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Oracle EPM Cloud Product and Pricing Evolution

Rachel Messiah
April 9, 2020

Oracle has made some changes to the EPM Cloud Service and our clients have asked what that means for them. The information below provides greater clarification to these changes to EPM products and pricing.

Customers can now pay a single price per user and will have the ability to expand features whenever required to meet changing business needs.

The New EPM Product Names, Bundles and Pricing

Oracle has opted for names that reflect functions and business process" they solve. The new bundle and pricing model aim to provide more value and integration between business processes. 

The NEW Oracle EPM product names are related to business processes.

  • PBCS and EPBCS is Oracle Planning
  • FCCS is Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close
  • ARCS is Oracle Account Reconciliation
  • EPRCS is Oracle Narrative Reporting 
  • PCMCS is Oracle Profitability and Cost Management
  • TRCS is Tax Reporting
  • EDMCS is Enterprise Data Management 

 Oracle NEW EPM Product bundles are available in 3 SKUs:

Oracle has consolidated all EPM products into 3 SKUs. The EPM products are no longer sold separately. However, Enterprise Data Management is sold separately.

Standard Edition includes:
  • Module-based Planning
    • Capital, Financials, Projects, Workforce and Strategic Modeling – 5 Seeded Hybrid BSO Cubes & 1 Seeded ASO​
    • 1 Unseeded Hybrid BSO Cube and 1 Free Unseeded ASO Cube
    • All BSO Cubes are deployed in Hybrid
    • Up to 8 Cubes
  • Narrative Reporting 
    • This includes Narrative Reporting and Management Reporting
    • Note: does NOT include Disclosure Management
  • Financial Consolidation & Close 
    • Supplemental Data Management, Financial Consolidation, Close Management
    • Does NOT include Advanced Calculations, Custom Calculations, Intelligent Process Automation and Intelligent Performance Management
  • Account Reconciliation
    • This includes Reconciliation Compliance 
    • Note: does NOT include Transaction Matching
  • Standard Pricing
    • Standard costs $250 per named user (a single, unique user across all included business process options) per month for ONE business process. A 10 user minimum is also applied
    • Customers will utilize a single pod across all business process options. Additional pods will cost an additional $2,500 per month
Enterprise Edition includes:
  • Module-based Planning
    • Capital, Financials, Projects, Workforce and Strategic ModelingSeeded module cubes: Up to 5 Hybrid BSO and
    • 1 ASO cubes Free Cubes: Up to 3 Hybrid and 4 ASO
    • Up to 13 Cubes
  • Custom Based Planning
    • Custom (6 Hybrid Custom cubes + 6 ASO cubes)
    • Free Form Option – Flexibility to buy Stand-alone Essbase cubes within the planning offering (1 Cube choice of ASO or BSO)
  • Narrative Reporting 
    • Includes Disclosure Management
  • Financial Consolidation & Close 
    • Includes all features and support for Complex and Custom Calculations
  • Account Reconciliation
    • Includes Transaction Matching
  • Profitability & Cost Management 
  • Tax Reporting
  • Enterprise Data Management
  • Enterprise Pricing 
    • Enterprise will cost $500 per named user per month. A 25 user minimum applies and
    • Enterprise Data Management is capped at 5,000 records
    • Additional Pods do not cost additional fees.  
How does the changes in the products and licensing impact our customers?
  • The strategy is to stay on the current license agreement until expiration and then transition to the new solution
  • Migrate to the license and cancel the existing agreement
  • Use LCM Life cycle Management to migrate the existing objects to the new Cloud environment. This is the more common strategy. This would require a robust retest of all the rules, formulas and performance.
  • For customers already using EPM solutions ($120 per user per month) such as ARCS, FCCS, and PBCS they will have pay a premium post license expiry.

All of the EPM solutions require strategy, implementation and alignment of your business processes.

If you need help assessing your options relating to the new EPM Cloud pricing model please get in touch. Read the relevant blog here: Oracle BI and EPM are Converging - Are You Ready?

Our Consulting team will evaluate which option suits your business needs and provide next steps.

About the Author

Rachel Messiah, Lead - EPM Practice in Oracle Line of Business

Rachel has 20+ years of extensive experience in Enterprise Performance Management and Management Consulting including collaborating with clients in multiple industry verticals.

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