Posted by: PARC’s Oracle EPM Team
Each month PARC analyzes Oracle’s EPM Cloud updates with an eye toward our customers’ ability to take full advantage of them. The monthly updates include things like bug fixes, modest changes, and even powerful new functionality. This update is part of PARC’s service to its valued customers and is centered around changes to the products and technologies most impacted in their implementations.
The below changes are scheduled to take place during the first nightly maintenance period on or after 2 AM ET on Saturday, Jan 8, 2022 (test environments) and on or after 2AM ET on Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 (production environments).
Customers needing more information or with questions about any of the changes summarized below should contact us. Oracle’s web page for the full contents of the update can be found here:
New version of Oracle Smart View for Office
Oracle Smart View for Office version 21.200 is now available.
The following new features are included:
- Export/import reports to Smart View Excel in EPM Cloud platform
- Ability to edit rows or columns in flex forms
- Support for task lists to open flex forms
- Save documents to the EPM Cloud library
- Improved connection error reporting for HsGet functions
For more information, see bullet-specific information at this link:
Script to Create a non-monthly EPM Cloud Upgrade Cadence
The Working with EPM Automate for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management Cloud guide now contains a script to create a self-service solution to skip updates so that EPM Cloud environments are updated on a quarterly or other non-monthly basis. For more information, see the documentation at the link below:
PARC Customers: Please let us know if this is something you would like to pursue so that we can provide appropriate guidance.
Other Important Notices
Long label names will be truncated at Runtime on Horizontal Tabs
Starting with the February 2022 update (22.02), label names on horizontal tabs will display up to 30 characters at runtime. Hovering your cursor over the tab will reveal the entire label.
Smart View Add-on Installation for Task Manager and Supplemental Data Manager
In a future update, the installation of Smart View add-ons for Task Manager and Supplemental Data Manager will change. At that time, users of the Smart View add-ons will need to uninstall and re-install their add-ons to take advantage of the latest features and fixes.
Removal of Strategic Workforce Planning from EPM Cloud Workforce Planning
In a future update, the Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) enablement option will be removed for all EPM Cloud Planning Modules (Standard and Enterprise) and Enterprise Planning applications that have not already enabled this feature in the Workforce Module. Customers who have already enabled this feature will see no change in their existing applications with this feature already enabled. No new applications will support this feature after this change.