Another year has passed since my last presentation at the SAP Financials conference. This year’s conference was held in Las Vegas and I presented an enhanced version of a topic I spoke about in the past, A Simplified Approach for Automating consolidations of investments. I focused on how to utilize BCS automated functionality to create journal entries for investment activities, without having to configure and maintain the complete BCS consolidation of investment functionality. It was good to see familiar faces at my session.
As usual, there were a number of excellent sessions, but EMP and BPC were overwhelmingly the key topics of the conference. It appears that BOFC will continue to be supported and even enhanced. ECCS consolidations and BCS will continue to be supported through 2020 with minimal enhancements. Having said this, BPC is being recommended for all new USA implementations. EMP 10.0 seems much changed and improved. BPC is looking more like BCS’s monitor, but with an excel frontend. Reporting has also improved, utilizing drag and drop functionality similar to pivot tables instead of using EvDRE.
On a lighter side, I still believe that the Nine Fine Irishmen located at the New York New York Casino is the best Irish west of the Mississippi river. The best margaritas were at the Las Salsa, quite potent. Smith & Wollensky do marvellous steaks and a terrific “cracklin’ pork shanks”.