Install BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) Clients


Purpose:

This posting describes the steps to Install BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) office client and Administration client

Install the Office Client:

Office client is required for end user who connect to SAP BPC to perform day to day activities like submitting data and running reports so every system user must have it installed  

 Prerequisites

  •  Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, or later
  • Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007
  • SP04 or later: Microsoft Office 2010 (32‒bit only)
  • .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • XML 4.0 SP2 (included with the Internet Explorer software)
  • Pentium IV (1 GHz CPU)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space in the My Documents folder
  • 30 MB of free hard disk space for the installed Client files
  • Adobe Reader (free from Adobe)

Install the Office client: 

  • Log on to a machine on which the user is part of the Administrators group
  • Close any office application (Excel, word..etc)
  • Uninstall any previous versions of the Planning and Consolidation for Office clients. (Use Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel)
  •  Point your browser to Planning and Consolidation Web (http://<PC_server:port>/osoft), where <PC_server:port> is the name or IP address and port of the server where you installed Planning and Consolidation and you will be asked to install SAP plug-in three times please Click Install. For Company development environment the link is http://company-bpcdev/osoft/

If your machine is running windows 7, when you open the browser (IE) you must run as administrator as below otherwise the client installs will fail

  • From the Business Planning and Consolidation Launch page, choose the Client Software Center link or icon.

 

  • Click Ok when you see Select an Application Set
  • Select Client for Office Installation. Wait while the installation wizard verifies your prerequisites, then select Next.
  • From the installation wizard, select Next, then select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
  • Select the language in which you want to see the user interface, then select Next.
  • Select Next to install the program to the default location.
  • When the installation is complete, choose Finish

 Install the Administration Client:

Administration client is required for system administrator users who connect to SAP BPC to perform tasks like taking system offline and manage system applications 

Prerequisites:

  •  Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, 8.0, or later
  •  Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007
  • SP04 or later: Microsoft Office 2010 (32‒bit only)
  • .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
  • XML 4.0 SP2 (included with the Internet Explorer software)
  • Pentium IV (1 GHz CPU)
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 100 MB of free hard disk space in the My Documents folder
  • 20 MB of free hard disk space for the installed Administration files

 Install Administration Client

  •  Log on to a machine on which the user is part of the Administrators group
  • Close any office application (Excel, word..etc)
  • Uninstall any previous versions of the Planning and Consolidation for Office clients. (Use Add/Remove Programs in the Windows Control Panel)
  • Point your browser to Planning and Consolidation Web (http://<PC_server:port>/osoft), where <PC_server:port> is the name or IP address and port of the server where you installed Planning and Consolidation. For Company development environment the link is http://company-bpcdev/osoft/
  • From the Business Planning and Consolidation Launch page, choose the Client Software Center link or icon.
  • Click Ok If you see Select an Application Set
  • Select Administration Client Installation. Wait while the installation wizard verifies your prerequisites, then select Next
  •  From the installation wizard, select Next, then select I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
  • Select the language in which you want to see the user interface, then select Next.
  • Select Next to install the program to the default location.
  • When the installation is complete, choose Finish
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About Tarek

I have been working in IT for years and I thought it might be good to share my experience using real life scenarios.
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