Tuesday Sep 29, 2015

New version of Oracle BI Mobile App for Android now available

A new Oracle BI Mobile App for Android has been released!

New features include:

  • Share as Image
  • Alerts
  • Presentation Mode (Chromecast)
  • Share Nearby
  • Bug Fixes
  • Support for Oracle Visual Analyzer Content
mobile App

For more information on this release and BI Mobile App versions,
please review the following documents:

  • Oracle BI Mobile Android 11.1.1.7.0.412 New Features
     Doc ID 2060791.1)
  • OBIEE 11g: BI Mobile (iOS/Android) Latest Application Versions
     Doc ID 1986237.1)  

If you're interested in knowing if third party devices can be used with iOS and OBIEE Mobile Applications, please review this document for more information:

  • OBIEE 11g FAQ: Can Third Party Mobile Device Management ( MDM ) Be Used With The iOS and Android OBIEE Mobile Application?
     Doc ID 1672436.1

For details on what is new you can always visit the release notes.

(text, info: Lia; layout: Torben)

Monday Sep 28, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Focus On Business Analytics

Oracle OpenWorld Flag

Oracle OpenWorld is only a few weeks away ...
October 25–29, 2015 | San Francisco

If your interest is in Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), or Big Data Analytics then this if for you ...

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
Focus on Business Analytics

The "Focus on Business Analytics" provides information relating to the events, presentations and demonstrations during Oracle OpenWorld 2015 for Business Analytics - EPM, BI and Big Data Analytics.

To register for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 visit: Registration

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015
http://www.oracle.com/openworld


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Friday Sep 18, 2015

Remote Diagnostic Agent - RDA 8.09 released

The latest quarterly release has been made available for:

Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) 8.09

The RDA Bundle 8.09 can be downloaded from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

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

Refer to the "Download RDA" section on the main RDA page, and then select the RDA zip file for relevant platform by clicking on the related link. Each zip file contains all the files required.

Why Use RDA?

"Oracle strongly encourages the use of Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) diagnostics collections because it provides a comprehensive picture of the customer's environment. Providing RDA diagnostic output, especially when submitting a Service Request online, can minimize the requirement for follow up questions that may delay problem resolution."

More Information ...

The RDA 8.09 New Features and Improvements are outlined in:

Doc ID 392719.1: Oracle Support Announces RDA 8 - Production Release!

A comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) has been documented in:

Doc ID 330363.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - FAQ

Listing of the available Collection Profiles are outlned in article:

Doc ID 391983.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - Profile Manual Pages

Training is available by viewlet presentations describing step-by-step instructions for installing and executing RDA:

Doc ID 330344.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - Training

Links to the RDA documentation are listed in:

Doc ID 414966.1: Remote Diagnostic Agent - RDA Documentation Index

For related information on the recent release of Diagnostic Assistant (DA) 2.9.0 visit:

Diagnostic Assistant: Information Center
Doc ID 201804.2

The DA tool provides a common, light-weight interface to multiple diagnostic collection tools, which includes RDA, and is bundled with RDA 8.09.

Wednesday Sep 16, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Focus On EPM

Oracle OpenWorld Flag Oracle OpenWorld is a large conference with great contacts and experts from all over the world ...

If your focus is on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), then Focus on EPM is for you.  This provides all the EPM information relating to events, presentations and demonstrations during Oracle OpenWorld 2015.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
Focus on EPM

To register for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 visit: Registration

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

http://www.oracle.com/openworld

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015 via:


Oracle OpenWorld - Facebook Oracle OpenWorld - Twitter Oracle OpenWorld - Linked In Oracle OpenWorld - Blog

Tuesday Sep 08, 2015

Manage "Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service" Application Dimensions with DRM

(in via Gavin)

The following new reference document for Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service (EPRCS) has been made available via My Oracle Support:

Manage EPRCS Application Dimensions with DRM
Doc ID 2048152.1


This reference document illustrates the configuration of Data Relationship Management (DRM) to support EPRCS Application Dimensions.

The attachments made available within this Knowledge Article inlcudes DRM Metadata for EPRCS, Sample Application hierarchies and configuration document.

Want to Learn More ...

For more information on the Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service offering visit:

Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud Service

The Oracle Help Center also 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



Sunday Aug 23, 2015

New Knowledge Article: Troubleshooting Oracle Hyperion Essbase Crashes and Hangs

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

Troubleshooting Oracle Hyperion Essbase Crashes and Hangs
Doc ID 2028052.2


This article provides a series of step through processes, to assist and guide in investigating an Essbase crash or hang issue.

Along with getting started and investigating a crash or hang, the article contains details on common crash and hang symptoms, log and configuration file locations, along with additional references.

Oracle highly recommends you always apply the latest Bundle Patch Set available for your release. This will help to rule out any resolved Bugs as a potential cause.

For more information on the latest Essbase Patch releases refer to the document:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Essbase
Doc ID 1396084.1

To assist in locating these articles for all future updates, they can be easily bookmarked.


To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

Questions specific to Essbase ...

For questions specific to Hyperion Essbase ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion Essbase" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Essbase



Friday Aug 21, 2015

Oracle Big Data Discovery 1.1

Product Management have announced the release of
Oracle Big Data Discovery version 1.1

Oracle Big Data Discovery (BDD) is available for download from Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Version 1.1 includes major new functionality as well as many enhancements.

The Business Analytics Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides a listing of the new features. Find out more about this tool via our previous Blog post.

In addition, details of new features and references to related documentation can be found in My Oracle Support - Knowledge Article:

BDD 1.1 FAQ: Big Data Discovery 1.1 New Features
Doc ID 2044712.1


Documentation is available from the Oracle Help Center for BDD 1.1 found  here:

Oracle Help Center: Big Data | Big Data Discovery 1.1.x Documentation

The documentation can be viewed online via HTML or downloaded as PDF, Mobi, ePub for offline reading, and includes the:

  • Getting Started Guide
  • Release Notes
  • Installation and Deployment Guide
  • Upgrade Guide
  • Administrator's Guide

Oracle Learning Library provides Getting Started information and tutorials via:

Oracle Big Data Discovery Learning Library

Wanting to know more about Big Data Discovery? Visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) website:

Oracle Big Data Discovery

Thursday Aug 20, 2015

Cumulative Feature Overview Tool for Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery

(in via Jan)

The Oracle Business Analytics - Cumulative Feature Overview tool now includes Business Intelligence and Big Data Discovery, in addition to Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) features and enhancements.

Oracle Business Analytics
Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

The Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced solutions and functionality that have become available between starting and target releases.

Select "BI (Business Intelligence)" tab for:

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)
  • Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA)

Select "BDD (Big Data Discovery)" tab for:

  • Big Data Discovery (BDD)

A few simple steps are all that is required, from selecting the product name/s, and the from/to release versions. Along with the concise descriptions, the tool provides the release version the specific feature or functionality was implemented in, and where applicable a Video Feature Overviews link maybe provided.

This HTML web-based interface can be viewed on all devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets. The results can be downloaded as a report output in various formats such as PDF and Excel.

Wednesday Aug 19, 2015

Oracle Smart View 11.1.2.5.500 Documentation

Documentation for Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.500 has been made available within the Oracle Help Center.

The documentation includes:

  • Smart View for Office Readme
  • Smart View for Office New Features
  • Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration
  • Smart View for Office User's Guide
  • Smart View for Office Developer's Guide
  • Smart View for Office Accessibility Guide

In addition to viewing the documentation online via a browser in HTML, the documents can be downloaded as PDF for offline viewing, Mobi for Kindle, and ePub for iBooks and mobile devices.

Oracle Smart View for Office Documentation Release 11.1.2.5.500

Prior to installing Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.500  please ensure to review the details outlined in the Readme document, along with the topics covered in the "Smart View for Office Installation and Configuration" Guide.

The Readme file is also available from "My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates" screen when downloading Patch Set Update (PSU) 11.1.2.5.500 ( Patch 21635725).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Business Analytics Cumulative Feature Overview Tool

- The Cumulative Feature Overview Tool provides concise descriptions of new and enhanced solutions and functionality that have become available between starting and target releases.

EPM Defects Fixed Finder

- The EPM Defects Fixed Finder offers you a simple way to review the defects fixed after your current release, starting with Release 11.1.1.

Enterprise Performance Management - Supported Platform Matrices

- The compatibility information with EPM product versions, and supported languages for EPM products, is available in the Oracle EPM System Certification Matrix.

Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Documentation Portal

- Additional information is available from the EPM Documentation Portal.

Oracle Technology Network (OTN) offers information on their Oracle Smart View for Office website, which includes an Overview, Documentation links and Tutorials.

Friday Aug 14, 2015

New Knowledge Article: OBIA: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIA: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 2005366.1


This article provides the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) recommended versions and required patches for a successful BI Applications

To assist in locating this article for all future updates, it can be easily bookmarked.

To Bookmark - click on the star to the left of the title.

Once bookmarked the star will become yellow, and the article can be quickly accessed from the "Favorites" drop down menu.

Questions specific to OBIA ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIA



Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

Oracle OpenWorld 2015 - Registrations Open

Registrations for Oracle OpenWorld 2015 are open ...

Oracle OpenWorld 2015
25th - 29th October , 2015
San Francisco
http://www.oracle.com/openworld

For registration details visit Oracle OpenWorld 2015, which includes Early Bird* and Pre-Registration, along with Group Pass options.

*Early Bird - register before 16th August 2015.

Information on the Sessions, Agenda's and featured Speakers is also provided.

Oracle OpenWorld 2015

Stay updated with Oracle OpenWorld 2015 via:


Oracle OpenWorld - Facebook Oracle OpenWorld - Twitter Oracle OpenWorld - Linked In Oracle OpenWorld - Blog

Wednesday Jul 22, 2015

New Knowledge Article: OBIEE 11g: Problem invoking WLST - Traceback' when Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 on Windows 2012 R2

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Article is available:

OBIEE 11g: Error: 'oracle.as.provisioning.exception.ASProvWorkflowException:
Problem invoking WLST - Traceback' when Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 on Windows 2012 R2

Doc ID 2027617.1


There is currently a problem installing Weblogic Server on Windows 2012 R2. Hence the configuration of OBIEE fails during installation.  The work around is to:

  • Install Java 1.7.
  • Install WebLogic Server 10.3.6.
  • Patch WebLogic Server with Patch 16844206.
  • Perform a software-only install of OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0.
  • Configure OBIEE.
Please refer to the article for more details on how to work around this issue


Questions specific to OBIEE  ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIEE



Tuesday Jul 21, 2015

New Knowledge Articles: Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 with OBIA

The following new My Oracle Support Knowledge Articles are available:

Installing BI Applications 7.9.6.4 with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0
Doc ID 2033757.1

OBIA 11g - NOTICE: Support of BI Applications 11g with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0
Doc ID 2032211.1


These articles contain details of the certification and workarounds to enable you to use OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 with OBIA.

Issues covered include

  • The Oracle Business Intelligence Application 7.9.6.4 installer failing on Oracle BI EE 11.1.1.9.0 with the error "[nQSError:47077] NQSConfig.ini not found. Please make sure your environment is set up properly
  • Installing OBIEE 11.1.1.9.0 'Out of Place' with OBIA 11g

 

Questions specific to OBIA ...

The My Oracle Support Community is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

OBIA



Thursday Jul 02, 2015

OBIEE SampleApp V506 is Available

OBIEE SampleApp V506 virtual box appliance is now available for public download on OTN.

The image and deploy documentation can be downloaded from OBIEE SampleApp page:

V506 image content demonstrates capabilities of 11.1.1.9 OBIEE stack, Oracle DBIM and 12.1.0.2 database and several other OBIEE functional integrations.

  •  A What’s-new pdf is available here for an overview of new content on V506
  •  The YT playlist here includes a few view-lets about major new content areas




Wednesday Jun 17, 2015

Team Schedule

So you want to meet the Proactive Support Technology Team?
Here is where we can be found next:

Conference
Date
Member
Link
UKOUG Business Analytics SIG
Birmingham
Th 10 Sept 2015
  • Ian Bristow
  • Julie Foster
Info

You will find this schedule via the link in the upper right section of this blog under "meet the team", or you can bookmark this post

About


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.
Authors:
Lia, Torben, Paul, Julie, Tanya




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