Friday May 22, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.506

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) 11.1.2.3.x and is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU 11.1.2.3.506
Patch 20807807

This PSU can be applied to the following releases of existing HSF installations:


  • 11.1.2.3.000
  • 11.1.2.3.000 PSE 16957075
  • 11.1.2.3.100
  • 11.1.2.3.100 PSE 17933055
  • 11.1.2.3.500
  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.502
  • 11.1.2.3.503
  • 11.1.2.3.504
  • 11.1.2.3.504 PSE 20207130
  • 11.1.2.3.505

The HSF PSU 11.1.2.3.506 is a cumulative patch and also includes the fixes from previous 11.1.2.3.50x releases.


SUPPORTED PLATFORMS:

For system requirements, supported platforms and related information refer to the HSF 11.1.2.3.506 Readme File in conjunction with the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System Certification Matrix.

Unless otherwise stated in the related readme file, platform support in HSF 11.1.2.3.506 follows that which is stated in the 11.1.2.3.500 version of EPM Certification Matrix, located from Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website:

OTN | Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System - Release 11.x


DOCUMENTATION:

Oracle Help Center provides the EPM System 11.1.2.3 documentation, with the guides including Deployment & Installation, Best Practices, Accessibility Guides and more.

The HSF product specific guides are located within Financial Performance Management (PM) Applications section:

Oracle Help Center | Oracle EPM System Documentation 11.1.2.3


README FILE:

Refer to the HSF 11.1.2.3.506 Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for HSF Patch 20807807 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Strategic Finance ...

The My Oracle Support Community "HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Tuesday May 19, 2015

Statement of Direction: Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II

Oracle Product Management have released a Statement of Direction for Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II (QMR).

This document is available from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II
Statement of Direction

Doc ID 2010045.1


ADDITIONAL PRODUCT INFORMATION:

Monday May 18, 2015

Live Webcast: Streamline Your Enterprise Reporting in the Cloud

Oracle's "Office of Finance Solutions" have an upcoming live webcast presentation for the new Oracle Enterprise Reporting Cloud Service.

Live Webcast
Streamline Your Enterprise Reporting in the Cloud

Thursday, May 21, 2015
10:00 am PDT / 1:00 pm EDT

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Featured Speakers from Oracle Product Management are Jennifer Toomey (Senior Director) and Al Marciante (Senior Director).

The live webcast will provide details on the newly released Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service solution and includes how you can:

  • Simplify and streamline report creation and distribution
  • Collaborate securely with content contributors and reviewers
  • Access and analyze anywhere, from any device


Register Now!

Additional details on the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service is available in our previous Proactive Support Blog post - visit:

Thursday May 14, 2015

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.9.0

We are pleased to announce the release of:.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0


The download is available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

Oracle Software Delivery Cloud | Oracle Business Intelligence

OTN | Oracle Business Intelligence (11.1.1.9.0) Downloads

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Ensure to download this OBIEE release from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud for production environments. 

Please note the OTN download is provided for non-production environments such as developing, testing and demonstrating, etc. 

For more information refer to the Oracle license agreement made available prior downloading within Oracle Software Delivery Cloud and OTN. The OTN license is also made available for review via Oracle Technology Network License Agreement.

DOCUMENTATION:

Access OBIEE Documentation via Oracle Help Center:

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.9)

Release notes for OBIEE 11.1.1.9 have been made available via:

Oracle Fusion Middleware Release Notes for Oracle Business Intelligence

New Features information is outlined within

OBIEE 11g: New Features in OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 [Doc ID 2010034.1]

OBIEE Supported Systems Configuration information is available for downlaod from OTN:

OTN | Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations


Keep up to-date with the latest OBIEE Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 1488475.1


Footnote 19th May 2015: The content on this Blog post was updated to reflect download availability from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Wednesday May 13, 2015

Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.2 Now Available For Download


We are pleased to announce the Release of Oracle Business Intelligence Application 11.1.1.9.2.

You can download the software from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud

Upgrade is supported in this release from OBIA Version 11.1.1.8.1 PB6 only

    There are 2 new KM Articles which you may find useful :-

  • Doc ID 2002382.1 Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 to 11.1.1.9.2 Upgrade Guide. Instructions for each step of the upgrade processes are provided in this note
  • Doc ID 2008124.1 OBIA 11g: Getting Started with an OBIA 11.1.1.9.2 Install and Upgrade. This note provides details about:-
  1. Where to find the documentation
  2. The certification matrix
  3. Installation Details
  4. Data Lineage Documentation
  5. Data Model Reference Guide


Tuesday May 12, 2015

BI Cloud Services New Features

A new document has been created, which lists the new features for BI Cloud Services (BICS).

Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS) -
New Features and Enhancements (  Doc ID 2007295.1 )

This KM note will be updated as as new releases/features become available.
For customers using BICS we recommend you add this article to your favorites.

Please note:

Anyone who subscribes to Oracle BI Cloud Service receives automatic upgrades as soon as new features become available.

You don't need to request an upgrade or take any actions yourself.

The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the new features and enhancements that have been added to improve your Oracle BI Cloud Service experience.

Friday May 08, 2015

Premier Support for EPM Release 11.1.2.x Ends April 30, 2015 for IR, PR, WA, HPS, IMP, SOP

Please be advised that Premier Support for the following 11.1.1.2.x EPM products:
  • Hyperion BI+ (Interactive Reporting, Web Analysis and Production Reporting)
        -   See the appropriate SOD documents for other pertinent details; an exception applies for Web Analysis when used with an EPM application product
        -   Timelines for Financial Reporting follow the timelines of the related application product
  • Hyperion Performance Scorecard
  • Oracle Integrated Margin Planning
  • Oracle Strategic Operational Planning

ended on April 30, 2015 as documented in the Lifetime Support Policy.  This marks the first time that Oracle’s Hyperion customers have the opportunity to purchase Extended Support for a product release.

Beginning May 1, 2015 new bugs and fixes for the products listed above will only be created for those customers that have purchased Extended Support.

Sustaining Support is available for those customers that do not purchase Extended Support. 

Please see the Lifetime Support Policy for further information about the Lifetime Support stages.

Reference Materials

Doc ID 1617238.1 Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Software Error Correction Policy

Doc ID 1590676.1 Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction

Doc ID 1901891.1 Hyperion Performance Scorecard Statement of Direction 

Doc 1907819.1 Oracle Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting Statement of Direction

Doc 1932533.1 Oracle Hyperion BI+ Production Reporting Statement of Direction

Doc 1932177.1  Oracle Hyperion BI+ Web Analysis Statement of Direction

·

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service

Enterprise-Performance-Reporting-Cloud Introducing the NEW Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service.

Simplified - Secure - Accessible - Collaborative - Review - Author - Publish


"Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud is a secure, collaborative, and process driven service for defining, authoring, reviewing, and publishing financial and management report packages"


For more information visit:

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service


  • Information Access
    Easy Integration with Oracle and non-Oracle Sources; Multi-Dimensional Reporting Platform; Enterprise Awareness.

  • Authoring
    Intuitive and Flexible Authoring Environment; Document Lifecycle Management and Control; Collaborative; Integrated Structured and Narrative Content.

  • Collaboration and Workflow
    Multiple Users Working Together; Review and Commentary; Notifications on Tasks Due; Process Flow, Approvals and Status Reporting.

  • Publishing and Delivery
    Internal Reports and Ad-hoc Analysis; Boosk of Managerial and Financial Reports.



ENTERPRISE PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT BLOG:

Visit our friends over at the EPM Blog space for an informative article introducing the new Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud offering.

Read now at:

Enterprise Performance Clearly Explained With a Collaborative, Intuitive, Reporting Solution

LEARN MORE:

The Oracle Help Center provides a one-stop-shop to assist with getting started and learn how to perform tasks within the Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service.

For Getting Started guides, videos and books visit:

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud - Get Started


Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud

Thursday May 07, 2015

Patch Set Update: Oracle Smart View 11.1.2.5.410

Hyperion Product Management have 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 11.1.2.5.410
Patch 20688791

INSTALLATION

Smart View 11.1.2.5.410 uses a single installer for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Microsoft Office, and can be applied to the 11.1.2.x releases.

When upgrading from release 11.1.1.3.x and earlier, Oracle recommends uninstalling Smart View before installing release 11.1.2.5.410.

The installer is automatically displayed in the language as set in the Microsoft Windows Region and Language environment settings.

Installation options and related details are outlined within the Readme File. These include Autodeployment in the EPM System, within EPM Workspace, from OBIEE, and Silent Installation options.

NEW FEATURES

New Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service Extension

This release of Smart View supports an extension for a new product, Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service.

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 Patches & Updates download screen.

Why not share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Smart View Patch 20688791 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

More information on Oracle Smart View for Office is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) | Oracle Smart View for Office website, which includes an Overview, Documentation links and Tutorials.

Wednesday May 06, 2015

New Knowledge Article : Installing OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 - Troubleshooting and FAQ

We are pleased to announce the publication of the KM note:

OBIA 11g: Installing Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.8.1 - Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions
Doc ID 1997293.1) )

This is a compilation of Knowledge articles containing frequently asked questions and troubleshooting tips for an OBIA installation.

The document is spilt into 2 sections 

  • Frequently Asked Questions about your OBIA Installation
  • Troubleshooting Your BI Installation


A recommended note to be bookmarked

(info: Julie; text and layout: Julie; authorized: )



Tuesday May 05, 2015

Locating OBIEE Maintenance Resources

(in via Ian)

We are pleased to report the publication of the KM note:

OBIEE: Resources for Maintenance Strategy
Doc ID 2003308.2 )

As can be guessed from its name, this interactive KM note is a collection of resources and information related to the maintenance of OBIEE systems.

Its main chapters refer to 

  • Patches
  • Certification Information
  • Lifetime Support Policy
  • Error Correction Policy and
  • Upgrade Information and Upgrade Advisors


It definitely is one to be bookmarked if your tasks include maintenance of OBIEE systems.

(info: Ian; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)



Friday May 01, 2015

EPM Patch Set Updates - April 2015

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (April 2015).

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

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.4.x

Hyperion Calculation Manager PSU 11.1.2.4.001
- 20569991
Oracle Data Relationship Management PSU 11.1.2.4.001
- 20771275
Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4.001
- 20817841

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3.x

Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.3.503
- 20577441
Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.504
- 20387651
Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management PSU 11.1.2.3.506
- 20830322
Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.507
Essbase Server
- 20678869: Essbase Server
Essbase Client
- 20678859: Essbase RTC
- 20678873: Essbase Client

- 20678854: MSI
Analytic Provider Services (APS) 
- 20183647: APS Services
Essbase Studio
- 20183692: Essbase Studio Server
- 20183684: Essbase Studio Console MSI
Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.511
- 20729638
Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.588
- 20619373

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.2.x

Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.2.502
- 20728678
Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.505
- 20639760

NOTE: Some patches listed may have been released a few days outside of the stated month.

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


Business Analytics Monthly Index - April 2015

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

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for April 2015.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics
- Proactive Support Blog


Monthly Index - April 2015
General Summary Link
Business Analytics Monthly Index - March 2015
- Monthly Blog Index - March 2015
OpenWorld SF 2015 External Call for Proposal is now open
- Providing the links for those interested in submitting proposals for the 2015 Openworld and JavaOne events
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
OBIEE 11g: BI Mobile Supported Security Configurations
- Knowledge Document detailing BI Mobile App Security
New Whitepaper: OBIEE to Essbase Authentication Methods
- Single KM document available compiling details from various Authentication related articles
Support Date Update - Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6.4
- Details for the revised OBIA Support Date in Lifetime Support Policy Document
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
EPM Patch Set Updates - March 2015
- Listing of EPM Patches released during March 2015
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.511
- Release of Hyperion FR 11.1.2.3 Patch 20729638
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.2.502
- Release of Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.2 Patch 20728678
Patch Set Update: Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.4.001
- Release of Oracle DRM 11.1.2.4 Patch 20771275
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.4.001
- Release of Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.4 Patch 20569991
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.3.506
- Release of HPCM 11.1.2.3 Patch 20830322
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.507
- Release of Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3 Patches 20678869; 20678859; 20678873; 20678854; 20183647; 20183692 and 20183684
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4.001
- Release of Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4 Patch 20817841
Patch Set Update: Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.505
- Release of Hyperion FR 11.1.2.2 Patch 20639760
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.3.503
- Release of HFM 11.1.2.3 Patch 20577441
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.504
- Release of Hyperion Calculation Manager Patch 20387651
Patch Set Update: Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.588
- Release of Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3 Patch 20619373
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
To review Archived Recordings and to Register for future Advisor Webcasts
visit Doc ID 1456233.1

View all Monthly Index posts since October 2013 via the category:
Monthly Index


Thursday Apr 30, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.588

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3. This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management PSU 11.1.2.3.588
Patch 20619373


This PSU can be applied to 11.1.2.3.500 or later. The required patches are:

  • Hyperion Shared Services (HSS) 11.1.2.3.500
  • Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2.5.200 or later

Ensure to review the Readme file prior proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.

To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management Patch 20619373, click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion patch reviews (MOSC) sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Have a question for Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management specifically ....

The My Oracle Support Community " HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products (MOSC) " is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products (MOSC)

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

(info: Greg; text and layout: Torben; authorized: Lia)

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.504

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3 .

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

Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.504
Patch 20387651


You can apply this patch to the following releases:


  • 11.1.2.3.500
  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.502
  • 11.1.2.3.503

NOTE: The PSU prequisite for Hyperion Shared Services 11.1.2.3.500 / 11.1.2.3.501 maybe applicable for some environments. Consult Readme file for details.

This patch set update is a cumulative patch and it includes Hyperion Calculation Manager - 11.1.2.3.500, 11.1.2.3.501, 11.1.2.3.502 and 11.1.2.3.503.

Prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation refer to the Readme file for important information. In addition to the details of new features and full list of the defects fixed, the Readme file contains important support information that includes prerequisites, install details for applying patch, post-installation instructions, and tips & troubleshooting information.

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 Patches & Updates download screen.


To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Calculation Manager Patch 20387651, click "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion patch reviews (MOSC) sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Have a question for Hyperion Calculation Manager specificially ....

The My Oracle Support Communities are the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers. The Hyperion Calculation Manager can be used with multiple Oracle Hyperion products. The specific questions may be posted to the relevant product community (read more):


HFM (MOSC)
Hyperion Planing (MOSC)
Hyperion Essbase (MOSC)




To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1



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