SAP Delivers a New Cloud Solution for Planning Built on HANA Cloud Platform

SAP has announced the general availability of the SAP Cloud for Planning solution, which simplifies planning processes with a consumer app–like user experience. Built natively on SAP HANA Cloud Platform, SAP Cloud for Planning embeds social collaboration and analytics directly within the context of the planning process so people can plan, analyze and discuss in context rather than having to jump to another application.

“Our mission was simple – build a modern financial planning solution in the cloud with the look and feel of a consumer app, and bring collaboration and analytics where they belong – within the context of the planning process,” said Steve Lucas, president, Platform Solutions, SAP. “We wanted to bring something different to market than what’s currently available in the cloud.”

According to SAP, Cloud for Planning is designed from inception around people instead of technology, enabling finance and other line-of-business professionals to help eliminate the complexity of their planning processes and quickly integrate corporate and divisional plans. Its modern look and feel and natural flow between planning and analysis enable people to plan and simulate at multiple levels of detail, with multiple numbers of users, at any time without having to wait.

SAP Services offers several options to support customers looking to facilitate planning processes throughout the enterprise and embark on cloud transformation delivered by experts in both technology and industry. Three quick-start implementation options for SAP Cloud for Planning are available – proof of concept, initial implementation and implementation of a complete business process. SAP also offers support through its cloud methodology, SAP Launch, for customers with complex integration requirements.