Oracle® Financial Management Analytics

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Release 11.1.2.4.000


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Table of Contents:

Purpose

New Features in This Release

Installation Information

Supported Platforms

Supported Languages

Defects Fixed in This Release

Known Issues

Documentation Updates

Documentation Feedback

Accessibility Considerations

Purpose

This document includes important, late-breaking information about this release of Oracle Financial Management Analytics. Review this Readme thoroughly before installing Oracle Financial Management Analytics.

The Configuration Utility enables users to map their application specific data and metadata to the predefined analytics. The configuration utility also enables integration between the EPM applications and Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition (OBIEE).

For detailed information about the concepts and usage of Oracle Financial Management Analytics, see the following guides:

  • Oracle Financial Management Analytics Dashboard User's Guide

  • Oracle Financial Management Analytics Dashboard Administrator's Guide

New Features in This Release

For new features related information, see Oracle Financial Management Analytics New Feature Guide.

If you are applying the maintenance release from Release 11.1.2.0, 11.1.2.1, 11.1.2.2, or 11.1.2.3, 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

Oracle Financial Management Analytics contains the following new features:

  • Oracle Financial Management Analytics is certified on Enterprise Performance Management 11.1.2.4.000 and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 11.1.1.7.x Plus Latest Patch

  • Oracle Financial Management Analytics is integrated with Enterprise Performance Management Workspace 11.1.2.4.000 onwards.

  • Ease to use the Oracle Financial Management Analytics Configuration Utility, the user interface has improved from earlier release. You can perform both Business Modelling and Configuring Dashboards.

  • Oracle Financial Management Analytics is supported for the following languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese Brazilian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Swedish

Installation Information

Oracle Financial Management Analytics Release 11.1.2.4.000 has a separate, stand-alone installation program. It is not included in the Enterprise Performance Management System Installer and Configurator. For late-breaking information about the installation and configuration of Oracle Financial Management Analytics, as well as prerequisites for installation, see the Oracle Financial Management Analytics Administrator's Guide.

Supported Platforms

Information about system requirements and supported platforms for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System products is available in spreadsheet format in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Required Products and Versions

Oracle Financial Management Analytics requires the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management ADM Driver, and Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition to be installed on the same system. For more information, see the Oracle Financial Management Analytics Administrator's Guide. Oracle Financial Management Analytics Release 11.1.2.4.000 supports the following releases of these products:

  • Financial Management Releases:

    • 11.1.2.4.000

    • 11.1.2.3.000 Plus Latest Patch

    • 11.1.2.2.000 Plus Latest Patch, and

    • 11.1.2.1.000 Plus Latest Patch

  • Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision Release 11.1.2.3.501

  • Financial Close Management Release 11.1.2.4.000

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition: Release 11.1.1.7.x Plus Latest Patch

Supported Languages

Information about supported languages for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format on the Translation Support tab in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Defects Fixed in This Release

This section includes defects fixed in Release 11.1.2.4.000. To review the list of defects fixed between earlier releases, use the Defects Fixed Finder This tool enables you to identify the products you own and your current implementation release. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized report of fixed-defect descriptions with their associated platforms and patch numbers. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1292603.1

  • 14742708 -- Oracle Financial Management Analytics dashboards are displayed blurred in Google Chrome version 22 browser. Workaround: Select Ctrl key and scroll the mouse button to re-size the images in the Webpage, dashboards gets better.

  • 14561210 -- Deletion of a period that is set as a prior period in Account Reconciliation Manager could cause incorrect Trending Analysis graph; even if deleted period is recreated and prior period link is restored.

Known Issues

The following are the noteworthy known issues of this release.

  • 20186736 - In Linux environment, if you launch the Configuration Utility, EPM Instance field is disabled. This field is required for HFM and TAX Configuration. As a workaround, perform these step:

    • Edit the config_utility.sh file.

    • In the second line, add the following command:

      export EPM_ORACLE_HOME=Installed Location/Oracle/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1.

      For example: export EPM_ORACLE_HOME=/scratch/user1/Oracle/Middleware/EPMSystem11R1.

    • Save the config_utility.sh file, and then re-invoke the Configuration Utility.

  • 18644406 -- The values on the right side are not displayed in the KPI By Customs Trellis View report, if the top most right cell is empty.

  • 19905495 - In KPI Details - Performance Indicator Meter report few strings are not picked from Caption File.

  • 19275787 – If two entities are having the same description, then only one entity is displayed in the entity drop-down.

  • 12871441 -- The OFMA.log is generated during configuration, but the contents of the file are not localized.

  • 12714801, 15884483, 15884472 -- If the Base Members of the dimension are having the "NONE" access rights, then the OFMA reports will error out. All the reports that are using these Base Member as a part of the report or hierarchy will output the same. The workaround is to set the rights to the next minimum restricted level which is metadata.

  • 12634915 -- There are differences in data displayed in Financial Management and Oracle Financial Management Analytics as the result of differences in the rounding algorithm (only from the second decimal point) for data in Oracle BI EE compared with that of Financial Management.

  • 14695374 -- Account Reconciliation Manager reports do not display currency symbol.

  • 16905694 -- In Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition HD Mobile application, under Account Reconciliation Manager dashboard if you select the Report By drop-down that do not refresh the Report By Item prompt. As a workaround, select Report By prompt, then click Apply, then select Report By Item prompt, and then click Apply.

Documentation Updates

Accessing EPM System Product Documentation

Find the latest EPM System product guides in the Oracle Help Center (https://docs.oracle.com/en/). To access documents to view or download, click the Applications icon. In the Applications Documentation window, select the EPM tab, and then click the Enterprise Performance Management link.

You can also find deployment-related documentation on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/index.html) and on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website (http://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/WelcomePage/get_form). Or you can visit the EPM System Documentation Portal (http://www.oracle.com/us/solutions/ent-performance-bi/technical-information-147174.html). There, you’ll find links to My Oracle Support, EPM Supported Platform Matrices, and more.

Online Help in Internet Explorer

Some tables and text may display incorrectly in online help when using Internet Explorer 9.

Copying and Pasting Code Snippets from PDFs

When you cut and paste code snippets from a PDF file, some characters can be lost during the paste operation, making the code snippet invalid. Workaround: Cut and paste from the HTML version of the document.

Documentation Feedback

Send feedback on product documentation to the following email address:

EPMdoc_ww@oracle.com

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Accessibility Considerations

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to the disabled community. EPM System products support accessibility features, which are described in the product's Accessibility Guide. Find the most up-to-date version of this guide in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Documentation Library on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/epm.html).

In addition, this Readme file is accessible in HTML format.