Thursday, July 16, 2015

HFM PSU 100 - Fixes And New Features

EPM version was released in February and as you probably already know it brought a lot of changes to Hyperion Financial Management. Application performance is promised to be better and the new simplified HFM architecture has other benefits as well. Still it's common for many customers to be careful after major changes like this and to wait for at least one Patch Set Update to become available before picking up the new version. After a long wait, HFM PSU was released on Friday last week. You can download PSU .100 (patch nr. 20455650) on Oracle Support. Let's have a look at the list of changes in this update.

New Features

The following new features are introduced in the PSU.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Patch Set Update .700 - IE11 Support Comes To EPM

Oracle seems to be in the process of releasing patches belonging to Patch Set Update There is a handy list of all .700 patches in the readme file for the Financial Reporting patch that is already downloadable. Note that all of the packages mentioned in the list are not yet available as I'm writing this post and I'm also not sure whether or not PSUs will also be issued for Essbase.

Update on July 2nd: Added the patches for Shared Services and Workspace that were missing from the original list

Product Name PSU Patch Number
Oracle Data Relationship Management
Oracle Financial Reporting
Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager
Oracle Hyperion Disclosure Management
Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management
Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition
Oracle Hyperion Financial Management
Oracle Hyperion Performance Management Architect
Oracle Hyperion Planning
Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management
Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Framework
Oracle Hyperion Tax Provision
Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis
Oracle Hyperion Shared Services
Oracle EPM Workspace

The most important update in this PSU is native support for Internet Explorer 11:
"Apply this patch to use Internet Explorer release 11 in standards mode instead of in Enterprise Mode. After you apply this patch, you can no longer use Enterprise Mode. You must apply the PSU for all EPM products in your deployment."
The EPM System Certification Matrix document will undoubtedly be updated to match this information soon. The .700 patches must be applied to all EPM products in each environment so you have to be patient and wait for all of them to become available. Have a look at the readme files for each individual patch as there are numerous fixes made to the products. Also note the prerequisites as some of the patches seem to rely on newly released ADF patches.