SAP S/4HANA

Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC)

Improve Decision Making with SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

The SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) application delivers planning, budgeting, forecasting, and financial consolidation capabilities, so you can easily adjust plans and forecasts, speed up budget and closing cycles, and ensure compliance with financial reporting standards.

 

Accelerate business planning and consolidation by integrating with SAP and non-SAP solutions and harnessing the power of in-memory technology.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation: 4 Core Business Processes

Planning
The planning component is part of any long-term ERP strategy. Some organizations use models with a long-range planning view that span years into the future. These plans are usually at a higher level than any immediate budget or forecast.  

 

Budgeting
A budget cycle is typically a full outlook for the upcoming year based on your business calendar. Users can initiate budgeting activities with predefined assumptions or targets (a “top-down” approach), or begin with a set of detailed inputs from various businesses across the organization (“bottom-up”). It is quite common for organizations to develop a budget with a combination of both top-down and bottom-up assumptions, with multiple versions being developed during an iterative and collaborative process. 

Consolidations

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation has robust legal and management consolidation capabilities built in to its platform. Consolidation features include currency translation, inter-company eliminations, allocations, partial ownership, equity pick-up, journals, and reporting and analysis. 

 

Forecasting
A forecast cycle generally consists of a 12-month outlook at business operations. In some cases, a rolling forecast is employed, which looks at the remaining months of the calendar year along with a full 12 months into the future. SAP BPC seamlessly combines the actual periods with forecast periods into different categories or versions. This facilitates more efficient reporting and analysis as well as allowing users to easily compare the current forecast to previous forecast periods. 

Key Benefits

Make better decisions

Base decisions on what-if analyses and scenario planning for better outcomes.

Improve collaboration

Use collaboration tools to improve accountability and planning accuracy.

Increase efficiency

Shrink cycle times, close the books faster, and align your plans with strategic goals.

Key Capabilities

Unified Planning and Consolidation

Save time and reduce errors with a single, integrated software solution for business planning and consolidation.

Budgeting and Forecasting

Use what-if modeling and scenario planning to assess budget suitability in real time. You can also build forecast models and quickly update and adjust forecasts as needed.

Legal and Management Consolidations

Deliver a fast and accurate close by automating the consolidation process. You can meet all financial reporting requirements, including a complete audit trail.

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