Component documentationSAP Business Planning & Consolidation for S/4HANA


SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) for S/4HANA provides a consistent view of the planning process. From the UI perspective, all planning applications can be accessed by a Microsoft Excel front-end to provide a homogeneous look and feel. There are no longer silos for the planning data since all planning data is contained in a real-time info cube of the local Business Warehouse (BW), which is optimized for SAP S/4HANA. Actual data and master data are accessed directly in real time without any replication that would be necessary in a standalone BW.

Implementation Considerations

  • Set up SAP BPC for SAP S/4HANA Finance according to 1972819Information published on SAP site.

  • Before you run any reporting app for management accounting, you first need to specify your controlling area. As a controller, you usually report on a single controlling area only.

    • Click the user icon in the upper left hand corner to switch to the user screen.

    • Chose Settings and then Default Values.

    • Enter your controlling area as default value in the corresponding field.

    Note Note

    The system saves this controlling area in your user settings and you don’t have to specify it again in any analytical app. This action needs to be done once only, but it needs to be done separately by each controller.

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