After my last blog post, How to Improve the SAP BPC User Experience, Part One: Without a Developer, I’d like to share five ways to improve it WITH the help of a developer!
A developer can assist in enhancing your BPC experience, as they have...
System provides the ability to plan by employee related expenses by:
Existing headcount information can be synchronized from a source HR systems (e.g. SAP HCM, Success Factors, Workday, etc.)
The system generates headcount and headcount related expenses based on Avg Annual Salary, monthly headcount, and Global and Regional Fringe / Tax Rates
Users have the ability to adjust headcount, Avg Salary, or FTE up or down which triggers an automatic, real-time re-calculation of the Headcount related expenses
System provides the ability to transfer headcount across Orgs with Approve or Reject functionality
Changes to employee drivers or global drivers trigger real-time recalculations of Headcount and employee related expenses for all of the impacted employees
The headcount plan is generated in the currency in which the employees are paid then translated to local and reporting currencies
System provides the ability to “Configure” common global and regional fringe and tax calculations without custom coding
Headcount and Employee related expenses are pushed in real-time to the Financial Planning and Analysis model for consolidated reporting (Full P&L)
Yearly Budgets, Rolling Forecasts, and Long Range planning is fully supported.
A robust security model keeps sensitive information safe.
A well thought out reporting model that supports advanced analytics and ad-hoc reporting.
Many delivered reports that can be used out-of-the-box or customized for explicit requirements.
All planning models provide the ability to plan in any currency, then have the system translate to local and reporting currencies
Forecasting process provides the ability to seed plan with YTD actuals and prior budget/forecast data.
Robust Monthly, YTD or Yearly variance analysis with commentary available at any level in the model
System provides the ability to enable rolling / dynamic planning periods
User and Administrative Process flows guide users through the entire planning process
Real-time data aggregation across all hierarchies
Includes professional documentation for both administrators & end users
Unlimited number of versions are available for planning with the ability to lock & approve each one individually by Org
The system supports SAP and NON SAP data loads but must be provided in a prescribed data format