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SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

Streamline planning and financial consolidation so you can focus on profitable growth – with SAP software

Spend more time growing your business and less time closing the books. Our planning and consolidation software can help automate and streamline your planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation activities – for shorter budget cycles, a faster close, and improved regulatory compliance.

  • Make better decisions based on what-if analysis and scenario planning
  • Facilitate collaboration to improve accountability and planning accuracy
  • Reduce cycle time, close the books faster, and align your plans with strategic goals
  • Act faster by leveraging real-time planning powered by SAP HANA
  • Choose the version for the Microsoft Platform or for SAP NetWeaver

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Product Capabilities

Functional Capabilities

Unified planning and consolidation

Save time and reduce errors with a single, integrated software solution for planning and consolidations.

Microsoft Office, Web, and mobile reporting

Engage across finance and throughout the enterprise with Microsoft Excel, HTML5, and mobile interfaces.

Prepackaged content

Rapidly implement a best-in-class solution complete with packaged industry and functional content for business planning – from strategic planning to capital planning – and consolidation starter kits for IFRS and US GAAP.

Built-in financial intelligence

Automate aggregations, allocations, and other manual processes for shorter planning cycles. Run what-if scenarios to identify quick course corrections.

Legal and management consolidations

Deliver a fast and accurate close by automating the consolidation process. Meet all financial reporting requirements including a complete audit trail.

Managed by end users

Foster self-reliance amongst business users by providing them with a finance tool built specifically for finance – and managed by finance.


Technical Capabilities

Unified with SAP ERP

Reduce data duplication and cost of ownership by leveraging existing data warehouse objects. Ensure consistency across the enterprise with direct access to master data and actuals in SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA.

Powered by SAP HANA

Accelerate planning and consolidation processing  with the version for SAP NetWeaver. Leverage the power of blazing fast, in-memory technology to remove calculation delays from the critical path.

Available in the cloud

Harness the power of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud to reduce costs and accelerate deployment of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.

Open integration

Seamlessly integrate data and master data from both SAP and non-SAP sources into your financial planning and consolidation environment.


Licensing and Purchasing Options

Contact your local SAP Account Executive for additional purchasing options. Consult Licensing SAP Software: A Guide for Buyers for general licensing information.

System Requirements

Recommended hardware and software requirements include:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 32 bit
  • Microsoft Office Version: Office 2010
  • Browser: Internet Explorer 10.0
  • Version for SAP NetWeaver: SAP NetWeaver 7.4
  • Version for the Microsoft Platform: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard (64 bit), SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition (64 bit)
For the latest product support documentation, please visit our help portal.

Product Direction and Innovations


Once again, SAP positioned as a leader

For the ninth consecutive year, SAP is positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic  Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites (April 2015). Learn why SAP has maintained its position as a leader with what we believe are impressive gains in “Completeness of Vision”.

Next-generation business planning

Discover business planning best practices – including commonalities by industry and company size – in this Ventana Research report. Based on a review of 11 types of planning activities, this report also examines the communication flow between departments.


Extend the functionality of SAP Business Planning and Consolidation

SAP Cloud for Analytics offers complementary functionality that helps you create integrated departmental/strategic business unit scenarios in the cloud.

SAP BusinessObjects Design Studio makes it easy to design interactive visualizations for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation on your mobile dashboards and Web applications.

SAP BusinessObjects Dashboards helps finance users create and deploy dashboards based on planning, budgeting, forecasting, and consolidation data.


Rely on our services to help you integrate EPM into your business

SAP Service and Support can help you successfully implement or upgrade your investment in SAP solutions for EPM.  Our global services and support team can work with you to create flexible, integrated plans, bringing together data from financial, human resources, and operational silos to support consolidated annual budgeting and planning on a monthly, rolling, or daily basis.

Training and Certification

SAP Learning Hub

View the training curriculum for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation.


Quickly adopt and maintain SAP solutions

Get the support you need to efficiently implement and operate SAP Business Planning and Consolidation – and take advantage of new technologies. Explore our full portfolio of support services and plans, from foundation level to strategic engagement and co-innovation opportunities.

Review the latest product support documentation

Visit our user-friendly help portal to gain instant access to the latest product support documentation for SAP Business Planning and Consolidation, and receive a wealth of information about your software – from installation and upgrades to security, integration, and availability.


Explore the hottest topics in planning and consolidation


Bringing planning closer to ERP

Last year, the introduction of SAP Simple Finance revolutionized the world of business planning and forecasting – learn how.

What do words tell us about EPM? 

What search term trends have emerged in enterprise performance management and business analytics over the past century?

Put analytics back into planning

What happens when you spend less time manually configuring reports and consolidating information – and more time analyzing the data?

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