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Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) - September 2018 Updates

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud  (PCMCS) update:

Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud  (PCMCS)
September 2018

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest updates to your test environments starting at 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, September 7, 2018 and to your production environment on Friday, September 21, 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.

Announcements and New Features:

  • Provisioning Changes to Simplify Role Usage
  • Rules Express Editing Enhancements for Performance and Ease of Use
  • Drilling Down from Summary Members
  • New EPM Automate Utility Version
  • REST APIs for Managing Users

Defects Fixed:

  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)
Considerations:
  • Remember to Upgrade EPM Automate Each Month
  • Microsoft Excel Known Issue that Affects Smart View for Office
  • Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Supports Smart View Private Connections
  • Avoid Special Characters in Artifact Names, Including Calculation Rules

 

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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