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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