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Real-Time Reporting on Suite on HANA and S4/HANA
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Platinum DB Analytics & EPM Practice
  • We believe data is the most important asset to drive an organization’s success.

  • Platinum DB is your trusted partner for all SAP PLM and EPPM planning and reporting needs.

  • Our analytics practice consists of SAP PLM/EPPM certified BI and BW planning experts who come in with a unique skill set in identifying multiple use cases for project or portfolio based PMI metrics, costing or profitability metrics.

EPPM & PLM Planning Accelerators

Our niche offerings include the following:

  • Ready to Use BW Integrated Planning models to support project or portfolio based financial and capacity planning.

  • SAP material product costing and revenue planning models to support NPDI processes for consumer goods/high tech industries.

  • Bi-directional data transfer framework to support planning and reporting between BI and SAP ECC or S/4 HANA.

  • Versioning/Snapshot framework for planning and reporting.

  • Ready to use Analysis for Office and Lumira web templates with sophisticated HANA enabled valuation functions to perform planning.

To support various corporate planning requirements, Platinum DB offers highly integrated Excel or web based planning models leveraging BW Integrated Planning (BW-IP) which works with embedded BW or standalone BW landscapes. Our planning models are designed to fit within SAP’s EPM product road maps.

Accelerator Offerings

With SAP’s ever evolving technology landscape, Platinum DB offers multiple analytics solution accelerators that can be deployed on premise or cloud that provide immediate ROI for your process improvement initiatives. Our Advanced Innovation Center (AIC) houses pre-built EPPM and PLM based data marts and integrated analytics solutions that can be adopted broadly across industries. All analytics accelerators align with SAP’s future product maps.

Our niche offerings include the following:

  • Packaged PLM and EPPM HANA Live content for Hybrid reporting landscapes.

  • Packaged PLM and EPPM CDS views for transactional SAP Fiori Apps and BI Virtual/transient providers.

  • Re-usable reporting APIs to support real time reporting data marts.

  • Pre-built SAP BW content /data marts and Analysis for Office Excel Self Service templates for reporting.

  • Custom SAP extractors to cover data gaps in standard SAP delivered reporting content.

  • Packaged SAP Business Objects UX accelerators include Lumira/Design Studio designer templates, Crystal reports, Web Intelligence and SAP Fiori dashboards.

  • Predictive Analytics and data mining content to support trend analytics.

At a Glance

Platinum DB’s analytics accelerators  provide industry standard cross functional Virtual Data Models (VDMs) and embedded analytics offerings in the areas of PLM, Project Systems, Finance and Controlling and S/4 HANA.

Platinum DB brings forward two decades of cross functional expertise in providing pre-delivered reporting content that can be plugged in across various industry verticals.

Platinum DB offers competitive accelerators that can be tailored to work with a HANA or non-HANA platforms.

Business Challenges

Business Benefits

Do you have problems with:

  • Realization to real time reporting

  • VDM content Expertise ( S/4, Suite on HANA, HANA Live content, CDS Views and ABAP platform independent Interfaces)

  • BW Integrated Planning and BPC Integration with VDMs

  • BW Architecture and Business Objects UX best practices

  • Expertise on Business Objects suite of Products (Crystal Reports, Web Intelligence, Lumira, Predictive Analytics, Analysis for Office products and SAP Analytics Cloud)

  • Setting up Fiori based Cockpits and Floorplans

Analytics Accelerators:

  • Reusable VDMs for green field or brown field SAP PLM/PPM/PS and S/4 implementations

  • Platform independent VDMs and Embedded Analytics framework

  • Real time reporting to achieve operational efficiencies

ETO Case Study on Embedded Analytics

Cross Functional Areas Covered:

  • Portfolio Project Management (EPPM)

  • Sales Order Billing and Pricing (SD)

  • Project Schedules and Activity Confirmations (PS) 

  • Cost Controlling and Settlements (CO)

  • Production Planning Schedules (PP)

  • Material BOMs

  • Standard and Extended Standard Price (MM)

  • Workcenter Capacity Planning (S&OP)

SAP Solution:

  • Suite on HANA based Virtual Data Model Framework (VDMs) to provide Real-Time Analytics

  • Analysis for Office Excel Reports (Pre-Formatted and Ad Hoc)

  • SAP Fiori based Launchpad, Alert KPI tiles, Cockpit and Navigation Dashboards

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Solution Description:

  • Core Data Services (CDS) views based BW architecture

  • HANA and ABAP based BW Virtual Provider and Master Data framework.

  • CDS and BW based OData and Easy Query Interface providers for Fiori KPI tiles, Cockpits, Dashboards and other UI elements.

  • CDS and BW Query driven Analysis for Office Excel Reports.

Business Problem Solved:

  • Real-time analytics providing enterprise wide visibility to the whole portfolio covering bottom up schedule data originating from production planning and logistics to execution project schedules and strategic project plans in EPPM.

  • The solution provided real time alerts and reports to project managers to efficiently react and strategize on schedule and resource bottlenecks, material commitments, and cost misalignments on in flight and upcoming projects in their portfolio.​

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Embedded Analytics on SAP HANA Platform

Embedded Analytics on Non-HANA Platform

SAP HANA Platform Side Car Scenarios

Automotive Case Study on HANA Side Car Scenario

Cross Functional Areas Covered:

  • Portfolio Project Management (EPPM)

  • Project Schedules and Time confirmations(PS and CATS)

  • Cost Controlling and settlements (CO)

  • BW Planning Based Budgeting

  • Planning and Forecasting Solution

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SAP Solution:

  • BW Planning based project budgeting, planning and forecasting processes using PDB accelerators. BW Planning driven Month End Close processes supporting financial versioning and snapshots with currency translation support.

  • SAP Landscape Transformation (SLT) based data replication for reporting.

  • HANA calculation views based Virtual Data Model Framework (VDMs) to provide Real-Time Analytics

  • Analysis for Office Excel Pre-Formatted Planning templates and  Reports.

  • SAP Fiori based Launchpad, Cockpit, Navigation Dashboards and Corporate Cost Planning administration.

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Solution Description:

  • BW Planning based budgeting, planning and forecasting on projects.

  • Planning Functions to drive labor FTEs and cost planning, month end close processes, forecast distribution, budget shifting, versioning and currency translation capabilities integrated with Fiori Screens

  • HANA Calculation views based BW architecture with BW Virtual Provider and Master Data framework

  • BW Query driven Analysis for Office Excel planning and reporting templates to support project and portfolio based financials reporting.

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Business Problem Solved:

  • A unified global project based labor and non labor financials tracking system to replace regional legacy project planning systems.

  • The solution provided real time analytics on labor-cost plans with capabilities to create and manage multiple cost plan scenarios for corporate reporting purposes.

  • The system provided accurate ETC and EAC project and portfolio level forecast metrics aided by the month end planning processes.

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Analytics Overview

  • Full financial planning to achieve both annual and long-term strategic planning.

  • Only platform in the market that allows users to plan, discover, collaborate, and predict in one unified model.

  • Excel like interface built for the business to model and plan data from your browser.

  • Out-of-the-box integration with various SAP data sources allows for seamless data flows of trusted, harmonized data.

  • Fully supported best practice industry and LoB content for customers to get started quickly.

System Requirements for Embedded Analytics

Software:

  • SAP NetWeaver 7.5n (SAP NetWeaver 7.51 or 7.52 preferred)

  • Enablement of embedded BW on ECC instance (For Embedded Analytics)

  • SAP Portfolio and Project Management ( For PPM Implementations or EPPM 1.0 for S/4 Instances)

Hardware:

  • See  product availability matrix (PAM) for: SAP Portfolio and Project Management

Implement a Reporting Solution in 10 Weeks

What's included: Solution Scope

Value Added Content

Implementation Accelerators

  • CDS Reporting views depending on functional areas needed(Suite on HANA or S/4 HANA setups).

  • HANA Calculation Views depending on  functional areas needed (Side Car Scenarios).

  • BW Virtual Providers (For Embedded BW reporting implementations).

  • ABAP Virtual Provider Interfaces ( For Embedded BW reporting implementations).

  • BW based query templates.

  • Kick-off presentation.

  • Scoping questionnaire and options.

  • Software requirements.

  • Delivery content.

What's included: Service Scope

After implementing the Accelerated Deployment Solution for Enterprise Project Planning, you can:

  • Enhance data models as needed to support custom business scenarios.

  • Leverage template queries as a starting point to build and customize various UI layouts for BW based implementations.

More About Services

What does Platinum DB Deliver?

  • Validation of PPM CDS view installation and configuration.

  • Scoping using pre defined reporting questionnaire (Onsite).

  • Deployment of  PPM CDS content (Onsite/Remote)

  • Configuration of SAP PPM, if required (Onsite/Remote)

  • Providing project documents: blueprint, project plan, training documents.

  • Training of key users (Onsite).

  • Go-Live support (Onsite/Remote).

What does the customer have to do?

  • Provide the IT infrastructure (server).

  • Install SAP Portfolio and Project Management and SAP Business Planning and Consolidation on the development and production environments.

  • Customer specific authorization or developments.

  • Provide fixed contact people in the business and IT departments.

  • Project Management.

  • Conduct end-user training, documentation & change management.

  • Performance  and integration testing.

  • Data migration and cleansing.

  • Transport to production.

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