Tuesday Jun 02, 2015

Caution using Microsoft Active Directory with OBIEE

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) This relates to Bug 20188679.

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

Information can be found in document:

OBIEE 11g: Alert: Users Unable to Log in to OBIEE 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.

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

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


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

We are pleased to announce the release of:.

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition

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 ( Downloads


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.


Access OBIEE Documentation via Oracle Help Center:

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (

Release notes for OBIEE 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 [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 Now Available For Download

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

You can download the software from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud

Upgrade is supported in this release from OBIA Version PB6 

    There are 3  new KM Articles which you may find useful :-

  • Doc ID 2002382.1 Oracle BI Applications to 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 from
  • Doc ID 2008124.1 OBIA 11g: Getting Started with an OBIA 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 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.


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


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 - Troubleshooting and FAQ

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

OBIA 11g: Installing Oracle BI Applications - 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

New Support Date Update OBIA
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

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


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


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