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Road-Map and New Upcoming Features In EPM Cloud - 2019 & 2020

For EPM cloud, any recent update will be rolled out to the production instance on the first' Friday of every month to check instance' and on the third' Friday of every month.' The update will be implemented during the regular activity period.

New monthly release should be rolled out by Oracle to the Test instance at the first regular activity on or after "23:00 UTC (15:00 PST)" on "Friday, January 3, 2020." During the first regular activity at or after 23:00 UTC (15:00 PST) on "Friday, January 17, 2020," New monthly release should be rolled out by Oracle to your Production instance. Access to new documents is supported by Oracle Help Center. The updates are available at the "Friday, January 3, 2020" Help Desk. Some of the connections in this orchestrating document to incipient feature documentation will not work until the Oracle Avail Center update is plenary.

"EPM Cloud Updates - January 2020"

"EPM Common"


Essbase functions supported by "Calculation Manager in block storage applications" are now included in Calculation Manager Guide and links to all functions is in the Essbase Technical Reference.


For troubleshooting common issues in EPM Cloud are available in "With new sections allowed, start with Oracle EPM Cloud for administrators."

"Financial Consolidation and Close" Service


"Profitable and Cost Management" Cloud Service

"PCMCS TROUBLESHOOTING CALCULATION ISSUES": To troubleshoot Calculation Issues a new chapter have been included in Administration Guide.

Details of "EPM Cloud Updates - December 2019"

For the "December update," the latest test instance changes will be applied on "Thursday, December 6, 2019 and on December 20, 2019 to the production instance."

EPM Common

1."New Access Control Feature to Assign a User to Many Groups"

With this, Service Administrators can allocate a user to multiple groups. Application roles and access control will be helped by group-based assignment.

2. "New Select All Option in the Financial Reporting Web Studio and Book Editor Select Members Dialog Box".

In the Cull Members dialog box "Financial Reporting Web Studio," we can pick all members currently assigned to a report or book rather than choosing one member at a time. If you have a multi-member report or book and plan to abstract all members to update the report or book rather than abstract one party at a time, this would prevent uncompulsory time consumption.

3."Financial Reports Renamed to Reports"

Financial Reports have been transmuted to reports.

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Task Manager Audit Enhancements"

Audit records are included for the Holiday Rules established in the Task Manager to be engenderment, modified and expuncted.

2."Ability to Disable Ratio Calculations"

To manage consolidation performance, Ratio calculations of "FCCS_Days Sales in Receivables" and "If you don't use these calculations, "FCCS Days Sales in Stock" can be unchecked for selected scenarios. This can only be used during testing of the Asset Management function.

3."Dynamic Children Support is not Available for Business Rules Created Using Calculation Manager"

"Create Dynamic Members and Delete Dynamic Members" options are unavailable for FCCS applications, whilst utilizing Calc Manager to engender a business rule.

4."Accumulate Export Mode Available for "Financial Consolidation and Close" Users in Data Management and Data Integration":

Incipient accumulate export mode is now available in Data Management and Data Integration for FCCS users.

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"EPM Cloud Updates - November 2019"

For the Nov update, on "Friday, Nov 1st, 2019 and on Nov 15th, 2019," Oracle will implement the latest changes to Test instance and Prod instances subsequently.

EPM General

1."New User Group Report":

This version has added the User Group Report. Report shows the direct / indirect participation in Access Control of users allocated to classes. They will be called direct members if they are mapped to the party. They will be kenned as indirect participants, if they are assigned to a group that is a child of another group.

For every user, below details will be captured.

"Login ID, First and Last name, Email ID, Name of the groups on where the user is directly or indirectly assigned".

The CSV report certifies whether the consumer is allocated directly or indirectly to a category through the use of Yes or No.

2."New EPM Automate Utility Version":

This update contains the incipient "userGroupReport" function, which produces a CSV file listing the groups allocated to users in Access Control. The report denotes either direct or indirect user assignment to party.

3."Planning Label in Migration Changed to Core":

From this version, Planning has been replaced with Core in the artifact categories listing that is shown when we perform Migration. Due to this, it reflects the type of artifacts included in this category and does not have any functional impact.

4."Group Export / Import Options Removed  - Access Control"

Export and Import buttons will not be shown in the Manage Groups screen as Oracle has excluded ability to export and import groups from Access Control. This is because, import and export groups can be done through Migration and EPM Automate. Migration for interactive export & import of groups and EPM Automate for automated import & export of groups should be used instead.

5."New Dashboard Icon for Shifting Navigation Flows at Executiontime":

To change navigation flows at runtime, a new Dashboard icon has been supported.

6."Provision to Data Integration Extended":

Any Cloud users provisioned with Power User and User predefined roles for the Planning business process will now access the Data Integration user interface, unlike earlier the users delegated to the Service Administrator predefined role had access to the Data Integration user interface.

7." EPM Cloud Groovy Rules Java API - revision"

Members can be excluded in Smart Push while using Groovy. We can run a calc script first and return to the Groovy script for the more execution. The name of the API is cube.executeCalcScript().

8." Engendering a Drill-Down without a Source System Landing Page Utilizing the EPM Integration Agent":

Through Data Integration in EPM Integration Agent, run an SQL query and display the results in a pop-window to drill down to an on-premises source system without a landing page.

9." Generate a User Group Report using New REST API":

REST APIs can be used to create a User Group Report about the users in the system and write the report to a provided file name. This will include the direct or indirect membership of users mapped to groups. It can be done using the Download REST API.

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Opening Balance Ownership Change (OBOC)":

The OBOC Framework Act controls the income from the Opening Balance of Proportion and Elimination carried forward from the previous period's Closing Balance when the consolidation number varies from time to time. These adjustments show that total opening balances + related OBOC adjustments = closing balance reflecting the current percentage period of consolidation in the current period. Before this surrender, all OBOC changes were declared to the member of the Elimination Consolidation Dimension. "The OBOC adjustments are posted to the member of the movement "FCCS Mvmts Acquisitions" when the percentage of ownership increases over the period and to the member of the movement "FCCS Mvmts Disposals" when the percentage of ownership decreases over the period.

2."Decimal Precision in Intercompany Eliminations":

The total amount of removal of an intercompany transaction does not surpass the proportionalized sum. If an intercompany account's net contribution magnitude has been truncated to zero, there can be no more rejections. Computerized system probably couldn't /doesn't exactly record an amplification to zero. All computer systems have an issue called "decimal precision" because of this. The trial and error as to whether added intercompany eliminations should be processed must be predicated on the net contribution being "approximately equal" to zero rather than precisely equipollent to zero. FCCS applies "decimal precision of four decimals" while applying the trial and error by default. The net contribution of 0.0001 is measured "as zero and no additional eliminations" are applied to the data. This level of accuracy should provide ample accuracy in "most cases and for most currencies". However, if accidental eliminations do occur, to adjust the decimal precision added to the check, a Supersession Variable can be inserted into the specification.

3."Translation Calculations":

If POV source and destination are identically tantamount currency / language, the aggregation and conversion execution source data set is not bulwarked by any of the translation processes. Consolidation and Translation will apply translation processes to the source data when the POV source and destination represent different currencies.

4."Performance Substitution Variables":

To amend performance below Substitution Variables can be checked :

"EnableSimpleAggregation":  This Substitution Variable avail to ameliorates the performance while the child entities are accumulated into parent entities. To optimize the consolidation performance, this should be utilized in combination with the "OptimizeYTDCalculation".

"OptimizeDBRefresh": Use this vector over the DB refresh to modify the way when moving the exchange rates to the consol cube.



This Supersession Variable can be utilized to eschews redundant and perpetual calculations. To enhance consolidation performance this should be utilized in combination with "EnableSimpleAggregation". To check the Supersession Variables, "set the parameter Cube = Consol", in integration to setting Value = true.

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"EPM Cloud Updates - October 19"

Test instance will get the recent updates on "Friday, Oct 6th, 2019" and Production on "Oct 20th, 2019."

EPM General

1."New EPM Integration Agent in Data Integration":

EPM Integration Agent has been included to create connectivity between the EPM Cloud and on-premises sources including SQL data sources like Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server, E-Business Suite GL, and PeopleSoft GL. Third-party REST API established systems / systems that can be accessed using a Jython or Groovy script to bind to practically any source of data. Responds when the data load rules for data management & system integration are implemented by a user and provides the details required.

2."Warning for Snapshot Imports":

From this release, a red flag info will be displayed in the import process in Migration on the below scenarios":

If the snapshot being imported is not from current release or from release one month prior or from next month release.

Snapshots can be upgraded from other month releases for business processes other than ARCS and EDMCS to make them compatible with the current version of the instance.

3. "Loading Data from the Oracle ERP Cloud - Adapter":

"Non-general ledger data from Oracle Financials ERP cloud sources" can be extracted and loaded to an EPM server using data integration and data management. The updated "Oracle cloud ERP adapter" allows one of the "cloud business processes" in the EPM to use cloud ERP data extracts as a "data source". "BI Publisher data extract" can be defined as being directly referred via data management from sources such as "payables, receivables, fixed assets, and supply chain".

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Ability to Specify Name of a Report in the Input Arguments for Generate Report REST API Call":

Availing a supplemental input argument called generateReportFileName, an incipient designation can be designated by an Utiliizer, Whilst utilizing the engender report REST API call.

2."Supplemental Data Ad-Hoc Forms": They can develop Supplemental Data Forms, such as Administrators does if the correct security rights given for the Utilizer. Administrators can designate if Users can generate Ad-Hoc forms and abort those users who can generate Ad-Hoc forms when generating Ad-Hoc forms.

3."Creating Supplemental Data Form Attributes":

"Supplemental Data Forms" attributes can be created by an administrator in the "form templates" once0020 without creating "the attributes" in the data sets. In addition, attributes will be included in Data Sets.

4."Task Manager Audit Enhancements":

Two new columns are included in Task Manager Audit to show more information about tasks. Utilizing Task ID, and Source, you can switch to see the audit details.

5."Delegate Action in Approvals":

Consolidation Bottom-Up prototype works by testing Delegate activity in the Approvals option. This allows a user to own an acceptance approval unit regardless of whether they are on the promotional route or not. They can promote, dismiss, sign off, or dismiss units of approval.

6."Enhancement for Unlocking Entities in Approvals":

Any owner, "including the current owner", can be a "new owner in the previous promotional path". Unlocking the entity in Approvals will be able to do by them. When an entity is released, "the new owner will be the current owner of the entity if the Automatic option is chosen".

7."Configurable Equity Pickup Movement Members":

Default entries can be modified from the movement aspect "to single level 0 members" by an administrator over "FCCS Mvmts Subtotal". "The rule-set will now" extend to any modes of kineticism to which "data has been" applied by the device law.

8."Input Currency Journals":

Below options can be leveraged which utilize "Input Currencies, in addition to journals that" avail Entity Currency.

"Create, Approve



Reject journals"

Next, "create new Data Source members under FCCS TotalInputAndAdjusted and" map the "Source Data Type and Source Currency Type custom attribute values for" input currencies.  "When creating a journal or journal template, you will be able to select the new Data Source members" you created.

"Profitable and Cost Management"

1."Updated Exportqueryresults EPM Automate Command and REST API":

"New Version of EPM Automate"-

This package includes changes to the command exportQueryResults, which now agrees with the optional parameter roundingPrecision. This argument spotted the no. of decimal places to be used when exporting the results of the query (rounding precision).

"Export Query Results REST API "

A recent available roundingPrecision attribute has indeed been modified to the Export Query Results REST API for retrieving information, that enables to configure the decimal places to be used when exporting results.

"EPM Cloud Updates - September 19"

For the Sep update, it uses the latest changes to trial and error instance on "Friday, Sep 6th, 2019 and to production instance on Sep 20th, 2019."

EPM General

1."New Version of EPM Automate":

This contains these commands importAppSecurity, roleAssignmentReport, setDailyMaintenanceStartTime, setManualDataAccess, and setEncryptionKey.

"importAppSecurity": Loads utilizer or community access sanctions from a CSV script. Importing sanctions overwrites current assignments only for imported representatives, data types, directories for data type, task lists, business rules and folders for Calculation Manager.

"roleAssignmentReport":  Engenders and stores a "Role Assignment Report (CSV)" in the default location of the file from which you can access your contract. The report lists the responsibilities and task functions assigned to the users. This report is consistent with the Access Control Function Assignment Report version of the CSV.

"setDailyMaintenanceStartTime": Sets the UTC period when the instance's routine maintenance starts.

"setManualDataAccess": Specifies that Oracle is authorized to manually access an instance database in emergency cases where an instance is non-responsive and the client has not yet submitted a request for service to evaluate and provide the instance.

"setEncryptionKey": Sets a custom database authentication encryption key. Utilizing this command sanctions customers with such a "Bring Your Own Key (BYOK)" approach to include "EPM Cloud" in their standard rotation of key management.

2."New Feedback Activity Report": "When a user submits feedback using the Provide Feedback Tool, Oracle EPM Cloud produces a new operation log". It is separated by prefixing input to the name of the report. The report shows user-submitted information, such as screenshots and problem description, as well as the information available in the Incident Report.

3."Activity Report as a JSON File and New Activity Report Sections":

In order to facilitate the activity report, "Oracle EPM Cloud" additionally engenders a "JSON version of the Activity Report". It is engendered during the circadian maintenance process together with the Activity Report. Listfiles "EPM Automate command" can be acclimated to find the JSON-formatted activity report and replicate it to a own desktop folder. In additament, adscititious metrics including "manual database access information, Essbase design metrics, application size details, Essbase BSO and ASO cube statistics, and quantifications" in each cube have been integrated to the Activity Report. "This amendment does not apply to Narrative Reporting, which does not engender the Event Report". "This will consist of: Manual Database Access Information, Configuration Size, Essbase Layout Metrics, Essbase BSO and ASO Cube Statistics, Dimensions in Each Cube"

4."Support for Different Identity Domains for Test and Production Instances"

By design, one concrete identity domain is utilized in the EPM Cloud test and development instances to enable utilizer management and task assignments for each instance. Now migrate "EPM cloud instances to relocate the instance of development, test instance, or both to different identity domains". This is a shift in how the transfer of the territory has been treated historically.

5."Smart View for Office new features (Mac and Browser)"

"There is a new version of Oracle Smart View for Office (Mac and Browser)". "It includes the ability to save an ad hoc grid as a template, support on saving using Submit and Calc to run business rules, and help in member selection for members of the Dynamic Time Series".

"Save an Ad Hoc Grid as a Form

Submit and Calc

Support for Dynamic Time Series Members in Member Selection"

6. "Current Oracle NetSuite Seeded Searches Data Management Available"

New "indexed saved searches for metadata and data" were released by "Oracle Netsuite". Customers who want to load "data or metadata from the Oracle NetSuite Cloud ERP Platform" will have sancture to more "predefined content" to strengthen their current integrations.

7. "New REST APIs to support the development of your own main solution and the output of roles"

Two new REST APIS are now listed; "Set Encryption Key and Role Assignment Report". The REST API Set Encryption Key helps incorporate a "Bring Your Own Key (BYOK) solution" to add EPM Cloud in the regular rotation of key management. "This can be used to set and remove a user-defined encryption key to an instance of Oracle EPM Cloud".

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Task Manager Schedule Status Displayed on Tasks":

The task status is now shown under the schedule name in the Task Manager on the Task Properties page.

2."Increased Character Limit for Task Manager Messages":

By viewing Tasks from the Tasks card, up to 3000 characters can now be shown in the messages within a task.

3."New Data Exchange Card for Data Integrations":

Data Integration has been included in "Data Exchange" card under Applications. From the Data Integration page, data integration can be created, or can run an existing integration.

4."New REST APIs for Oracle "Financial Consolidation and Close":

REST APIs can be availed to sancture journal information and other journal behavior.

Following actions could be performed:

"Retrieve Journals, Retrieve Journal Details, Submit, Approve, Post, Unpost, and Reject Journals, Update Journal Periods (open or close periods)"

5."Support for Additional Functions in Configurable Calculations and On-Demand Rules":

In both "Configurable Calculations and On-Demand rules", additional Essbase functions are enabled.

Supports these additional functions now: "@MIN, @ANCEST, @ILANCESTORS, @INTERSECT, @ISIBLINGS, @MERGE, @CREATEBLOCK"

"Profitable and Cost Management"


"EPM Cloud Updates - August 2019"

For the August version, latest changes will be used to trial and error instance on "Friday, Aug 2nd, 2019 and to production instance on Aug 16th, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Ability to Create Rate Accounts for Translation Overrides":

Besides the seeded "framework rate accounts (Average and Ending), additional rate accounts" can be generated to be utilize as part of the rules for "configurable Translation Override".  You can build, edit, or delete user-defined rate accounts from "Manage Translation Override Rules."

2."Scenario Override Option for Opening Balance":

"Now it is possible to determine a different scenario from which to derive the data on the closing balance in the first quarter of each year". "The default deportment is to carry forward from the same scenario the closing balance as the aperture balance to which the data is being submitted".

3."Simplified Seeded Balance Sheet and Movements Option":

You can cull an incipient "Basic" Balance Sheet option whilst developing an application. This alternative includes simpler hierarchies for the min set of representatives of the Account and Kineticism Division and a min set of seeded forms. Withal included are the incipient Traditional and Net Asset Strategy hierarchies.

4."Event Monitoring Integrations for Oracle Fusion General Ledger":

"Task Manager now provides out-of-the-box Event Monitoring tasks for Oracle Fusion General Ledger.  It is possible to monitor these events"

 "Accounting Period Closed, Accounting Period Opened, Accounting Period Re-opened, Journal Batch Approved, Journal Batch Posting Completed"

 5."Task Manager Limits on Object Instances":

Maximum limitations on the "number of templates, schedules, attributes, tasks per template, and tasks per schedule" have been implemented to boost Task Manager application performance. When such objects are created, the device enforces maximum limits. Furthermore, during the Migration import process, the program also enforces the max no., of such objects.

"Profitable and Cost Management"

1."New Models Cluster in Profitability and Cost Management":

A new Profitability and Cost Management Models cluster provides an improved user interface to create, manage and measure model rules. Designer, execution control, and Job Library screens are included in the Models cluster.

 "EPM Cloud Updates - July 2019"

For the July version, latest changes will apply to trial and error environment on "Friday, Jul 5th, 2019 and to production environment on Jul 19th, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."New Version of EPM Automate":

A "New Version of EPM Automate"is available with this update. These new commands are now available": addUsersToTeam, and removeUsersFromTeam.

addUsersToTeam Command": This command adds users listed in a CSV file to an existing team. If a user included in the CSV file is already a member of the team, this command ignores that user.

removeUsersFromTeam Command": "This command abstracts users listed in a CSV file from a team. If a utilizer included in the CSV file is not a member of the team, this command ignores that utilizer".

2."Ability to Export Metadata Validation Results":

"When you validate metadata, you can now export all error messages to a CSV file. The members are displayed in [Parent].[Child] format".

3."Using Calculation Manager in Standard Mode":

Such changes affect the following options for calculation:

"If you are using Standard mode, you cannot launch Calculation Manager from the Advanced Consolidation card". "If you are using Enterprise mode, Calculation Manager will launch from Advanced Consolidation".

4."Configuring the Reference Set of Consolidation Rules":

You can now pick a different member of the Scenario, Year, Period, Organization, Consolidation and Currency for Configurable Consolidations when constructing a rule set and choosing the Reference Dataset for the specifics of the Elimination. "The destination to which the data stored is written will not change and will remain as the case, year, period and person currently being processed"

5." View and filter jobs":

"You can utilize the POV bar to search the list and select a specific job while browsing the Task Manager Jobs page". You may filter by name of the work, rank, generated by (or changed by), date of start and date of end.

6." To create reports, use the REST API":

You can either generate a single predefined "Financial Consolidation and Close" or "Tax Reporting report" using the REST API, or you can create a "custom report"

7." Reports created by email using the REST API":

You can now use REST API to create email notifications from the Task Manager and Supplemental Information Manager.

8."Comma Separate Cost Support (CSV) Reporting System"

In Comma Separated Value (CSV) format, you can now produce a chart. This is available for custom or predefined papers.

9." Tracing users in the workflow of the task manager":

In Task Manager workflows, a new attribute is available for each workflow stage showing the actual user for the completed workflow, for example Assignee (Actual). In the workflow, the Actual column will show who did work on the task, regardless of the user status.

10." Use of the REST API to add or remove users":

If interacting with teams using the REST API, you can now add or remove a group of users.

"Profitable and Cost Management"

1."Better Support for Rule Development and Testing"

The Cloud Documentation Framework Report on Profitability and Cost Control has been improved to better support the development and testing of rules. Previously, "the columns of the Estimated Source Count and Estimated Destination Count of this report showed an estimated number of members included in the accumulation of members for each dimension in the rule by resolving each member included down to their caliber 0 children but without applying the designated member filters". The report uses the required filters to give each member an appropriate number of members for every dimension.

"EPM Cloud Updates - June 19"

For the June version, latest changes will avail to trial and error environment on "Friday, Jun 7th, 2019 and to production environment on Jun 21st, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close"

1."Equity Pickup":

"Equity Pickup" is an other way of quantifying the valuation of assets in companies, calculating the latest value predicated on the portion of net earnings owned by the lender. During application development, or from the "Enable Features" tab, you can check Equity Pickup. Four supplemental seeded aggregation rules and incipient members for "Equity Pickup have been applied to the Account (FCCS EPUSource) and Data Source (FCCS EPU)"

2."Updates to Seeded Configurable Consolidation Rules":

Several vicissitudes were made for the seeded consolidation rules.

The Owner's Equity (Holding) rule-set has transmuted the Owner's Equity source account from the Owner's Equity to the Total Equity account. This move is to promote the coming development that would sanction a minimally seeded account application to be developed. "Consolidated data should not be adjusted as the only accounts included in the set that were not antecedently included are Minority (Non-controlling) Interest and CTA, none of which should be filled at the caliber 0 holding company"

Both Total Equity assets are now added in either the "Owner's Equity Adjustments (pre-acquisition) or Net Income Adjustments (post-acquisition) Regulations" for the abbreviation of equity, to ascertain that all equity transactions are either treated as an equity modification or an adjustment to profit. If the default set-up does not suit the client requisites, the rule sets can be replicated and updated.

The execution requisite has been adjusted for Holding (as afore), plus Subsidiary and Proportional system entities in the two investment rule sets. The move inspirits the utilization of "square" organization structures where the first (and only) parent will omit all investment in subsidiaries.

The subsisting condition of the Intercompany dimension class (# Any ICP being a progeny of the current parent #) must ascertain that the modification operates only on a concrete parent. The POV for the "Data Source dimension has been transmuted from Total Input to Total Data Source for all rule sets". This move is intended to satiate recursive calculations such as minority interest (non-controlling).

3."Support for @Currmbrrange Function in Configurable Calculations":

When you make configurable calculations, now you could utilize this "Essbase Financial feature in Calculation Manager" :  @CURRMBRRANGE.  "This method produces a list of members based on the estimation of the relative position of the latest member".  "It can be used with other features like "@SUMRANGE and @AVGRANGE" as well".

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"EPM Cloud Updates - May '19

For the May version, Recent changes will be added to the test environment on "Friday, May 3rd, 2019 and to production environment on May 17th, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close" Cloud

1."Approvals Process":

Oracle's "Financial Consolidation and Close" platform also offers a mechanism and workflow for approval. Administrators may control the approval process by establishing an approval unit hierarchy or by changing the standard approval unit hierarchy, setting the promotional course, and status review. Users can use the "promotional path set up for the approval unit hierarchy to start, promote, reject, authorize, and send data."

2."On-Demand Rules":

"On-demand rules sanction you to integrate your own ad hoc rules that can be utilized outside the consolidation process for calculations". The results of quantification can be checked or modified afore consolidation is invoked. Administrators build "-demand rules, and users with launch sanctions" can launch them from data sources, Keenly intellective "View, journals, Supplemental Data, or from the Rules sheet".

3."Metadata Validation Enhancements":

Incipient validations have been applied to the Metadata Validation process.  For instance, now the system  validates to ascertain that primary members subsist afore shared members, "whether a parent member of Custom or Multi-GAAP is shared, or whether members of Level 0 have the Dynamic Calc property"

It is highly suggested that you follow the guidelines for validation errors to minimize the risks associated with "data integrity issues" and take advantage of considerations of good professional practice outcomes.

4."Enhanced Auditing for Task Manager":

Administrators can now show from the Audit Card the history of all changes to the Task Manager. For example, the Audit log also contains all changes to schedules and descriptions of missing assignments, models and other artifacts or settings of the Task Manager.

5."Task Manager Reassignment Requests":

Administrators can pick the system users who can accept requests for task reassignment in the Task Manager System Settings. Including administrators and power users, if the administrator has given them permissions, users can now accept reassignment requests from their Worklist.

6."Task Manager Reminders for Due Dates": Once administrators set up Task Manager email notifications, they can additionally fix the number of days to raise reminders before the deadline.

7."Task Manager Integration Enhancements":

Additional Role Forms for Project Manager Integrations have been introduced.

"Oracle Financial Consolidation and Close" Cloud":

"Approvals, Manage Ownership"

"Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud":


"Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud":

"Approvals, Manage Dimensions"

8."Importing and Exporting Teams and Users in Supplemental Data Manager":

"Instead of updating teams and members individually, administrators and power users can be done bulk update of teams and members". "You can additionally export a list of utilizers from the Manage User page to a CSV script to pull user information".

9."Support for Additional Essbase Functions in Configurable Calculations":

Now, when you build configurable calculations, you can take these extra Essbase Financial functions in "Calculation Manager" : "@ATTRIBUTE, @COMPOUND, @INTEREST, @IRR, @NPV, @SHIFT, @SHIFTMINUS, and @SHIFTPLUS".

10."Audit Entry for Copy Data and Clear Data":

"The related audit entries are now accessible when operating "Copy Data or Clear Data" in the task 

  group Audit Task List Information".

 "Profitable and Cost Management" Cloud

1."New Rest API Resource to Merge Slices of Data":

"A REST API resource, Merge Slices for Oracle PCMCS, combines every incremental slices of data into the main slice of the database & deletes zero-value cells as an option to compact the Essbase cube".

"EPM Cloud Updates - March 19

The latest changes will be included to the trial and error environment for the March update on "Friday, March 1st, 2019 and to production environment on March 15th, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close" Cloud


"Profitable and Cost Management" Cloud


 EPM Cloud Updates - Feb 2019"

The latest changes will be included to the trial and error environment for the February update on "Friday, February 1st, 2019 and to production environment on February 15th, 2019."

"Financial Consolidation and Close" Cloud

1."Process Management":

FCCS also offers a workflow and approval process. Administrators may control the approval process by establishing an approval unit hierarchy or by changing the standard approval unit hierarchy, setting the promotional course, and status review.  "Users can use the promotional path set up for the approval unit hierarchy to start, promote, reject, authorize, and send data".

2."Support for Additional Elimination Members in the Data Source Dimension":

A new parent member of "FCCS Total Eliminations" has been included to the Data Source dim & the current member of "FCCS Intercompany Eliminations" is a new Total member's brother. To build more accurate monitoring of consolidation change and exclusion entries, you can add siblings from the original "FCCS Intercompany Eliminations" member (descendants of the introduced Total member)

3."Close Manager Renamed to EPM Task Manager":

In every places in the User Interface, the term "Close Manager" has been renamed "Task Manager."  It covers assignments, job styles, models, schedules, staff, device settings, characteristics, alerts, and reports.

4."Embedded Template Information in Task Manager Templates":

"In order to identify embedded templates, such new columns have been added to the Manage Templatescreen within the Task Manager". "However, if you build a task template, a new option is available in 

the Properties tab to set a template as "Embedded Only."

5."FCCS Translations - Override Entries To Intercompany Accounts Should Also Be Applied To Elims":

If applying an Override number or cost to an already removed Intercompany entry, "the Override will 

also be applied to the removal entry".

 "Profitable and Cost Management" Cloud

1." Easy to use "Web System Section for Profitability and Cost Control":

Current PCMCS Framework tab symbols indicate if the framework is ready to use.

2."Report execution statistics Available from the Work Library in Microsoft Excel Format:

"The PCMCS Execution Statistics Report now supports performance while running in Microsoft Excel file 

format from the Job Library".



Very detailed updates and very useful one for folks who want to know what new has been released

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