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Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) - October 2017 Updates

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS) update:

Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud (ARCS)
October 2017

Monthly Update Schedule:

We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, October 6, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, October 20, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

NOTE: Account Reconciliation Cloud no longer supports migration of snapshots from the latest service version to an earlier service version (for example, when moving snapshots between test and production pods during the window when test is upgraded before production.)  Migration between the same versions will still be supported.  Some objects, such as Profiles, may still be moved from the latest to an earlier version outside of migration snapshots by exporting them from the latest service version and importing them into the earlier version.

New Features:
  • Transaction Matching Now Allows Multiple Match Processes and Data Sources - Transaction Matching has no limit on the number of match processes that you can create and no limit on the number of data sources that can be created and used during a match process. This gives much greater flexibility and is especially useful for situations where greater than two data sources are needed in order to perform your Account Analysis or Balance Comparison reconciliation. Up to now, only up to two data sources and one match process was allowed. For example, you may want to perform a match between General Ledger (GL) –Point of Sale (POS) and POS – BANK (Bank Statement). Check the October 2017 update for more details.

  • New EPM Automate Utility Version - a new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version includes updates to the login command, which now accepts internet proxy server domain, user name, and password as optional parameters. This enhancement enables you to use the EPM Automate utility in corporate network environments with internet proxy server configuration that require users to authenticate with the proxy server before establishing communication with resources outside the corporate network. Check the October 2017 update for more details.

 

Defects Fixed:

  • 26713372 - Data load error during processing corrected by improved performance.
  • 26681507 - Upload an attachment to multiple reconciliations failed due to apostrophe in user id.
  • 26672995 - The custom report, named Transactions Matched, was not displaying transactions with negative amount.
  • 26636715 - Preparers can now correctly only import pre-mapped balances to an account where the Enter Balances Manually option has been checked.
  • 26718035 - Dashboards in the Oracle Cloud My Services portal now correctly display the size of the service instance data on the disc.
  • 26784648 - Access logs now correctly identify the screens that users accessed, user action in the screen, and object value.

 

Considerations:
  • When using EPM Automate, log out and log in again after importing a Financial Close Management (FCM) snapshot to refresh the icons on the Home page.
  • You may receive inaccurate messages from Navigator if pop-up blockers are enabled.  Disable pop-up blockers in your browser to avoid this.
  • In the Academy, some pages and icons may appear different in the video and the Cloud service.

 

Refer to the following links and documents for further information:

  • Oracle Cloud Release Readiness - Get up to speed on the latest cloud release and ensure your upgrade is a success with Oracle's Release Readiness assets. To access this broad range of assets, locate your service on the left, then choose a release from the service's drop-down menu. Learn and how to plan your upgrade by reviewing expanded discussions of new features,including capability overviews, business benefits, setup considerations and usage tips.
  • My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article: Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights Doc ID 2055579.1

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