Start planning now
to allow you to strategically set the direction forward for your organization
Many companies evaluate upgrading simply to ensure their solution is still supported
While that is certainly a key consideration, there are other benefits your organization can realize including decreased planning and consolidations cycles, decreased overhead expenses, improved user adoption, better system performance, etc.
Remember published support for BPC versions 7.5 and before is scheduled to end 3/31/16. An MS update or other software, hardware update which is not backwards compatible could cripple your reporting, consolidation or planning processes.
While SAP may choose to support, if the issue does not impact the vast majority of companies, they may also choose not to, leaving your organization in a lurch.
Instead of being reactive later, start planning now to allow you to strategically set the direction forward for your organization.