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SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

What is SAP Business Planning and Consolidation?

Business planning and consolidation solution that offers financial forecasting, budgeting, scenario planning, consolidation and collaboration tools.

Who Uses SAP Business Planning and Consolidation?

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Reviews of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

Average score

Overall
4.4
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.3
Value for Money
3.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

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  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
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4
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3
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2
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Jigyasa
Jigyasa
SAP Consultant in India
Verified LinkedIn User
Information Technology & Services, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

SAP BPC - Planning and consol solution

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

SAP BPC is great tool for Consolidation , planning & budgeting. It provides feature for statutory and management consolidation. It provides excel based reporting as well. It can be integrated with SAP and non SAP systems. We can customise our solution in BOc based on business needs.

Cons:

It have performance issue with massive data and poor database. Non- HANA database have low performance.

Peter
Safety Coordinator in UK
Food Production, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Implementation and daily use of SAP for management of manufacturing resources

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

The software can be used to account for every individual material/resource that is used in a manufacturing process. It offers true end-to-end cost control. I was a member of the team that implemented SAP on a local level at manufacturing sites, training people who would be front-line users in a manufacturing environment. Since then I have worked in local management, where my responsibilities would include reconciling and consolidating material use on SAP software.

Cons:

Implementation of SAP for a large business must be done to an exceptionally high standard. Many businesses are likely to underestimate the amount of discipline and attention to detail that is required in the roll-out of this sort of high level ERP software. Mistakes that are made at this early stage will create long lasting snags that in my experience have taken up to 3 years to iron out. I should add that my organisation did also require a lot of custom features to be set-up which is likely to have been a contributing factor to the difficulties we experienced.

Matthew
Demand Planner in US
Construction, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Legacy tool

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: The planning capability provides additional value to our supply chain

Pros:

All of our systems are integrated to feed into this system. It is sort of our one stop shop when it comes to Supply Chain planning.

Cons:

The user interface seems outdated. The functionality is confusing for beginners and we have to spend a lot of time training new employees.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Oil & Energy, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
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A scalable and robust Planning and Consolidation Tool

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall it is used as a critical application on top of SAP or multiple ERPs for Corporate Reporting, Financial Planning and Consolidation.

Pros:

Ease of use by finance community with XL friendly add-on; multi dimensional cubes ease the reporting capabilities; built in etl tool helps to connect with any system through flat file, with automation of data loads through scheduling.

Cons:

DO not have built It reporting solution other than Analysis for Office (Excel based tool), need to buy additional SAP products like Analytics Cloud for visualization.

Richard
Business Analyst in US
Government Administration, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (formerly OutlookSoft)

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: I was the administrator, so I would do the installation and the business owner would do necessary training.
Coming from an accounting background I was able to give guidance on setting up hierarchies in the Chart of Accounts (COA) which was helpful to some of the managers using the software. I supported everyone form the analysts to Vice Presidents

Pros:

This was very easy for the users to learn. This product has an Excel interface so everyone was pretty comfortable using this application. When I needed to call support, they were fantastic and went above and beyond. They walked me through an install in our test environment (all hours).

Cons:

It is necessary to copy off old structures. At my company, the structure would change almost every year (Having the US divided up into 6 segments, then 4 then 5). This made it a bit cumbersome when comparing different structures