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SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard

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SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard
A number of portfolio management process steps require in detail information to execute a reliable
comparison and prioritization of projects. Often the information needed are not composed in one single
view.

Based on the already used RPM Dashboard, this consulting solutions enables you to define views for the
comparison and prioritization of projects. Without enhancing the database tables, you can

dynamically add additional columns

dynamically fill these columns with information from different sources

dynamically execute calculations based on the dashboard data


SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard

Our Service
An implementation-ready Solution
Implementation of the Solution
Documentation of the Solution
Optional Online Scoping Session and/or Presentation at Customer
SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard
How it works
The dynamically addable columns for the dashboard were customized in the backend. All additional
columns are based on so called scenarios. A scenario describes the source of the additional information
and how it is displayed in the dashboard. Each scenario can be customized for your specific needs.

We already implemented various scenarios:

Display of capacity data


Display of financial data
Calculation of open budget
Calculation of matrix position
Prioritization of items within a review based on a multi-level sort algorithm
Display of review dependent item data
Display of all data from the current decision point

A simple interface enables you to implement additional scenarios.


How it works

Customize additional fields

Administrator

For example the first row defines an open budget simulation based on the mentioned Calculation of open
budget scenario. The parameters of this simulation defines which project field contains the required budget,
which bucket field provides the available budget and so on.
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How it works

Build up your dashboard view

As a result of the customizing you get additional fields for your Dashboard.
Therefore no enhancement of the database tables is required.
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How it works

Use the view for daily reporting

After you have inserted the additional field into your dashboard view, the corresponding column shows the
information delivered by the scenario. The example shows an open budget calculation based on a given overall
budget on bucket level and the estimated budget of each project. Some scenarios also visualize the results.

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How it works

Simulate different opportunities

The additional columns can also taken into account for the already known dashboard functionalities like
personalization, sorting, filtering and so on. Sorting and filtering is also considered by the calculations. As you can
notice, the open budget calculation is adjusted in time.
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SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard
Example for prioritization

To give you a first impression how this consulting solution could


support your project comparison and prioritization, we would like to
give you a more complex scenario from the area of product
development.

The following dashboard views support you in the decision which lead
(opportunity) should be added to the list of active projects. Each view
uses the same sorting criteria for the prioritization.
Example

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Example

The first view shows you the result of your prioritization and visualizes the balance of your portfolio. By
distinguishing between active projects and opportunities, it gives you an idea how they would influence your
portfolio. (The example is based on the Calculation of matrix position scenario.)

The second view reads the data from the financial planning on demand. This enables you to take for example the
revenue information of each project into account. (The example is based on the Display of financial data scenario.)
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Example

The last view points out which projects can be done with the available resources. The scenario Display of capacity
data is used to aggregate the data from the capacity planning, the Calculation of open budget scenario calculates
which project can be handled and which budget is left.
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In addition ...

To compare and prioritize projects, also the scheduling information is important. Therefore this consulting solution
includes the multi Gantt chart of cProjects into the RPM dashboard.
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SAP PPM Portfolio Analysis Dashboard
Technical Information

The consulting solution is implemented in ABAP and uses the Internet


Graphics Service (SAP IGS) for the visualization.
Portfolio Analysis Dashboard
Analytics and simulation results based on dashboard data

Based on the already used RPM Dashboard, this consulting solutions enables you to define views for the
comparison and prioritization of projects.

Business Challenges Availability, Technical Details Links, Pricing


Available for SAP PPM 5.0, Price: 18,000 Euro*
A number of portfolio management process steps require in detail
Delivery via transport SAP Note: 1380374
information to execute a reliable comparison and prioritization of projects.
Based on Web Dynpro for SAP Service No.: 50109202,
Often the information needed are not composed in one single view.
ABAP. For the visualization Enhancement Svcs for PPM
the IGS is used. Contact: Tobias Glser

Key Features
Related Services
Dynamically add additional columns - Multi-Project Monitor
*Standard price for Germany. Pricing for other countries available on request.
Dynamically fill these columns with information from different sources

Dynamically execute calculations based on the dashboard data

Business Benefits

The dynamically addable columns for the dashboard were customized in


the backend.
A simple interface enables you to implement additional scenarios.
All additional columns are based on so called scenarios. A scenario
describes the source of the additional information and how it is displayed
in the dashboard. Each scenario can be customized for your specific
needs.
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scenario can be customized for your specific needs.
Contact Information
Haoquan Jiang
SAP Portfolio and Project
Management Consulting

SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG


Hasso-Plattner-Ring 7
69190 Walldorf, Germany

M +49 151 538 58813


haoquan.jiang@sap.com