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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - November 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)

and

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS)

November 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, November 2, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, November 16, 2018, starting at 23:00 UTC (15:00 PST). 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
  • Improved Performance While Uploading and Downloading Files
  • New Data ID Column in Planning Metadata Extraction
  • New Version of Oracle Smart View for Office
  • Pushing Data Between Strategic Modeling and Planning Using Data Maps
  • Improved Search for Forms, Dashboards, and Infolets
  • User Preferences Changes
  • REST APIs for Managing Users
  • New Expression Types in Data Integration
  • New Aggregate Storage Functions in Calculation Manager
  • New Design-Time Prompt Functions in Calculation Manager
  • New Custom Function in Calculation Manager
  • Ability to Enter Hex Values to Customize Font Colors in Financial Reporting Reports

Upcoming Changes:

  • Ability to Create New Composite Forms
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • Proposed Changes to Application-Level Access Control

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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