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Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) - December 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)

December 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 23:00 UTC (15:00 PST) on Friday, December 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, December 21, 2018, also starting at 23:00 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
  • Ability to Execute Jobs from Groovy Rules
  • Toggle Between HTML and PDF Report Output
  • HsSetValue Accepts Additional Data Types
  • Data Management Dimension and Attribute Column Enhancements
  • System Maintenance Task Options Enhancements
  • Work with Advanced Data Maps in Strategic Modeling
  • Smart View Support for Dashboards

Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud ONLY:

  • Create Custom Depreciation and Amortization Methods

Upcoming Changes:

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


  • Removal of Block Storage Cube Runtime Statistics

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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