Value Proposition of Reporting Financials in SAP ERP 6.

0 EhP3 and EhP4

Solution Management ERP SAP AG August 2008

SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview

1. Comprehensive financial management transparency

2. Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data

3. Simplifies access to relevant reports

4. Approach that allows to grow with business

5. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview

1. Comprehensive financial management transparency

2. Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data

3. Simplifies access to relevant reports

4. Approach that allows to grow with business

5. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Detail 1 Comprehensive financial management transparency Simplified Reporting Financials Content coming with ERP 6.0 EhP4: Asset Accounting (FI-AA) Investment Management (IM-FA) Profitability Analysis (CO-PA) Closing (CLC) .0 EhP3: New General Ledger (FI-GL) including Profit Center and Segment reporting Accounts Receivables (FI-AR) Accounts Payables (FI-AP) Product Costing (CO-PC) Cost Center Accounting (CO-OM-CCA) Internal Orders (CO-OM-OPA) Simplified Reporting Financials Content coming with ERP 6.

0 EhP4 – Part 1 .Reporting Financials Content Delivered with ERP 6.

Reporting Financials Content Delivered with ERP 6.0 EhP4 – Part 2 .

Reporting Financials Content Delivered with ERP 6.0 EhP4 – Part 3 .

0 EhP4 – Part 4 .Reporting Financials Content Delivered with ERP 6.

Comprehensive financial management transparency 2.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview 1. Simplifies access to relevant reports 4. Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data 3. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) . Approach that allows to grow with business 5.

Web Report) Consistent user experience between different tools Easy to use by end users with low training effort . BEx Suite (i. Balance Sheet.g.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Detail 2 Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data Most important reporting scenarios supported Simple list reports (e. Cash Flow statement) Small set of consistent and efficient reporting tools State of the art reporting tools: POWER List.g. Web Analyzer.g.e. cost centers actual/plan/variance) Formatted reports (e. G/L account line items) Multidimensional and/or graphical analysis (e. BI reporting front-end tools: BEx Analyzer.

BI Reporting Front-End Tools) POWER List Web Analyzer BEx Analyzer Web Report UI Unification Usage of state-of-the-art UI tools Harmonized end user experience Improved end user productivity Front-End Scalability Coverage of most important reporting scenarios Provide MS Excel and Web based reporting environment Appropriate reports for different reporting purposes and user groups (low-end reports <> high-end reports) Allow transition between different front-end tools .UI Unification / Front-End Scalability Scenarios Formatted Reporting Multidimensional and Graphical Analysis Simple List Reporting Tools BEx Suite (i.e.

example of a simple list report. POWER list without usage of SAP BI.Reporting Financials Content – Example 1 Profit center payables . .

Reporting Financials Content – Example 2 Cost center variances . Showing user defined exceptions. .example of a multidimensional report.

Reporting Financials Content – Example 3 Balance sheet .example of a formatted report. Ready for wysiwyg (what you see is what you get) printout. .

highly interactive reports leveraging all sorts of multidimensional slicing and dicing. SAP BI is providing) Occasional users (e.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Detail 3 Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data Powerful and easy to use functionality for analysis (examples): Drill-down or drill-across by drag-and-drop Filtering by drag-and-drop Switch between MS Excel and Web based reporting by clicking a button Definition of user specific exceptions and conditions by using a wizard Easy navigation to other reports or back-end transactions Distribution of analysis results by broadcasting Improvement in intra-company communication as delivered content addressing more users with different skill sets: Professional users (e.g. filtering. etc. display options. easy report access and easy to use predefined reports without complex interaction) .g.

.Navigation from POWER List to BEx Analyzer Switch between frontend tools without additional investment Usage of BEx Analyzer features without any BI query definition or any other BI entities such as Info Objects. Info Providers etc.

.Navigation to Back-End-Transaction By using the right-mouse-click context menu it is possible to easily navigate from a report to another report or a back-endtransaction. The report-report-interface (RRI) is handing over context information.

.User Specific Definition of Exceptions Definition of user-specific exceptions by using an easy to use wizard during report execution.

SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview 1. Comprehensive financial management transparency 2. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) . Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data 3. Approach that allows to grow with business 5. Simplifies access to relevant reports 4.

Reporting Environment SAP Enterprise Portal and SAP NetWeaver Business Client (NWBC) as alternative environments for reporting Easy to use navigation .

Report Launchpad Report Launchpad as unified approach to start all sorts of reports Role based provisioning of set of reports User individual personalization capabilities .

Report Launchpad (1) (2) Report Launchpad as unified approach to start all sorts of reports. here for example: (1) Formatted report (2) Query in MS Excel .

Approach that allows to grow with business 5. Comprehensive financial management transparency 2.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview 1. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) . Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data 3. Simplifies access to relevant reports 4.

SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Detail 4 Approach that allows to grow with business Different deployment options for data provisioning: These options scale from very lean back-end scenarios with basically no SAP BI in place to full blown SAP BI scenarios providing any BI functionality (e. Grow your system with your business: Grow from a lean deployment option to a more elaborate one when your growing business requires this. switch your BI queries from direct ECC access without data replication to replicated data access).g. This enables you to keep your system as lean as your business allows.g. Don’t loose your front-end investments by using the same reports in the changed environment (e. . performance optimization via BI Accelerator).

Back-End Scalability: Grow with Your Business Scenarios Formatted Reporting Multidimensional and Graphical Analysis Simple List Reporting Tools POWER List Web Analyzer BEx Analyzer Web Report Real-Time Lean Back-End No BI System Needed Low TCO Back-End Scalability Performance Optimization for High Data Volume Full Data Replication to BI Needed NetWeaver Operational Information Provider Info Set Data Source ECC .

Reporting Financials – Architecture Scenarios Formatted Reporting Multidimensional and Graphical Analysis Simple List Reporting Tools POWER List Web Analyzer BEx Analyzer Web Report Query InfoProvider Transaction Data Master Data Meta Data BI Accelerator BI NetWeaver ECC Operational Information Provider Info Set Data Source .

Switch Back-End Connection You can choose between different back-end scenarios E. switch the same BI query between direct realtime access to ECC data and replicated data in BI .g.

Approach that allows to grow with business 5. Simplifies access to relevant reports 4. Improves efficiency in reviewing and analyzing financial data 3. Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) . Comprehensive financial management transparency 2.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Overview 1.

Grow your system from a lean deployment option to a more elaborate one when your growing business requires this without loosing your front-end investments by using the same reports (e. state-of-the-art reporting tools enables even occasional end users with low training effort.g.SAP ERP Reporting Financials in EhP3 and EhP4 – Benefits and Value – Detail 5 Reduces Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Small set of intuitive. Back-end scalability offers different deployment options for data provisioning. This enables you to keep your system as lean as your business allows. Efficient report access and extending powerful analytical features of SAP BI to operational data reports increases end user productivity. . switch your BI queries from direct ECC access without data replication to replicated data access).

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