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I am very new to BCS, I have experience with BPS , BI , BW, FI .

My company is building new peojects in BCS and having scope of entering into new projects of BCS

my Question is: 1. will BCS stay for 4 years more?(learnt from few of the posts) / until 2013

if then When there is BPC what will happn to BCS development?

2. Please susggest me my career future.

thanks in advancve

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Financial Consolidation

After an extensive product review, SAP decided to support the following three financial consolidation offerings in the immediate term:

u2022 SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application

u2022 BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation application (formerly a Cartesis product)

u2022 Business consolidation functionality in SAP SEM

The company determined that all three offerings have rich functionality for the

different consolidation scenarios that customers face. Until SAP can combine the rich functionality of all three into one product, the company plans to support all three products so customers can continue to benefit from the consolidation products they have already implemented. SAP is the first

vendor on the market to offer consolidation functionality for all scenarios, including

financial and management reporting with corporate, departmental, and regional requirements.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation is a unified offering that will continue

to be provided in the future. Moving forward, the plan is to provide a single consolidation engine that leverages the unprecedented usability of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation and the strong functionality of BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation.

BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation has richer functionality for statutory reporting and support of the extensible business reporting language (XBRL). SAP understands that finance departments have complex business needs that include dealing with mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations,

divestments, multiple GAAP, and currency exposures. Because of this, SAP considers BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation an exceptional part of its portfolio for certain consolidation scenarios.

For existing consolidation customers, the support plans are as follows:

- SAP Business Planning and Consolidation and BusinessObjects Financial Consolidation: SAP plans to maintain and enhance both products in the near term. In the next-generation release

of the financial performance management applications (release 8.0 in 2010), SAP plans to unify them in order to deliver unprecedented usability and functionality.

- Business consolidation functionality in SAP SEM: SAP plans to continue maintenance per the 5-1-2 policies.

The 5-1-2 maintenance strategy encompasses five years of mainstream maintenance during the unrestricted shipment phase, one year of extended maintenance at an additional 2% fee, and two years of extended maintenance at an additional 4% fee, with customer-specific maintenance thereafter. Planned enhancement packages will continue through 2008, and any legal enhancements will continue through 2013.

The goal is to provide customers with a migration path from any of the above three financial consolidation offerings to the unified release with minimal or no disruption. If customers choose not to upgrade, they will be supported per the standard 5-1-2 policies.

In any solution category, if a customer decides to migrate, SAP will provide a license u201Ccreditu201D toward the license of the successor product. In all cases, investments are safe per the appropriate support and maintenance policy.


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