Wednesday Nov 27, 2013

November EPM Patch Set Updates - Part 2

(in via Greg)

An earlier blog posting this month provided an November update listing for the recently released EPM Patch Set Updates ... below we have listed the additional Patch Set Updates (PSU) now available since then.

... previous post ...
November EPM Patch Set Updates released

17608114  Hyperion Essbase RTC
17608117  Hyperion Essbase SERVER
17608110  Hyperion Essbase CLIENT
17608120  Hyperion Essbase CLIENT MSI
17608122  Hyperion Essbase EXCEL ADDIN MSI
17595830  Hyperion Analytic Provider Services

17735854  Oracle Hyperion Shared Services

17456597  Oracle Data Relationship Management
16942313  Hyperion Strategic Finance

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

Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

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

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1525518.1 - Oracle Crystal Ball, DRM, FCM, HPCM and HSF


... keep up to-date with the latest Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting:

Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Thursday Nov 21, 2013

New MOS Feature: Ask In Community

(In via Mel)

With the recent "My Oracle Support" 6.7 release a nice new feature was implemented ...

From within My Oracle Support you can now choose between opening a thread in Communities or opening a normal Service Request.

Scenario: You have logged into My Oracle Support (MOS) and searched the Knowledge Base, however want to clarify some details or find more information. What is the next step? Where to go?

The MOS Communities is the ideal place to raise those questions.

After selecting the Service Request tab in MOS you are now provided with the "Ask In Community" button. A single click and you are taken directly into the MOS Communities to ask those product specific questions.

Obviously the Communities cannot (and are not intended to) replace MOS and the Service Request process. They are a complementary service for quick and easy alternative to solve questions and issues.

Why not give it a try next time you run into trouble with your product and need assistance.

Business Analytics Communities - Quick Links:

Find out what the Communities can do for you.

Friday Nov 15, 2013

Advisor Webcast: OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools

Now Scheduled

Advisor Webcast

OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them

Coming Soon in December 2013

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users to learn more about the different diagnostic tools available with OBIEE and how to use them to resolve problems and errors in OBIEE.


  • Know all the diagnostic tools available
  • Where to find their output
  • How to use them to troubleshoot problems

Register Now - visit Document 1599274.1


For additional information refer to
OBIEE 11g Diagnostics Tools and How to Use Them [ Doc ID 1599274.1]

Tuesday Nov 12, 2013

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery 3.1 is Now Available

Oracle Endeca Information Discovery (OEID) 3.1 is a major release that incorporates significant new self-service discovery capabilities for business users.

These include agile data mashup, extended support for unstructured analytics, and an even tighter integration with Oracle BI

This release is available for download from:

Oracle Delivery Cloud
Oracle Technology Network

Some of the what's new highlights ...

  • Self-service data mashup
    ... enables access to a wider variety of personal and trusted enterprise data sources. Blend multiple data sets in a single app.

  • Agile discovery dashboards
    ... allows users to easily create, configure, and securely share discovery dashboards with intelligent defaults, intuitive wizards and drag-and-drop configuration.

  • Deeper unstructured analysis
    ... enables users to enrich text using term extraction and whitelist tagging while the data is live.

  • Enhanced integration with OBI
    ... provides easier wizards for data selection and enables OBI Server as a self-service data source.

  • Enterprise-class data discovery
    ... offers faster performance, a trusted data connection library, improved auditing and increased data connectivity for Hadoop, web content and Oracle Data Integrator.

Find out more ... visit the OEID Overview page to download the What's New and related Data Sheet PDF documents.

Have questions or want to share details for Oracle Endeca Information Discovery?  The MOS Communities is a great first stop to visit and you can stop-by at MOS OEID Community.

Friday Nov 08, 2013

November EPM Patch Set Updates released

(in via Greg)

Greg has provided us an updated listing of current patches for the EPM system.  These follow on from our previous Blog post last month in October [link].

17320505 - Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis for Foundation - PSU
17413112 - Oracle Hyperion Planning, Fusion Edition - PSU
- Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis for Financial Reporting - PSU
17609530 - Hyperion Essbase RTC - PSU
17609535 - Hyperion Essbase Server - PSU
17609533 - Hyperion Essbase Client - PSU
17609539 - Hyperion Essbase Client MSI - PSU
- Hyperion Essbase Administration Services Server - PSU
17609497 - Hyperion Essbase Administration Services Console MSI - PSU
- Hyperion Analytic Provider Services - PSU
16692973 - Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management - PSU
16984944 - Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management - PSU
16989110 - Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management - PSU
17636270 - Hyperion Strategic Finance - PSU

Be sure to review the related Readme files available per Patch Set Update.  These describe the defects fixed and/or updates included along with requirements and instructions for applying the patch. To access simply click on the "Read Me" button when accessing the PSU via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates.

At any time to see listing of the latest Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the current releases visit:

Doc ID 1400559.1 - Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion EPM Products
Doc ID 1525518.1 - Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Crystal Ball, DRM, FCM, HPCM and HSF

For OBIEE keep up to-date with the latest Patches and Patch Set Updates by visiting:

Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Patches and Patch Sets

Tuesday Nov 05, 2013

Business Analytics Monthly Index - October 2013

Starting from this post we are providing a monthly summary. This provides a quick look at what has been happening in our Proactive Support Blog over the last month.

Welcome to the first Monthly Index posting!

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.

Please let us know what you think and your suggestions are most welcome ...

Oracle Business Analytics - Blog
Monthly Index - October 2013
General Summary Link
Introducing the Business Analytics Proactive Support Team
- Outlining the Proactive Support Team function
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
OBIEE version has been released
- Links to the latest OBIEE release information & downloads
Update to OBIEE Chrome 30 issue
- Information for patch release for OBIEE Chrome issue
OBIEE problems with Chrome (update 30)
- Highlight OBIEE issue with latest Google Chrome update 30
OBIEE Sample App (V309 R2) released
- Link and Information about the current OBIEE Sample App
OBIEE - APEX integration
- An article discussing the OBIEE APEX Integration
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
Hyperion Smartview Assistance
- Information & resources for Hyperion Smartview inc. OBIEE integration
Java update alert: issue with EAS
- Advisory of recent Java release and identified EAS problem + workaround
EPM troubleshooting Utilities
Outlining additional resources for troubleshooting EPM
EPM Infrastructure Tuning Guide released
Link to the EPM Infrastructure Tuning Guide (v. /
Essbase - FormatString
- Discussing Essbase "Typed Measures"
October EPM patch set updates released
- Links to the October Patches for EPM
featuring - the DRM blog
- Featuring one of our co-blogs that is very beneficial
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: EPM new features in Financial Applications
- AW: Discussing the new Features in Financial Applications (FA).
  (recording post presentation via Doc ID 1456233.1 | Archived 2013)
Advisor Webcast: Troubleshooting Discoverer editions
- AW: Discussing Discover Logs/Tracing/EUL Status Workbooks & more.
  (recording post presentation via Doc ID 1456233.1 | Archived 2013)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.

Monday Nov 04, 2013

YouTube Video: EPM Channel

In the past we have mentioned one of the available videos on the YouTube channel.  Did you know several more are available!  These short videos are provided via the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Information Development team.

Oracle EPM Channel

The available videos cover various products and topics and some of interest include:
Resolving Certification Issues for EPM System Products
Choosing a Deployment Path for Your Oracle EPM System Installation (
Using OTN Documentation to Deploy EPM Products (
Oracle HFCM - Account Reconciliation Manager module (
Project Financial Planning - New Projects Feature (
Introduction to ERP Integrator (
Calculation Manager - Debug Feature (

 Ensure to Subscribe to the "Oracle EPM Webcast" channel to keep up to-date with any new videos when they are released for EPM System products and modules.


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events regarding Oracle EPM abd BI.
Tanya Heise


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