PowerSim currently promotes itself as being able to perform superior simulations on SEM-BPS. With BI7.0, we have the option of using Integrated Planning (IP) or BW-BPS. Following are my questions:
1. Does PowerSim work with IP?
2. Does PowerSim work with BW-BPS in addition to SEM-BPS? Assuming yes, what are the differences / challenges (if any) using BW-BPS in a BI7.0 as opposed to going against SEM-BPS?
3. Does BI7 have any "out of the box" advanced simulation capabilities that are "close" to what PowerSim provides.
4. Given SAP's recent strategic investments of Outlook Soft / Pilot / Acorn, the assumption is that these will integrate into the BI platform over the next year +. Does anybody know if any of these tools provide similar simulation capabilities to PowerSim and/or what SAP's timing is to integrate / ramp-up?