SAP PPM is used to collectively manage and analyze for investment a portfolio of projects. In this sense, it is truly a traditional portfolio management tool.
SAP PS is the project execution tool that handles project management and scheduling.
Why the SAP Project Management Module Doesn’t Work for Most Companies
While this project management component from SAP can be a useful tool for some companies, it has a significant issue – it does not address the needs of project business. Therefore, it is limited in its capabilities and the benefits it can bring a project-centric organization.
For many project-oriented companies, where projects are central to their business, this project management tool simply is not comprehensive enough to manage their entire project business. There are some crucial capabilities missing, such as a cost breakdown structure, EAC, and other critical financial controls.
If you are expecting a completely integrated business system for your project business with this product from SAP, you may not get what you are seeking and will find yourself using an array of different applications as you do today.
Project Business Automation is more than just Project Management
Project Business Automation (PBA), creates an integrated business system for project-driven business. Project management is a discipline that is included in PBA, along with project financial management and real-time project insight and analytics.
Project Businesses typically are in favor of one platform that incorporates key Project Business functions, including: