksoft</b>?

And so on,.... what is the future?

Thank you,


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    Posted on Aug 19, 2007 at 12:05 AM

    Hello Claudio,

    For the Business Planning and Consolidation 5.0 release, there is a whitepaper on SDN that discusses the best practice approach for integrating with NetWeaver BI. In a future release that will be available in 2008, BPC will be able to work natively on top of NetWeaver BI. The goal of this release is to retain all of the existing functionality that made OutlookSoft so competitive against other CPM vendors, like the extremely easy-to-use interface, but to augment it with the power of the NetWeaver BI platform with key value added features like NW BI Accelerator.

    Best Regards,



    Nenshad D. Bardoliwalla

    Vice President, CPM Solution Management

    SAP Labs, LLC

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      Hi Nenshad,

      I would also be highly interested in the whitepaper you are referring to in your earlier post. What type of integration is described in this whitepaper (using BPC as front-end to plan on BI cubes <-> using BI to extract actuals or retract plan <-> using BI for master data <-> having one common transport system <-> having one single security system)?

      Thanks in advance!


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