Replacement of VCP / APS Sizer with Value Chain Planning (VCP) Reference Sizing Tool (RAS)
(Doc ID 1630684.1)
Last updated on MARCH 12, 2021
Applies to:Oracle Advanced Supply Chain Planning - Version 12.0 and later
Oracle Demantra Demand Management - Version 7.3.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
What we are announcing
The Value Chain Planning - Reference Sizing Tool (RAS) provides Capacity & Deployment planning for the Value Chain Planning customers. It is part of your early sales cycle to qualify, scope and budget your opportunity. It provides a System Sizing for Oracle Software on Oracle Hardware as well as competitor hardware. The tool provides guidelines on what the customer should consider for deployment of Value Chain Planning, as well as a comparison to Oracle hardware. The tool will advise on suitable hardware and software configuration based on the user responses to a series of questions related to the customer requirements. The more accurate the input, the more accurate the results will be.
The output reports can be used as a sizing estimate. Most typical scenario is for a System Integrator (SI) to provide the inputs based on the customer’s implementation strategy.
With a unified methodology across all Oracle software and hardware, RAS supports greenfield as well as consolidation or hardware refresh opportunities. The extremely quick turnover and what-if scenarios enables you to help guide you through the sales-implementation cycle. Results displayed are estimates based on benchmark results produced by Oracle and best practices gained over the years from customer support and feedback.
Value Chain Planning Reference Sizing Tool (RAS)
The RAS Sizer enables you (or your SI) to request the sizing questionnaire so you can input parameters on your laptop before you send them to your point of contact. If you would like to perform the sizing yourself after defining an opportunity name in the system you can do that as well.
The tool gives you flexibility to change the base hardware to those most suitable for the customer. The Hardware supported include:
- Competitor's hardware
The sizing report can be generated and details shared with customers. The tool makes it easy for you to work with various scenarios like projected increases in item-organization to evaluate High Availability configurations and to compare various hardware configurations for database and middle tier based on your requirements.
The RAS tool supports other products besides Value Chain Planning, enabling you to combine sizing information and give a consolidated view.
There are two processes, first for External Partners and Customers and then the Internal Process for Oracle Sales and Consulting.
Download the PDF file - Sizer_rollout_instructions_for_partners.pdf for a general overview of the steps to complete the process for partners to perform sizing successfully.
External Partners and Customers process
- Go to the following URL to request the sizing questionnaire for VCP http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=ORACLESIZINGTOOL_WW:UPD
- This will send you an email with the sizer file that can be saved to your local machine.
- The zip file contains a EXE that launch and allows you to input parameters required for sizing various VCP products.
- To complete the input correctly – you must enter the email for your Oracle Sales Contact at end of the process and this person will get the email notification that you have submitted a sizing request to our internal system and they need to review and process this request.
- For more information, review the PDF file.
Internal Process for Oracle Sales and Oracle Consulting
Use the same steps as above, but the email used for Step #4 would be your AT or Sales Support Team contact.
There is an Oracle University demo of the tool available internally at
This is a video demonstration of the new tools and all the steps to complete the process successfully.
Please note that this demo was recorded for North America Sales , you will need to send the sizing request to the appropriate person in your region.
If you would like to perform the sizing yourself please go to sizingtool.us.oracle.com and log in using your Single Sign On username / password.
Training for the VCP sizer is available at: http://oukc.oracle.com/static12/opn/login/?t=checkusercookies%7Cr=-1%7Cc=1458752331
Available Outside the Oracle firewall:
Useful websites: VCP Sizer Portal to request sizing questionnaire:Useful websites: VCP Sizer Portal to request sizing questionnaire: http://apex.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=ORACLESIZINGTOOL_WW:UPD
* Accessible outside the Oracle firewall.
Once you are at the VCP Sizer Portal, you will see sizing information for the following:
New Customer Sizing
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In this Document
|What we are announcing|
|External Partners and Customers process|
|Internal Process for Oracle Sales and Oracle Consulting|
|Available Outside the Oracle firewall:|