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26 JAN 2017
Initial Document Creation
We would like to inform you of the upcoming monthly update for your Oracle Cloud environments. We will apply the latest updates to your test environment on Friday, February 3, 2017 and to your production environment on Friday, February 17, 2017. The update will be applied during your normal daily maintenance window.
You can now automate the downloading of the Activity Report, which is automatically generated for each day. This report enables Service Administrators to understand application usage and helps streamline application design by identifying calculation scripts and user requests that impact application performance.
Oracle has created and documented a script that you can use to automate the downloading of Activity Reports. See the following information sources:
- Scenario 11: Automating Activity Report Downloads to a Local Computer in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for the script that is to be used in the download batch file.
- Automating Script Execution in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud for steps involved in scheduling the script to automate the download process.
- Viewing Activity Reports and Downloading Access Logs in the Using Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud for detailed information about the Activity Report.
Starting this update, you can configure single sign-on access between Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud and Oracle Fusion Cloud. Configuring SSO requires you to configure SAML 2.0 Identity Provider (ldP) between Oracle EPM Cloud and Oracle Fusion Cloud.
A new version of the EPM Automate Utility is available with this update. This version enhances the importsnapshot command to allow the import of identity domain artifacts from application snapshots. This enhancement simplifies the cloning of a service instance by avoiding the step of manually importing users and roles into the identity domain.
The activities that you can complete using importsnapshot command depend on your role.
- Service Administrators can import only application artifacts into a service instance.
- Identity Domain Administrators can import only identity domain artifacts.
If a user who is not in the identity domain is referenced in the snapshot being imported, the utility creates a user in the identity domain and assigns the default password that you specify in the command.
- Service Administrators who are also assigned the Identity Domain Administrator role can import application content into the service instance and identity domain artifacts (users and their role assignments) into the identity domain of the service instance.
You must install this version of the utility to use the enhanced command. See these sections in Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud:
Smart View for Office Release 184.108.40.206.620 is now available. This release contains new features such as Smart Form support for some Smart View functions, qualified name support for alternate hierarchies, Excel filter retention during ad hoc analysis, selectively deleting connections, and the ability to sort files and folders in the Smart View Panel, among other features. The Smart View 220.127.116.11.620 Readme, available on the Help Center, contains a complete list of new features in this release.
You must install this release to ensure compatibility with the February 2017 release features and to access the new functionalities. See “Installing Clients” in the Using Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud guide for instructions.
The Fixed Assets Form compares the current and prior year and equity movements in the book and tax basis of assets, including property, plant and equipment, in accordance with the balance sheet approach.
The Fixed Assets form can be accessed under Tax Provision National, or in the Library under the Deferred Tax Provision folder.
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