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  • Mark Rinaldi
    What's New in 19.08?35.0
    Topic posted July 31, 2019 by Mark RinaldiSilver Crown: 22,500+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Security, Tip in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    What's New in 19.08?
    Summary:
    Here we go again...
    Content:

    Here we are as another month approaches with a new release.  I’m sure you’ve already read the What’s New for August update but here’s my twist:

    1. Once again, the video team keeps pumping out the (YouTube) hits.  There are 2 new videos this month.  The first has Hari Sankar, Group Vice President of Product Management, explaining what we mean by EPM Cloud as a suite in conjunction with our new product offering starting this past June.  The second video provides an overview of the EPM Automate Replay command to simulate your application activities in a test environment under heavy load for you to test performance and ensure these monthly patch updates don’t cause any regressions in your application.  Both are worth watching and I’m not just saying that because Hari is my Group VP… ;-)
    1. There is a new version of EPM Automate, which contains updates to the “recreate” command.  I suppose I’m partially to blame for this enhancement as I struggled to update loaner environments for our partner training to quickly set up for consecutive weeks of training and I had to manually delete all classroom import files from each instance manually to reset set for the next group of victims, err… I mean trainees.  So, our wonderful developers added an optional “removeAll” parameter, which when set to “true,” removes all user created snapshots as well as the content of the Inbox and Outbox.  This is a great feature when sharing an environment with different groups and you want to ensure no sensitive or proprietary data remains on the environment. 
    1. The Calc Manager team keeps churning out the enhancements for ASO functionality with four new ASO functions:  @ILSIBLINGS, @IRSIBLINGS, @LSIBLINGS, and @RSIBLINGS.  Obviously, at least to the BSO calc writing world, we’ve had these in BSO cubes forever but they are now available for ASO cubes, too.  Nerd on!
    1. A new server setting in Financial Reporting Web Studio, Related Content URL Launch Mode, defines the type of request made for related content URLs.  The default launch method is HTTP post.  In scenarios where related content URLs do not support a post request, change the server setting to HTTP get.  I hate when related content does not support a post request.  How about you?
    1. In our new EPM Enterprise Cloud Planning Business Process, the Custom Business Process Type now only supports the simplified multi-currency solution.   The old, native multi-currency is no longer available, which is a good thing.  Most everyone skipped that option and created a version of the simplified multi-currency solution, so now we only support what everyone is already doing.
    1. With a view to assisting customers troubleshoot issues related to application performance, a new chapter titled "Troubleshooting Application-Specific Issues" has been added to Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators.  The initial installment of this document covers information on optimizing slow business rules identified in the Activity Report. 

    Upcoming Changes

    1. In the September 2019 (i.e. 19.09) release, we will add a query governor that limits all queries to a maximum of 15 minutes execution time.  The query governor will terminate queries that exceed 15 minutes because, let’s be honest, that seems like a horrible query that is being fired off hogging resources that could be used for better things.  So excessive loads created unintentionally by running ad hoc queries that take a very long time to complete will be terminated to avoid hosing everyone else on the system.  Before you jump down my throat, if you have a valid query that takes more than 15 minutes to complete (really?), log a Support Request with  your use case and business justification and we’ll review, contemplate, (maybe say you’re insane), and adjust, if necessary.
    1. Currently, the predefined role names displayed in the Access Control screens of EPM Cloud environments prefix the instance name to the role name in INSTANCE_NAME ROLE_NAME format. They are also stored in this format in the snapshots, making it difficult to migrate snapshots from one instance to another.

    To facilitate the migration of security across EPM Cloud environments, Oracle plans to rename predefined role names displayed within EPM Cloud applications by removing the instance name prefix. For example, if the instance name is Planning1, predefined role names are Planning1 Service Administrator, Planning1 Power User, Planning1 User and Planning1 Viewer. The new role names will be Service Administrator, Power User, User, and Viewer.

    NOTE:  This change does not affect how the role names are displayed in the MyServices customer portal.

    This change will affect you if you use the predefined roles for managing application-level provisioning and access to artifacts; you will need to reassign such assignments using the updated role name after the roles are renamed. This change makes it easy to migrate EPM Cloud artifacts across environments.

    Additionally, all predefined role names; Domain Administrator, Service Administrator, Power User, User, and Viewer will be treated as EPM Cloud keywords, which should not be used in the name of any custom artifacts that you create; for example, as a group name in Access Control. If you have any group with these keywords, rename them before this change comes into effect.

    This change is being implemented to address customer feedback. If you have any concerns about this change, please contact Oracle Support.

    1. In a future update, there will be a revised interface with enhanced navigation and a new them called Sky Blue.  The revised interface retains existing functionality and enhances your experience with a more modern look and feel and responsive design.  The Welcome Panel and the Global Header readjust after resizing, which means less scrolling (Yay!).  An updated Welcome Panel features Announcements and Notifications.  Arrows are available on the Home Page to help you navigate easily between the Springboard and infolet dashboard pages.  A bigger Navigator Menu has improved usability, more themes for customization are included, and a bigger work area has more space to maneuver and provide better visibility.  The interface is also more consistent with other Oracle products, such as Fusion Applications.  After the interface is release, all new customers will use the new lighter-colored Sky Blue theme, and existing customers will keep their current theme.  You can switch themes using Tools\Appearance.
    1. One of these days, we’re really going to get rid of the Classic Dimension Editor, I promise.  However, I’m working hard to ensure the Simplified Dimension Editor meets all your expectations before we remove the Classic Dimension editor.  I still need your help to log Support Requests with bugs or enhancement requests for the Simplified Dimension Editor to ensure it fully meets your needs and provides a seamless transition.  Have Support log bugs with “SUIDE” in the title.

    Okay, so not the heaviest of months for updates but it is summertime in the northern hemisphere and some of us are enjoying some time off after our year-end rush, KScope (have you signed up for KScope20 in my home town yet?  Be sure to budget for this extraordinary event.), new pricing/product offerings, etc. so stay tuned for more enhancements as we go forward.  Maybe we’ll see some of you at Oracle Open World in September in San Francisco.

    Happy Planning!

  • Stefanie Rosenberg
    Oracle EPM Cloud Today -EPM Cloud as a Suite Featuring Hari...5.0
    Topic posted July 5, 2019 by Stefanie RosenbergRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, Planning in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Oracle EPM Cloud Today -EPM Cloud as a Suite Featuring Hari Sankar
    Summary:
    Hari Sankar talks about EPM Cloud as a suite.
    Content:

    We are pleased to announce our 3rd video in our Oracle EPM Cloud Today series, where Hari Sankar, Group Vice President of Product Management, will be talking about EPM Cloud as a suite.
    Oracle EPM Cloud Today: EPM Cloud as a Suite Featuring Hari Sankar http://bit.ly/2XMj2zQ
    He’ll talk about what we mean by EPM Cloud as a suite, how it benefits customers, and what we’re doing to make it even easier to use EPM Cloud.
    All EPM Videos are on YouTube and this video is on the Oracle EPM Cloud Today – 2019 playlist.
    Thanks, and Happy watching!
    The EPM Video Team

  • Jash Joshi
    Converting on premise BSO cube to PBCS ASO4
    Topic posted June 29, 2019 by Jash JoshiRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, Integration, PBCS, Planning, Projects, Reports, SmartView, Workforce in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Converting on premise BSO cube to PBCS ASO
    Content:

    Hi All,

    I have a requirement to convert the on-premise BSO cube to the PBCS ASO cube. On-premise BSO cube is mainly used by the client's users as a reporting cube. It has dimensions 11 dimensions, account dimension has around 140 member formulas and few calculation scripts. Member formulas has functions like @ISMBR, @Relative and @SUM etc.

    Account and Entity dimension has lot of members as Ignore and in ASO if you want to use consolidation operator as ignore than you have to make parents as a label only, this affects the reporting at the parent level.

    I would like to know, whether we should go for the ASO cube conversion or not? and if we should go for it? what are the things that we should keep in mind while converting BSO to ASO?

    Thank You.

    Regards,

    Jash Joshi

  • Guillermo Carro.Martin
    Consolidation in PBCS or EPBCS3
    Topic posted June 28, 2019 by Guillermo Carro.Martin, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Strategic Modeling in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Consolidation in PBCS or EPBCS
    Summary:
    Is it possible to consolidate in PBCS or EPBCS?
    Content:

    Hello everyone,

    The other day I was asked if is possible to consolidate in PBCS or EPBCS, I have been disconnected from PBCS since 2017, and I have not used PBCS in the past for that purpose.

    I have been looking in Oracle web and I read about Strategic Modelling, but I am not sure if that new module could be my answer.

    I would love to hear if someone have created a way of consolidate in PBCS or EPBCS. If not, what would you advise me to propose along PBCS in that future project? HFM or maybe another tool?

    Thank you

  • EMILY HAMER
    Want to drive accurate, connected plans—from long-range p...5.0
    Topic posted June 17, 2019 by EMILY HAMERBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Public Sector in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Want to drive accurate, connected plans—from long-range planning to periodic rolling forecasts and line-of-business planning?
    Summary:
    EPM Cloud delivers!
    Content:

    Whether you’re in corporate financial planning and analysis, sales, marketing, human resources, IT, supply chain, or operations, the agility and simplicity of EPM Cloud meets all planning needs: http://bit.ly/2ZoGDUC

    All Planning videos are on the Help Center.

    Thanks, and happy watching!

    Emily and the EPM Cloud Video UA Team

  • EMILY HAMER
    Announcing Planning in Oracle EPM Enterprise Cloud5.0
    Topic posted June 17, 2019 by EMILY HAMERBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Projects, Public Sector, Strategic Modeling, Workforce in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Announcing Planning in Oracle EPM Enterprise Cloud
    Summary:
    Now part of EPM Cloud providing connected planning across your enterprise
    Content:

    Is monochromatic financial planning just not meeting your planning and analytic needs? Oracle EPM Cloud supports a rainbow of fully integrated, best practice planning solutions that span workforce, capital and projects while linking to the financial plan. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2MXEpKz

    All Planning videos are available on the Help Center.

    Thanks and happy watching!

    Emily Hamer and the EPM Cloud Video UA Team

  • EMILY HAMER
    Announcing Oracle EPM Cloud Suite. Totally unified....5.0
    Topic posted June 17, 2019 by EMILY HAMERBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Strategic Modeling in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Announcing Oracle EPM Cloud Suite. Totally unified. Completely agile.
    Summary:
    Watch to learn about this exciting new offering.
    Content:

    Oracle EPM Cloud provides the purpose-built and integrated financial close, planning, reporting, and analytic tools you need to optimize, innovate, and drive your business. Don’t just manage today; be future-ready. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2HGTxG3

    All EPM Cloud business process videos are available on the Help Center.

    Thanks, and happy watching!

    Emily Hamer and the EPM Cloud Video UA Team

  • Jash Joshi
    Simple way to update Valid Intersections25.0
    Topic posted June 17, 2019 by Jash JoshiRed Ribbon: 250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, Integration, PBCS, Planning, Security, Tip in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Simple way to update Valid Intersections
    Summary:
    I have lots of valid intersection rules in my application and I need a simple way to update them using a file or excel template
    Content:

    Since I have lots of valid intersection rules in the application, the valid intersection page is very slow (While opening the VI page) and it takes a lot of time to respond whenever I make any changes to the VI rules or add new rules. It also takes a lot of time in saving as well.

    Is there any simple way to make changes to the VI rules like through excel or through any template?

    Any help is greatly appreciated

    Thanks in advance,

    Jash

  • EMILY HAMER
    Want to include ranges of uncertainty in your financial...5.0
    Topic posted June 14, 2019 by EMILY HAMERBronze Medal: 1,250+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Strategic Modeling in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Want to include ranges of uncertainty in your financial model?
    Summary:
    See how simulations in Strategic Modeling help you identify, measure, and manage uncertainty
    Content:

    Hey financial analysts! Are your predictive models holding you back from modeling uncertainty? Move forward with simulations to generate realistic, ranges of uncertainty in strategic models. Take a look: http://bit.ly/2HilmHb

    Yours,
    Emily Hamer and the EPM UA Video Team

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  • Marc Seewald
    Calling all EPM Cloud Planning customers...5.0
    Topic posted June 9, 2019 by Marc SeewaldGreen Ribbon: 100+ Points, tagged Financial Planning, PBCS, Planning, Strategic Modeling, Workforce in Enterprise Performance Mgmt > Planning public
    Title:
    Calling all EPM Cloud Planning customers (PBCS/EPBCS)
    Summary:
    Special Strategic Customer-ONLY Forum @ Kscope 2019 - Interested?
    Content:

    The Oracle EPM development team values our relationship with our strategic customers, and we always look forward to opportunities to engage with a broader group on a periodic basis.  One of the best opportunities to do this is by hosting EPM strategic customer forums at an event that draws customers across all industries and geographies.  With this in mind, we would like to formally invite you to the EPM Cloud Planning Strategic Customer Forum on Monday, June 24th at this year’s Kscope user conference in Seattle, WA.  The meeting will start promptly at 10:30 AM and run for a couple of hours.  

    While you don’t need to be a registered conference attendee to participate in the advisory forum, we do encourage you to consider registering to take advantage of the tremendous content being offered, including the EPM Sunday Symposium.  More information can be found here: KScope19.  As a third-party conference, we do not have the ability to waive conference fees if you wish to attend the full conference.  However, there are many discount codes available through our partners, and/or check here if this applies to you.

    And now, the fine print….Please note that we have limited space available for the advisory forums and we are nearly full. So if you are interested, please do not delay in contacting  annette.barbieri@oracle.com directly. 

     As always, thank you for your continued support of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management, and we hope to see you in Seattle.