Planning a move to HANA? – delaying that move might be the best decision


Public cloud spending continues to grow, with IDC estimating that the global market will double to around $500bn by 2023. That may not be surprising to you, but you may be…

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Analysts predict Private Cloud spending will quadruple in next 5 years


Public cloud spending continues to grow, with IDC estimating that the global market will double to around $500bn by 2023. That may not be surprising to you, but you may be…

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Public and Private Cloud


When we look at market figures for cloud growth, we generally consider the three main categories of Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform…

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New to SAP Analytics? Here’s 8 videos you really need to watch


Whether on premise, in the cloud, or in the boardroom, SAP Analytics is intuitive to use, easy to deploy and helps our customers run at their best.

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10 Major Benefits of Using SAP BPC for Consolidated Financial Statements


Producing consolidated financial statements is a vital corporate process - aggregating results within a group on a monthly, half-yearly or annual basis, to give internal and…

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10 Vital Ways SAP Reporting Tools can banish your Management Reporting blues


The dictionaries tell us management reports are sources of business intelligence that help organisational leaders make better informed and more accurate decisions...

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7 Key Benefits show how SAP BPC leads the field for Operational Planning


SAP’s Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) application is aptly named. That is because the world’s most advanced all-round enterprise performance management software…

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10 Top Benefits of using SAP BPC for producing management reports


Many senior executives are now under pressure like never before to ensure their organisations achieve targets in areas like income generation and cost control...

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6 very good reasons to choose Opal Wave confirmed by SAP Gold Partner status


Our reputation has taken another leap forward with the awarding of Gold Partner status by leading global business software manufacturer SAP...

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SAP Analytics Cloud Dashboards


What can you really achieve in an hour to improve your business decision-making ability? With SAP Analytics Cloud dashboards it’s probably more than you think. Our customers have…

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SAP Analytics Cloud Smart Discovery – Empowering every user with data science


In a single click AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) Algorithms are applied to your data in SAP Analytics Cloud to...

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SAP Analytics cloud – Get the answers you need with Search to Insight


SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) Search to Insight enables conversational Business Intelligence using AI algorithms to understand your business questions...

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Analytics to grow your business – go live in an hour


Advances in analytics mean that the opportunity to better understand the landscape and your business has never been greater, but many SMEs are not harnessing these opportunities,…

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Take The ‘Go Live In A Day’ Challenge – See What A Difference 24 Hours Can Make To Your Business


What can really be achieved in a day that will transform your business? Very little you might think, but we have many happy clients who can tell...

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Putting Off Moving To SAP BPC Because Of Cost And Timescales? Go Live In A Day With Opal Wave…


Do you need a planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting solution but have been put off by the thought of the time, effort and cost involved?

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Act Now For IFRS 16 – Your Reputation And Business Funding Future Are On The Line


There’s less than a month to go until IFRS 16 becomes effective on 1 January 2019 and it could cost your company in...

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Opal Wave Builds On World First With SAP Hana Platform As A Service And BPC Cloud


These improvements uncover correlations in an organisation’s data and help users make even faster, better and more confident...

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Why SAP Analytics, BI And ERP Are The Best Solutions For The Intelligent Enterprise


End-to-end and real-time planning is massively simplified for organisations using SAP Analytics. BI And ERP are the best solutions for Enterprise...

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6 Questions About SAP BPC IFRS 16 Solution


International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16 becomes effective for accounting periods starting from 1 January 2019...

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How We Overcome The Biggest Troubleshooting Challenges SAP HANA Consultants Can Face


We’ve stated many times on this website and elsewhere that we recommend SAP HANA to power the SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) solutions we install, maintain and…

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Free Resources for IFRS 16 – 37 Essential Links


Here, we provide links to a selection of important resources dedicated to IFRS 16 from ourselves and leading accountancy media, professional bodies and firms...

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Let us remove time, effort and worry from your preparations for IFRS 16


IFRS 16 essentially makes accounting for lease assets and liabilities up-to-date and transparent...

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IFRS 16 solution


This post describes the IFRS 16 solution for leases developed as a component of the SAP BPC with the Opal Wave BPC Cloud Go Live in a Day rapid deployment template.

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Progress On High-Speed Broadband Connections Is Mostly Good News


You may recall that in January 2018 we welcomed the UK government’s announcement...

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IFRS 16 Implementation and business impact


We noted in an earlier post that implementation of IFRS 16 would likely result in greater effort for finance teams as they...

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IFRS Impact on Financial Statements and reporting metrics


The key objective of IFRS 16 and IAS 17 before it, is to improve comparability and transparency of Financial Statements...

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What is SAP BPC?


SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC) is the leading, unified enterprise performance management (EPM) solution supporting planning, reporting and consolidation...

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The key differences between IFRS 16 and IAS 17


IFRS 16 relates to accounting for leases and was issued in January 2016 by The IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) and replaces IAS 17...

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What is IFRS 16?


IFRS 16 relates to accounting for leases and was issued in January 2016 by The IASB (International Accounting Standards Board) and replaces IAS 17...

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SAP BPC 11 version for BW/4HANA: Key developments you need to know about the leading statutory consolidation software


With the release of SAP BPC version 11 on the latest BW/4HANA platform, the limitations within the consolidation component in the Embedded model on 10.1 have been...

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What a difference a day makes…


But what can really be achieved in that time, and, more importantly what difference can anything that’s achievable in a day really make?

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Progress in extending UK full fibre broadband coverage has to be welcomed


In a post last month, we endorsed the UK government’s launching of a review...

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SAP BPC is the answer for customers with on-premise hyperion applications nearing end-of-life


Recent market reports have suggested that Oracle is placing heavy pressure on customers with on-premise versions...

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SAP results and our own experience confirm the continuing rise of cloud and HANA


We weren’t surprised that SAP posted another set of highly respectable financial results for 2017...

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GDPR and IFRS 16 Compliance? Easy with SAP BPC Managed Cloud


We can aid compliance because, in 2017, we became the world’s first organisation to launch a cloud-based version of the market-leading SAP...

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Help available underlines why divulging passwords is never advisable


Mid-Bedfordshire Conservative MP Nadine Dorries tweeted recently that she reveals her Parliamentary log-in details to her team...

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UK broadband progress is welcome, but there is still much to do


We welcome the UK government’s announcements that it will make high-speed internet connections a legal right from 2020...

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Standard or Embedded Model – which one is right for you?


Deciding whether to go down the SAP BPC Standard route or the Embedded Model route is very much dependent on your requirements, your team’s skill set and - one of the most...

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You’ll be converted by this latest feature


One of the latest features of the SAP BPC Cloud solution enables a seamless integration of ECB currency conversion rates. Fouad El Hage, Managing Consultant, tells us more.

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When Excel stops excelling


Microsoft Excel is one of the most widely used personal productivity tools in the world but it could actually be making your job more difficult...

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Leading business software consultants Opal Wave deliver 35 per cent turnover increase


Leading business software consultants Opal Wave have reported a 35 per cent increase in turnover during the year ending 31 March 2017...

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Opal Wave’s expertise, understanding and service recruit more blue-chip clients in 2016-17


Opal Wave continued to expand its roster of big name business clients during a highly successful 2016-17 financial year...

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Opal Wave becomes world’s first company to qualify for highest level of SAP partnership


Opal Wave has launched the unique BPC Cloud and become the world’s first company to qualify for the SAP Partner Managed Cloud scheme...

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Opal Wave’s unique product supports businesses in GDPR and BEPS compliance


Opal Wave’s BPC Cloud can help organisations avoid significant penalties for failing to comply with two important new initiatives...

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Four outstanding graduates join Opal Wave’s prestigious Associate Consultant Scheme


Business software experts Opal Wave have recruited four top quality graduates into their prestigious and highly selective associate consultant programme...

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SAP HANA… New readers begin here


But if you’ve never used SAP HANA and are not a specialist in this area, you can easily be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about...

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Clients with large clusters now need to consider upgrading to Windows Server 16


Mainstream support for Windows Server 2012 R2, the server version of Windows 8, is ending in just over a year. That means clients with large Windows clusters now have to...

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Worried about data security? You couldn’t be in better hands


A recent survey revealed that British companies are now hoarding a dramatically increased amount of the digital currency Bitcoin...

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Introducing the new features of SAP HANA Cockpit 2.0


A new version of the cockpit has been added to SAP HANA, which Opal Wave regards as the most advanced in-memory database platforms available to businesses today...

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Continuing Brexit uncertainty means automating business planning and consolidation has never been more vital


In this unstable and uncertain climate, Opal Wave says effective automation of business planning and consolidation processes is more important than ever...

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How confident are you that every piece of technology that underpins your SAP BPC system is performing optimally?


How confident are you that every piece of technology that underpins your SAP BPC system is performing optimally...

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Opal Wave launches unique cloud-based version of market-leading accounting system


UK-based software consultancy Opal Wave has launched a unique cloud-based version of a market-leading accounting system, bringing it within the reach of even the smallest…

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Opal Wave appoints three key recruits and unveils new website after 50 per cent turnover rise


Business software experts Opal Wave have made three key appointments and launched a new website after recording a 50 per cent turnover increase in the last financial year...

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Using ODBC IIS Logging on Server 2008 R2 for BPC 7.5 Microsoft


With the option to swap the IIS 7.5 logging from standard to ODBC no longer a GUI option the process of setting up logging to the BPCLog table...

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User Defined Dimensions in Data Manager Package Prompts


Have you ever tried customising the prompts in a BPC Data Manager package to include user defined dimensions?

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Budgeting & Forecasting in the 21st Century


If you’re in the North of England, you may want to check out our seminar on Wednesday 20 November in conjunction with Bradford Chamber of Commerce...

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New Clustered Columnstore Indexes in SQL 2014


In SQL Server 2012, Microsoft introduced the new memory optimized Columnstore Indexes (based on xVelocity)...

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SAP Cloud Options


As we discuss customer roadmaps for SAP BPC NetWeaver more and more, two fundamental questions keep occurring...

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Opal Wave achieves SAP Gold Partner Status


We’re very pleased to be able to announce that Opal Wave has been awarded Gold VAR status by SAP...

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