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Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) - May 2019 Updates

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) update:

Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS)

May 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, May 3, 2019 and to your production environment on Friday, May 17, 2019, also starting at 22:00 UTC. The updates will be applied to your environments during the first subsequent daily maintenance.

Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server. Refer to Backing Up and Restoring an Environment Using the Maintenance Snapshot in Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.

Announcements:

  • Approvals Process
  • On-Demand Rules
  • Metadata Validation Enhancements
  • Enhanced Auditing for Task Manager
  • Task Manager Reassignment Requests
  • Task Manager Reminders for Due Dates
  • Task Manager Integration Enhancements
  • Importing and Exporting Teams and Users in Supplemental Data Manager
  • Support for Additional Essbase Functions in Configurable Calculations
  • New Form Validation Rule Options
  • Removal of the Ability to Create New Composite Forms
  • Audit Entry for Copy Data and Clear Data
  • Data Management: New Workflow Mode
  • Index and Page File Run Time Statistics for Block Storage (BSO) Cubes in Calculation Manager
  • Ability to Define Whether Missing, Error, and Zero Values Are Plotted on Charts in Financial Reporting Web Studio
  • New Planning Admin Extension with Each Monthly Update
  • New Version of the EPM Automate Utility
  • New Ad Hoc Behavior Configuration Option
  • New Version of Oracle Smart View for Office
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1

Upcoming Changes:

  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel
  • FCCS Environments with Extended Dimensions Patch Automatic Upgrade to 19.05
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Additional Updates to the Connections Interface
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Considerations:

  • Calculation Status
  • Copying Data
  • Editing Dates in a Data Collection Period
  • Adding Shared Members in Smart View
  • Self-Service Upgrade
  • Horizontal Scroll on a Non-Tabular Form
  • Unable to Refresh the Cube
  • Viewing Members on Seeded Forms
  • Viewing the FCCS_VIEW_SYSTEM_MEMBERS
  • Translation Override Rule Redirection
  • Simplified Dimension Editor and Metadata Validation
  • Entity Member Names/Aliases with ICP Property
  • Setting the Data Collection Period
  • Errors When Importing Accounts
  • Working with Metadata
  • Ownership Management Enablement
  • Smart View Summary Dialog Display
  • Extended Dimensionality Performance

 

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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