Self Service Planning and Analysis leveraging BPC Standard on HANA

Self Service Planning and Analysis leveraging BPC Standard on HANA

Self Service Planning and Analysis leveraging BPC Standard on HANA

About the Client:

Our client is a Fortune 500 corporation which designs, develops, engineers, manufactures, markets and sells heavy machinery, engines, financial products and insurance to customers via a worldwide dealer network.


Business Challenges:

Our client experienced the following challenges with their Oracle’s Essbase legacy planning and analysis tool:

  • The Corporate Accounting group worked independently and they required a system that allows flexibility, has mature planning features and performs better than their legacy solution.
  • The legacy system was no longer compatible with current IT strategy with support for current version ending in 2017.
  • The legacy system was prone to security risks.
  • The legacy system required customization to provide all capabilities required by the customer.
  • The legacy system was not aligned to the current corporate strategy and did not integrate well with the SAP platform.
  • To reduce change management efforts, the client wanted to keep templates and reports as close as possible to the legacy templates.


Solution Offered by TekLink :

Our client needed TekLink’s expertise in configuring, designing and implementing transitioning data structures from Oracle’s Essbase to SAP BPC 10.0 on HANA.  We provided the following:

  • Architected a solution to give the corporate accounting department control and flexibility they expected.
  • Defined a template and report development approach to replicate the look and feel of reports to reduce change management efforts.
  • Established template improvements to ease the maintenance process and reduce errors.
  • Experienced planning and analytics resources specialized EDW and data integration.
  • Extensive parallel testing with legacy system to ensure data and reporting accuracy.
  • Finance Functional & ERP (ECC) knowledge.
  • Implemented solution to control the submission process using BPC features for on-time closing.
  • Migrated 11 years of historical data including historical master data and original and re-aligned transactional data.
  • On-site expert technical support during and after the transition to SAP BPC leveraging deep TekLink’s experience in both legacy and current SAP and non-SAP Planning Solutions.
  • Proven EPM methodology developed & refined over 10 years.
  • Proven track record of on-time, on-budget and on-value delivery.
  • Simplified rollover process for year over year by improving the model design and leveraging TIME dimension and Dimension properties.
  • Used our Key Decision Methodology to design a system that would meet all our client’s requirements.


Outcomes and Benefits:

Our client realized the following outcomes and benefits:

  • Achieved significant cost saving for the implementation by leveraging and on-site offshore team mix without sacrificing quality or increasing project timeline.
  • Data integrity tested for accuracy with legacy system throughout the entire transition process with no critical issues uncovered.
  • Dramatic performance improvements realized- 1.5 to 2 hours Legacy consolidated reporting process reduced to less than 10 minutes in SAP BPC!
  • Elimination of legacy system fees after transition to SAP BPC was complete.
  • Followed client’s enterprise security standards in SAP BPC.
  • TekLink project team met all deadlines leveraging clients staff involvement only when needed.


Customer Quote:

“We would like to thank our Systems Integrator, TekLink for making the transition to SAP BPC a success”

-Team Manager

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