Wednesday Jan 08, 2014

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).

Friday May 31, 2013

OBIEE predicts: xls is dead - long live xlsX

(in via Martin)

To the observant reader of Microsofts own Lifecycle policy it is not new that the file format for Excel 2003 (xls) is about to be de-continued with the end of extended support for Office 2003 in April 2014

Hence, it is only reasonable that OBIEE also discontinues the Office 2003 products and formats after a certain grace period.

To quote the announcement made in
KM Doc - Support of Microsoft Office 2003 with Oracle Business Intelligence Answers, Dashboards and Publisher OBIEE 11g [ID 1558215.1]:

"Over the past several releases, Oracle Business Intelligence has supported Office 2007, Office 2010 and the newer Office XML file formats (*.xlsx, pptx, *.docx). Customers are strongly encouraged to use the Office XML formats and the Microsoft Office versions that support those formats. Starting with Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle will begin removing functionality that supports Office 2003 products and file formats."

Having said that, a closer look at the attached PDF shows that not all hope is lost on your old spreadsheets. Some functionality will be carried over and continued to be supported for some time. e.g:

  • Excel Templates will continue to support *.xls as the template type and the output type
  • RTF Templates and XPT templates will continue to support *.rtf output
  • Excel binary *.xls files will continue to be supported as a data source type

Reassuringly this means, that you still have time to adjust your projects and processes and get used to using xlsX where possible.

So far, we did not get an announcement when the xls format will be finally buried, but thinking ahead it is likely a wise move to start using xlsX as your new standard.

Monday Apr 08, 2013

FDM & ERPI to be combined into FDMEE starting with

(in via Lia)

Starting with release,

Oracle Financial Data Quality Management (FDM)
Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integration Adapter for Oracle Applications (ERPI)

are being combined into a single product named

Oracle Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE)

built on the Oracle Fusion Middleware platform.
Pricing and related adapters remain unchanged, and there is no fee for existing FDM customers to migrate to FDMEE.

Existing customers may:

  • upgrade to FDM version,
  • migrate to FDMEE,
  • or run both in parallel.

New customers may license FDMEE only.

Please note that starting with EPM, existing FDM customers will be required to migrate to FDMEE if they chose to upgrade other EPM products to release (Release is the last release of FDM as it is currently offered.)

Please note that enhancements will not be provided for the current FDM and ERPI products after the release.
Customers who wish to take advantage of enhanced features and functionality should plan to migrate to FDMEE.

Support for these products follows the published  Oracle Lifetime Support Policy Guidelines.

Any questions related to this announcement should be directed to your Oracle account manager.

This information was also announced in the Oracle Knowledgebase
under  KM Doc ID 1542470.1


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