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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - May 2019 Updates

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)


Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS)

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.

Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud

  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • New Version of the EPM Automate Utility
  • Removal of the Ability to Create New Composite Forms
  • Filtering Members
  • New Application Setting: Link Accounts by Default
  • New Ad Hoc Behavior Configuration Option
  • Updates to the Connections Interface
  • New Form Validation Rule Options
  • New 'Success with Warnings' Job Status
  • New REST API Jobs to Import Security and Export Security, Export Audit Records and the Job Console, and Sort Members
  • Index and Page File Run Time Statistics for Block Storage (BSO) Cubes in Calculation Manager
  • New Planning Admin Extension with Each Monthly Update
  • New Version of Oracle Smart View for Office
  • Data Management: New Workflow Mode
  • Oracle NetSuite Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service Sync SuiteApp Role ID
  • Data Integration Updates
  • Ability to Define Whether Missing, Error, and Zero Values Are Plotted on Charts in Financial Reporting Web Studio

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Additional Rolling Forecast Time Periods in Financials
  • Manage Strategic Modeling Metadata with Model Change Management
  • Capital Forms and Rules Allow Different Planning Years for Plan and Forecast Scenarios
  • Groovy Rules
  • New Scenario Formula Expressions in Calculation Manager Graphical and Script Rules
  • More Flexibility in Setting Salary for Jobs
  • Greater Flexibility in Making Mid-Year Changes
Upcoming Changes:
  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel
  • Changes to Default Setting for Exporting Smart List Textual Data
  • 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)

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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