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SAP EPPM has emerged as a business buzzword for Project management and Program management. There are many customers wondering “What is EPPM?”. A few wonder if it is the “Next Generation PPM”. With the confusions surrounding everyone, let’s get deeper into it.

These are the major SAP EPPM components:

  • SAP Innovation Management
  • SAP Project System
  • SAP Commercial Project Management
  • SAP Portfolio & Project Management
  • Enterprise Project Connection

Even though you group the solutions under EPPM, the product documentation and product hierarchy would appear a little differently in SAP Help. As of now, Enterprise Project connection would come under the EPPM License.

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Top SAP EPPM components

SAP Project System: SAP has formed a core solution which wouldn’t need any sort of intro. It is extremely sturdy, robust and comprises of impeccable module that can integrate with a number of S/4HANA Core modules. It would also serve Accounting, Financial and Logistic requirements of Project-related processes in OPEX, CAPEX and Revenue Project Scenarios. You can utilize features such as Project stock, Budget Control, Settlements, Inter-company process and Results Analysis.

SAP Project & Portfolio Management: There are plenty of consultants working tediously on this for a very long time while it came under the category of ‘Development Projects’ and ‘Resource & Portfolio Management’ . This is the reason why important database tables always start with “DPR”. SAP PPM comprises of these top features:

  • Decision-oriented capabilities using Portfolio Management when you quantify the information
  • Simpler Project management with a capacity to run projects with professional resources
  • Leverage Professional resource management

There are plenty of organizational elements such as Controlling area and company code. We also don’t have any account assignment objects over here. You wouldn’t be able to account a Purchase order to a PPM Phase or any task. You should route it through SAP PS. Account integration is the process of how you link PPM to PS. It is one of the most needed processes for ERP Successful Integration with PPM.

SAP Commercial Project Management: CPM consists of Master Projects that you can link with more than one SAP PS Projects with accounting objects such as Sales Orders as well as non-objecting objects such as SAP PPM Projects. CPM consists of 3 major components

  • Change Management
  • Financial Plannin
  • Project Issue

SAP Enterprise Project Connection: Enterprise Project Connection would facilitate data transfer between SAP On-premise system as well as other project management tools such as Microsoft Project Server and Oracle Primavera P6. EPC would demand more technical effort compared to functional effort.

SAP Innovation Management: SAP PPM has the capabilty to fill the void before setting up the project. This is known as the “Proposal” phase. You can run campaigns to ideate and evaluate different ideas from all these campaigns.

These are the source components of EPPM.

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