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Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud Updates

The Profitability and Cost Management updates for September

applied to test environment on Friday, September 1, 2017 and to production environment on Friday, September 15, 2017

Please note that Oracle updates the document over time and most recent updates are at the top

summarized on 30 August from:

here for September 2017 include these and others:

  • “Integrate business process navigation flows can connect following subscriptions (** sources for connections)”
    • Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud**
    • Oracle Enterprise Planning and Budgeting Cloud**
    • Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close Cloud**
    • Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud**
    • Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud
    • Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud
    • Oracle Enterprise Performance Reporting Cloud
    • More details: “‘Connecting Subscriptions in EPM Cloud’ in the Administrator’s Guide of the source service”
    • “Connection across multiple subscriptions when services are in different domains within the same data center will be supported in a future update”
  • Maintenance snapshots can now be submitted to Oracle for support
  • Provisioning report has been improved
  • Enhancements to the Activity Report identifies top 15 user interface requests by time to execute
  • SSO is now available with Oracle Identity Cloud Services (IDCS)
  • Addition of Copy Application Snapshot to the REST API
  • Dimension Management now allows deleting dimension during early dev stages
  • Simultaneous editing of all aliases for a member is now possible
  • Analysis Views can now be sorted to aid simple reporting
  • Ability to copy n number of rules added
  • Smart View is supported across Private Connections
  • In case one needs a reminder: (continue) to avoid special characters in artifact names, including calculation scripts

Reminder: Transition to “Financial Reporting Web Studio” as it will “become the only environment for designing and building reports”

6 Defects Fixed…

The Profitability and Cost Management updates for August

applied to test environment on Friday, August 4, 2017 and to production environment on Friday, August 18, 2017

Please note that Oracle updates the document over time and most recent updates are at the top.

summarized on 28 JULY

here for August 2017 include these and others:

  • IMPORTANT CHANGE to the USER role will allow write access on assigned data slice starting August and assignment of the VIEWER role where write access is denied
  • Dimension Management allows editing Business, Attribute and POV dimensions in PCMC, including adding, moving, copying, deleting child members and their  properties (best used for minor edits, Validate and Enable required)
  • Multiple alias table support coming in August
  • Data Management now  provides access to Oracle GL through loads to Oracle Financial Cloud
  • In case one needs a reminder: (continue) to avoid special characters in artifact names, including calculation scripts

Reminder: Transition to “Financial Reporting Web Studio” as it will “become the only environment for designing and building reports”

Reminder:  Get ready to upgrade to Smart View ~.710 mid-August to enable new features and to support continued use of PCMC applications after August updates. Link will be here when 710 drops.

The Profitability and Cost Management updates for July

applied to test environment on Friday, July 7, 2017 and to production environment on Friday, July 21, 2017

Please note that Oracle updates the document over time and most recent updates are at the top.

summarized on 28 JULY

here for July 2017 include these and others:

    • Translated Books …”covers all features up to May 2017, except for Working with Smart View for Enterprise Performance Management Cloud…”
    • Enhanced Provisioning Report shows number unique users with Services roles
    • Run the Execution Statistics system report for Calculation Jobs, directly from the PCM job library
    • Export FR Web Studio grid to Excel
    • In case one needs a reminder: (continue) to avoid special characters in artifact names, including calculation scripts

Reminder: Transition to “Financial Reporting Web Studio” as it will “become the only environment for designing and building reports”

here for June 2017

applied to test environment on Friday, June 2, 2017 and to production environment on Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Preview uploaded photo for PCMC Home page
  • Now able to add queries as favorites on Home page
  • NONEMPTYTUPLE property clause added to calculation formula can improve calculation rule performance
  • New EPM Automate utility, including improved security on importsnapshot command
  • EPM Automate Manual
  • Installing the utility
  • Command Reference
  • Database query performance data now available in the enhanced Activity report (top 10 by worst performance, duration & execution)
  • Upload custom fonts (.ttf only) for FR (883 Google fonts available here)
  • 1 defect fixed (Copy POV is functional again for all applications)

Reminder: Transition to “Financial Reporting Web Studio” as it will “become the only environment for designing and building reports”

here for May 2017

    • Support for larger outlines when copying POVs along with related API updates
    • A new customization of home page appearance (background color)
    • In case one needs a reminder: (continue) to avoid special characters in artifact names, including calculation scripts

Reminder: Transition to “Financial Reporting Web Studio” as it will “become the only environment for designing and building reports”

here for April 2017


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