Oracle® Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management

New Features

Release 11.1.2.3


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New Features in Release 11.1.2.3

New Features in Release 11.1.2.2.350

Documentation Now Certified on Apple Mobile Devices

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

This document describes the new features and enhancements in Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management, Release 11.1.2.3. For detailed information on these features, see the Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Administrator's Guide, and Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management User's Guide.

Note:

For new features in Oracle Hyperion EPM Architect, refer to the Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect Readme.

Calculation Rules for Detailed Probability

Calculation Rules is an enhancement to the current calculation framework. Calculation Rules is a super set of calculation artifacts, encapsulating sources, destinations, and drivers. Calculation Rules reduces the volume of assignments you define by using sources, destinations and drivers to create broad allocations, reserving individual assignments to create exceptions to these Calculation Rules.

With the introduction of Calculation Rules, modeling in Detailed Profitability applications takes a top-down approach. You perform all allocations through Calculation Rules, and Calculation Rules controls the calculation flow.

Enable OLAP Analysis for Detailed Probability

You can now deploy the three new Oracle Essbase databases, source stage, contribution, and destination stage, and then transfer data into them from their corresponding relational tables. You can view the results from the reporting database in reporting and analysis tools, such as Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting, Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis, Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office, or Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

Destination Stage Balancing for Detailed Probability

The Destination Stage Balancing for Detailed Probability provides the details of the impact of calculations on the destination stage data and shows the summarized values for measure columns targeted by calculation rules. This feature is available now in the bottom half of the Stage Balancing screen.

Integrating Smart View Queries

Smart View integrations are available only for Standard Profitability models to provide help with data management, run diagnostics for allocation data, and enable analysis of both allocation and genealogy data. In addition, the Smart View integration provides context-sensitive investigation tools that can be launched from Stage Balancing.

Smart View queries provide users with quick access to views of Profitability and Cost Management data. The queries can be defined against either the Calculation or Reporting database, and after Smart View is launched, the grid can be used for analysis. Data entry may also be performed against the Calculation database.

The Manage Queries screen enables you to select a query type, and then refine your query using a grid and a Smart View POV. The queries can be saved and reused, or cloned by other Profitability and Cost Management users. The queries can also be exported and re-imported using Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Lifecycle Management.

The default queries offer different views, depending on the query type selected. Each of the queries enable additional selections for the selected type. For example, the Driver Measures query type prompts the user to specify the driver location (Source, Assignment, Destination or Global) and the stage combinations in order to complete the dimension defaults that are presented on the dimension layout and member selection screen.

The results of the queries are viewed through the Stage Balancing report using default hyperlinks that can be selected to launch Smart View with the relevant grid. You can also drill down further on input or allocation data. For example, you could drill-down into Unassigned costs after an allocation run, or to examine input data that was used in the same run.

If any dimensions or dimension members are renamed or deleted, the Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office queries that reference those dimensions become invalid. The Queries tab in the Model Validations screen validates all queries, and displays an error message for any invalid queries.

For instructions on creating, maintaining and viewing Oracle Hyperion Smart View for Office queries, see the Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.3.

Profitability and Cost Management Application Manager (Profitability Applications)

In instances where Performance Management Architect cannot be installed, the Profitability and Cost Management Application Manager provides an alternative to using Oracle Hyperion EPM Architect to manage Profitability and Cost Management applications and dimensions.

For Application Manager, Essbase is used as the dimension management system, or source of dimensions for the Profitability and Cost Management application. Users create dimensions and dimension members in a Master Essbase Application, which are then imported into a Profitability and Cost Management application. The same Master Application can be used to create multiple Profitability and Cost Management applications. You select the application type, either Standard or Detailed, when you create the Profitability application.

Whether you use Essbase or Performance Management Architect to create a Profitability and Cost Management application, there is no difference in how the applications work; however, you can only modify the source by using the original dimension management system.

For instructions on creating and maintaining the Essbase Master Application and using it to create Profitability applications, see the Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.3.

Outline Builder (Cube Generator)

A new Outline Builder enables the deployment of very large models from Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management to Essbase. The Outline Builder also reduces the Oracle Essbase outline deployment time and the usage of TCP ports consumption during the deployment. Both ASO and BSO databases are supported.

No action is required by users, as the Outline Builder automatically supports the deployment operations.

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:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1092114.1