SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation About Centre Consulting For more information you can contact: Oscar Schouten [email protected] or Klaas van de Geest [email protected] or visit our website www.centreconsulting.nl Centre is SAP Special Expertise Partner EPM Centre Consulting is a member of international international SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation What is SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation? BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation Training BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) is an important solution of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) suite and can help your organization to capitalize on the value of your existing data assets. BPC gives you access to reliable corporate data and streamlines planning and consolidation processes. It lets you align operational plans with corporate goals, initiatives, and metrics defined using the SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management application. You execute to plan, understand risk factors, and have the financial resources budgeted to support all initiatives. This comprehensive approach helps you maximize business profitability and effectively manage risk and compliance – while optimizing corporate systems, people, and processes EPM Workshops Our education program is focused on the main EPM applications including SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation and based on our experience and best practices. We offer workshops for financial professionals, project managers and administrators. Our qualified trainers will give an update of best practices and new features of the application. Together with your peers, you will broaden your knowledge and share experiences. SAP BPC improves productivity by streamlining and aligning bottom-up and top-down planning processes. It can accelerate the financial close, shorten budget cycles, and improve compliance by automating manual processes and enabling complete visibility from budgets to actuals. It provides a unified solution for planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation that is designed to be owned and maintained by finance managers and can fit into any IT landscape. End User Course Centre has a unique methodology for developing SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation end-user trainings. Our methodology is based on the process perspective; the actual reporting process is the starting point how to make better use of the application. The material and documentation can be delivered fully custom-made. Figure 2. SAP BPC: A strategic component of the EPM software suite Business Benefits • Reduce cycle time in creating and approving budgets by enabling finance and line-of business managers to collaborate to align budgets. • Improve planning and forecasting accuracy via a unified, agile solution that supports rapid re-forecasting and standard business processes. • Empower business users to own and modify common business processes without IT assistance via a solution they can maintain themselves. • Increase business user productivity with native access to familiar tools such as Microsoft Office. • Minimize business and compliance risk by enabling transparent financial reporting with a fully documented audit trail from a single data repository. Figure 1. Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites What does Gartner say? According to Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites, SAP now has a broad portfolio of applications through acquisition, and its overall vision is very strong. The key strategic components of SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management, SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management, and SAP BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation deliver a good breadth and depth of functionality in all areas of CPM. Source: Gartner (March 2011) SAP has an aggressive road map to deliver integration among the various acquired CPM applications in its portfolio and integration with SAP BW and BusinessObjects BI. SAP has already delivered on the initial phases of this road map, with Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 7.0 on NetWeaver, the ramp-up release of EPM 7.5 in 2009, bringing functional parity BPC capabilities onto NetWeaver. In keeping with BusinessObjects’ traditionally heterogeneous strategy, the CPM products can be purchased and deployed without the need for the SAP NetWeaver/BI/BW stack. Why Centre Consulting? Centre Consulting is the SAP Special Expertise partner to help you customize your SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation applications based on many years of working experience with the SAP EPM Suite. Centre Consulting is a professional services provider of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Group Finance. Centre Consulting collaborates with its clients to optimize financial reporting processes and advises on the associated software solutions. What do we offer? Centre Consulting has a broad experience in many industries for many years and delivers high quality services that include: • Package selection: support on selection of group reporting solutions. • Project management. • Process improvement: ‘Fast close’, IFRS, XBRL, Sustainability, Risk Reporting. • Implementation services: ‘delivering solutions’ from analysis to implementation. • Training and rollout.
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