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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - July 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)

July 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, July 6, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, July 20, 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.

Planning and Budgeting Cloud and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud:

  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • Migration Export Scenarios: Clone and Incremental Export
  • Changes to Labels and Threshold Values in Activity Report
  • New Data Integration Component in the Simplified User Interface
  • The New Data Exchange Card Includes the Data Maps User Interface
  • Simpler Member Selector
  • Updated Vision Sample Application
  • Option to Show Hidden Files in the Financial Reporting Web Studio Repository

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Benefits and Taxes Wizard Enhancements
  • Create Custom Calculation Logic in a Component
  • Greater Control in Expense Timing
  • More Flexibility with Hiring Requisitions
  • Update Templates During Content Update
  • Important Information for Current Workforce Customers

Upcoming Changes:

  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Composite Form Creation Capability


Defects Fixed:

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


  • Only for Smart View for Office with Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus


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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