Updates voor Oracle FCC en PBC – Q3 2019

Wat is de impact van de updates voor Oracle FCC en PBC in Q3 2019? Oracle brengt regelmatig nieuwe features uit, ook voor jouw EPM-cloudproducten. Zo worden er (bijna) iedere maand updates voor automatische updates gereleaset voor Oracle FCC en PBC. Maar welke ontwikkelingen zijn relevant voor jouw organisatie? En is het altijd noodzakelijk om alle nieuwe features toe te passen?

Met dit artikel zetten we de meest recente ontwikkelingen op een rij rondom Oracle FCC en PBC, voorheen bekend als Oracle FCCS en PBCS. Ook belichten we de automatische updates voor Smart View. Wil je meer weten over de ontwikkelingen rondom Oracle on-premise? Die vind je in het artikel ‘updates en patches voor Oracle Hyperion‘.

Oracle EPM Cloud-updates

De EPM-cloudoplossingen worden regelmatig geüpdatet, bijna elke maand brengt Oracle een nieuwe update uit voor Oracle PBC en FCC (voorheen bekend als PBCS en FCCS). Let op, in april zijn er geen updates geweest.

De belangrijkste ontwikkelingen rondom Oracle PBC en FCC hebben we voor je uitgezocht, zodat je in één oogopslag de highlights kunt zien. Wil je alle veranderingen doornemen? Dat kan natuurlijk ook, onderaan de overzichten met de highlights vind je de link naar de updates van de afgelopen maanden.

Highlights algemene updates Oracle PBC & FCC van juli – oktober 2019

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New Adapter for Loading Data from the Oracle ERP Cloud You can now extract non-General ledger data from Oracle Financials ERP cloud sources and load it to the EPM Cloud using Data Integration and Data Management. A new generic Oracle cloud ERP adapter is available in this release that lets you use data extracts from the cloud ERP as a data source for any of the EPM cloud business processes. Users can define a BI Publisher data extract that is referenced by data management to pull data directly from sources like payables, receivables, fixed assets, and supply chain.
New Features in Smart View for Office (Mac and Browser) A new version of Oracle Smart View for Office (Mac and Browser) is available. This version includes the ability to spread data for time periods.
New EPM Integration Agent in Data Integration The EPM Integration Agent, which provides connectivity between the EPM Cloud and on-premises sources including SQL data sources like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, E-Business Suite GL, and PeopleSoft GL, is now available.
Support for Different Identity Domains for Test and Production Environments By default, the test and production EPM Cloud environments use one common identity domain to facilitate the management of users and role assignments for each environment. You can now relocate EPM Cloud environments to relocate the production environment, test environment, or both to different identity domains. This is a change in how domain relocation was historically handled.
Warning for Snapshot Imports Starting this release, the import process in Migration displays a warning message if the snapshot being imported is not from current release or from release one month prior or from next month release. You can upgrade snapshots from other month releases for business processes other than Account Reconciliation and Enterprise Data Management to make them compatible with the current version of the environment.
New Version of EPM Automate A new version of EPM Automate is available with this update. This version contains updates to the recreate command, which has been enhanced with the removeAll optional parameter. This parameter, when set to true, removes all user created snapshots as well as the content of the inbox (uploaded files) and outbox (files generated by using the Export capabilities of Migration).
Script Available for Maintaining a Snapshot Library Generally, Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud supports snapshot compatibility for one monthly cycle only; you can migrate maintenance snapshots from the test environment to the production environment and vice versa. However, audit requirements of some customers may necessitate restoring snapshots from multiple years on the latest EPM Cloud environment, and accessing application in a short period of time. A script that automatically updates snapshots to maintain an up-to-date library of snapshots is now available in EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud.

Highlights Oracle PBC updates juli – oktober 2019

Set When Business Rules Run in the Background A new application setting enables you to set how many seconds a business rule executes before it runs in the background. You can enter a value between 0 and 600 (10 minutes).

 Highlights Oracle FCC updates juli – oktober 2019

Event Monitoring Integrations for Oracle Fusion General Ledger Task Manager now provides out-of-the-box Event Monitoring tasks for Oracle Fusion General Ledger. These events can be monitored.
Scenario Override Option for Opening Balance You can now specify a different Scenario from which to source the Closing Balance data in the first period of each year. The default behavior is to carry forward the Closing Balance from the same Scenario as the Opening Balance to which the data is being written.
Enhancement for Unlocking Entities in Approvals In Approvals, the new owner for an Entity can be any owner in the previous promotional path, including the current owner, and they will be able to unlock the entity. If you select the Automatic option when unlocking an entity, the new owner will be the current owner of the Entity.
Input Currency Journals You can now create, approve, post, unpost and reject journals that use Input Currencies, in addition to journals that use Entity Currency. You must first create new Data Source members under FCCS_TotalInputAndAdjusted and assign the custom attribute values for Source Data Type and Source Currency Type for the Input Currencies. When you create a journal or journal template, the new Data Source members that you created will be available for selection.
Configuring Consolidations Rule-Set Source Dataset For Configurable Consolidations, when you create a rule-set and select the Source Dataset for the Elimination data, you can now select a different Scenario, Year, Period, Consolidation and Currency member than that currently being processed. The destination to which processed data is written will not change and will remain as the Scenario, Year, and Period currently being processed.

Alle updates Oracle PBC (Planning Budgeting Cloud)

Wil je de complete updates voor Oracle PBC bekijken? De updates van januari t/m juni 2019 vind je hier. http://bit.ly/EPM-CFT

 

Alle updates FCC (Financial Consolidation and Close)

De complete updates voor januari t/m oktober 2019 vind je hier.

Volgende updates

Oracle brengt grofweg elke maand een automatische update voor de cloudoplossingen zoals FCC en PBC uit. En uiteraard maken we daar volgend kwartaal weer een overzichtelijke samenvatting van, zodat je eenvoudig kunt zien welke ontwikkelingen voor jou relevant zijn.

Jouw omgeving

Iedere Oracle-omgeving is weer anders. We praten je dan ook graag bij over de gevolgen van deze cloudupdates voor jouw specifieke situatie. Even sparren? Dat doen we graag, neem contact op met Bert Dotinga.