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Patch Set Update: 11.1.2.5.701 Oracle Smart View for Office

Hyperion Product Management recently advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.x

This PSU is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Oracle Smart View for Office PSU 11.1.2.5.701
Patch 25886581

Supported Paths to This Patch

You can upgrade to Smart View Release 11.1.2.5.701 from the 11.1.2.x releases; however, Oracle recommends uninstalling Smart View before installing release 11.1.2.5.701.

Note: When upgrading from release 11.1.1.3.x and earlier, Oracle strongly recommends uninstalling Smart View before installing release 11.1.2.5.701.

 

Defects Fixed:

  • 25851994 - After upgrading Smart View, Financial Reporting reports now import correctly.
  • 25886581 - Oracle EPM Cloud. Smart View now supports single signon across Office applications for cloud products within the same domain.
  • 22835235 - In Smart View, when the Planning User Preferences Display Setting option, Indentation of Members on Page, is set to “Indent Level Zero Members Only,” hierarchy members in the form POV are now properly indented.
  • 24483712 - The Smart View add-in no longer causes Excel to terminate abnormally when closing.
  • 25655219 - On Windows Surface Pro, Smart View no longer stops responding when right-clicking in succession on members after several zoom in operations.
  • 25740683 - Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud. Excel and Word no longer randomly terminate when uploading or checking in a doclet.

README FILE

Ensure to review the Readme file prior proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes additional support information, defects fixed listing, prerequisites and  installation details for this PSU.

It is important to verify that the requirements and support paths for this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file.

The Readme file is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates download screen and from Oracle Help Center.

EPM Patch Set Updates – April 2017

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (April 2017). 

The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download from "My Oracle Support" (login required). 

 

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.4.x 

 

Patch Set Update: Oracle Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.4.005
- 24738130

 

Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Framework 11.1.2.4.006
- 25753058

 

DATA RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 11.1.2.4.344
- 25653800

 

Hyperion Essbase Patch Set Update 11.1.2.4.017
- 25781209

 

Hyperion Essbase Client RTC 11.1.2.4.017
- 25781218

 

Hyperion Essbase Client 11.1.2.4.017
- 25781213

 

Hyperion Essbase Client MSI 11.1.2.4.017
- 25781224

 

Hyperion Analytic Provider Services 11.1.2.4.017
- 25781237

 

 

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS) – May 2017 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS) update:

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS)
May 2017 Updates

Monthly Update Schedule:

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, May 5, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, May 19, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window

Announcements:

  • Enhanced User Experience 
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version 
  • Support for Close Management and Supplemental Data Management Extensions 
  • Enable Close Manager Integrations on Cloud 
  • New Simplified Dimension Editor 
  • Deferred Tax Not Recognized (DTNR) for IFRS 
  • Close Manager Task Actions 
  • Improved Supplemental Data Manager User Experience

Removal of Support:

  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client - Oracle is committed to providing a simple and intuitive user experience. To achieve this, Financial Reporting Web Studio, available since March 2016, will become the only environment for designing and building reports.
    • Oracle is providing additional time for users to transition from Financial Reporting Desktop Studio to Financial Reporting Web Studio.  Tentative plans call for functional parity between Financial Reporting Web Studio and Financial Reporting Desktop Studio in late 2017, at which time, support for the desktop Studio will transition to the Web Studio and distribution of the Desktop Studio will cease.
    • Oracle recommends that you transition to using Financial Reporting Web Studio at the earliest opportunity. Please send questions and concerns to Oracle using the Provide Feedback option in the service .
  • File-Based Integration of Data Management with Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud-Oracle Fusion Financial Cloud Budgetary Control and Encumbrance Accounting is now fully integrated with Data Management.
    • This enhancement brings the integration of Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud on par with the current file-based integration. As a result, the file-based integration will be phased out starting the September update to the service.
    • If you are using file-based integration between Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud, Oracle recommends that you adopt this new integration as soon as possible.

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

 

 

 


 

 

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) – May 2017 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud  (PCMCS) update:

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud  (PCMCS)
May 2017 Updates

Monthly Update Schedule:

This document outlines the announcements and known issues in the upcoming Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Service update. Oracle applies the monthly service update to your test environment on the first Friday of every month and to your production environment on the third Friday of every month.

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, May 5, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, May 19, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

Known Issues:

  • Support for Larger Outlines When Copying POVs - You can now copy partial Point of View (POV) data for applications with larger underlying Essbase outlines. To do this, you must now select a model view, which enables you to define a portion of the POV data to be copied. The Allocated Values and Adjustment Values copy options are removed. Equivalent parameters are added to and removed from the Copy ML POV Data REST API resource and the copypov EPM Automate operation.
  • Customized Home Page Background Color - Service Administrators can now replace the default background color with a different color theme.
  • Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Supports Smart View Private Connections - Currently, Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud supports only Private Connections with Smart View.
  • Avoid Special Characters in Artifact Names, Including Calculation Rules - Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud does not allow special characters in artifact names, including calculation rules. If you are migrating an application from on-premise Profitability and Cost Management, you must remove any special characters from rule names before you perform the migration.

Removal of Support for Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client

Oracle is committed to providing a simple and intuitive user experience. To achieve this, Financial Reporting Web Studio, available since March 2016, will become the only environment for designing and building reports.

Oracle is providing additional time for users to transition from Financial Reporting Desktop Studio to Financial Reporting Web Studio. Tentative plans call for functional parity between Financial Reporting Web Studio and Financial Reporting Desktop Studio in late 2017, at which time, support for the Desktop Studio will transition to the Web Studio and distribution of the Desktop Studio will cease.

Oracle recommends that you transition to using Financial Reporting Web Studio at the earliest opportunity. Please send questions and concerns to Oracle using the Provide Feedback option in the service.

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

 

 

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) – May 2017 Updates

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) update:

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS)
May 2017 Updates

Monthly Update Schedule:

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, May 5, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, May 19, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

New Features for Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud:

  • Monthly Update Schedule (see above)
  • New Simplified Dimension Editor 
  • Launch a Financial Report with One Click 
  • Setting Runtime Prompt Values for a Ruleset Job in the Job Scheduler
  • Updates to Academy

New Features for Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • More Account Member Categories and Components Available in Configuration
  • Copy Project Business Rule 

Removal of Support:

  • Standard Interface (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Workspace) 
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client
  • File-Based Integration of Data Management with Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud

Defects Fixed:

  • Refer to the May 2017 updates for full list of defects.

Considerations:

Working with Start/End Time Periods in Dimension Editor - In this release, there is an issue with the Start Period and End Period properties in the Simplified dimension editor (bug 25871224). As a result, you cannot create or edit summary time periods using the Simplified dimension editor.

  • Workaround: When creating and editing summary time periods, use the Classic dimension editor.
  • To access the Classic dimension editor:
    • From the Home page, click or tap Navigator.
    • Under Create and Manage, click or tap Dimensions.

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1