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  • March 31, 2017

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - April 2017 Update

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) update:

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS)
April 2017 Updates

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, April 7, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, April 21, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

New Features:

  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • Single Sign-On Access with NetSuite
  • Activity Report Now Contains Information on Long Running Reports
  • New Smart View for Office Version  
  • Project Revenue Recognition What If Planning  
  • Ability to Add Additional Expense Categories  
  • Simplification of Project Earned Value Management and Forecast Preparations Rules  
  • Export Exchange Rates Template for Simplified Multicurrency Applications  
  • Exclude Dynamic Calculation Members from a Data Map Push  
  • New System Setting: Allow Drilling on Shared Members in Ad Hoc Grids  
  • Changing Financial Reporting Server Values in Financial Reporting Web Studio  
  • Displaying the POV Prompt for Reports  
  • Data Management Integration with Oracle Fusion Cloud Budgetary Control and Encumbrance Accounting  
  • Application Design Best Practices  
  • Changing Maintenance Time to Accommodate Daylight Saving Time 

Removal of Support:

  • Standard Interface (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Workspace) 
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client
  • File-Based Integration of Data Management with Oracle Fusion Financials Cloud

Defects Fixed:

  • Refer to the April 2017 updates for full list of defects.
    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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