Planning is an easy one -- pull PBCS out of its VM in the cloud and make it on premises.
But wither HFM? There is no future for that product. Is there? FCCS certainly isn't it and I don't think is intended to be. They'll stick the Candy Crush UI on it?
DRM becomes whatever their cloud tool is?
FDMEE becomes Data Management?
The problem I see is that their cloud products have gone off in different directions (PBCS being sort of, but only sort of cf. EPBCS) from their on-premises counterparts.
Essbase? Is what's in OAC ever coming to on-premises? Come to the sessions (Tim's and mine included) and you'll see how different the tool is from what we've known for so long.
They've cut the Gordian knot of keeping on-premises at parity with cloud to torture a phrase. How are they going to put it all together again when their cloud analogues have become so different both in purpose and architecturally?
Also, if what I have seen as right, we're talking July 2018. That's another year away.
I'm glad to read that there won't be a riot at Kscope and am incredibly interested to hear how they're going to present this. Beyond interested in fact.