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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - June 2018 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)

June 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, June 1, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, June 15, 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.


  • New Version of Oracle Smart View for Office
  • Updates to Snapshot Retention Policy
  • Planning Task Types Added to the Simplified Interface
  • More Intuitive POV Bar in Dashboards
  • Execute Business Rule as a Part of the Data Management Load Process
  • Forms Listing as a Hierarchy in Navigation Flows Artifact Library
  • New Smart View System Setting: Suppress Application Management Options
  • Specify a Maximum Email Attachment Size When Scheduling Batches
  • Remove Time Stamp From File Name When Bursting Batch Reports

Upcoming Changes:

  • New Data Exchange Card in Oracle EPM Cloud
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Composite Form Creation Capability
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client

Defects Fixed:

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)


  • Reports in the Strategic Modeling Smart View Extension on 32-Bit Systems Lose Formatting


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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