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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - June 2017 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) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS)
June 2017 Updates

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, June 2, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, June 16, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.

New Features:

New Features for Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud

  • New EPM Automate Utility Version  
  • Activity Report Now Shows Database Query Performance Data  
  • Oracle NetSuite Integration with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud  
  • Ability to Change Number Format for Chart Point of Values and Axis Labels  
  • Options to Push Data and Clear and Push Data Combined Into One  
  • New Approval Unit Status Report  
  • Setting Usage By Cube for Period Dimension Members  
  • Support Added for Google Chrome  
  • Ability to Manage Applications from Smart View  
  • Dashboards Offer a New Combination Chart Type  
  • Upload Custom Fonts to Financial Reporting  
  • Application Type “Lite” Renamed to “Reporting”  
  • Updated Application Design Guidelines  
  • Updates to Academy  
  • Change of Behavior: File Uploads

New Features for Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Strategic Modeling
  • Ability to Create Business Rules Written in the Groovy Scripting Language 
  • Integration of Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Workforce with Oracle Human Capital Management 
  • Additional Checks in Enable Features, Increment Enablement, and Upgrade Processes

Removal of Support:

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

Defects Fixed:

Refer to the June 2017 updates for the full list.

Considerations

  • Users Are Unable to Access Folders and Reports

 

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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