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EPM Patch Set Updates – August 2018

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (August 2018).

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

Hyperion Product Patch Link Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.4.346 is Available View Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.4.128 is available View

 

Oracle Smart View for Office Patch Link None this month View

 

Note:

  • Some patches listed may have been released a few days outside of the stated month.
  • Be sure to review the related Readme files available per Patch Set Update.
  • For the latest Enterprise Performance Management Patch Set Updates visit Oracle Hyperion EPM Products [ Doc ID 1400559.1 ]

To view the patches released over previous months visit the earlier Blog posts:

Business Analytics Monthly Index – August 2018

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for August 2018

The following provides quick links to recent Proactive Support Blog postings for OBI and Hyperion from over the month just past.

#maintable td.white {color:#ffffff;} #maintable td.black {color:#000000;} General Summary Link Business Analytics Monthly Index - July 2018 View

 

Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link IMPORTANT Information on Oracle Business Intelligence Applications FA R13 Cloud Adapter Upgrade View

 

Business Intelligence (BI) Cloud Summary Link Can Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Customers Integrate with Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) View

 

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link EPM Patch Set Updates - July 2018 View Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.4.346 is Available View Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.4.128 is available View

 

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Summary Link Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud (EPRCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS) - September 2018 Updates View Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud (EDMCS) - September 2018 Updates View Can Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud Customers Integrate with Oracle Analytics Cloud (OAC) View Whitepaper - Integrating between Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (EPBCS) and Oracle Project Portfolio Management Cloud (PPM Cloud) View Financial Consolidation Cloud Service (FCCS) - Consolidation Performance and Failure Diagnosis View

 

Advisor Webcasts Link Advisor Webcast: What's New in Financial Reporting 11.1.2.4.900 View

 

Note: To review Archived Recordings and to Register for future Advisor Webcasts, visit Doc ID 1456233.1

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS) – September 2018 Updates

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

Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRCS)
September 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, September 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, September 21, 2018, also starting at 22:00 UTC. The updates will be applied to your environments during the first subsequent daily maintenance.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Announcements:

  • Integrated, Comprehensive User Preferences
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • Loading Data Using an Incremental File Adapter
  • Drilling Down from Summary Members
  • Provisioning Changes to Simplify Role Usage
  • System Settings and Defaults Moved to Application Settings in the Simplified Interface
  • Supplemental Data Set Governors
  • Uniform Time Zone Settings
  • Close Manager Support for Viewer Users
  • Selecting All Data Source Option When Clearing Data
  • New Balance Sheet Total Column Added to National and Regional TAR Reports

Defects Fixed:

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1).

Upcoming Changes:

  • Proposed Changes to Application-Level Access Control

Considerations:

  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Ability to Create New Composite Forms
  • Removal of Tax Automation Migration Task

 

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) – September 2018 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)
September 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, September 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, September 21, 2018, also starting at 22:00 UTC. The updates will be applied to your environments during the first subsequent daily maintenance.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Announcements and New Features:

  • Provisioning Changes to Simplify Role Usage
  • Rules Express Editing Enhancements for Performance and Ease of Use
  • Drilling Down from Summary Members
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • REST APIs for Managing Users

Defects Fixed:

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)
Considerations:
  • Remember to Upgrade EPM Automate Each Month
  • Microsoft Excel Known Issue that Affects Smart View for Office
  • Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Supports Smart View Private Connections
  • Avoid Special Characters in Artifact Names, Including Calculation Rules

 

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) – September 2018 Updates

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

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS) September 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, September 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, September 21, 2018, also starting at 22:00 UTC. The updates will be applied to your environments during the first subsequent daily maintenance.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud:

  • Provisioning Changes to Simplify Role Usage
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • REST APIs for Managing Users
  • System Settings and Defaults Moved to Application Settings in the Simplified Interface
  • Unified User Preferences
  • Loading Data Using an Incremental File Adapter
  • Drilling Down from Summary Members

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud:

  • Push Freeform Formula to Selected Subaccounts
  • Performance Enhancements in Workforce Rules

Upcoming Changes:

  • Proposed Changes to Application-Level Access Control
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Ability to Create New Composite Forms

Defects Fixed:

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)
 

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