Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates are logged below, with the most recent updates at the top.

Date

What’s Changed

Notes

19 JUL 2016

Worklist Access

Added section for new Worklist Access feature.

06 MAY 2016

Integration and Extensibility Updates

Added section for new Oracle Enterprise Repository replacement tools and collateral.

01 MAR 2016

Removal of two features: 1) a report that was consolidated to include two features (Reference Role Model Change Report) 2) User Data Assignment only relevant to ERP & SCM.

15 DEC 2015

Initial Document Creation

Common Technologies

At Oracle, delivering products that reflect a superior and secure user experience is the result of an enormous investment. This derives from countless hours spent examining how people like you actually work and use our enterprise applications to understand your pain points. We then work closely with product management, security experts, strategy, and development to design innovative applications that help you to be more productive, secure, efficient, and effective.

User Experience

Oracle’s focus on providing an exceptional user experience pervades the Oracle Applications Cloud. Creating a compelling, pleasing user interface (UI) that provides only what you need, when you need it is of the highest priority.

Enhanced Infolets Experience

You can now re-order infolets by a simple drag and drop. Additionally, you can also add new facets to existing infolets, if not already defined. User can still delete an existing facet. Also, we have enhanced the infolet navigation such that when you close the drill down from an infolet, you stay on the infolets dashboard.

Extensibility

While Oracle Applications provide robust out-of-the-box functionality, we want you to be able to run your business your way, and configuring the user experience is easier than ever, with Oracle's modern cloud extensibility tools.

Filmstrip Configurations

Enable or disable your Filmstrip by using two new settings provided by Oracle in the Functional Setup Manager. The ability to configure the Filmstrip options previously was found in the Structure setup page. You can use the profile option Springboard Strip Enabled to render the strip of icons above all simplified pages in the environment. Additionally, use the Springboard Strip Expanded profile option to display the strip of icons above all simplified pages as expanded or collapsed by default. Lastly, the capability to collapse or expand the strip on any page is still available.

Integration and Extensibility Updates

The integration-related content that helps you customize, extend, and integrate with Oracle Applications Cloud is now available in the Oracle Help Center. This content previously hosted in the Oracle Enterprise Repository for Oracle Fusion Applications.

New Guides to Support Integration and Extensibility

The following new guides are now available in the Oracle Help Center to support integration and extensibility:

Reports

You can view a listing of all available reports for a product from the Analyze and Report page for your cloud service from the navigation pane.

Roles

Use the security reference guides available from the Books page to review job roles, duties, privileges, and security information for scheduled processes.

Application Security Cloud

Oracle Fusion Applications Security provides a single console in which security managers and security administrators can review, design, and modify roles in Oracle Fusion Applications. It enables users to visualize the relationships among roles, and to model applications-menu and task-pane entries for any role. Users can also manage certificates and review a set of security reports.

Segregation of Duties Menu

Please be aware that new Segregation of Duty menu has been added to the Security Console. This menu is non-functioning but is placed here for future use in identifying conflicts for a given role.

Simplified Reference Role Model

Take advantage of simplified role definitions in the security reference implementation. The simplified roles reduce the complexity of role administration. Every job or abstract role that existed in Release 9 also exists in the simplified hierarchy for Release 10 and 11, and each authorizes the same privileges. Beneath that level many roles have been consolidated.

Function and Data Security Customization Report

Guarantee that you are maintaining the Oracle best practice to keep delivered security artifacts unchanged. Oracle recommends copying a delivered security model and making it your own. Oracle now provides a functional and data security report which generates a notification when a seeded item has been modified. This will prompt an action by your administrator to undo the changes and prevent unintentional impacts when Oracle performs future updates to these items. Leverage this tool to easily identify and list customizations to delivered function and data security artifacts from Oracle.

Worklist Access

Control who can browse users in Worklist UIs. By default, external users can no longer browse users in Worklist UIs.

Functional Setup Manager (FSM)

Oracle Functional Setup Manager provides a new simplified UI in Release 11 that improves user experience by streamlining the Offering setup process.

Improved Landing Experience

The new Setup and Maintenance landing page presents your subscribed Offerings by default. However, you still have the choice to browse all other available Offerings. In addition, all relevant documents that will help you to plan for an Offering implementation are directly available from this page.

Task Pane has been removed from the new UI to give it a streamlined look and feel. However, the entries previously found in the Task Pane are still easily accessible from the navigation drawer located at the top right corner of the page.

Guided Navigation

Navigation through setup process has been enhanced to make it more intuitive to the user. At the same time, the new flow increased user efficiency by requiring fewer clicks to navigate through the end-to-end setup process.

Offering Configuration

Configure page has a new look and feel as well. Offerings are presented one at a time based on user’s selection to give the page a cleaner look. Furthermore, as you enable Offerings and Functional Areas, your selections are saved automatically.

Offering and Functional Area Based Setup

To setup an Offering by Functional Areas is an alternative approach to using Implementation Projects. It allows managing setup of an Offering during initial implementation as well as for maintaining setup over time – in a modular fashion so that you can complete setup and begin transaction in the functional areas that are most relevant to you immediate business needs without performing setup of the entire Offering.

In the new Setup page, the Functional Areas and the tasks necessary to set up each of them are presented next to each other giving higher visibility to setup requirements of each Functional Area as well as reducing the number of clicks necessary to navigate to the tasks.

Offering and Functional Area Based Export and Import

From the new Setup page, a simplified export and import flow now supports migration of setup data without creating Configuration Packages. You may choose to export and import setup data of the entire Offering or select specific Functional Areas for incremental migration.

In addition, the new flow presents a list of relevant business objects that can be used during export to filter setup data by default and thereby, gives you better visibility to what’s available.

Offering Configuration Migration

When exporting and importing setup data, you have a new option to migrate the Offering configuration as well.

Use this functionality to synchronize the Functional Area and Feature selections between two instances.

Oracle Social Network (OSN)

Oracle Social Network is a secure enterprise collaboration and social networking solution for business. With Oracle Social Network, individuals can stay informed of business activities and drive productivity with purposeful social networking. Oracle Social Network provides a unique experience that includes integration with enterprise applications and business process that drives adoption and participation for increased productivity.

Updates to Social in Oracle Applications Cloud

The Social user interface in Oracle Applications Cloud includes the following new features:

Desktop Client Improvements

Oracle Social Network Desktop provides easy access to Oracle Social Network from your computer desktop. The Desktop Client improvements include:

Add-In for Outlook Improvements

Oracle Social Network Add-In for Outlook provides access to Oracle Social Network from within Microsoft outlook. The add-in improvements include:

Web Client Improvements

The Web client improvements include:

Administration Improvements

Oracle Social Network includes the following administration improvements:

Developer Improvements

Oracle Social Network includes the following developer improvements:

Cloud Storage Services API

New in R11, users with the developer privilege or the service administrator privilege can add and manage Oracle Social Network cloud storage services using the REST API.

Oracle Social Network integrations with cloud document stores let users collaborate on cloud files as easily as on files that originate from the desktop. Oracle Social Network integrates with Google Drive, Dropbox, WebDAV, Oracle Documents, and Microsoft OneDrive out-of-the-box. In addition we provide an SDK that you can use to create additional conferencing services.

Conferencing Services API

New in R11, users with the developer privilege or the service administrator privilege can add and manage Oracle Social Network conferencing services using the REST API.

A conferencing service lets users run on-demand meetings across many locations. Oracle Social Network integrations with conferencing services let users start conferences from within the client user interface. The Cisco Web Meetings (WebEx) product is integrated into Oracle Social Network out-of-the-box. In addition we provide an SDK that you can use to create additional conferencing services.

Social Plug-In Explorer API Reference

New for R11, the Social Plug-in API URL reference documentation shows the URLs that correspond to OSN views, giving developers access to a wide range of Social Plug-in functionality.

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