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Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud (FCCS) - August 2018 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)
August 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, August 3, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, August 17, 2018, 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.

NOTE: You can import backup snapshots into environments with the same, the preceding or the next update versions. For example, you can import backup snapshots from release 17.08 into releases 17.07 and 17.09. For more information about migration, see Administering Migration for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud.

Announcements and New Features:

  • Incremental Export and Import Behavior Change
  • Ability to Create Journals for Entities with Different Parents
  • Enabling Auto-Creation of Blocks for Configurable Calculations
  • Support for Journal Import and Export Tasks in Jobs
  • Enhancements to Close Manager and Supplemental Data User Interface
  • Close Manager - List and Gantt Views
  • Close Manager Expanded Search Functionality
  • Close Manager Drag and Drop Attachments
  • Close Manager Task Assignees
  • Close Manager Custom Currency Codes
  • Supplemental Data - Power (Exponential) Calculation Added
  • Supplemental Data - Close Date in Supplemental Data Calculation
  • New Server Setting in Financial Reporting Web Studio
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client
  • New Infolets Designer Properties Panel
  • Folder Support for Dashboards and Infolets
  • Updated Vision Sample Application

Upcoming Changes:

  • Ability to Create Composite Forms
  • Close Manager Calendar View
  • Classic Dimension Editor
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Considerations:

  • Only for Smart View for Office with Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
  • Financial Reporting User Preferences
  • Simplified Dimension Editor and Metadata Validation
  • Migration for Close Manager and Supplemental Data Manager
  • Migration for Journals
  • Consolidation Operator for Children of Dimension Name Members
  • Consolidation Rules - Errors in Seeded System Rules
  • Calculation Status
  • Metadata Aliases
  • Intercompany Matching Reports
  • Reconsolidating Data After Upgrading
  • Ownership Management Enablement
  • Copying Data
  • Self Service Upgrade
  • Editing Dates in a Data Collection Period
  • Entity Member Names / Aliases with ICP Property
  • Working with Metadata
  • Smart View Summary Dialog Display

 

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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