ERP to EPM – A Business Flow

Learning to evaluate dynamic business needs with matching solutions towards strategic business decisions.
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  • Lectures 25
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course starts with ERP as a brief introduction and takes through related topics on Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management, as business flows (in SAP).

The lectures run for about 90 minutes.

The course is built around a storyboard taking the students through 25 structured lectures and explaining some practical aspects. This course gives an insight on the progressive path on the topic, as many companies around the globe have already implemented some form of ERP.

This course is for management students to professionals (or) anyone with an interest and who may like to know on solutions that can help a business, in effective management & in strategic business decisions.

The concepts and business flows have been explained using SAP as a reference solution and can be applied to any similar solution.

This release ERP to EPM – A Business Flow (in SAP), is an initiator course.

The audience may include:

  • Management students who learn ERP as an elective in their course curriculum,
  • ERP & BW consultants,
  • Entrants to ERP & BW,
  • Functional roles in business houses,
  • Accountants with CPA, CMA, CA, Commerce,
  • Advisors and Auditors, and
  • Anyone with business knowledge

What are the requirements?

  • Having general business knowledge is better.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • •1) Basic understanding of business analytics, strategic business planning, and corporate performance management . 2) Business flow from ERP to EPM (in SAP).

Who is the target audience?

  • • Management students who learn ERP as an elective in their course curriculum, • ERP & BW consultants, • Entrants to ERP & BW, • Functional roles in business houses, • Office of Finance of any organization • Accountants with CPA, CMA, CA, Commerce, • Advisors and Auditors, and • Anyone with business knowledge

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Introduction

A brief introduction about the author and on the course.

Section 2: Storyboard

Flow of lectures is constructed on a story. This will facilitate to understand the flow of the lectures structure around the story. All the flows are with reference to the storyboard. 'Management' refers to the management of the company in the storyboard and 'Project Team' refers to the team engaged in the evaluation of the requirements and delivering suggestions suiting the management of the business as a road-map for growth.

Section 3: ERP to EPM

Helps in understanding the evolution from ERP to EPM catering to business expectations.

Section 4: SAP ERP

An introduction to SAP ERP

Section 5: Management Interests
Management Interests
Section 6: Approaches
Section 7: Design of the project team
Design of the project team
Section 8: SAP BW

Business Warehouse of SAP


Introduction to basic terminology used in BW


Describes the data loading process from source system to business warehouse


BW Report

Section 9: Integrated Business Planning

Gives a picture of integrated business planning in an organization

Section 10: Planning Modeler
Planning Modeler
Section 11: Sales Model Planning in BW IP

Walk-through in the process of creating plan data, simulation, reporting.

Section 12: Planning Solutions - Options

Explains the options of strategic planning in SAP with related specifics to each option

Section 13: SAP BPC (Planning)

Explains BPC terms and with reference to terms in SAP BW


Explains the data loading steps in BPC


Reporting in BPC

Section 14: Board Meetings and Business Flows

Describes the Board of Directors' vision and directions for the company which initiates multiple flows in a business to meet the goals of the organization.

Section 15: Strategy Management

Explains the terms and elements of strategy management.


Explains balanced scorecard, significance of it and classic approach.

Structuring of Strategy Management Elements

Explains data fields, calculation of scores and determination of status indicators

Section 16: Project Team's Recommendations

Project team evaluates and suggests the management on the different options and suitability and need for those solutions

Section 17: Conclusion

Summarizing the course

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Instructor Biography

Srinivasan Seshadri

Teaching is my passion and I love teaching to bring in value addition to students based on expertise gained in different dimensions over 25 years.

I have gained expertise in consulting Senior Management, Business Analytics, Corporate Performance Management, ERP, with over 25 years of consulting experience through projects participation across geographies - India, Europe, Scandinavian countries,Middle East, Australia and other APAC countries.

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