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Understanding the different flavours of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

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This short document's aim is to clarify the "genealogy" of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, so that people clearly understand the lineage of each BPC version.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation is available in five distinct versions:

BPC, version for the Microsoft platform, coming from the Outlooksoft acquisition

BPC, version for SAP NetWeaver, developed from scratch on top of BW

BPC, version for SAP HANA derived from BPC Netweaver, optimized for SAP HANA, now called BPC on HANA Classic

BPC embedded, version from SAP HANA, which is a renaming of SAP Planning Application Kit (PAK), which is the HANA optimized version of BW Integrated Planning

BPC Optimized, is a BPC Embedded version, installed on the BW embedded of a S/4 HANA Finance instance, and that can leverage data in S/4 HANA Finance without having to replicate that data


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