Thursday Mar 20, 2014

Oracle OpenWorld 2014


The Oracle OpenWorld 2014 dates are now set - the dates to jog down in the diaries are 28th September to 2nd October, 2014.

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Call for Proposals Now Open

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Call For Proposals is Now Open



Oracle OpenWorld 2014
September 28 - October 2, 2014
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld

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Update 28-March 2014: The Oracle OpenWorld Registrations are now open. For more information and to register visit:

 Oracle OpenWorld 2014


Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

Hyperion Product Name Changes in My Oracle Support

Within My Oracle Support (MOS) some changes have been made to the following Hyperion product names:


Previous Product Name New Product Name
Hyperion Profitability Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management
Hyperion Financial Close Analytics Dashboard Oracle Financial Management Analytics
Hyperion Business Performance Management Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect
Hyperion FDM Essbase Adaptor Hyperion FDM Essbase Adapter

These changes will be seen in the MOS Service Requests and Knowledge sections. This aligns the names of the products across all MOS sections.

Details for this change are also outlined in the Knowledge article:

  • Hyperion Product Name Changes for Hyperion Profitability, Hyperion Financial Close Analytics Dashboard, Hyperion Business Performance Management, and Hyperion FDM Essbase Adaptor [Doc ID 1636212.1]


Thursday Mar 13, 2014

Important! Discoverer Statement of Direction


Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer
Statement of Direction

March 2014

Product Management have released the Statement of Direction for Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Tools.  This document is available to download from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge article:


Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer Statement of Direction - March 2014
Doc ID 1634827.1


If you are using Discoverer please ensure to read this document as it contains vital information about:

  • Oracle’s Product Strategy
  • Oracle’s Support Policy
  • Oracle’s Recommendations to Customers

NOTE: Oracle recommends migrating to our strategic business intelligence offering by June 2015. Please contact Oracle Sales Account teams for details.

RDA Version 8.03 Released

(via Maurice)

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) is typically upgraded every calendar quarter, so it was no surprise that on 10 March 2014 the new version 8.03 was released.

Changes incorporated this time include:

  • Facilities were added to access SQL Server and DB2 databases (in addition to the Oracle database) in the Hyperion1112_HIR profile (hopefully the start of similar expansions in other modules). This feature is limited to the Hyperion Shared Services registry database as accessed via reg.properties.

  • Profiles were added to include: Hyperion1112_FDM, Hyperion1112_HDM, Hyperion1112_HPC, Hyperion1112_HPS, and Hyperion1112_HSF.

  • Features were added in RDA 8.03 to the following profiles: Hyperion1112_EAS, Hyperion1112_EPM, Hyperion1112_HFM, Hyperion1112_HIR, Hyperion1112_HPC, Hyperion1112_HSS HCVE EPM Server and EPM Client Tools Improvements.

An early release of 'Hyperion' and 'BI' menus in Diagnostic Assistant is bundled with RDA 8.03. Explore these new features by

  • Navigating into an RDA 8.03 unzipped home on Microsoft Windows (or Unix/Linux)

    1. \rda\da\ (or /rda/da/)
    2. >da.cmd menu (or >da.sh menu)
    3. >da.cmd startweb (or >da.sh startweb)
    4. Point browser to "http://localhost:8888" (user 'admin'; password 'welcome1')
    5. >da.cmd stopweb (or >da.sh stopweb)

Download the newest version via the Knowledge article:

 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started"
Doc ID 314422.1

For details on how to use RDA specifically for the EPM and BI products refer to:

"Business Analytics Instrumentation Index [Video]"
Doc ID 1514548.1

Wednesday Mar 12, 2014

Hyperion Product Support in Virtual Environments

The question regarding support for the Oracle Hyperion products in Virtual Environments is one seen occasionally.

There are two parts to this - being support for:

  • Oracle Virtual Machine (VM)
  • 3rd Party Virtual Environments

The Oracle Support policy details can be found within the following My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Articles.

Oracle Virtual Machine

  • For the General Virtual Machine Support Policy refer to:

Oracle VM General Policy Description
Doc ID 466538.1

  • Information relating to Oracle Products that are certified to run with Oracle Virtual Machine is available in:

Certified Software on Oracle VM
Doc ID 464754.1


3rd Party Virtual Environments

  • The support policy for all Hyperion products within the 3rd Party Virtual Environments is outlined in the MOS Knowledge Article:

Support for Oracle's Hyperion Products in 3rd Party Virtualized Environments
Doc ID 588303.1

Additional documentation is available on Oracle Technical Support Policies page which also provides the "Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Support Policies".

For information on Oracle Virtualization products, solutions and resources visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website: Oracle Virtualization.

Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

EPM Patch Set Updates - February 2014

The following is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (February 2014).

Refer to the Knowledge Article "Doc ID" for additional information.  The document also provides a link to the PSU Patches.  The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download.


Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2.306 [Doc ID 1625432.1]
     - Patch 18240460


To view the patches released last month visit the earlier Blog posts:

January 2014 EPM PSU Released


Be sure to review the related Readme files
available per Patch Set Update
.

... for the latest Business Analytics Patch Sets & Patch Set Updates visit:

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Friday Mar 07, 2014

Advisor Webcasts this month - March 2014

Coming to you in March 2014 ...

During this month of March the Proactive Support Team will be presenting the following Advisor Webcasts.

These are one hour live sessions delivered via Webex to your desktop and presented by subject matter experts, with the Q&A sessions (where applicable) enabling you to recieve answers to specific questions.


  • Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal

March 19th ( 2:00 PM UTC/GMT ) - Recommended for technical users who are interested in integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal. The objective is to provide an overview of the system requirements and the steps required to perform a basic integration.

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal
Doc ID 1613815.1


  • Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

March 26th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
Doc ID 1623123.1


  • Interpreting the EPM Registry

March 27th ( 3:00 PM UTC/GMT) - Recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

For further information and to REGISTER visit:

Interpreting the EPM Registry
Doc ID 1623837.1


The date/time specified above are based on UTC/GMT. The timestamp hyperlink will redirect to "timeanddate.com" to view your local time. The Advisor Webcast recordings and presentation (PDF) are made available within 3 business days after the event.

Missed an Advisor Webcast?

You can view recordings of past Advise Webcasts via the Archived pages at:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archive Recordings
Document 1456233.1



Wednesday Mar 05, 2014

Business Analytics - Support News Volume 11


Now Available - Business Analytics Support News Volume 11

The Volume 11 of the Support News for Business Analytics has been released (March 2014). This quarterly edition covers the Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products.


Business Analytics Support News - Volume 11
available at
: Doc ID 1347131.1


In this edition the featured articles include:

  • OBIEE Integration, Configuration and more
  • Smart View 11.1.2.5.200
  • Using Smart View to access data in OBIEE
  • Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.0.2
  • Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2365
  • Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Resource Library

The Support News also contains the latest information for OBIEE & EPM Patch Set releases, Product Retirement and direct quick links for the NEW My Oracle Support Communities.


Tuesday Mar 04, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - February 2014

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

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for February 2014.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics
- Proactive Support Blog


Monthly Index - February 2014
General Summary Link
January 2014 Index Posting
- Review the previous months Index page.
My Oracle Support Community - Subspaces
- Quicklinks to the NEW Business Analytics subspaces "Overview" pages.
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
Integrating OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View for Office
- Tutorial covering connectivity available between Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.3 and OBIEE 11.1.1.7..
Integrating Essbase with OBIEE Tutorial
- Tutorial covers how to integrate Oracle Essbase with OBIEE Plus.
Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration
- Document outlines default ports, custom ports, instructions on how to determine active ports and much more. .
OBIEE certification against Web Browsers
- Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers..
OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released
- OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch download details.
BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 Now Available
- Download details for latest BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2014
- Listing of all EPM Patches released during January 2014.
Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials
-Review books, videos and tutorials in the PCCS Resource Library.
FCM Performance Tuning Guide - Febuary 2014
- Performance Tuning Guide focusing on Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management with Febuary 2014 version covering FCM up to PS3.
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
- AW 26-Mar-14: Covering install/configure and uss Web of Services to fully automate tasks in HPCM.
  (Recording of this presentation will be made available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
Advisor Webcast: Interpreting the EPM Registry
- AW 27-Mar-14: A guide to assist in navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings..
  (Recording of this presentation will be made available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.

Friday Feb 28, 2014

BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 Now Available


The BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 has been released.  This is available for download via  My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates.


BIAPPS 11.1.1.7.1 ODI CUMULATIVE PATCH 1
Patch 17546336


Be sure to review the related Readme file for important pre-requisites and post installation details.  This is available via the "Read Me" button on the "Patches & Updates" download screen.


For a summary list of Bugs resolved in this patch visit:

OBIA 11g: BIAPPS 11.1.1.7.1 ODI CUMULATIVE PATCH 1 Released
Doc ID 1629879.1



For information on BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 release visit our previous Blog Post
"BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 is ready for download".


Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18057570 and is comprised of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 18057680 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 18057654 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 18057646 - 5 of 8 Oracle BI Foundation (BIFDN)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 18057667 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017 and 11.1.1.7.140114.  It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
Doc ID 1626928.1

 The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

 The list of bugs fixed can be found at:  OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.140225 Doc ID 1629458.1

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


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]

Monday Feb 24, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Interpreting the EPM Registry

Advisor Webcast

 Interpreting the EPM Registry

27th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • What is the EPM Registry?
  • How do you look at the EPM Registry?
  • How does the EPM Registry work?
  • How to update the EPM Registry?
  • EPM Registry Tools


Register Now - visit:

Interpreting the EPM Registry
Doc ID 1623837.1

Register



To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]



CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

Advisor Webcast

 Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

26th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Overview and introduction to Web services
  • Installation and configuration of Web Services for HPCM 11.1.2.3
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  •  Using the Web Services sample Client to run tasks on HPCM 


Register Now - visit:

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
Doc ID 1623123.1


Register



To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]



CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


FCM Performance Tuning Guide - Febuary 2014

Now Available is the Hyperion Financial Close Management Performance Tuning Guide.

This document is aimed at users who install and configure the components in an EPM/BI environment, and the users who monitor and tune the performance of the components in an EPM/BI environment. 

The Performance Tuning Guide focuses on Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM), and the Febuary 2014 version has been updated to cover FCM up to PS3 (11.1.2.3).

Download via:

Hyperion Financial Close Management Performance Tuning Guide, February 2014 Edition
Doc ID 1575381.1




For information on system requirements and supported platforms for the EPM System products refer to the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is available via the  Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials


NOW AVAILABLE
Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials


Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) enables organizations of all sizes to quickly adopt world-class planning and budgeting applications with no CAPEX infrastructure investments, driving world-class functionality beyond finance across the enterprise, with flexible deployment options and virtually no learning curve.

You can review books, videos and tutorials in the:

PBCS Resource Library


Learn how to build and manage applications, design Financial Reports, how to use Smart View with PBCS and much more.

About


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

Authors:

italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
paul.anderson@oracle.com





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