SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)

To keep pace with the speed of business, companies must adapt to dynamic economic conditions. Traditional planning, budgeting, and financial closing processes and tools are not up to the task, producing results that are often inaccurate and outdated. With the SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) application, you can streamline planning processes and produce statutory and management reports that instill confidence and reduce risk.

SAP Business Planning & Consolidation accelerates planning and consolidated financial reporting processes. It supports planning, budgeting, and forecasting capabilities with management and legal consolidation functionality in a single application. You can quickly adjust plans and forecasts, shorten budget cycle time, close the books more quickly, help ensure compliance with regulatory and financial standards, and get the information you need to make more confident decisions.

Key Features

  • Intuitive interfaces – Leverage Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and Web-based interfaces
  • Business process flows – Enable consistency and visibility
  • Top-down and bottom-up budgeting – Align budgets with targets
  • Automated consolidation capabilities – Speed the financial close
  • Management and statutory consolidations – View financial data based on reporting requirements
  • Compliance and auditing – Comply with regulations and standards such as GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • What-if analysis and scenario planning – Model different scenarios to assess potential outcomes
  • Variance reporting – Compare plans versus actual results and determine causes of variances

Key Benefits

  • Reduced planning and consolidation cycle times thanks to more reliable, timely financial data
  • More accurate plans, budgets, and forecasts due to collaboration and accountability
  • Increased stakeholder confidence with a fast and accurate financial close
  • Minimized compliance risk with accurate reporting that meets statutory requirements
  • Improved data quality through a central data repository

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