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Models in SAP BPC

Model

“Model” is  the  new  name  used  for  what  wa.x.

You can access the “Models” view by sele and “Models” domain panel. in the left side.

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You can see the ID, the description and the type of each of these models.

A toolbar enables the user to perform some actions on the selected model(s).

“New” enables to create a model “Delete” enables to delete a model or a “Copy” enables to create a model by copy “Optimize” enables to run a technical opt on the selected model

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You must specify in this step the type of the new model.

Reporting

-Standard   ç new   label   (“Generic”   in   .x)

-Financial

-Consolidation

Drivers & Rates > new  label  (“Non   Reporting”)

Exchange Rates > new   label   (“Rate”   in   .x)

-Ownership

-Generic

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The  default  data  entry  mode   is   “Periodic Date”.

Depending on the type selected, you can specify a model that contains the exchange rates (for Financial and Consolidation types) and also an Ownership model (Consolidation type).

If there are only one model of type “Exc “Ownership” in the environment,default. they are

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In BPC NW ., you can create a model “ source to create a new one is no longer mandatory.

If you want to start using an existing model, you have to selected the corresponding radio button and then select the model to use as a source. As in ., the list of available models depends on the type of new model.

-All the Reporting models if the new model is of type Reporting

-All the Drivers & Rates if the new model is of type Drivers & Rates

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You must select in this step the dimensions you want to assign to the new model among the list of all the dimensions of the environment.

Starting from a blank model, you must at least assign all the required dimensions types.

The list of required dimension types depends on the type of the model. Starting from a source model, the set of dimensions of this source model is selected by default but you can then change it.

A status panel at the bottom of the window keeps the user informed on the missing dimensiontime”.types “in real

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All Model types must have the  following Dimension types

-C – Category

– T –Time

– E –Entity

-A –Account

-In addition to the common dimensions, a M the following Dimension types

 -R –Currency

 -I – Intercompany

 -D –Audit  ç Datasource in .

-G –Group

 -S –Subtables

In  addition   to  the     common  dimensions,   a  M following Dimension types

– I –Intercompany

-G –Group  no longer G or R as in . (warning in UJA_DATA_CHECKER program)

-In addition to the common dimensions, a M following Dimension type

– R –Currency

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Step  –Copy from source

Depending if you have selected a source model and also the content of this source model, you can specify in this step if you want to copy some of specific object types.

-Data Manager packages (all model types)

-Journal Templates (all Reporting types)

-Controls definitions (Financial and Consolidation types) ç new option in . Each of the two last options is only enabled if some corresponding objects exist in the source model.

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Remark: In this version you do not activate the business rules when creating a new model  but   directly viewwithin.  the   “Busin

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Once created, you can then edit a model by selecting it in the list of models (select + Edit or Hyperlink).

This command enables to open a page to view and manage the structure of the models (dimensionality), its type and other general settings and properties.

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CHANGE TYPE

You can change the type of the model by clic in the toolbar.

This command opens a  steps wizard that enables to change the type and change some of the dimensions assigned to the model.

  • Step –Model Type
  • Step –Dimensions
  • Step –Review and Create

These steps are the same as those described above in the creation wizard (steps ,  and )

However, in this first step, the type you can select depends on the type currently assigned to the model.

  • If the  model  is   of  type  “Reporting”,   you  ca
  • If the model is of type “Drivers and Rates” and Rates types

You can change the set of dimensions assigne Remove” button in the “Dimensions in the mod

This command opens a dialog that enables to remove and/or add some dimensions. This dialog behaves exactly as the step  of the creation wizard described above, except that you cannot set the secured dimensions in this dialog.

You can modify the secured dimensions of this model directly in the list of the dimensions assigned to the modelsection). (“Dimension”)

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The “Description”  field  enables  to  enter

In most of the model types, all other settings in this section are information and thus cannot be changed directly in this page.

The list of settings depends on the type of the model.

You can set a value-inter comember to the in “Non Owner ship” se selecting a member of the dimension of t “ORG_INTCO” web admin parameter in . You can set a value to the “Parent/child setting by selecting a property (e.g. PARENT_GROUP) of the dimension of type “Group”ç“ORG.PARENTPROPERTY”  web  admin   p

In all models, the “Data Entry Mode” set parameter in .) can no longer be changed in any way once the model is saved.

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In this section, the user can see the status of some features that can be used with a model.

“Work status” is set to “On” if the Work enabled for the model

“Data Audit” is set to “On” if the Data “Journal templates” (only relevant for R a journal template specified for the model

In this section, you can also allow to enter comments in the input reports by enabling the “EnableçCOMMENT”comments”we boptionadmin. parameters in .

Finally, you can generate a virtual provider on top of the cube of the model by enabling the “Use as a source of Data fo model

This virtual provider generated enables the ODBO clients to retrieve the data of the model (applications that need to connect to an ODBO provider: EPM Add-in

for the migrated Analyzer reports; EPM Connector; Xcelsius…) but also enables the GRC Process Controls Integration. ç The label of this option was“GRC  Process  Controlsin.  Integration

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In the Models overview page you can select one or multiple models and then use  the  “Delete”  command   in  the   toolbar

Except the UI, there are no changes compared to the . version.

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In the Models overview page you can select and then optimize a model using the “Optimize”   command   in  the   toolbar. You can choose to perform either a light optimization or a full optimization.

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