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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - October 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)

October 2017

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, October 6, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, October 20, 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  
  • New Simplified Audit  
  • Enhanced HsGetValue Function  
  • Display Localized Labels in Referenced Navigation Flow Cards, Tabs, and Clusters  
  • Valid Intersections in Dashboard POVs  
  • Ability to Set all Dimensions for a Point of View at One Time  
  • Control Line Width in Dashboard Charts  
  • Custom Colors in Dashboards 

New Features for Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud Only:

  • Enhanced Associate Employee Business Rule 
  • Data Import Templates Available From Workforce and Capital Business Processes  
  •  New Custom Dimension in Projects  
  •  New Validate Tab to Identify Incorrect Smart List Values  
  •  Groovy Rules Support for Planning ASO Cubes


Removal of Support:

  • Standard Interface (Planning and Budgeting Cloud Workspace Interface)  
  • Financial Reporting Studio Desktop Client  
  • Classic Dimension Editor

Defects Fixed:

Refer to the October 2017 updates for the full list.


  • Microsoft Excel Known Issue That Affects Smart View for Office - review the October 2017  update for more details


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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