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Business Planning with SAP SEM

by: Rüdiger Buck-Emden and Jochen Böder

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Publisher: SAP Press,30.09.04

Category: SAP Level: I/A

ISBN: 1592290337
ISBN13: 9781592290338

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Overview:

This book represents the first comprehensive and practical reference on how SAP SEM can be used for integrated company planning. The functions of SEM-BPS (Release 3.2) are examined in detail, as well as potential processes and scenarios. Readers learn the business basics of company planning and get exclusive implementation advice. The authors address short-term, middle-term and long-term planning, helping to quickly acquaint you with the project-oriented applications of SAP SEM.

Plus, you'll benefit from information on applying SEM-BPS in your organization, in-depth advice on the critical correlation of operative and strategic planning, tips to master dynamic simulation with Powersim, and guidance to maximize your interaction with SAP BW. This exceptional reference is the ideal place to get competent and reliable answers to all of your SAP SEM questions.

Highlights Include:

Principles of Business Planning
Dynamic Simulation
Introduction to SEM-BPS (Planning Workbench, Powersim, Status and Tracking systems (STS), Integration)
Successful Financial Planning with SEM-BPS (Procedure model, Specialized model, DV concept, Implementation, Optimization)
SAP Business Information Warehouse (BW) (Data modeling, SEM-relevant settings, Business Content)
... and much more!

About the Author(s):

Roland Fischer has many years of experience in controlling and accounting. As a business consultant, he worked for the IDS Scheer AG in Business Intelligence as well as SEM. He is currently employed at Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Global SAP Program Management.

Table of Contents:

Contents

Acknowledgements

Forward

1. Introduction and Overview
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Structure of the Book
1.3. Working with the Book

2. Basics of Enterprise Planning
2.1. Business Foundations for Planning
2.1.1. Definition of the term planning
2.1.2. Structure of Planning
2.1.2.1. Period
2.1.2.2. Levels
2.1.2.3. Concluding Remarks on Periods and Levels
2.1.2.4. Areas
2.1.3. Planning Flow
2.1.3.1. Direction
2.1.3.2. Organization
2.1.3.3. Techniques
2.1.4. Planning Integration
2.1.4.1. Vertical or Temporal Integration
2.1.4.2. Horizontal or Factual Integration
2.2. Dynamic Simulation
2.2.1. Background
2.2.2. Modeling Concept
2.2.3. Deriving Modeling Behavior via Simulation
2.2.4. Dynamic Simulation as an Expansion of Existing Planning Instruments
2.3. IT Support of the Planning Process
2.3.1. Challenges of IT-Supported Planning
2.3.1.1. Conceptual Challenges
2.3.1.2. Individuality or Standardization
2.3.1.3. Data Retrieval
2.3.1.4. Technical Challenges
2.3.2. Requirements of and Potential Improvements from IT Support for Planning

3. SAP Business Information Warehouse
3.1. The Three-Layer Model of SAP BW
3.1.1. Extraction Level (Data Preparation)
3.1.2. Administrative Level (Data Storage and Modeling)
3.1.3. Presentation Level (Data Analysis and Reporting)
3.2. Settings in SAP BW - Data Modeling
3.2.1. Data Model of SAP BW: Enhanced Star Schema
3.2.2. InfoObjects
3.2.2.1. Characteristics
3.2.2.2. Key Figures
3.2.3. InfoProviders
3.2.3.1. InfoCube
3.2.3.2. MultiProvider
3.3. SAP BW Settings for SAP SEM-BPS
3.3.1. Modeling: Key Figure Model or Node Model
3.3.2. Modeling: Additional Considerations
3.3.3. Presentation Level: ODBO ID and OS--RQMRC Variable
3.4. Business Content

4. Getting Started with SAP SEM-BPS
4.1. SAP SEM-BPS in the Context of mySAP Business Suite
4.1.1. mySAP Business Suite, mySAP Financials, and SAP SEM-BPS
4.1.2. Business Analytics
4.1.3. Strategic Enterprise Management
4.2. Basics of SAP SEM-BPS
4.3. Planning Workbench
4.3.1. Foundations: Planning Environment, Modeling, and InfoProviders
4.3.2. Architecture
4.3.2.1. Planning Area
4.3.2.2. Planning Level
4.3.2.3. Planning Package
4.3.2.4. Planning Profile
4.3.2.5. Variables
4.3.2.6. Hierarchies
4.3.2.7. Additional Functionalities: Memory, Block, and Packet Concept
4.3.2.8. Special Functions for Characteristics
4.3.3. Functions
4.3.3.1. Copying and Copying to Several Target Objects
4.3.3.2. Deleting and Deleting Invalid Combinations
4.3.3.3. Transferring (with or without Characteristics Relationships)
4.3.3.4. Reevaluation
4.3.3.5. Distribution (with or without Reference Data)
4.3.3.6. Analysis
4.3.3.7. Fox Formula Function
4.3.3.8. Exit Function
4.3.3.9. Prognosis
4.3.3.10. "Currency Conversion" and "Currency Conversion (Account-Based)"
4.3.3.11. Unit Conversion
4.3.3.12. Asset Accounting
4.3.3.13. Allocation
4.3.3.14. Account Assignment
4.3.3.15. Depreciation
4.3.3.16. Retention Time Function
4.3.3.17. Capital Value (Cash Value) and Internal Interest Rate
4.3.3.18. Planning Sequence (Local or Global)
4.3.3.19. Documents
4.3.4. Layouts
4.3.4.1. Step 1: Basic Settings
4.3.4.2. Step 2: Detailed Settings
4.3.4.3. Step 3: Layout Preview
4.3.5. Planning Map
4.3.6. Web Interface Builder
4.3.7. Presentation Options - Concluding Remarks
4.4. PowerSim
4.4.1. Implementing the Modeling Concept
4.4.2. Significance of Models and Data
4.4.3. Integration with SAP SEM-BPS
4.4.4. Simulation of Future Scenarios
4.5. Status and Tracking System (STS)
4.6. Planning Applications for Profit and Financial Planning
4.6.1. Financial Analytics: Cost Center Planning
4.6.2. Financial Analytics: Profitability Analysis
4.6.3. SAP SEM-BPS: Balance Sheet and Profit-and-Loss Planning
4.6.4. SAP SEM-BPS: Investment Planning
4.6.5. Financial Analytics: Liquidity Planning
4.6.6. Integration of Planning Applications
4.7. Integration of SAP SEM-BPS
4.7.1. SAP SEM-BPS and SAP R/3
4.7.1.1. Cost Center Planning (Retractor for CO-CCA)
4.7.1.2. Profitability Analysis Planning: (Retractor for CO-PA)
4.7.1.3. Project Planning (Retractors for PS and IM)
4.7.2. SAP SEM-BPS and other SAP BW Applications (SAP APO, Business Analytics, and SAP SEM)
4.7.3. Possible Integration Scenario: SAP R/3, SAP SEM-BPS, SAP APO, BA

5. Project-Oriented Implementation of Integrated Profit and Financial Planning with SAP SEM-BPS
5.1. Basics of Project Execution
5.1.1. Traditional Procedural Model
5.1.1.1. Phase I: Project Planning
5.1.1.2. Phase II: Conception
5.1.1.3. Phase III: Implementation
5.1.1.4. Phase IV: Cutover
5.1.1.5. Phase V: Optimization
5.1.1.6. Procedure in this Chapter
5.1.2. Special Requirements of an SAP SEM or SAP BW Project
5.2. Phase I: Project Planning - Definition of Goals and Scope
5.3. Phase II: Conception Phase
5.3.1. Blueprint
5.3.1.1. Organizational Aspects of Planning
5.3.1.2. Planning Global Parameters
5.3.1.3. Personnel Plan
5.3.1.4. Cost Center Plan
5.3.1.5. Investment Plan
5.3.1.6. Profit Plan
5.3.1.7. Planned Profit and Loss
5.3.1.8. Planned Balance
5.3.1.9. Financial Plan
5.3.1.10. Key Figures
5.3.2. Data Concept
5.3.2.1. Step 1: Definition of the Integrated Model
5.3.2.2. Step 2: Modeling SAP BW
5.3.2.3. Step 3: Modeling SAP SEM-BPS
5.4. Phase IV: Implementation
5.4.1. Overview of Planning Areas
5.4.2. Cost Center Planning
5.4.3. Profit Planning
5.4.4. Investment Planning
5.4.5. Profit and Loss Planning
5.4.6. Balance Planning
5.4.7. Financial Planning
5.4.8. Key Figures
5.4.9. Global Parameters
5.4.10. Setting the Integration Flow
5.5. Phase V: Optimization (Follow-Up Maintenance)
5.5.1. Step 1: System Steps when Executing a Planning Function
5.5.2. Step 2: Analysis Tools (Reports)
5.5.3. Step 3: Optimization Areas

6. Closing Remarks and a Look Ahead

A Bibliography

B Abbreviations

C Authors

Index