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

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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

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 Apr 24, 2015

Support Date Update - Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 7.9.6.4

New Support Date Update OBIA 7.9.6.4:
The latest version of the Fusion Middleware Lifetime Support Policy Document, our official way of communicating product end-of-life plans, has been posted on oracle.com.

This iteration includes a revision of the support dates for Oracle Business Intelligence 7.9.6.4

Premier Support Ends Jan 2018
Extended Support Ends Jan 2021

For further information refer to the following document:-

Oracle Lifetime Support Policy

Wednesday Apr 22, 2015

New Whitepaper: OBIEE to Essbase Authentication Methods

(in via Steve)


We are happy to announce that Product Management has created a new Whitepaper:

OBIEE To Essbase Supported and Recommended Authentication Methods ( Doc ID 1993210.1 )

This is a clean up and compilation of some of the following KM notes:

  •  OBIEE 11g: How To Implement Single Sign-On Using CSS Token for Integration with Essbase ( Doc ID 1480755.1 )
  • Configuring OBIEE 11g to use Hyperion SSO Tokens when Communicating with Essbase, HFM,EPM ( Doc ID 1940079.1 )
  • OBIEE 11g Implement Single Sign-On Using CSS Token For Integration With Essbase ( Doc ID 1608620.1 )
  • OBIEE 11g: How To set up Credential Pass Through from OBIEE to Essbase ( Doc ID 1519240.1 )
  • OBIEE 11g: How to Set up Single Sign-On between OBIEE and Hyperion ( Doc ID 1982665.1 )

These notes have either been archived, deleted or corrected. They are listed here for your reference, and not to be bookmarked.

If you had these notes bookmarked, it is recommended to bookmark the new KM Note 1993210.1 and remove the obsolete references, to keep one single valid reference for all your Essbase/OBIEE authentification needs.


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

Wednesday Apr 08, 2015

OBIEE 11g: BI Mobile Supported Security Configurations

If you are using BI Mobile on either iOS or Android and want more information on security configurations, then recently-published note will be of interest to you.

OBIEE 11g: BI Mobile Supported Security Configurations
Doc ID 1996632.1

This document covers the details of the supported security configurations for the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile apps. It also includes information on troubleshooting any problems. Specifically this document covers the Oracle Business Intelligence Mobile HD app in the Apple App Store and the Oracle BI Mobile app in the Google Play store.

Thursday Apr 02, 2015

OpenWorld SF 2015 External Call for Proposal is now open

(via James Allerton-Austin)

It’s that time of year again when the call for customer proposal papers for OOW and JavaOne 2015 in San Francisco is open.

If you are interested in submitting sessions for the event you can now go ahead and do so.

Call for Proposals is open externally through April 29.
- OpenWorld:  https://www.oracle.com/openworld/call-for-proposals.html


Monday Mar 30, 2015

KM Doc: How to change your OBIEE / Essbase passwords

(in via Steve)

Another KM Doc with the rating "bookmark-worthy" has just been published:

Managing passwords for the OBIEE and EPM System can be quite a task, and to successfully juggle all the locations and passwords you would not only need to know where they are, but how to change them as well.
Thanks to the Product Assurance Team, we have a new KM Doc out that tells you in broad terms AND in detail where and how to change the passwords.

OBIEE 11g: How To Change And Encrypt All Passwords For OBIEE And Essbase
( Doc ID 1992361.1)

This KM note contains a PDF with screenshots and detailed set of instructions, to alter e.g:

  • WebLogic Embedded LDAP User's Password
  • Credentials for BISystemUser
  • Weblogic user credentials
  • External LDAP Authenticator Principal User’s password
  • Scheduler DB Schema User password
  • Database Schema password in the EPM System Registry

and a few more.

We hope you find this of use.

Remember to bookmark the note if it is.


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

Thursday Mar 26, 2015

Hyperion Essbase Family 11.1.2.4 PSU post updated

UPDATE

Our blogpost about Patch 11.1.2.4.001 for the Essbase Family lacked the two Hyperion Essbase Studio patches for Server and Console.

These have been added to the original post from march 18th 2015.

We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this has caused.



Tuesday Mar 17, 2015

Documentation for OBIA 11.1.1.9.1 - Important Information Please Read.

Please be aware that the documentation for OBIA 11.1.1.9.1
only includes the  Release Notes and Installation Guide

Except where noted in the release notes, please use the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.8.1) Documentation Library for all other product tasks and information.

Key Points to Consider:

There are a few key items in the Release Notes that we must point out to you:

1. Section 1.2.2.1, "Upgrade is not supported in this release"
2. Section 1.3.20, "Localization is not supported in this release"

For more information please read the release notes.

Please also note:

When using the MOS Certifications tab for OBIA the current listing only shows 11.1.9.2, this is a Fusion Apps release only.


Release 11.1.1.9.1 is currently not showing but will be made available soon.

Until that time please use note: Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Certification Matrix (  Doc ID 1109255.1)


Also it is worth referencing the following articles:

  • OBIA 11g Where is the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.9.1  Data Model Reference Guide?
    Doc ID 1990064.1)
  • OBIA 11g: Where is the Data Lineage Documentation for OBIA 11.1.1.9.1 All Modules
    ( Doc ID 1988357.1)

Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.9.1 now available for download!

(via Paul Rodwick)

Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Applications 11.1.1.9.1 is now available on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud, This release is certified with the latest version of Oracle BI Foundation 11.1.1.7

What’s New

This new release of Oracle Business Intelligence Applications adds:
  1. New support for Oracle Cloud Application Sources to enable Hybrid Analytics from on-premise and cloud Applications
  2. Expanded functional content coverage across existing Oracle BI Applications


New Oracle Cloud Application Sources for Hybrid Analytics
With the continued move to the Cloud, Oracle BI Applications has introduced support for the following Oracle Application Cloud sources: Oracle Sales Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, Oracle Financial Cloud, Oracle Procurement Cloud, and Oracle Project Cloud.



New Content Enhancements: Additional content improves existing Oracle BI Applications including:

Oracle Financial Analytics provides a new Essbase GL Balances model for improved EBS Financial Service Generator (FSG) Reporting and Hierarchy navigation, including support of ragged hierarchies for GL segment dimensions.

Oracle Project Analytics expands project-based insight with new Construction in Process (CIP) support, providing visibility for Project Stakeholders into in-progress costs, expensed costs since project inception and across organizations.

Oracle Procurement and Spend Analytics delivers new capabilities for Fusion Procurement, including Supply Chain Financial orchestration, negotiation and award approvals, and Buyer assignment controls.

Oracle Supply Chain & Order Management Analytics introduces new Inventory module support for PeopleSoft, including visibility into inventory balances, aging, transactions and valuation.

Oracle Student Information Analytics provides new subject area coverage for Student Financials Billing Summary and Transactions, with visibility to billing and transaction information by student or external organization.

Oracle Human Resources Analytics expands analysis on HR programs and workforce performance for Fusion HCM with support of Talent Management Analysis.

Oracle Sales Analytics introduces new subject areas for Activity Analytics, with support for Activity contact, resource and sales subject areas from Fusion Sales.

Friday Mar 13, 2015

Feedback request from the Oracle BI Doc Team

(in via Ian)

Fresh from the UK OUG SIG for Business Analytics in London, Andy Page, Director of BI Documentation, has asked Proactive Support to spread the news and we gladly comply:

The BI Documentation team is asking for your feedback on how to make the documentation even better.

Of course, we from Proactive Support wholeheartedly support this request and therefore endorse his call for survey participation.

OBIEE User Assistance - Moving Beyond Documentation:
What's new, what's coming and how you can help shape the future

If you haven't visited in a while, check out  docs.oracle.com to see the changes that have been made.
More products, more releases, better search - all in one place like never before.

The doc team want to go even further, and they need your help.

How can we improve the product information we provide?

  • More detail? 
  • Less detail? 
  • Fewer concepts, more tasks?
  • Videos?
  • eBooks?
  • ePages?
  • QuickStart Guides?

Together, let's shape the future of BI EE User Assistance!

Click on this link ( http://svy.mk/1y9GY90 ) to complete the brief BI Documentation Survey. 

And if you'd be willing to help even more, include your contact info so the team can follow up directly.

So now its on you to participate and let the doc team know what you need.

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

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