Monday, June 11, 2012

EPM Advanced Team Training Material

The material from the Advanced Team Training that was held for Oracle Consulting Services and other internal audiences earlier this year has been published on the Oracle EPM/BI Whitepaper website. The zip bundle contains the following Powerpoint slidesets targeted to EPM infrastructure consultants and other parties interested in learning more about the technical changes in the latest EPM release:
  • Configuring OWSM - A tutorial describing the steps required to deploy Oracle Web Services Manager (required by Financial Close Management and Profitability and Cost Management)
  • Deployment Report - A short description of the contents of the deployment report that's included in EPM
  • Deployment Trouble Shooting Process - Tips for troubleshooting different phases of the EPM deployment (installation, configuration, startup etc.)
  • Infrastructure and Architectural Changes - Standard Deployment Guide, Compact Deployment, Shared Services/LCM improvements explained. Also worth noting: Exalytics support for Planning and Essbase.
  • Installation and Configuration Changes - An in-depth look at the changes in the EPM installation and configuration tools
  • Lifecycle Management and Security Changes - A presentation about the new simplified LCM user interface
  • Managing EPM Using FMW Control - A short overview about the capabilities of the Fusion Middleware Control application bundled with the latest EPM release.
Get the training material on the EPM/BI Whitepaper website.


Here's a quick heads-up note for HFM customers: HFM has received another update in the form of Patch Set Update 104. The update includes one new feature - logging capability for the Task Automation module which helps in troubleshooting taskflow issues. The PSU is cumulative so it includes all previous HFM Patch Set Updates and also a lenghty list of new fixes.

Review the readme file and download the package for HFM PSU 104 on Oracle Support.