Cloud Readiness / Oracle Enterprise Data Management Cloud
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  1. February 2021 Update
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Feature Summary
  4. Enterprise Data Management Cloud
        1. Monthly Update Schedule
        2. Defects Fixed and Considerations
        3. Please Join Oracle Cloud Customer Connect
        4. Give Us Documentation Feedback
        5. Follow Us on Social Media
    1. Features
      1. EPM Cloud Common
        1. Simplified Authentication Cache Rebuild Algorithm
        2. REST API Support for Oracle Infrastructure Gen 2 Environments
      2. Enterprise Data Management
        1. New Video

February 2021 Update

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 Product Feature Notes
28 JAN 2021     Created initial document.

Overview

This document outlines the upcoming Enterprise Data Management Cloud update.

Feature Summary

Column Definitions:

Report = New or modified, Oracle-delivered, ready to run reports.

UI or Process-Based: Small Scale = These UI or process-based features are typically comprised of minor field, validation, or program changes. Therefore, the potential impact to users is minimal.

UI or Process-Based: Larger Scale* = These UI or process-based features have more complex designs. Therefore, the potential impact to users is higher.

Features Delivered Disabled = Action is needed BEFORE these features can be used by END USERS. These features are delivered disabled and you choose if and when to enable them. For example, a) new or expanded BI subject areas need to first be incorporated into reports, b) Integration is required to utilize new web services, or c) features must be assigned to user roles before they can be accessed.

Ready for Use by End Users
(Feature Delivered Enabled)

Reports plus Small Scale UI or Process-Based new features will have minimal user impact after an update. Therefore, customer acceptance testing should focus on the Larger Scale UI or Process-Based* new features.

Customer Must Take Action before Use by End Users
(Feature Delivered Disabled)

Not disruptive as action is required to make these features ready to use. As you selectively choose to leverage, you set your test and roll out timing.

Feature

Report

UI or
Process-Based:
Small Scale

UI or
Process-Based:
Larger Scale*

Enterprise Data Management Cloud

EPM Cloud Common

Simplified Authentication Cache Rebuild Algorithm

REST API Support for Oracle Infrastructure Gen 2 Environments

Enterprise Data Management Cloud

Monthly Update Schedule

Test Environments: Oracle will apply this monthly update during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Production Environments: Oracle will apply this monthly update during the first daily maintenance that occurs at or after 22:00 UTC on Friday, February 19, 2021.

NOTE: Backing up the daily maintenance snapshot and restoring the environment as needed are self-service operations. Oracle strongly recommends that you download the maintenance snapshot every day to a local server.

The Oracle Help Center provides access to updated documentation. The updates will be available in the Help Center on Friday, February 5, 2021.

NOTE: Some of the links to new feature documentation included in this readiness document will not work until after the Oracle Help Center update is complete.

Defects Fixed and Considerations

Software issues addressed each month and considerations will be posted to My Oracle Support.

This provides visibility into EPM Cloud release contents.

Please Join Oracle Cloud Customer Connect

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.

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. In the body or title of the email, state that you are inquiring or providing feedback, and indicate for which EPM Cloud service and the monthly update cycle.

Follow Us on Social Media

Follow EPM Cloud on YouTubeTwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

These are great resources for the latest updates and information about EPM Cloud.

Features

EPM Cloud Common

Simplified Authentication Cache Rebuild Algorithm

EPM Cloud uses cached authentication data to authenticate users. Starting with this update, the cache used for authenticating users is rebuilt using a simplified algorithm to enable the predefined role assignments of users to be effective in EPM Cloud environments after a wait of four minutes. This results in some changes in behavior.

  1. Prior to this update, newly added users (through My Services or using EPM Automate) could login to EPM Cloud immediately after their role assignment was completed. After this update, newly added users must wait four minutes or more before they can sign into EPM Cloud.
  2. Prior to this update, any changes to predefined role assignments of a user were reflected in Access Control after the user logs in. After this update, changes in predefined role assignments of a user will be reflected when the user logs in again after four minutes.
  3. Prior to this update, any predefined role assignments that were not yet reflected in Access Control were reflected after the completion of the next daily maintenance of the environment. After this update, predefined role assignments will be reflected in Access Control after any user logs in to the environment.

Applies to: Account Reconciliation, Enterprise Data Management, Financial Consolidation and Close, Narrative Reporting, Planning, Planning Modules, Profitability and Cost Management, Tax Reporting

Business Benefit: The simplified cache rebuild algorithm reduces the wait time to activate new role assignments.

REST API Support for Oracle Infrastructure Gen 2 Environments

The Authentication section of the REST API for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud guide is updated to reflect how the user name needs to be passed in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2 environments.

Applies to: Account Reconciliation, Enterprise Data Management, Financial Consolidation and Close, Narrative Reporting, Planning, Planning Modules, Profitability and Cost Management, Tax Reporting

Business Benefit: Enables REST APIs on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Gen 2 environments.

Key Resources

  • Authentication in REST API for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud

Role Information

  • Service Administrators

Enterprise Data Management

New Video

The following video is now available.

Overview: Attribute Dimensions in Enterprise Data Management

Introduces you to Enterprise Data Management’s full support for attribute dimensions. Assigned to base dimensions, use attribute dimensions to best describe, classify, maintain, navigate, and visualize your metadata using custom, business-specific hierarchies and taxonomies.

Business Benefit: Videos provide overviews and step-by-step instructions to help you perform your related business activities.