Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

The importance of Enterprise performance management is growing in this era of rapid technology development, global competition, modernization and ever-changing customer needs. SAP BO EPM solutions offer the following S/W tools:

  • Strategy Management
  • Planning and Consolidation
  • Financial Consolidation
  • XBRL Publishing
  • Financial Information Management
  • Inter-Company Reconciliation
  • Profitability and Cost Management
  • Spend Performance Management
  • Supply Chain Performance Management

Here, I have discussed about SAP BO Planning & Consolidation and the scenario considered is based on the challenges we met during earlier implementations and general requirements of the customer.

Updating Planning Application while planning

Scenario: The user who is authorized to plan material price unvaryingly for all the materials enters plan data irrespective of the companies. While the user submits the data; the BPC Application is updated based on master data (members) of “Material” dimension and the materials with respective price for the appropriate month/year entered in the planning screen.

The data is updated in the application only for the company codes maintained for specific materials in the ‘Material Dimension’ (P_MATERIAL) and the master data of ‘Material’ is designed accordingly.

Process Flow

The overall process involved in updating a Planning application (based on the above scenario) is depicted below:

Design of Material Dimension

The below snap shot reflects the design of “Material” dimension.

Master Data:

In this scenario, Entity and Material Number are maintained separately and used to create ID for each material (Compounding of Entity & Material No). The user authorized to plan for pricing the materials could see all the materials and plan accordingly. But when he/she submits planned data, the BADI implementation logic written on UJR_WRITE_BACK gets triggered and the Planning application is updated with Material with its corresponding Entity (Transaction Data).

In the above shown scenario, Natural Gas is updated for Entities 1002, 1003, 1004 and 1005 & Nitrogen is updated for 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1006 and 1008.


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