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

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, September 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, September 21, 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:

  • Security for Users to Run Consolidation Process
  • Data Load - Reverse Year-to-Date Value for Accounts Loaded in Replace Mode
  • Integrated, Comprehensive User Preferences
  • System Settings and Defaults Moved to Application Settings
  • Uniform Time Zone Settings
  • Supplemental Data Set Governors
  • Close Manager Support for Viewer Users
  • Toolkit for Hyperion Financial Management Migration to EPM Cloud
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • Loading Data Using an Incremental File Adapter
  • Drilling Down from Summary Members
  • Provisioning Changes to Simplify Role Usage

Upcoming Changes:

  • Proposed Changes to Application-Level Access Control
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Ability to Create New Composite Forms
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)

Considerations:

  • Simplified Dimension Editor and Metadata Validation
  • Translation Override Rule Redirection
  • Consolidation Operator for Children of Dimension Name Members
  • Calculation Status
  • 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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