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Difference SEM-BCS and BO PLanning & Consolidation

Hi all,

as announced in the subject. I was wondering what the difference between SEM-BCS and BO Planning & Consolidation is(so referring to the consolidation part)?

Is BO Planning & Consolidation = BO Planning + SEM BCS

Looking forward to your ideas!

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  • Posted on May 10, 2011 at 12:23 PM

    It is suggested you search this forum for BPC and you will get the requested information as it has been raised several time already.

    These are independent products.




    Edited by: Dan Sullivan on May 10, 2011 8:27 AM

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  • Posted on May 10, 2011 at 05:42 PM

    Here is, very shortly, my IMHO:

    For the biggest companies SEM-BCS is # 1. Pluses: rich functionality (still developed) and flexible BW - BO capabilities in reporting and creating a data model satisfying almost all complex requirements (plus ABAP, debugging, user exits, BAdIs etc.).

    SAP BO BPC for purposes of consolidation I'd consider as a product for small companies (or middle ones - if CoI is not complicated). SAP itself positioning the application more as a planning one.

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    • concise and precise and i agree 100% with Eugene. BO needs to overcome semantic layer growing pains to reach the level of sophistication of BCS (if it ever gets there). BO is more user intuitive for financial planners (Excel) than for accountants. SAP is promoting both tools and there is nothing historical about BCS except that it mainly deals with historical records (actuals).

      my 2 cents worth...

      Edited by: Gregory Misiorek on May 10, 2011 6:01 PM

  • Posted on May 10, 2011 at 07:31 PM

    I wrote this article a few months ago : "SEM-BCS VERSUS BPC - FOCUS ON CONSOLIDATION"

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