SAP Introduces Enterprise Performance Management OnDemand Solution

SAP AG announced the general availability of the SAP Enterprise Performance Management OnDemand solution. With mobile-ready applications powered by the SAP HANA application cloud, the solution enables business users to gain real-time insight into what is happening and adapt on-the-fly.

“Built on the SAP HANA application cloud, SAP EPM OnDemand offers our customers another deployment option for extreme performance applications powered by SAP HANA. It's also complementary to — and extends the value of — the 10.0 version of SAP solutions for EPM with focused applications that are designed to be up and running quickly and help a broad set of users overcome particular business challenges," says John Schweitzer, senior vice president and general manager, Analytics, SAP.

According to SAP, with EPM OnDemand, organizations can lower costs by reducing the time it takes to deploy and maintain new applications that integrate with existing systems. They can also address key business challenges such as enabling non-technical employees to manage processes, empowering employees to make more-informed, faster decisions and providing more detailed visibility into operations and performance. Combining existing systems with cloud-based applications enables organizations to further reduce upfront costs by taking advantage of pay-as-you-go software delivered as a service.

The first options for SAP EPM OnDemand deliver expense insight so that department managers can understand the details of anything charged to their cost centers, and can dispute and resolve miscoded, incorrect or duplicate expenses; real-time profit and loss (P&L) analysis delivered at any level of detail by allocating costs based on consumption of resources; and capital project planning, enabling both non-financial decision-makers and financial experts to establish the complete picture of the financial consequences of capital investment projects, and optimize the use of capital. Future targeted options are planned to be delivered on a frequent basis.

SAP EPM OnDemand is designed to complement existing SAP solutions for EPM such as the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation application. Right out of the box, anyone can begin using the user interface on mobile devices such as the iPad. In addition, the EPM add-in for Microsoft Office can be used with SAP EPM OnDemand as well as the 10.0 version of SAP solutions for EPM. This combination extends analysis capabilities and creates a seamless experience for all users across cloud-based and existing on-premise applications.

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