PlaidCloud is a low-code, click-to-configure SaaS platform that provides data source integration, an extensive collection of data analysis tools, and easy to share data and analysis pipelines. PlaidCloud is based in the US and offers pre-constructed templates for profitability and cost management, IT chargeback, intercompany invoicing, and goods transfer pricing. PlaidCloud utilizes clustered Google Compute Engine instances and a massively parallel processing data warehouse. In short, PlaidCloud provides a powerful multidimensional solution for analysis, modeling, calculating, and reporting.
Cloud EPM Profitability and Cost Management (PCMCS) is an Oracle SaaS product for profitability and performance management. PCMCS is built on the Essbase platform, Oracle’s multidimensional OLAP product. Essbase provides multidimensional calculations, modeling, reporting, and analysis capabilities. Limited predefined allocation methods and rules are provided, allowing users to define their own dimensions and allocation logic. Oracle’s Cloud EPM Profitability and Cost Management is more of a platform for building custom costing and profitability solutions than a predefined standalone costing application.