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SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

Know the financial impact before you act – with SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

Know the financial impact before you act – with SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

Zero-in on performance issues across products, customers, and channels – with SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management. The software gives you deep insight into your costs to facilitate profitable decision making. Harness advanced profitability analysis, financial modeling and forecasting, activity-based costing, and proven cost allocation methods – to help maximize cost savings and boost overall profits. 

Why SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management?

Because the software gives you the power to act decisively – with a clear understanding of how your decisions will impact your bottom line. With SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management you can:

  • Identify your most profitable customers, channels, and products
  • Run what-if profitability scenarios across multiple dimensions
  • Lower the cost of IT with shared services, and align resources with business demand
  • Get a clear picture of your organization’s cost drivers

Learn how SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management can simplify the lives of business users and IT staff:

Functional Capabilities
Cost and profitability analysis
  • Model costs and profitability across multiple dimensions via an intuitive interface
  • Analyze complex cost allocations
  • Support large data volumes needed for accurate costing and profit analysis
  • Work with heterogeneous data sets from SAP and non-SAP sources
 
Costing and allocation
  • Use advanced costing methods – including activity-based costing – to achieve profit targets and comply with various statutory requirements
  • Use multiple drivers to model and allocate costs to products, channels, distribution centers, and legal entities based on actual consumptions of resources
 
Reporting and simulation
  • Define business reports and dashboards with built-in multi-dimensional analysis and simulation capabilities
  • Leverage flexible options for reporting with high data volumes
  • Simulate a particular legal entity’s impact on profitability, including changes in multiple variables
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Technical Capabilities
  • Seamlessly integrate with SAP ERP and other ERP systems
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System requirements for SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

System and software requirements vary according to specific customer scenarios – please refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Sizing Guide for details. Also, please see the Product Availability Matrix for the latest information on updates and releases.

System Requirement Details
Operating Systems
  • WIN VISTA 32-BIT
  • WIN VISTA 64-BIT
  • WIN XP 2002 PROF. 32-BIT
  • WINDOWS 7 32-BIT
  • WINDOWS 7 64-BIT
  • WINDOWS 8 32-BIT
  • WINDOWS 8 64-BIT
Database Systems
  • MS SQL SERVER 2005
  • MS SQL SERVER 2008
  • MS SQL SERVER 2012
  • ORACLE 11.2
Webserver
  • Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

Licensing and purchasing options for SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

The modular structure of SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management allows you to license and pay for only the functionality and number of users that you require at any given time. Start with the packages and licenses your organization needs right now and add more users and functionality as your needs evolve. This product is deployed on-premise and requires a perpetual license. Contact your local SAP account executive for additional licensing and purchasing options.

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Implementation

Ensure a successful implementation and maximize your ROI with information resources that support the different phases of SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management – from planning and installation to operation.

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Plan your installation

Refer to SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Installation Guide* for important information about installation and upgrade planning.

Confirm that you have a license key

To request permanent license keys, you need authorization under myProfile*. To extend your authorization, please contact an SAP user administrator*.

Download the software

Visit the SAP Support Portal* to download the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management software installation package.

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Complete the installation steps

Refer to Master Guide: SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management* for a step-by-step overview of the installation process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

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Ensure the security of your software

Download the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Security Guide* for important information on ensuring the security of your software.

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Enhance your knowledge

View the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management training and certification catalog of instructor-led courses and e-courses – and train when and where it’s convenient for you.

Stay up-to-date with our learning maps

Consultants, get role-specific learning maps with SAP implementation and operation information. These online knowledge products cover our latest products and upgrades.

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Upgrades

Plan and carry out a successful upgrade to the latest release SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management – so you can take advantage of the new features and capabilities right away.

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Identify the upgrade paths

Download the Product Availability Matrix to review upgrade paths for SAP BusinessObjects  Profitability and Cost Management.

Download the matrix now*

Plan your upgrade

The Upgrade Master Guide contains important information about SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management upgrade planning.

Read the guide*

Plan landscape changes

The Landscape Planner lets you visualize your existing system landscape, simulate changes, and analyze the impact.

Use the planner*

 

 

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Identify dependencies

Use the Upgrade Dependency Analyzer to determine if your upgrade will have an impact on your other systems.

Access the analyzer

Size the implementation

Use the Web-based Quick Sizer tool to help you select an economically balanced system based on your requirements.  

Open the Quick Sizer tool*

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Complete the upgrade steps

Refer to the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management Upgrade Guide for an overview of the upgrade process, including a list of required tools and associated documentation.

View the guide*

Download SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management

Get technical release information

Download installations and upgrades

Download support packages and patches*

Ask the Community

Visit the SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management community for the latest technology news and updates. Ask questions, post comments, and discuss issues. 

Visit the community

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Support

Get the support you need to keep SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management running at peak performance. Our experts can help you maximize the value of your software, take advantage of new business models and capabilities, and more.

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