Until today, Oracle BI Publisher was only available as a (SaaS) bundle with Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud and OTBI, see also a previous Article. However, with Oracle Analytics Cloud, Oracle BI Publisher is now also available as a “first degree” Platform Cloud Service (PaaS) giving more flexibility especially in terms of Data Sources. This allows to create highly formatted Reports/Documents such as Invoices, Purchase Orders, Dunning Letters without the context of Oracle Fusion Applications Cloud.
See the full announcement here.
Within the on-Premise World BI Publisher (BIP) was bundled with Oracle BI EE (OBIEE). However, the respective Oracle BI Cloud Service (BICS) does not come with a bundled Version of BI Publisher as Cloud Service.
A user may only choose one of the following options to create new items:
However, Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI) does come with a bundled Version of BI Publisher. Once the User logs into OTBI, the following options are available to create new Analytical items:
For further reference check Oracle Support note: Is BI Publisher (BIP) Available as part of BICS (Doc ID 2104841.1)