Features by License Type for Planning Models
Two license types allow you to use planning tools: SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition and SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition. For Analytics features the Planning Users can perform please reference Features by License Type for Analytic Models. Planning licenses include a full-use BI user, in addition to the planning features.
When planning licenses are removed from a customer account, planning content created from those licenses will be restricted for other end users, even those with administrator roles:
- BI users will not be able to see the content. This can cause confusion when trying to delete an apparently empty folder. The message “The selected resources do not exist, or you do not have permission to delete them” is displayed.
- For planning models, BI users will not be able to move or delete the content. The delete button will be disabled.
If this happens, the account owner can still see, and delete and move content files. We suggest that a tenant owner performs these tasks.
The following table describe the features available for each license type when you use a planning model.
|Features||SAP Analytics Cloud for business intelligence edition||SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, standard edition||SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition|
|Create, update, and delete planning models||X|
|View Planning Models||X||X||X|
|Create Private Versions||X||X||X|
|Basic data entry||X (Private Version Only)||X||X|
|Read Access to Planning Models||X||X||X|
|Create and View Private / Public Versions||X (Private Version Only)||X||X|
|Create Dimension Member from Table||X||X|
|Maintain data locks||X||X|
|Run Data Actions||X||X|
|Run allocation steps and processes||X||X|
|Enter data in input tasks||X||X|
|Distribute values with the planning panel||X||X|
|Collaboration on Planning-Enabled Models||X (Private Version Only)||X||X|
|Consume a Legacy Value Driver Tree***||X||X|
|Run a Legacy Value Driver Tree Simulation***||X||X||X|
|Build a Value Driver Tree||X|
|Run a Value Driver Tree Simulation||X (Private Version Only)||X||X|
|Simulation||X (Private Version Only)||X||X|
|Publish Simulation to SAC||X||X|
|Add comments to table data cells||X||X|
|Establish a connection from SAC to BPC||X|
|SAC Connection to BPC Standard Model (Acquired Data with Write Back)||Can only simulate in SAC, not publish back to SAC (and therefore BPC)****||Can take Standard user actions against SAC Planning model****||Can take Professional actions against SAC Planning Model. SAC UI does not allow BPC Professional features|
|SAC Connection to BPC Embedded Model (Live Connection)||
Can only simulate in SAC, not publish
back to BPC****
|SAC UI will only allow data entry in BPC and running a planning sequence/function****||Can take Professional actions against SAC Planning Model. SAC UI does not allow BPC Professional features|
* Users with this license type cannot create or edit a Currency Conversion table, but they can view such tables and their converted values in reports.
** Users with this license type can work with calendar tasks and processes. For planning related content, however, the planning licenses are required.
***Users with any license type can create value driver trees in a story and simulate scenarios with them. See Value Driver Trees.
**** Note that at least one user needs to have the SAP Analytics Cloud for planning, professional edition license to establish the connection to BPC.