Friday Feb 28, 2014

BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 Now Available


The BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 ODI Cumulative Patch 1 has been released.  This is available for download via  My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates.


BIAPPS 11.1.1.7.1 ODI CUMULATIVE PATCH 1
Patch 17546336


Be sure to review the related Readme file for important pre-requisites and post installation details.  This is available via the "Read Me" button on the "Patches & Updates" download screen.


For a summary list of Bugs resolved in this patch visit:

OBIA 11g: BIAPPS 11.1.1.7.1 ODI CUMULATIVE PATCH 1 Released
Doc ID 1629879.1



For information on BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 release visit our previous Blog Post
"BIApps 11.1.1.7.1 is ready for download".


Wednesday Feb 26, 2014

OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140225 Now Released

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is now available to download via My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates. 

This is provided as single Bundle Patch  Patch 18057570 and is comprised of the following:

  • Patch 16913445 - 1 of 8 Oracle BI Installer (BIINST)
  • Patch 18057680 - 2 of 8 Oracle BI Publisher (BIP)
  • Patch 17891247 - 3 of 8 EPM Components Installed from BI Installer 11.1.1.7.0 (BIFNDNEPM)
  • Patch 18057654 - 4 of 8 Oracle BI Server (BIS)
  • Patch 18057646 - 5 of 8 Oracle BI Foundation (BIFDN)
  • Patch 17300045 - 6 of 8 Oracle Real-Time Decisions (RTD)
  • Patch 16997936 - 7 of 8 Oracle BI ADF Components (BIADFCOMPS)
  • Patch 18057667 - 8 of 8 Oracle BI Platform Client Installers and MapViewer

NOTE: Also required to be downloaded:

Patch 16569379 - Dynamic Monitoring Service patch

This patch set is available for all customers who are using Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.0, 11.1.1.7.1, 11.1.1.7.131017 and 11.1.1.7.140114.  It is also available for Exalytics customers who have applied the Exalytics PS3 patch.

For more information refer to:

OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140225 Bundle Patch is Available for OBIEE and Exalytics
Doc ID 1626928.1

 The OBIEE Suite Bundle Patches are cumulative - the content of the previous 11.1.1.7.x bundle patches are included in this latest bundle patch.

 The list of bugs fixed can be found at:  OBIEE 11g: Bugs Fixed in 11.1.1.7.140225 Doc ID 1629458.1

Ensure to review the Readme documentation for further important patch information.  This is available via the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates screen when downloading.


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]

Monday Feb 24, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Interpreting the EPM Registry

Advisor Webcast

 Interpreting the EPM Registry

27th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who have to support, install or maintain Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) installations. This is a guide that will help users navigate the registry to find Hyperion EPM configuration settings.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • What is the EPM Registry?
  • How do you look at the EPM Registry?
  • How does the EPM Registry work?
  • How to update the EPM Registry?
  • EPM Registry Tools


Register Now - visit:

Interpreting the EPM Registry
Doc ID 1623837.1

Register



To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]



CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


Thursday Feb 20, 2014

Advisor Webcast: Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

Advisor Webcast

 Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM

26th March 2014
3:00 PM UTC/GMT

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who need or would like to know how to install/configure and use Web Services to fully automate tasks in Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management (HPCM).

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

  • Overview and introduction to Web services
  • Installation and configuration of Web Services for HPCM 11.1.2.3
  • Troubleshooting Tips
  •  Using the Web Services sample Client to run tasks on HPCM 


Register Now - visit:

Installation and Configuration of Webservices for HPCM
Doc ID 1623123.1


Register



To view scheduled & archived recordings of previous Business Analytics Advisor Webcasts visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast [Doc ID 1456233.1]



CUSTOMER NOTIFICATION :

Attendees using recent Chrome or Firefox browser versions maybe required to activate the WebEx plug-in before joining a WebEx meeting.

For up to-date information ensure to review the WebEx Support page:
https://support.webex.com/webex/meetings/en_US/chrome-firefox-join-faq.htm


FCM Performance Tuning Guide - Febuary 2014

Now Available is the Hyperion Financial Close Management Performance Tuning Guide.

This document is aimed at users who install and configure the components in an EPM/BI environment, and the users who monitor and tune the performance of the components in an EPM/BI environment. 

The Performance Tuning Guide focuses on Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM), and the Febuary 2014 version has been updated to cover FCM up to PS3 (11.1.2.3).

Download via:

Hyperion Financial Close Management Performance Tuning Guide, February 2014 Edition
Doc ID 1575381.1




For information on system requirements and supported platforms for the EPM System products refer to the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is available via the  Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN)

Monday Feb 17, 2014

Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials


NOW AVAILABLE
Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service books, videos and tutorials


Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) enables organizations of all sizes to quickly adopt world-class planning and budgeting applications with no CAPEX infrastructure investments, driving world-class functionality beyond finance across the enterprise, with flexible deployment options and virtually no learning curve.

You can review books, videos and tutorials in the:

PBCS Resource Library


Learn how to build and manage applications, design Financial Reports, how to use Smart View with PBCS and much more.

My Oracle Support Community - Subspaces

Further to our previous posting  "My Oracle Support Community - The New Look" (31-Jan-2014), here a few more details to assist with the new My Oracle Support Community (MOSC). 

The Business Analytics (BI/EPM) subspaces "Overview" pages can be quickly accessed via these quick links (NOTE: "My Oracle Support" login is required):

  • Business Intelligence
BI Patch Reviews
Certifications for BI
OBIA
OBIEE
Oracle Endeca Information Discovery
  • Oracle Hyperion EPM

HFM
Hyperion Certification for EPM
Hyperion Essbase
Hyperion FDM
Hyperion Financial Close Management
Hyperion Other Products
Hyperion Patch Reviews
Hyperion Planning
Hyperion Reporting Products

The "Overview" page also provides functionality that includes both locating posts via a Search and filtering via Tags, along with options to Start a Discussion, setting to turn on Email Notifications and Communications Tracking for that subspace.

Select the "Content" tab to access all the new and previous Community Discussions and Documents.  Viewing any of these individual posts will provide the options to turn on email and/or "Communications" tracking for that post only - ensuring you are kept up to-date with any future thread updates on that post.


For the EPM and BI Product spaces and subspaces of interest - be sure to select the "Follow" button.  

Once "Following" this will also add the subspace to your profile "Places" list - which is a great way to quickly access those subspaces.  These can be listed by simply selecting:

  • Your Profile Picture (Avatar) | Places

For additional information review the previous Blog post  "My Oracle Support Community - The New Look" which provides details for two offerings that will assist in getting you started:

  • New "How To Series" Videos
  • Live Webcast sessions

These provide an overview of the new platform, steps on completing your profile setup, details on starting and reply to community discussions, and information on participating within the community.

Wednesday Feb 12, 2014

OBIEE certification against Web Browsers

(In via Julie)

One of the most common questions coming into Oracle Support is about Certification of OBIEE against various web browsers.

In the past there have been numerous articles relating to one or some of the browsers... well now we've gone ahead and consolidated this information into a single article:

OBIEE 11g - Browser Certification Advisor
Doc ID 1615805.2

Please go ahead and bookmark it. The advisor will be updated regularly and we hope it will become your single source of truth for browser certification information.

Feel free to add comments to the article or here in the blog if you want to find out more information, we're always seeking to improve on the information that's available.

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014

Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration

(In via Tanya)

Did you ever wonder what port numbers are used during an Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) installation and configuration?

To assist and help during installations and ongoing support a new document has been created:

Information Regarding Port Numbers Used in an OBIEE 11g Installation and Configuration
Doc ID 1619572.1

This document outlines the default ports, custom ports, instructions on how to determine active ports and much more.

It is definitely worthwhile reviewing this document prior to undertaking any installation or configuration.

Monday Feb 10, 2014

Integrating Essbase with OBIEE Tutorial

Available via the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) is the tutorial:

Integrating Oracle Essbase with Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition

In this tutorial you learn how to integrate Oracle Essbase  with OBIEE Plus,undertaking the topics:

  • Importing a Multidimensional Data Source into Oracle BI Server
  • Using Modeling Techniques to Enhance Analysis
  • Performing Ad Hoc Analysis Using an Imported Multidimensional Data Source

As you go through the tutorial topics it will provide:

  • Instructions to connect to the Administration Tool
  • Steps to:
    - import two Essbase cubes into the Physical layer of the Presentation Services Catalog
    - copy the Essbase cubes from the Physical layer to the Business Model and Mapping and Presentation layers
    - create Answers requests and an Interactive Dashboard using the imported Essbase cubes

Note: Ensure to read the Software Requirements and Prequisites before starting.


For additional information for the Integration of OBIEE/Essbase refer to:

Master Note for OBIEE 10g and 11g Essbase Integration issues
Doc ID 1265441.1


Integrating OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View for Office

Available via the Oracle Learning Library (OLL)

Integrating Oracle BI EE with Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office


This tutorial covers the connectivity available between Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office 11.1.2.3 and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.7.  Smart View provides a Microsoft Office interface for the content in the Oracle BI catalog. The approximate time to complete is 60 minutes.

 The Topic List this tutorial will step you through includes:

  • Setting Up Smart View
  • Inserting Oracle BI EE Views into Smart View Clients
  • Working with Views in Smart View Clients
  • Copying and Pasting Oracle BI EE Objects
  • Creating and Publishing Views Using the View Designer

Be sure to review the Overview section before starting for important information including the Hardware and Software requirements, and prerequisites.

Start now by visiting:
Integrating Oracle BI EE with Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office




Seeking more information for OBIEE with Hyperion Smart View - visit our previous Blog Post:

HowTo Videos: Using Smart View to access data in OBIEE

This provides links to the "How To" video series which are available via the Oracle BI TechDemo YouTube Channel.

Wednesday Feb 05, 2014

EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2014

The following provides a listing of all Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) that were released last month (January 2014). To view the month prior visit the December EPM PSU Released 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 Calculation Manager 11.1.2.2.305 [Doc ID 1619146.1]
     - Patch 18149247

Hyperion Planning 11.1.2.2.306 [Doc ID 1611323.1]
     - Patch 17919873

Hyperion Smart View 11.1.2.5.200 [Doc ID 1616238.1]
     - Patch 18077081



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 1488475.1 - OBIEE 11g

Monday Feb 03, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - January 2014

The following provides quick links to recent Proactive Support Blog postings from over the month just past.

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for January 2014.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics - Blog

Monthly Index - January 2014
General Summary Link
December 2013 Index Posting
- Review the previous months Index page.
Remote Diagnostic Agent 8.02 is now available
- Review the previous months Index page.
My Oracle Support - IE7 Browser Certification
- Details for support of Internet Explorer 7 for My Oracle Support.
Team Schedule (updated)
-The "Meet the Team' updates for Feb & Mar 2014.
Patch Release: Smart View 11.1.2.5.200
- Details and link for recent Smart View 11.1.2.5.200 release
Smart View 11.1.2.5.200 Documentation
- Documentation details and link for Smart View 11.1.2.5.200
My Oracle Support Community - The New Look
- Learn more about the MOS Community new look and feel (videos & live webcast session)
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
OBIA: Upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2
- New Whitepaper for OBIA upgrading to Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1 Hot Fix 2.
OBIEE 11g: Testing Using Oracle Load Testing 12.x
- New Whitepaper for Load Testing OBIEE 11g Using Oracle Load Testing (OLT) 12.x.
HowTo Videos: Using Smart View to access data in OBIEE
- A series of "How To" videos are available via the Oracle BI TechDemo YouTube Channel. .
OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140114 Now Released
- Details for the latest release of OBIEE.
Oracle BI Mobile HD 11.1.1.7.0.2365 Now Available
- New version of the Oracle Business Intelligence HD app available for iPhone/iPad.
OBIEE 11.1.1.140114 bundle patch for Linux 64-bit
-Post release information for Linux 64-Bit installer.
OBIEE Tuning Guide Whitepaper - update available
- New updates to OBIEE "Best Practices Guide for Infrastructure Tuning".
OBIEE 11.1.1.140114 bundle patch for Linux 64-bit - Update
- Replacement bundle patch information of Linux 64-Bit.
Latest Cumulative Patch for DAC
- Find and download the latest DAC Cumulative Patches.
Installation of BI Applications 7.9.6.4 with Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1
- Notice for those installing BI App 7.9.6.4 with Informatica PowerCenter 9.5.1.
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
December EPM "Patch Set Updates" released (updated)
- Listing of all EPM Patches released during December 2013.
Oracle Disclosure Management Financial Reporting Data Source Tagging Statement of Direction
-Statement of Direction - for those that create and use XBRL tags.
Oracle University: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2 Essentials
- New course announced for HSF 11.1.2..
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Advisor Webcast: Embedding OBIEE Content in WebCenter Portal
- AW 19-Mar-14: Providing overview and steps for integrating OBIEE with WebCenter Portal.
  (Recording of this presentation will be made available via Doc ID 1456233.1 | Archived 2014)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.
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