Thursday Jan 09, 2014

OBIA: Upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2

Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2 is now available in the Business Intelligence (BI) 11g media pack for download and use with BI Applications 7.9.x

By upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2, customers can avail of support for Informatica PowerCenter on higher versions of operating systems, support for the Oracle Business Analytics Warehouse on higher versions of database platforms, and bug and security fixes.

To assist with the upgrade a New Whitepaper has been made available. This document covers information on downloading, the upgrading and configuring.  The Whitepaper is available via the "My Oracle Support" Knowledge article:

"Oracle BI Applications: Upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2"
[Doc ID 1610752.1]

Ref: OracleBIApps_UpgradeINFAPowerCenter_9.5.1HotFix2_Doc_ID_1610752.1.docx

Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

Remote Diagnostic Agent 8.02 is now available

(in via Maurice)

The Remote Diagnostic Agent 8.02 was released on 15 December 2013.

This version has five new Hyperion modules within the RDA profiles:

  • Collects Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Management Information (BI.FDM module)
  • Collects Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management Information (BI.HDM module)
  • Collects Oracle Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management Information (BI.HPC module)
  • Collects Oracle Hyperion Performance Scorecard Information (BI.HPS module)
  • Collects Oracle Hyperion Strategic Finance Information (BI.HSF module)

Note that Remote Diagnostic Agent requires the run of Hyperion profiles (not individual modules).  A Hyperion profile name begins 'Hyperion1112_' and concludes with the key module abbreviation in capitals.

It is recommended that the ORACLE_HOME of the Oracle database client be defined (set ORACLE_HOME=C:\Oracle\Middleware\jdk160_21) for the EPM Server hcve Tool (rda.cmd -T hcve) and Hyperion profiles which collect information from the Hyperion Oracle database registry.

Download the newest version via the Knowledge article:

 "Remote Diagnostic Agent (RDA) - Getting Started"
[Doc ID 314422.1].

For details on how to use RDA specifically for the EPM and BI products refer to:

"Business Analytics Instrumentation Index [Video]"
[Doc ID 1514548.1]

Oracle Disclosure Management Financial Reporting Data Source Tagging Statement of Direction

The Product Management team have published a Statement of Direction regarding the Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting XBRL data source tagging functionality in Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management.

For those that create and use XBRL tags - ensure to review the Statement of Direction (PDF) and additional details available in:

 Oracle Disclosure Management Financial Reporting Data Source Tagging
Statement of Direction
[Doc ID 1609059.1]

Information on the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy and the services offered under the Premier, Extended and Sustaining Support stages is available here (PDF).

December EPM "Patch Set Updates" released (updated)

(in via Stefanie)

The following provides a listing of all Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) that were released last month (December 2013). This list also includes the PSU's that were referenced on an earlier Blog post.

Refer to the "Doc ID" for each of the products for additional information.  These KM documents also provide a link to each of the PSU Patches.  The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download.

Hyperion Shared Services [Doc ID 1606225.1]
     - Patch 17735854

Hyperion Essbase [Doc ID 1603891.1]
     - Patch 17608117: Server
     - Patch 17608120: Client (Windows):
     - Patch 17608110: Client (Non-Windows):
     - Patch 17608114: Runtime Client
     - Patch 17608122: Spreadsheet Add-In

Hyperion Essbase [Doc ID 1609805.1]
    - 17545111: Server
    - 17545113: Runtime Client

Hyperion Essbase Studio [Doc ID 1609860.1]
     - 17545104: Studio Server
     - 17545096: Studio Console

Hyperion Analytic Provider Services [Doc ID 1603937.1]
     - Patch 17595830

Hyperion Analytic Provider Services [Doc ID 1609861.1]
     - Patch 17545091

Hyperion Essbase Administration Services [Doc ID 1609889.1]
     - Patch 17545122: Administration Server
     - Patch 17545124: Administration Console

Hyperion Strategic Finance [Doc ID 1603155.1]
     - Patch 16942313

Hyperion Strategic Finance [Doc ID 1609555.1]
     - Patch 17800039

Hyperion Data Relationship Management [Doc ID 1603155.1]
     - Patch 17844222

Hyperion Data Relationship Management [Doc ID 1606660.1]
     - Patch 17889411

Hyperion Data Relationship Management [Doc ID 1603376.1]
     - Patch 17456597

Hyperion Data Relationship Management [Doc ID 1606266.1]
     - Patch 17860886

Hyperion Calculation Manager [Doc ID 1603907.1]
     - Patch 17649127

Hyperion Planning [Doc ID 1611323.1]
     - Patch 17919873

Hyperion Financial Management [Doc ID 1612782.1]
     - Patch 1740222

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

... for the latest EPM & BI 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
Doc ID 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Tuesday Jan 07, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - December 2013

Wishing all a very Happy New Year for 2014. To "kickstart" the month off here is a quick review of the Proactive Support Blog postings from the previous month.

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for December 2013.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.

Oracle Business Analytics - Blog

Monthly Index - December 2013
General Summary Link
November 2013 Index Posting
- Review the previous months Index page.
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
OBIEE Version Name Change
- Summary outlining the recent version number change.
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
December EPM Patch Setup Updates released
- Listing of EPM Patches released since previous Blog post advisory.
Financial Close Management Online Tutorials
- Listing of available tutorials available for for FCM
Patch Release: Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition
- Summary details of the PSU for FDMEE.
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: OBIEE 11g Diagnostic Tools and How to Use Them
- AW: Discussing the available OBIEE diagnostic tools & how to use them to resolve problems & errors.
  (the post presentation recording is available via Doc ID 1599274.1)
Advisor Webcasts Recap For 2013
- Summary of all EPM & BI Advisor Webcasts hosted during 2013.
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.

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


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