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Oracle Planning (Previously Called Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS)) - July 2019 Updates

Tanya Heise
Sr Principal Technical Support Engineer

The following announcements and considerations are outlined in the upcoming Oracle Planning update:

Oracle Planning

Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud (PBCS) and Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud (EPBCS)

July 2019

Monthly Update Schedule:

Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Test environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, July 5,  2019. Oracle will apply the latest monthly updates to your Production environments during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC (15:00 PDT) on Friday, July 19,  2019.

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:

  • New EPM Cloud Features Tool
  • REST API Updates
  • Changes to Provisioning Terminology
  • Export Expanded Reports to Excel
  • Maintenance Notification in the Simplified User Interface
  • New Version of EPM Automate
  • Removal of Support for Transport Layer Security Protocol 1.0 and 1.1
  • Self-Service Content Update
  • Working with Funding Options (Strategic Modeling)
  • Working with Time Periods (Strategic Modeling)
  • Ability to Call External REST Resources from Groovy Object Model
  • New Domain Option in Smart View (Mac and Browser) Manifest File
Upcoming Changes:
  • Classic Dimension Editor
  • EPM Cloud's New Look and Feel
  • Removal of Instance Name from Predefined Role Names
Defects Fixed:
  • Software issues addressed each month will be posted to Enterprise Performance Management Cloud Release Highlights (Doc ID 2055579.1)
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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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