Thursday Jan 07, 2016

Agile Product Lifecycle Management 9.3.5 and Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics 3.5 are available

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We are pleased to announce the general availability of Agile Product Lifecycle Management 9.3.5 and Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics (OPLA) 3.5 release. Both are now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website.

Oracle’s Agile Product Lifecycle Management solutions enable businesses to accelerate product innovation and maximize product profitability by managing the information, processes, and decisions about their products throughout the product lifecycle and across the global product network. With a broad suite of enterprise-class product lifecycle management (PLM) applications and time-to­-value-focused implementations, Oracle provides the most comprehensive PLM solution in the industry. We continue to deliver on our Oracle Applications Unlimited commitment to continuously innovate in current applications while also delivering the next generation of Cloud applications.

Agile PLM

Agile PLM 9.3.5 extends the value and flexibility of Agile PLM with the addition of a Multi-Project Gantt, a Gantt editor that supports multi-project program and dynamic portfolio assessment. Additionally we have added single and multi-project Gantt resource risk assessment and custom filtering, as well as other user driven enhancements. In Agile PLM 9.3.5 Engineering Collaboration, we have added a new process, Design Release, that extends the reach and control of Agile workflow management directly to the engineers for the review, markup incorporation, release, and publication of CAD design files into PLM, directly from the CAD client and/or in the Web client. Finally the implementation of AutoVue 21, with Agile PLM 9.3.5, continues to improve performance and extend markup management.

Agile Product Lifecycle Management 9.3.5 is available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for download under the respective licensed products. The Agile Product Lifecycle Management Documentation Library Release v9.3.5 (Part Number E69230_01) is available on the OTN. TOIs for Agile PLM 9.3.5 will be available shortly after release on My Oracle Support.  Search in the Knowledge area for Article ID 1962485.1. Also check Support's MOS announcement Now Available: Agile Product Lifecycle Management 9.3.5 (Doc ID 2093968.1). For a more detailed description of the release, refer to the release notes available with the release software and documentation.

Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics is a comprehensive solution which provides Integrated Performance Management to establish priorities and measure business objectives, Operational Analytics to proactively address issues as they arise and Reporting to provide stakeholders a consistent view of progress - enables companies to develop and launch innovative products that deliver on key performance metrics. With pre-built best practice analytical capabilities, Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics turns large volumes of product lifecycle data into insights to quickly identify and mitigate product risk, monitor metrics and optimize resources to execute in line with key business objectives.

Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics 3.5 certifies OPLA with the new capabilities of OBIEE 11.1.1.9,0 extends the operational schema to align with new content added in Agile PLM 9.3.1 to Agile PLM 9.3.5 enabling new analytics such as Intellectual Property Analytics and Time Sheet Analytics, extends OPLA configurator to include Page 2 fields and provides additional performance improvements.

New capabilities of the OPLA 3.5 release includes certification with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 which offers several new capabilities, such as Mobile Application Designer, Treemap visualization which is useful when charting percent contribution such as Number of Quality Events based on Failure Modes & Product lines / Change Orders by Product lines and Reason for Change, Search for a column within a Subject Area, Save Calculated Items in a Web-Catalog, or Global variables to save intermediate calculations and make them available to other analysis. The Operational Data Schema (also referred to as Staging layer in previous releases) has been enriched with selected additional tables added in 9.3.3, 9.3.4 and 9.3.5 releases including PPM calendar, time sheet tables, new attributes from file folders, and Innovation Management dedicated attributes from Item Page 2. Additional Page 2 Fields introduced in 9.3.3 and 9.3.4 have been made available in the OPLA Configurator. Performance Improvements (for Agile PLM A9) have been achieved: The overall cycle time of the ETL load times have been improved using tuning and parallel processes, and the ability to select data by module has been introduced for Operational Data Schema.

OPLA

OPLA 3.5 is certified with sources Agile PLM 9.3.5, 9.3.4, 9.3.3, and PLM for Process 6.2., 6.1, 6.1.1, and technology stack Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.9.0, Oracle Data Integrator 11.1.1.9.0, Oracle Database Server 12cR1,(version 12.1.0.1+), Oracle Database Server 11gR2, (version 11.2.0.3+).

OPLA 3.5 is available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for download under the following licensed product: ‘Oracle Product Lifecycle Analytics’. The OPLA 3.5 documentation library is available on OTN (part number E70337-01). Documentation updates are continuous and posted to OTN as they are completed.  Please always reference OTN for the latest guides. For a more detailed description of the release, refer to the release notes available with the release software and documentation.

Sunday Feb 01, 2015

OVCS 2015 and Launching Agile PLM 9.3.4 and AutoVue 20.2.3!

Thank you to all of our customers and partners for attending OVCS 2015 and the Product Value Chain sessions!   I am always overwhelmed to talk to so many of you and to hear the amazing business transformations you are making.  I am excited that our software can contribute to your success.   Presentations are posted to the Oracle Virtual Resource Center.  

Also this past week, we released Agile PLM 9.3.4 and AutoVue for Agile PLM 20.2.3.  Both are available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Agile PLM 9.3.4 focuses on global product development, collaboration, general product enhancements, and platform improvements. The Agile PLM 9.3.4 What’s New Whitepaper discusses all of the new capabilities.  Before installing, please review the application installation guide.  A new RCU step is required!!!

All Agile PLM 9.3.4 Documentation is available, including an initial version of the Capacity Planning Guide (CPG). As usual, we will be updating the CPG in a few months when we complete our performance and breakpoint testing.

Transfer of Information (TOI) recordings are available to educate you about the new features. New versions of AUT and Averify are available.  Refer to the Know Agile PLM Blog Post for the support IDs.  

I hope to see even more of you next year at OVCS 2016!!  

Friday Jan 31, 2014

Agile PLM Resources - Know Agile

This post provides a summary of resources available for Agile PLM.  This is a reference that can be used over time to learn about Agile PLM and to stay connected.[Read More]

Wednesday Oct 23, 2013

Launching Agile PLM 9.3.3!

Ten months ago we announced the availability of Agile PLM 9.3.2. Today I have the great pleasure to announce availability of Agile PLM 9.3.3 and AutoVue for Agile PLM 20.2.2 - both are immediately available on Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. In this same timeframe our team has also published Oracle PLM Mobile 1.0, EC MCAD 3.1, and EC MCAD 3.2.

Agile PLM 9.3.3 focuses on improving management business processes, improving management of intellectual property, and overall product improvements based on customer feedback. In this short timeframe, we have made very significant progress on all three fronts. The Agile PLM 9.3.3 What’s New Whitepaper discusses all of the new capabilities.

Looking forward, we will continue to deliver new releases with laser focus on solving real business problems and making users more productive. With our release of Innovation Management, you will be seeing dramatic new capability to help manage the innovation funnel and the processes to determine what product projects to fund. You will also see us continue this accelerated cadence in releasing new features for Agile PLM.

All Agile PLM 9.3.3 Documentation is now available, including an initial version of the Capacity Planning Guide (CPG). As usual, we will be updating the CPG in a few months when we complete our performance and breakpoint testing.

Like with other recent Agile PLM versions, the Product Management team has recorded Transfer of Information (TOI) sessions to educate you about the new features. The TOI sessions can be accessed in My Oracle Support on note 1589164.1.

As with all other releases, we have also published new versions (1.7.5) of Averify (Patch ID 17583605) and AUT (Patch ID 17583592) in My Oracle Support.

Again this year I look forward to seeing many of you at the Oracle Value Chain Summit (February 3-5, San Jose, CA), to talk more about this new release and all of the fascinating ways our customers and partners are driving business value with Agile PLM.
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