Thursday Jun 04, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.1.141

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Reporting & Analysis Financial Reporting 11.1.2.1 .

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

Hyperion Financial Reporting (FR) PSU 11.1.2.1.141
Patch 20929321


This PSU can be applied to the following releases:

• 11.1.2.1.000
• 11.1.2.1.101
• 11.1.2.1.104
• 11.1.2.1.107
• 11.1.2.1.111
• 11.1.2.1.114
• 11.1.2.1.118
• 11.1.2.1.120

• 11.1.2.1.124
• 11.1.2.1.125
• 11.1.2.1.125 PSE 14494565
• 11.1.2.1.127
• 11.1.2.1.128
• 11.1.2.1.128 PSE15960874
• 11.1.2.1.128 PSE16025384

• 11.1.2.1.133

• 11.1.2.1.133 PSE16515012
• 11.1.2.1.133 PSE16997480
• 11.1.2.1.133 PSE17172008
• 11.1.2.1.133 PSE17464650
• 11.1.2.1.134
• 11.1.2.1.134 PSE17980570
• 11.1.2.1.138
• 11.1.2.1.139
• 11.1.2.1.140 PSU 19795722


Refer to the Readme files for information pertaining to the above requirements. The Readme file should also be consulted prior proceeding with the PSU implementation for important information that also includes supported paths, list of defects fixed, 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 for each of the Hyperion Essbase components.


To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion Financial Reporting Patch 20929321, 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 Hyperion Financial Reporting specificially ....

The My Oracle Support Community " Hyperion Reporting Products (MOSC) " is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Reporting 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



Wednesday Jun 03, 2015

New Document Available OBIA Upgrade 11.1.1.9.1 to 11.1.1.9.2

Oracle BI Applications Upgrade 11.1.1.9.1 to 11.1.1.9.2 Document Now Available:

The Upgrade of BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1 to version 11.1.1.9.2 consists of upgrading the following components, repositories (schema and content) and data:

  • Platform components
  • BI Applications binaries
  • JAZN, RPD and Presentation Catalog
  • ODI Repository content (BIA_ODIREPO)

Note: There is no new content in 11.1.1.9.2 as compared to 11.1.1.9.1. Hence there is no data warehouse (schema and data) upgrade.

For more information and instructions on how to perform the upgrade please refer to the following note:-

  • Doc ID 2016413.1 OBIA Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to 11.1.1.9.2 from 11.1.1.9.1

  • Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

    Caution using Microsoft Active Directory with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0

    Please be aware that if you are using Microsoft Active Directory (MSAD) or a 3rd Party LDAP as the Identity Store, and also use the virtualize=true option you will be unable to log in to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.9.0. This relates to Bug 20188679.

    Customers should apply Patch 20188679 for this issue on their installation platform prior to upgrading or after installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0.

    Information can be found in document:

    OBIEE 11g: Alert: Users Unable to Log in to OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 if Using MSAD or Other Third-Party LDAP as the Identity Store and Virtualization is Set to true. (Doc ID 2016571.1)

    Post Update 3-May-2015: Article updated to extend reference to 3rd party LDAP in addition to MSAD.

    Monday Jun 01, 2015

    EPM Patch Set Updates - May 2015

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

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

    Oracle Hyperion Smartview

    Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.410
    - 20688791

    Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.4.x

    Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.4.001
    - 20817841

    Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3.x

    Hyperion Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.511
    - 20729638
    Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.3.503
    - 20577441
    Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.504
    - 20387651
    Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.506
    - 20807807
    Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.589
    - 21069397

    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 - May 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 May 2015.

    Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


    Oracle Business Analytics
    - Proactive Support Blog


    Monthly Index - May 2015
    General Summary Link
    Business Analytics Monthly Index - April 2015
    - Monthly Blog Index - April 2015
    Patch Set Update: Oracle Smart View 11.1.2.5.410
    - Release of the latest Smart View 11.1.2.5 Patch 20688791.
    My Oracle Support - Essentials Webcast Series
    - Presentations covering topics that assist in working effectively with Oracle Support.
    Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
    Locating OBIEE Maintenance Resources
    - Knowledge Document providing collectin of resources and information for OBIEE systems.
    New Knowledge Article : Installing OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 - Troubleshooting and FAQ
    - Knowledge Document to assist with OBIA 11G installation.
    BI Cloud Services New Features
    - Knowledge Document listing the New Features in Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)
    Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.2 Now Available For Download
    - Release of the OBIA 11.1.1.9.2 and related Knowledge Articles for Installation and Upgrade
    Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.9.0
    - Release of OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 and links to related Documentation.
    Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
    EPM Patch Set Updates - April 2015
    - Listing of EPM Patches released during April 2015
    Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service
    - Introducing the NEW Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service.
    Premier Support for EPM Release 11.1.2.x Ends April 30, 2015 for IR, PR, WA, HPS, IMP, SOP
    - Premier Support information for the listed EPM 11.1.1.2.x
    Live Webcast: Streamline Your Enterprise Reporting in the Cloud
    - Scheduled Live Webcast for new Enterprise Reporting Cloud Service
    Statement of Direction: Oracle Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency II
    - Statement of Direction released for Oracle QMR for Solvency II
    Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.506
    - Release of HSF 11.1.2.3 Patch 20807807
    Patch Set Update: Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.589
    - Release of Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3 Patch 21069397
    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


    Tuesday May 26, 2015

    My Oracle Support - Essentials Webcast Series

    The My Oracle Support (MOS) Essentials Series brings interactive expertise straight to your desktop.

    This program provides tips and tricks on how to effectively work with Oracle Support, and take advantage of the PROACTIVE tools that are provided with your Oracle Support contract.

    My Oracle Support Essentials Webcast Series - Schedule
    Doc ID 553747.1

    The MOS Essentials Webcast Series offers live presentations and covers many topics that assist in improving support interactions.

    Topics include:

    • My Oracle Support New Features
    • Working Effectively with Support
    • Using My Oracle Support
    • Oracle Cloud Support
    • Finding Answers in My Oracle Support
    • Getting Started with My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
    • My Oracle Support Community (MOSC) Best Practices for Advanced Users
    • Service Request Flow and Best Practices
    • Support Configuration Based Services Essentials
    • Hardware Support Best Practices
    • Customer User Administration
    • Understanding Support Identifier Groups

    Getting Started:

    Locate the Webcast session of interest in Doc ID 553747.1. View the scheduled times and language for the live sessions, and Register.

    The Doc ID 553747.1 contains a description of each of these sessions, and also provides access to the PDF of the Presentation and the Recording where available.

    Additional Information:

    Also available is the MOS "How-to" training series, that provides feature-based training videos arranged by experience level, role or task that is being peformed.

    How to use My Oracle Support - How-to Training Video Series
    Doc ID 603505.1

    This training collection of videos and quick reference guides allow you to quickly learn in depth knowledge of the features of MOS in just a few minutes. They are the foundational knowledge you will need if you are considering "My Oracle Support Accreditation". Details for the MOS Accreditation are outlined in:

    Oracle Support Accreditation - Series Index
    Doc ID 1583898.1

    Monday May 25, 2015

    Patch Set Update: Hyperion Disclosure Management 11.1.2.3.589

    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 11.1.2.3.589
    Patch 21069397


    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 21069397, 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

    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

    Check Time Conversion

    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 

      There are 3  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 2016413.1 OBIA Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to 11.1.1.9.2 from 11.1.1.9.1
    • 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

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    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
    About


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

    Authors:

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