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BW 7.0 -BPS

Hi Guys,

I need some good documentation to start creation of BPS for BW 7.0. Any information is much appreciated and rewarded.



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    Posted on Nov 19, 2007 at 02:56 PM
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    Posted on Nov 20, 2007 at 06:06 AM

    Hi Ivan,

    BW-BPS is the beginning of the road towards an integrated planning solution. BW-BPS is not purely financially focused. Some of the functions which were available in SEM-BPS are not there in BW-BPS. Follwoing functions which are part of SEM-BPS are not included in BW-BPS

    Offsetting Entry

    Accumulate Balances


    Net Present Value

    Internal Rate of Return

    Time Lag Functions




    Currency Translation (Account-Based)

    1. From a functional viewpoint IP pretty much has everything that BPS does, with the main exception being that you don't have the postable nodes / top-down hierarchy planning in IP that you have with BPS (although that is planned for a later SPS). Apart from that you now have (as of SPS9) pretty much everything else.

    What you should focus on is that in addition to that, IP is far more functionally rich from a point-of-view of front-end functionality and gives the layout flexibility that BPS just could never do. Users can create and maintain their own workbooks and queries which they can't do in BPS without major admin rights and whatismore they can now make full use of excel in IP. To put it simply: BPS gave you Excel within (and firmly controlled by) SAP, IP gives you SAP within Excel.

    For example you can use cell referencing techniques to reference a cell of SAP updated data into the middle of your standard special formatted reporting workbooks and likewise have the system pick data up from standard excel and save back to the database without an SAP query in sight - powerful stuff.

    As regards STS, it is available for both BPS and IP but is being developed no further - there will be a replacement for it in NW07 so consider carefully any major implementation of STS.

    Overall, I've seen the future and it is definitely IP, not BPS.

    2. All possible comnbinations (i.e. show zeros where no data exists) was delivered in SPS8. Node level hierarchy planning is planned for around SPS11 (but that might change)

    3. No migration tools exist, mainly because there are some fundamental differences that mean that a like-for-like migration would not make sense (for example, you will use far less levels in IP because one level can contain many options for a characteristic (e.g. a variable plus a range)). You need to take advice but I don't think in general the manual migration would be that difficult especially as you can stage it as BPS and IP can co-exist, even on the same cube.

    Please go through these links

    Also there are some good threads on this topic

    what is the difference between BW 3.5 BPS and SEM BPS 4.0

    BW- BPS and SEM- BPS


    **Pls assign points if info is useful***


    CSM Reddy

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