SAC Optimized Stories

Introduction SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) is a comprehensive planning and analytics platform from SAP.  Originally, SAC used what is now referred to as Classic Stories, created using the Classic Design Experience.  Optimized Stories, created using the Optimized Design Experience, were introduced to improve functionality and performance with SAC Stories. In this blog, we will discuss […]

Enterprise Performance Management: Save Time and Money!

Embarking on an Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) project?  Looking for tips on managing scope and cost? Over the course of VantagePoint’s 15+ years and hundreds of EPM projects, there are a handful of key areas that make an enormous difference in the success of a project.  Fortunately, clients control their own destiny when it comes […]

EPI-USE and VantagePoint Merger

“We are extremely excited to join the EPI-USE team. We are a natural fit from a technical, functional and cultural perspective. Both companies have a driving passion for client success. We bring complimentary expertise together to add value to our clients in a larger story for the enterprise. Our goal is to drive efficiencies, effectiveness, […]

Predictive Forecasting Becomes an Achievable Reality

“Without data, you’re just another person with an opinion.” – W. Edwards Deming As an EPM consulting leader for nearly two decades, I’ve watched with keen interest the growing phenomenon of Predictive Forecasting. To clarify, the term Predictive Forecasting is used to describe the process of generating future expected results based on the predictive analytics […]

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Sucess Stories

PROCESS MANUFACTURING (Planning & Consolidation)
Business Growth – Needed to define common planning and reporting processes to eliminate region silos and thereby optimize global sales, pricing, transfer pricing, and operations
CONSUMER PRODUCTS GOODS (Planning & Consolidation)
Business Growth – Needed to define a centralized process for planning that incorporated the sales plan with production capabilities to better manage margin.
RETAIL (Planning & Consolidation)
Known for their trend setting ballet flats and forward thinking designs, this retailer is a fashion industry success story. Experiencing incredible success on the runway and in global markets, this company turned to SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) on HANA to provide a scalable financial planning, consolidation and reporting solution.
MANUFACTURING (Upgrade)
Upgrading SAP BPC to the HANA platform: Cintas run SAP ERP on HANA and needed to upgrade their SAP BPC 7.5 for financial consolidation and reporting from Microsoft SQL Server to the SAP HANA platform
ENERGY (Business Modeling)
Merger and Acquisition: ETP needed to manage multiple cultures, process, systems, and general ledgers from a series of merges and acquisitions, and generate meaningful budgets and forecast for company reports
MANUFACTURING (Planning on HANA)
Business Growth – expansion of manufacturing sites required enhanced planning, and potential acquisitions would require confidence in consolidation and reporting