SAP Profitability and Performance Management provides many integration plug points with various SAP and Non-SAP system. I am explaining here the SAP PaPM integration with SAP Business planning consolidation (BPC) and SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC).
This document will describe one of the ways to have a single interface for PaPM Users to provide input for PaPM calculations in SAC story, run PaPM functions through SAC and get updated results back in SAC story.
System Landscape: SAP PaPM, SAP BPC and SAC
Below is the Architecture that describe various data flow and components
Model BW function for data source in PaPM
PaPM Process as per business requirement:
Final PaPM Query for SAC story: This story can exposed in SAC story as final results from PaPM system
BW ADSO with “Planning enabled” and “External SAP HANA View” configuration
Aggregation Level on ADSO:
Input enabled Bex Query: Create I/P Enable bex query to capture user input for PaPM calculations
BW Process Chain Setup: Create BW process chain to have PaPM function triggered sequentially. this will be further required to be called in BPC planning function.
ABAP Process Variant: Use Program /NXI/P1_FW_RUN”. Maintain variant with specific PaPM function
Create BPC Embedded Model and link it with BW ADSO.
BPC Planning Function: Planning function of type Fox Formula. this will be needed to call BW process chain.
BPC Planning Sequence:
BPC Live Connectivity: Create BPC Live connection
SAC Model with Live connectivity: Create SAC Planning model on Bex Input Enabled query
SAC story to update data in PaPM : Planning template on SAC model. This will help to get write data in PaPM Model BW function.
Trigger PaPM calculation through BPC Planning Sequence: BPC Planning sequence to trigger BW process chain of PaPM functions.
After the successful run of BPC Planning sequence triggered through SAC. SAC story get update with latest PAPM calculation results.
There are many ways through which SAP PaPM data get updated and trigger calculations.
It certainly helps PaPM Business users not to navigate many screens and get everything available on single platform.