Planning is all about setting strategic goals for a business and then determining how to meet those goals by creating annual budgets, tracking progress in forecasts, and simulating scenarios to find new opportunities. These plans are formed by projecting historical data (known as Actuals) into the future, by gathering input from different departments, and by considering trends, risks, and opportunities in the market.
SAP Analytics Cloud Enterprise Planning
Because planning activities are a collaborative effort, SAP Analytics Cloud provides many options and utilities to make the entire planning process run smoothly. Additionally, while SAP Analytics Cloud supports all your planning activities and data, SAP's Cloud First strategy also provides customers with the option to leverage their existing on-premise planning system with the SAP Analytics Cloud user interface. Customers with existing SAP BW, SAP S/4HANA, and SAP BPC systems can take the hybrid approach for their planning activities, keeping their planning data on-premise but using SAP Analytics Cloud's user interface for their end-user planning activities.