SAP BW IP - Introduction to Integrated Planning

Developing skills for strategic & financial planning
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

BW IP Stands for BW Integrated Planning and is a corporate strategic planning solution in SAP.

This course contains both the concepts and hands-on, on how to configure the major areas of SAP BW IP.

If you are SAP Consultant (or) you have SAP exposure, you can learn and apply configuration steps in BW IP till designing of BEx Analyzer with front-end as Excel. This course also give an overview on the links of IP in Unified BPC.

This course will help you in:

- system understanding on the configuration steps for BW Integrated Planning

- Conceptual understanding of strategic planning scenarios in corporates

- Understanding the overview on the link between IP and unified BPC,

- engaging on SAP BW Integrated Planning related roles

The audience may include:

  • SAP BW Consultants,
  • SAP Consultants in FI,CO,SD,MM , PP and such other modules
  • SAP BPC Consultants
  • Planning Professionals in SAP
  • SAP End-users
  • What are the requirements?

    • SAP system exposure. Having access to SAP server will help to follow the course much better.

    What am I going to get from this course?

    • Learn SAP BW IP from scratch and be able to use those relevant portions of IP in Unified BPC NW

    Who is the target audience?

    • • SAP BW Consultants,
    • • SAP Consultants in FI,CO,SD,MM , PP and such other modules
    • • SAP BPC Consultants
    • • Planning Professionals in SAP
    • • SAP End-users

    What you get with this course?

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

    Forever yours.
    Lifetime access.

    Learn on the go.
    Desktop, iOS and Android.

    Get rewarded.
    Certificate of completion.


    Section 1: Introduction
    Section 2: Course Flow

    Takes the students through the structure of this Course Flow.

    The structure shows the sequential steps from scratch till model

    Section 3: BW Objects

    Explains BW objects relevant for IP.

    This section shows the creation of base objects in BW for the purpose of Integrated Planning.

    Section 4: Data Loading in BW

    Loading sequence and connections in BW for upload.

    Data from excel is uploaded into BW cube and this data is used in our later chapter on model planning.

    Section 5: Understanding Planning Processes

    Explains the concepts & importance of strategic planning in organizations.

    Apart from system knowledge, the practical aspects of planning processes would be helpful to students for better understanding of business planning scenarios. This chapter will give the concepts of planning as normally done in Organisations.

    Section 6: Planning Modeler

    Explains aggregation levels and creations.

    This chapter will explain on the creation of aggregation level & filter, and covers the difference in practical usage point.


    Explains automated functions, usage and creations.

    The automated functions will help the business users to simulate on what-if scenarios, and also reduce the planning cycle time in organizations.

    Section 7: Design Mode in BEx Analyzer

    Explains the designing of BEx Analyzer and its usage in front-end MS Excel.

    This chapter explains on designing and configuring buttons in excel, and on how business users can just use them by clicking the buttons.

    Section 8: Board Meetings & Business Flows

    A practical approach on the drive for strategic planning & business flows, as a concept explanation.

    This chapter indicates on the alignment of strategic planning with vision of the board of directors, and with operational levels in organizations.

    Section 9: Model Planning

    A sales planning scenario with simple and sample what-if scenarios.

    The understanding of this section will help the students to visualize and apply in different planning scenarios and in integrated planning.

    Section 10: Multi – provider in IP

    Explains the steps in creating multi-provider.


    Explains the creation of aggregation levels.


    Explains the creation of planning functions.

    Section 11: IP in Unified BPC

    A brief introduction on the links and usage of IP in Unified BPC -NW.

    Section 12: Conclusion

    Summarizing the coverage on the lecture.

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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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