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Welcome to the MS Word & PowerPoint Integration lesson for SAP

BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0, version for SAP NetWeaver.

After completing this lesson, you will be able to perform the actions listed

This business example provides context for how this feature is used.

There are many benefits for this new feature, some which are mentioned
above. In more general terms, any EPM application can now take advantage of
this feature to provide business users with the best of both worlds centralized,
consistent, and agreed EPM results data presented using the standard
formatting options of the familiar Microsoft Office Tools.

These are the high level steps that are required to embed EPM data in
Word/PowerPoint. More detail can be found on the following slides.
Note: You may Launch Word or PowerPoint from within Excel using the APIs
(Application Programming Interfaces)of the EPM add-in combined with, for
example, a push button in Excel.

Connection type "local connections means that the connection information is stored
on the user local machine. Typically, when using the previous EA Analyzer 7.5 in
standalone mode (for example, after running Analyzerstandalone.reg), the connections
information was stored locally in the same way. When using the previous EA Analyzer
7.5 in integrated mode (for example, integrated with BOE (Business Objects
Enterprise) platform), the connections were defined in the CMC part and then could be
shared between different Analyzer users.
The EPM 10 add-in, as Analyzer 7.5, cannot connect directly to a BOE Universe. The
supported datasources for the EPM 10 add-in are: FC 10.0 (SAP BusinessObjects
Financial Consolidation 10.0) BW (Business Information Warehouse) and SSAS (SQL
Server Analysis Services) cubes, PCM 10.0 (SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and
Cost Management 10.0), SSM 10.0 (SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management
10.0), BPC NW 10.0 (SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0, version
for NetWeaver) and BPC MS (SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation 10.0,
version for Microsoft)10.0 ODBO (Object Linking and Embedding in Database for OnLine Analytical Processing) providers as well as BPC NW 10.0 and BPC MS 10.0 web
The connection type BPC is new, compared to EA Analyzer 7.5, and is for BPC MS
or NW web services connection.

The steps to establish a connection from within PowerPoint are identical to

those in Word.

You can copy a report from Excel, Word or PowerPoint and paste it into Excel,
Word or PowerPoint.
Note: Both the report definition AND the necessary connection(s) are pasted
into the new document/presentation.


single entry is not considered a separate report.


you embed a Single Entry in Word or PowerPoint and you click on the
Single Entry field itself, the EPM Pane changes to show you the specific
selections you made in the EPM-Member Selector pop-up. These selections
then override any member values set as the default in the EPM Context Panel.
Conversely, changing default values in the EPM Context Panel for any other
Dimensions/Measures not specifically selected in the EPM-Member selector
pop-up will likely change the single data value (after Refresh).


A direct link between EPM Report data and a chart is not currently supported.
Instead, you should populate a table in Word/PowerPoint with report data and
then use this tabular report data to generate a chart.



implication of excel formulas not being available in Word/PowerPoint is

that local members are therefore not supported in Word/PowerPoint.

custom members based on MDX (MultiDimensional eXpressions)

are supported. Local members established in MS Excel can be converted to
Custom Members via right clicking on the cell(s) and selecting EPM Client >
Convert to custom member. Custom members are only possible when using
ODBO (Object Linking and Embedding in Database for On-Line Analytical
Processing) sources.


You should now be able to perform the actions listed above.