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SAP Product List : Licensing : Technology : HANA : Support Services : Platform : Base Option : Planning Option

Planning Framework on SAP HANA Option Licenses - Enterprise and Standard Support

Planning framework on HANA is being introduced that will allow delivery of all planning capabilities.

Main Features

  • Technical support
  • phone consulting
  • 1 year
  • 24x7
  • Licenses by Vendor Authorization
  • First Year Maintenance Support

The planning framework is the foundation to build Planning applications by Line of Business (LoB) or Industry to achieve Integrated Business Planning:
  • Strategic
  • Financial
  • Sales and operations
  • Operations

and Enterprise Business Planning:
(IBP + Execution systems, I.e. ERP, CRM, SCM)

Optimized in-memory planning leveraging SAP HANA for integrating Excel clients into a common framework: Today, there are multiple Excel Clients available including Analysis for Office, EPM 10 Excel Client (Add-in), and the soon to be released TPM (Trade Promotion Management) Excel Client which is a hybrid. The final goal is to offer a well integrated and interoperable set of Excel scenarios for analysis, reporting and planning.  This will be a key market differentiator and customers are really excited about this!

Gain superior performance

All mass data operations remain within HANA and only query relevant data and meta-data is exchanged between the application tier and HANA leading to significant reduction of IO-costs. In addition the columnar storage and parallel processing provide superior performance. This is true for the end-user clients.
Optimized in-memory planning on SAP HANA is based on a “planning framework” which today includes SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, version for SAP NetWeaver (BPC NW) and the planning applications kit (PAK)

Support for BW-IP and BPS on SAP HANA

BW-IP, SEM-BPS and BW-BPS will continue to be supported by SAP NetWeaver (including HANA as the database) with no additional license consideration other then HANA itself.  However, it is important to note that NONE of these solutions will be optimized for HANA to take full advantage of in-memory planning capabilities!

A customer with BW that is licensed for SAP HANA (as well as Analysis for Office if they wish to use), can use BW-IP with SAP HANA; however it is not “optimized” for deep in-memory integration. Any customer that is already licensed for planning on BPC NW (and is licensed on SAP HANA) has access to the planning framework and hence can deploy BPC NW or PAK.

Planning Applications Kit (PAK) -
Moving from BW-IP to SAP HANA optimized planning with the new Planning Applications Kit

The Planning Engine allows you to create planning applications. The scope of these applications can range from simple manual data entry through to complex planning scenarios. There are two scenarios in HANA: The read accesses are performed either in-memory optimized or with planning-specific core functionalities as part of "deep integration".

The planning applications kit leverages the calculation and planning engines build into HANA to process the plan calculations in the best possible performance. The planning applications kit combines the feature-rich capabilities of BW-IP with the superior performance of SAP HANA.

SAP HANA Planning Engine Optimized on SAP HANA Database (In-Memory optimized / deep Integration)

The analytic manager in the BW system provides extensive reporting and planning functionalities. In BW, you can perform planning using internal database routines. In the SAP HANA database, you can perform SAP HANA-optimized planning.
  • Full Features
  • Integration of reporting and planning is supported
  • In-Memory optimized read accesses is supported
  • In-Memory optimized planning functionality is supported

With HANA optimized planning all steps of the processing on a database: the mass data operations, the aggregation, disaggregation, data read, calculations and write-back, are done in HANA completely.

Service Levels and Technical Support

The Enterprise Technical Support (ES) and Service Session (SS) First Year Maintenance (FYM) Licenses are also sold at iPuzzlebiz. Please contact us for more information. Please contact us for more information!

The SAP service-level agreement (SLA) covers the entire solution stack: infrastructure, OS, SAP HANA database, and application layers. Benefit from 99.5% guaranteed availability, 24/7 global support, activity reports, and much more.

First Customer Success Story - Always On My Mind!

'SAP runs SAP' is an internal program where SAP adopts new SAP solutions and technologies and is usually one of the first Ramp-Up or Beta customers.  SAP has had BPC 10 NW and BW 7.3 running on HANA in a productive landscape.  This became the new Financial Planning solution that SAP uses internally. Find more details on the complete scenario in
'SAP runs SAP'.


Item # Item Name Price 

Hana Platform Planning Option 1 - 10 Units License, 1st Year Maintenance - Enterprise Support

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