Oracle® Hyperion Tax Provision

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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 Hyperion Tax Provision. Review this Readme thoroughly before installing Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System.

New Features in This Release

For detailed information about the new features, see the Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision Administrator's Guide and Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision User's Guide.

For new features relating to installation, architecture, and deployment changes in this release, see “New Features in this Release” in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Readme.

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

Installation Changes

Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision can now be installed and configured from the EPM Installer. Custom screens are now automatically installed, and no longer need to be manually deployed.

Note:

The application files are now included in the Release 11.1.2.4 installation process and can be found in this location: Oracle\Middleware\EPMSystem11R1\products\TaxProvisioning\ApplicationFiles.

Workspace Menu Options

The Workspace menu now includes a Tax Provision menu, under which the Tax Provision applications are displayed. In Tax applications, the Consolidation menu is now called Tax Provision. Custom screens are now listed on that menu under Settings.

Adding Accounts in Smart View

You can add Permanent Difference or Temporary Difference accounts quickly and easily using the HTP Accelerator utility. The HTP Accelerator utility is installed as a Oracle Smart View for Office add-in and makes it easier to add and edit Permanent and Temporary Difference accounts. The utility is installed from the Installation menu under Tools. Smart View must be installed first.

Tax Administration Screen

You can now manage the rollover process using the Tax Administration screen, which provides a central place to run rules for the rollover tasks and to run Tax Automation.

The Tax Administration screen also includes the following Accessibility shortcut: Alt+t, then tab: puts the focus on the first column on the filter row in the screen.

Book/Tax Rollforward

A new data form and report are included for Book/Tax Rollforward. You can set up a link between the accounts in the Book/Tax Rollforward and Temporary Differences for validation purposes, to ensure that the ending temporary balance in the Book/Tax Rollforward agrees with the ending balance in Temporary Differences.

Current Tax Payable Analysis

New Current Tax Payable data forms, and a new OnDemand rule are provided to enable validation to ensure that the ending balance in the TAR agrees with the Current Tax Payable analysis.

Entering Tax-Effected Amounts in Deferred Tax Schedules

A new Deferred Tax Input data form and report, DataCategory member, and TaxRate UD property are provided to enable you to enter data in Deferred Tax.

Tax Credit Accounts

Additional sample Tax Credit accounts are provided that can be used to enter current year taxes paid as credits against tax, as opposed to carrying forward unused credits.

Copying Data

You can copy data from one scenario and reporting standard to another using Oracle Hyperion Financial Management copy data functionality.

National Permanent Difference Accounts

A new DataCategory account hierarchy is provided that enables National Permanent Difference and Temporary Difference amounts to be valid only for the National Provision, and not flow to the Regional Provision.

State Tax Loss Accounts - Pre-apportioned

Additional sample Tax Losses accounts are provided to enable you to enter tax losses on a pre-apportioned basis. These can also be used for linking the Tax Detail accounts.

Tax Account Rollforward (TAR) Enhancement

This enhancement provides the ability to add new data category columns to the TAR web form and provide existing functionality to be enabled for the new columns including:

  • Flow of ending balances from current year to the next year

  • Data Category User Defined properties BookAcctNat and BookAcctReg used to pull book balances for account Ending Balance per Book

  • User Defined property SwitchSign used to change the sign of the book balance

  • FX override rates for TARF Payments and Refunds used for currency translation

Installation Information

Late-breaking information about the installation of EPM System products is provided in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Readme. Review this information thoroughly before installing EPM System products.

Smart View is no longer installed with the EPM System installer. To download and install the latest release of Smart View, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/smart-view-for-office/overview/index.html.

Supported Platforms

Information about system requirements and supported platforms for EPM 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

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

  • 20061526 - VA Allocation classification values are not cleared when the closing balance is zero in the Deferred Tax data form and report.

  • 19876000 - In Tax Automation, Squeeze Logic does not work when assigned to Jurisdictions (for example, States or Provinces).

  • 19508328 - On the Inactive Regional data form, Regional accounts are active for an entity without regions.

  • 19049487 - In reports, the text runs into columns when you scroll through reports with freeze panes enabled.

  • 18916266 - In Tax Account Rollforward (TAR), you should be able to extend and customize the columns.

  • 17966679 - Opening balances are not populated in future years/periods.

  • 17334685 - In the TaxvBook3 report, the row order does not match the data form.

Known Issues

The following are the noteworthy known issues of this release.

20411280 - When the Tax Provision application is imported from Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Lifecycle Management, the application is incorrectly displayed in the Consolidation menu. Use the following workaround:

  • In the <APPLICATION>_PARAMETERS database table of the imported Tax Provision application, change the "ApplicationTypes" property to TaxProv. If the ApplicationTypes parameter does not exist, add a record with a name of Application Types and a value of TaxProv.

  • Log in to Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace, and navigate to Consolidation Administration. Right-click on the Tax Provisioning application that you imported from LCM, and click Register. Click OK to register the application.

  • Finally, restart the WebLogic Server instance hosting the Foundation Services.

  • The next time that you log in, the Tax Provision application should reside in the Tax Management menu.

20409433 - In Oracle Smart View for Office, if a writable cell in a data form has an overridden POV, the system submits data to the wrong intersection.

20287384 - Reports with two levels of expansions on rows causes the text to be cut off on the right side of the report.

20139048 - The Copy Tax Rates OnDemand rule does not work for Parent Entities.

20062637 - Tax rate change does not calculate properly when the closing balance of the temporary difference is zero and there is more than one reporting standard in use (for example, USGAAP and IFRS).

19064924 - Dynamic member lists are not supported for all dimensions.

19048767 - Return to Accrual and Return to Accrual Regional reports must be manually updated with the corresponding Frequency Period.

18902907, 18902140 - When you extract data as a flat file, and extract cell text, the cell text is not extracted correctly.

18161526 - When you select Export to Excel from the custom screens, you may receive an error about the file format. After the file is open in Excel, save it to a new name and select the appropriate format, and the next time the file is opened, the error message does not display. The alert is a new security feature introduced in Excel 2007 called Extension Hardening, which ensures that the file content being opened matches the extension type specified in the shell command that is attempting to open the file. Currently there are two workarounds: one is "Use a Group Policy setting", another is "Use Registry Editor". For details, see the Microsoft Support website.

17613251 - When you change the Jurisdiction, the consolidation process may not work correctly. After you change any Custom dimension, you should reload rules.

Documentation Updates

English-Only Documentation

The following new features are documented in English only for this release:

  • Book/Tax Rollforward

  • Current Tax Payable Analysis

  • Entering Tax-Effected Amounts in Deferred Tax Schedules

  • Tax Credit Accounts

  • Copying Data

  • National Permanent Difference Accounts

  • State Tax Loss Accounts - Pre-apportioned

  • Tax Account Rollforward (TAR) Enhancement

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

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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

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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.