Oracle® Hyperion Financial Management

New Features

Release 11.1.2.3


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Table of Contents:

Application Types

Data Form Enhancements

Data Grid Enhancements

Editing Input Cells

Lifecycle Management

Metadata Load Auditing

Module Configuration

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision

POV Selector Enhancements

Rules

Security Access

Smart View

Task and Data Auditing

User-defined Metadata Attributes

Documentation Now Certified on Apple Mobile Devices

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

Application Types

When you create an application, you can now select an application type: Consolidation or Tax Provisioning. This provides flexibility for creating customized applications for different purposes. See Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision.

Data Form Enhancements

Setting Dimension Options

When you define data forms, you can specify whether to show or hide dimensions in the POV, and specify the order in which POV dimensions are displayed.

Favorite Members

The members available for the Selectable POV list are now available for selection as Favorite Members in the POV bar.

Dynamic POV Member Lists

Dynamic POV member lists are now supported in data forms. You can select them to quickly populate rows and columns with valid members. If your administrator has defined dynamic POV member lists for your form, the members to be displayed in the rows or columns dynamically change based on the member you select in the POV. From the Member Selection dialog box, the valid dynamic POV member lists for the current dimension are displayed with an @POV suffix at the bottom of the dialog box.

On-Demand Rules

This release provides the ability to run on-demand rules from data forms. On-demand rules are useful when you want to run only a subset of calculations to quickly see the results in the data form. For example, when you are working in a data form that is set up to run a specific on-demand rule, you can enter data and then run the on-demand rule to immediately see the results of the calculation. On-demand rules are created in the application rules file. The Form Designer includes a text box for selecting or entering valid on-demand rules that can be run from the Form Viewer.

See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management User's Guide.

Data Grid Enhancements

Setting Dimension Options

You can set options for displaying dimensions in data grids. You can set the order in which dimensions are displayed in the POV bar, hide POV dimensions that you do not use frequently, or use dimension members from the background POV that is saved and shared among modules. These options are saved when you save the data grid definition.

Dynamic POV Member Lists

Dynamic POV member lists are now supported in data grids. If the administrator has defined dynamic POV member lists, you can use them to quickly populate rows and columns with valid members for the selected dimension. In the Member Selection dialog box, the valid dynamic POV member lists for the selected dimension are displayed with an @POV suffix at the bottom of the dialog box.

See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management User's Guide.

Editing Input Cells

In data grids, data forms, Manage Ownership, and Manage Submission Groups, you can now single-click to edit an input cell. The single-click edit mode is enabled by default. A toolbar button in these modules enables you to disable the single-click edit mode and use the double-click method to edit cells.

Lifecycle Management

The following Oracle Hyperion Financial Management artifacts are now supported in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Lifecycle Management:

  • Application Base Level Data

  • Application Module Configuration

In addition, Modified By and Modified Date properties are now included for all artifacts.

Metadata Load Auditing

After a metadata file has been successfully loaded, you can view detailed information about the metadata changes made during the load process. For example, if an attribute was changed in the Account dimension, the system displays the old attribute and the new attribute values. You can view a report of this information from the Task Audit module. The Metadata Load report includes changes in member attributes, parent/child relationship, as well as the addition, deletion, and rename of members. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

Module Configuration

Depending on your application type, you might not require all application modules. If you are the Application Administrator, you can select to disable specific modules. For example, you could disable the Journals or Intercompany Transactions modules for certain applications. When you disable a module, it is not displayed for any user of the application. Application module configuration information is saved as an XML file. You can load and extract module configuration information from the Load Application Elements and Extract Application Elements pages. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision is a comprehensive global tax provisioning solution for multinational companies reporting under US GAAP or IFRS. The solution encompasses all stages of the corporate tax provision process including tax automation, data collection, tax provision calculation, return-to-accrual automation, tax reporting and analysis. The Hyperion Tax Provision application is built using Financial Management and leverages all functionality provided with Financial Management.

POV Selector Enhancements

You can set options for displaying dimensions in the POV bar. You can display dimension long names (such as Scenario or Year), dimension short names (such as S for Scenario or Y for Year), or select not to display dimension names. You can display dimension labels, descriptions, and icons, and wrap the POV. You can show, hide, or reorder dimensions. These POV bar options can be saved and applied to other modules. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management User's Guide.

Rules

The new OpenCellTextUnit rule enables you to quickly retrieve the cell text for multiple cells. You can specify part of the POV for which to retrieve cell text, for example, Scenario and Year, instead of the entire POV. You can specify to retrieve cell text labels, and also whether to sort the cell text by Ascending or Descending order. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

Security Access

The UI for security access screens has been enhanced for ease of use. You can quickly choose to view Users or Groups, and easily move selected members between Available and Selected columns. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

Smart View

In Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, you can now control the width of the Header columns in Oracle Hyperion Financial Management data forms. See the Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office User's Guide.

Task and Data Auditing

Users who are not administrators can now view Task and Data Audit screens if they have the new View Task Audit and View Data Audit security roles. They can also export, but not delete, task and data audit information. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

User-defined Metadata Attributes

In metadata, the maximum limit of characters for the UserDefined1, 2 and 3 attribute has increased to 256 characters. This applies to the UserDefined attribute for the Accounts, Customs, Entity, and Scenario dimensions. See the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide.

Documentation Now Certified on Apple Mobile Devices

Documentation files for Release 11.1.2.3 are now available in two mobile formats: .mobi files, available previously, and .epub files. Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System ePub documentation files are supported on all Apple Mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). ePub files are supported on many mobile devices; however, they are certified only on Apple Mobile devices. Additional devices will be certified over time.

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

If you are coming from Release 11.1.2.0, 11.1.2.1, or 11.1.2.2, use the Cumulative Feature Overview tool to review the list of new features added between those releases. This tool enables you to identify your current products, your current release version, and your target implementation release version. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized set of high-level descriptions of the product features developed between your current and target releases. This tool is available here:

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