In 2018, inlumi’s consultants moved the Planning and Essbase on-premise environment to Oracle’s Cloud platform; a combination of Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) and Essbase Cloud Service, a component of Oracle Analytics Cloud.
By choosing Oracle EPM Cloud, SBAB could keep the model and processes as-is, in addition to new features and a more holistic and user-friendly solution.
With the use of Cloud software, scaling and increasing the number of end-users over time will become much easier, compared to SBAB’s previous on-premise solution. In OAC, the licencing is not billed per user (such as with PBCS) but instead per CPU hour of the system. Taking that in consideration, the increase in users that are working actively in OAC can scale over time with a limited increase in cost and new products can be tested with a minimum of effort and cost.
SBAB is now also able to use a new easy-to-maintain platform in which they can continue developing their EPM model. Most importantly, the modern platform enables users to work more efficiently, opening up resources to do the real work of analysing and understanding data.