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MII+PPM = Next Level of SAP PPM

MII+PPM = Next Level of SAP PPM

Let us show you how to harness the value out of your PPM investment for Capital Project Long-Term Planning.

Intelligent PPM:
Integrating Asset Intelligence into Your Solution


  • What is Intelligent PPM?  Imagine a version of PPM that automates your long term planning by intelligently prioritizing and allocating budget to mandatory and critical projects based on asset health and other critical asset information.


  • MII + PPM is the foundation for intelligent PPM.  MII + PPM enables business processes through integration, usability, and automation. Many of our customers current systems and business processes include the following: silo systems, isolated processes, labor intensive systems, multi-lookup and erroneous systems.


  • Intelligent PPM is the answer.  

Let Us Educate You Based on Implementation Lessons Learned

We can educate you on: 


  • How MII and PPM support an integrated long-term capital planning solution.

  • How such a solution can impact your organization’s ability to make effective capital investment decisions.

  • How long-term planning can deliver value for one business unit and established the foundation for broader adoption.

  • How to leverage PPM and BPC to optimize your portfolio planning and selection process.

Our Typical Customer PPM Roadmap Objective

  • Implement a best in class PPM solution.

  • Integrate long-term planning independent processes and tools and centralize data storage.

  • Integrate data or identified master sources.

  • Support new Finance processes and tools: BOBJ Business Planning & Consolidations (BPC) 

  • Provide integration between Long-Term Planning and Project Management schedule impacts driven via Primavera P6 or MS Project

  • Minimize data maintenance.

  • Implement best practice for portfolio and project management across the enterprise.

  • Optimize available funding for project planning.

  • Support simulation scenario planning and resulting impact.

Example PPM 5 Year Roadmap

Our Customer MII Roadmap Objectives

  • Use SAP Manufacturing Integration and Intelligence (MII) as a SAP bolt-on application designed to integrate external databases with SAP.

  • Enable business Processes through integration, usability and automation.

  • Enable MII as a user friendly front-end that can be harnessed to manage data in external databases and SAP.

  • Enable MII to analyze multiple sets of data, provide condition assessment and equipment health indexing.

Example Enterprise Operations Management Business Challenges

  • Lacking capability to routinely identify, collect, and aggregate real time data.

  • Labor intensive business processes reduce knowledge resource time needed for analyzing data and making decisions.

  • Inability to quickly access real time information negatively impacts day to day decision making.

  • Systems used to support business processes are not synchronized, not intuitive, and hard to use.

  • Reports are not intuitive, labor intensive, incomplete, and not real-time.

Operations Information Backbone

Example Use Case #1:
Integrating MII & PPM for Initiative Creation

  • Problem: User creates Proposals/Recommendations in MII and then manually creates them in PPM. The data between them is never in sync and has to be manually maintained. User has to log into PPM separately to view PPM data.

  • Solution: Integrate MII Proposals/Recommendations to auto create Initiatives in PPM.

  • Benefits: Reduced effort and better visibility for requested projects and status of approval and schedules. Enables better process management for Assets.

Example Use Case #2:  

Schedule and Completion Status of Capital and Expense Items Updates Risk Scores in MII

  • Problem: Information maintained in PPM does not update data in MII. Dual maintenance of data and loss of visibility for decision making.

  • Solution: Integrate PPM and MII for Schedule and Status information.

  • Benefits: Less manual data maintenance and more timely data availability.

Example Use Case #3:  

Share Data Between PPM and MII for Reporting Purposes

  • Problem: Some Reports Would Have More Value With MII and PPM Data.

  • Solution: Share Data From PPM to MII and From MII to PPM Either Periodically or Dynamically.

  • Benefits: Better Analysis of a Business Unit Asset Health and Projects.

End-To-End Enterprise Process:

Idea to Performance

Deliver the Bridge

Close the Chasm Between Finance, the PMO, and Operations

  • Stage 1 Originate Estimate – Program Manager

  • Stage 2 Refine Estimate/Plan – Project Manager

  • Stage 3 Establish/Distribute Budget – Project Manager

  • Stage 4 Approve Budget – Finance Manager

  • Stage 5 Forecast/Monitor Performance –  All


The desired state is to establish a culture of collaboration and harmony between stakeholders and the interests they represent. This can be achieved by providing a system that enables shared processes and offers a single source of truth.

Why BPC - PPM?

4 Compelling Reasons

  • Elevate EPPM Maturity. More mature customers value the benefits of integration, workflow and collaboration across the enterprise more highly and achieve a much higher return on investment.


  • Avoid Status Quo. Planning using just Excel leads to dysfunctional processes and poor communication and collaboration between stakeholders.


  • One Plus One Equals Five. Stand alone PPM, BPC and Project System are excellent tools, while together they form the core of a highly effective EPPM ecosystem.


  • Deliver the Bridge.  Integrating PPM and BPC provides a unifying solution that stimulates collaboration within the same toolset for Financial Planners, Accounting, Portfolio/Project Managers, Resource Managers and Operations.

Typical MII Realized Benefits

  • Integrating diverse business processes saves the business money and allows them to make better decisions.

  • Unified shared data from multiple sources saves the business money and allows them to make better decisions.

  • Foundational building blocks for Enterprise Operations Management.

  • Utilization of MII as the enterprise web service enabler for integrating non compliant  / closed loop systems.

  • MII provides enhanced user experience and allowing continuous real time monitoring, resulting in end to end business process synchronization and automation.

Typical PPM Return on Investment

  • A cloud based PPM model can result in significant cost savings to a BU.

    • No capital expenses, cloud services purchased in “pay-as-you-go” manner.

    • Platinum DB infrastructure already existed, did not have to buy and build it.

    • No lengthy customer project acquisition approvals.

    • No extra burden on customer IT personnel.  No extra training for customer SAP team to support environment.

  • Utilize Platinum DB’s UtilityFIRST platform for rapid deployment.

  • Platinum DB is considered the leader in rolling out PPM, leveraged their experience and avoided common costly mistakes.

Best Practices

  • Keep the interface simple.

  • Solutions should focus on usability and intuitive interfaces.

  • On-site presence during the client project is critical.

  • Pilot are a great way to kick off and get user buy-in.

  • Real-time and Self-service reporting is a key ingredient to a successful deployment.

Typical Key Learnings from MII-PPM Implementations

  • PPM plus MII delivers a great return on investment.

  • MII has a great interface and makes big difference with user acceptance.

  • Analysis for Excel has a great interface for portfolio planning and equipment planning  and makes big difference with user acceptance.

  • PPM plus BPC makes for a great return on investment. 

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