Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date

Feature

Notes

22 NOV 2017

Created initial document.

Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud, December Update

This document outlines the announcements and considerations in the upcoming Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud update.

Announcements and New Features

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Please take a moment to join the Cloud Customer Connect forums for EPM Cloud services. Oracle Cloud Customer Connect is a community gathering place for members to interact and collaborate on common goals and objectives. This is where you will find the latest release information, upcoming events, or answers to use-case questions. Joining takes just a few minutes. Join now!  https://cloud.oracle.com/community

Note: The Settings and Actions menu now contains a link to Cloud Customer Connect. To access this link, from the Home page, click the down arrow next to the user name (in the upper right-hand corner of the screen), and select Cloud Customer Connect.

Monthly Update Schedule

Oracle will begin applying the latest updates to EPM Cloud Test environments starting at 14:00 UTC-7 (2:00pm Pacific Time) Friday, December 1, 2017 and to Production environments on Friday, December 15, 2017, also starting at 14:00 UTC-7. The updates will be applied to your EPM Cloud environments during the first subsequent Daily Maintenance.

The Oracle Help Center, which provides access to updated documentation, will also be available on December 1, 2017.

NOTE: Account Reconciliation Cloud does not support migration of snapshots from the latest service version to an earlier service version (for example, when moving snapshots between test and production pods during the window when test is upgraded before production.)  Migration between the same versions will still be supported.  Some objects, such as Profiles, may still be moved from the latest to an earlier version outside of migration snapshots by exporting them from the latest service version and importing them into the earlier version.

Migrating From On-Premise Account Reconciliation Manager to Account Reconciliation Cloud

Starting in this update, you can migrate from Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management’s Account Reconciliation Manager module to Oracle Account Reconciliation Cloud. The Financial Close Management release must be at 11.1.2.4.250 or later to perform this migration. See the “Administering Oracle Accounting Reconciliation Cloud” guide for detailed instructions.

New EPM Getting Started Guides

Starting with this update, Service Administrator and end-user “getting started” information for all EPM Cloud Services is available from the following new guides:

Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Administrators contains information on the tasks that Service Administrators can perform with EPM Cloud Services. This guide, which provides common administrative information for all EPM Cloud services, is now the primary source for tasks related to EPM Cloud administration including managing users and roles, setting up single sign-on, and backing up and restoring environments. This guide replaces the following guides:

Getting Started with Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for Users introduces end-users to Oracle EPM Cloud and provides information that enables them to quickly become proficient. This guide replaces the following guides:

Links in the Cloud Help Center and Oracle Learning Library have been modified to direct users to these guides. Please change your personal bookmarks and shortcuts so that they point to these new guides.

Give Us Documentation Feedback

We welcome your comments and suggestions to improve the content of the What's New document and the product documentation. Please send us your feedback at  EPMdoc_ww@oracle.com. State that you are inquiring or providing feedback, and indicate for which EPM Cloud service as well as the monthly patch cycle, in the body or title of the email.

Removal of Support

Enhanced User Experience in Reconciliation Compliance

As of early calendar year, 2018, the old method of accessing the Reconciliation List, Transactions List, and Profiles List will no longer be available. Enhancements to the Reconciliation Compliance user interface that were introduced several months ago provided a more intuitive and improved user experience, including Reconciliation, Transaction and Profile List Views, Manage Reports, and common use of a filter bar across multiple EPM Cloud services. These changes provide you with quick, easy navigation.

Defects Fixed

Check this list again for the latest information when the update is applied to your test environment.

Defect
Number

Description

27024139

Under certain circumstances, processing of reconciliations errored out with time limit exceeded.

Considerations

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