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How to upgrade EPM SP's with Analysis for Office Plug-In

We currently use EPM SP21 to connect to our NetWeaver installation of BPC. The EPM is remotely deployed to the users’ PC’s that have Office 2013. I understand that for Office 2016, the EPM and Data-Manager tabs are available with Analysis for Office 2.2 or 2.3.

Can someone help me understand:

1) If the EPM Add-in no longer needs to be deployed separately to the user PC’s, since it will be part of Analysis for Office, and

2) If the EPM does not need to be deployed separately, what’s the process to apply different EPM service packs with AO e.g. if we need to upgrade from , say, SP25 to SP26.

Regards,

Oma C

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  • Nov 09, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    If you are using BPC NW standard (not embedded) you have to use EPM Add-In, not Analysis for Office!

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    Nov 09, 2016 at 06:59 AM

    Hi Oma,

    I understand that for Office 2016, the EPM and Data-Manager tabs are available with Analysis for Office 2.2 or 2.3. - Where is this mentioned??

    You can install separately EPM ADD-In on office 2016! Analysis for Office with EPM is used mostly in the cases of BW IP Planning or BPC Embedded!

    Check this....https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3850361

    Regards,

    JP

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      Thanks for your feedback JP and Vadim.

      Indeed I’m confused that’s why I’m asking for help, which I appreciate.Yes we use EPM Standard on Netweaver on Hana db, and currently use the stand-alone EPM. I was aware that the Analysis Plug-In cannot be used for BPC standard.

      My confusion started when I began investigating the new convergence client that has both Analysis and EPM combined.The following explanation was provided in the blog I provided:

      “the EPM Add-In is being replaced by the EPM Plug-In which is a part of the new Analysis Office Add-In which also contains a Plug-In called Analysis. I hope that is clear.”

      In any event, after browsing through the link you provided and a few other bogs, I think I’m a little clearer now. I plan to do some testing on the EPM plug-in in the convergence client….which I’m hoping will behave the same the stand-alone EPM that I’m used to. If not, I'll revert to the stand-alone.

      Thanks again.

      Oma C

  • Nov 11, 2016 at 07:26 AM

    I am using EPM SP26 patch 3 with MS Office 2016 without issues!

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    Nov 24, 2016 at 06:29 PM


    I've tested the EPM Plug-in that comes with the Analysis for Office 2.3 Add-In on our Standard BPC models. I've not encountered any issues to date. (I did find a few bugs in the A.O. 2.2 Add-In)

    So the installer for Analysis for Office can be used to install the EPM for Standard Models!

    See this consuting note https://launchpad.support.sap.com/#/notes/2312162

    I hope this clarifies for anyone interested.

    Cheers.


    Oma C

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