This book provides you with practical, actionable content for all processes and issues relevant to a “typical” BPC implementation. The book starts by providing an introduction to BPC and speaks briefly about the differences between the two versions: NetWeaver and Microsoft. It then moves on to detailing how to configure and implement the necessary dimensions, master data, and hierarchies, which are prerequisites to implementing either the Consolidation component or the Planning component. The next several sections focus on the actual implementation processes for each component: Consolidation and Planning. Also covered are other essential topics such as reporting, Business Rules and security considerations.