Oracle Releases EPM On-Premise version 11.2.6!

  • Date: July 23, 2021
  • Article by: Mike Turner

Oracle dropped 11.2.6 this week and I’m working on a sandbox install but I wanted to get some quick highlights out for everyone.  We’re familiar with 11.2 updates by now, and this one is not any different, the release is both a  complete install package, and also a maintenance release for previous 11.2.x installs.  It’s important to note that Oracle has stated “you can directly apply an update to the previous two updates” – meaning you have to be at 11.2.4 or later to apply the update.  Oracle has said this in the last two updates, so they seem to be pushing everyone to stay current or plan on more work when it comes to the update process.  With a quarterly release cycle this means we should be targeting a patching/maintenance regimen of at least 1 every 6 months for EPM customers. Oracle has stated, EPM System updates are released on a quarterly basis, generally in January, April, July, and October.

NOW the NEW STUFF! WooHoo – 

  • MsSQL 2019 is officially certified
  • The installer now automatically handles patches/updates to the Fusion Middleware with “Apply Update” and its not a manual post install process anymore.
  • Support for ANY identity management product that supports header-based authentication
  • Updated HTTP Client
  • Planning is now certified with OGNL 3.2.18
  • And the documentation now outlines the procedure on how to change the DB passwords.
  • Planning supports a Custom Grid Spread
  • Profitability and Cost Management have a few new rest API’s

Some other things to note with this drop that stand out from previous 11.2.x versions…..

  • Oracle clearly states in the document that WebLogic has to be installed on same OS across the board in a distributed environment. This means if you have HFM and Essbase, the only component that can go on Linux is Essbase.
  • Essbase Studio is not included with 11.2.6 and has ben removed from future distribution
  • FDMEE support for scripting in Visual Basic is officially not supported. Customers need to port to Jython, if they have not already. It will not be available from a functional standpoint beginning with 11.2.7
  • And if you’ve been waiting for it – you should know the FDMEE SAP adapter “will be certified”, though they do not give a date, but it will be a third-party plugin for FDMEE available from Bristlecone Labs.

Over the next few days, I will be kicking the tires on the install and config so check back to see my take on how this new version works and if I run into any “gotchas” along the way….

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Oracle EPM 11.2.2 Dropped

  • Date: June 30, 2020
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Readers, it is here at last, the long anticipated release of 11.2.2.  With this release the Oracle Development Team has brought LINUX support to the latest, and last, on-premise release of EPM.  

The latest support matrix can be found here:  https://www.oracle.com/a/otn/docs/epm-11-2-x-cert-matrix.xlsx

A quick read through reveals a couple of things.  First, the support for EPM 11.2.2 and LINUX is as follows:

·         Red Hat EL 7 (UL0+)

·         Oracle Linux 7 (UL0+)

Second, the browser support for IE 11.x is still listed, though it should be ending soon, so I’d recommend companies make other plans.

Stay tuned for details about an upgrade-in-place from 11.2.1, as well as thoughts about a build-out of the various LINUX versions.

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  • Date: Dec 16, 2021
  • Article by: Mike Turner
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  • Date: Dec 15, 2021
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Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2: On-Premise isn't dead after all!

  • Date: June 19, 2019
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Rumors gossip and software envy for al those “new vendors” claiming that on-premise Hyperion is dead!!!… news flash, Oracle isn’t killing off On-Premise Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2 folks!

Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come with the newly announced Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2 roadmap! They’re shifting Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System family of tools and applications under the “Oracle Applications Unlimited” structure and have announcement details on release cycles as well as product support roadmap.

Oracle Application Unlimited Announcement for Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2:

https://www.oracle.com/a/ocom/docs/support/hyperion-epm-announcement.pdf

Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2 “Continuous Innovation” announcement:

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/applications-unlimited-1970561.pdf

If you have questions about the direction of Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System 11.2 or if you are interested in discussing how this coming update will impact your organization’s “Path To The Cloud” please let us know! I’ll be happy to chat!!

Joe Malewicki

President – Certified Oracle Cloud Architect, Cloud Infrastructure OCI and Platform Specialist at iArch Solutions, LLC

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  • Date: Dec 16, 2021
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  • Date: Dec 15, 2021
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Oracle has released 11.1.2.4 Patch Set Updates!

  • Date: June 24, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Over the last few weeks Oracle has announced the release of three Patch Set Updates for multiple products.  There was one for Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.4.006, one for Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.4.121 and one for Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.010.
iArch Solutions is offering you a FREE, no obligation (yes we said FREE) Patch Analysis of your mission critical Oracle EPM/Hyperion Financial System of software.
So what are you waiting for?  Let’s jump on a quick web conference and we will perform an analysis of your system.  We will let you know which patches are missing and should be considered for application so that your Oracle EPM system is able to be the most stable, secure and best performing environment possible.  You have nothing to lose, so give us a call (203-880-4268) and schedule your free Patch Analysis today!
Check out the link below to see the prerequisites and additional information about theses PSUs.
https://blogs.oracle.com/proactivesupportEPM/entry/psu_essbase_11124010
 

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Got EPM questions? iArch Solutions has the answers!

  • Date: April 22, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
Don’t you wish you had a more in-depth understanding of the Oracle EPM/Hyperion System infrastructure?   Have you ever wondered how all of this software actually works under the covers?
Let us guide you in this effort.  iArch Solutions will come to you with our detailed and customized Knowledge Transfer session.  It is our goal to have your IT and Finance Departments on the same page so that your system will continually be a high performing environment.  Some of the topics we will discuss are:

  • Validating your Oracle EPM Hyperion System
  • How to perform baseline tuning
  • Teaching you how to troubleshoot system failures and outages
  • Show you how to safely apply patches to your financial system  environments
  • And much, much more…..

Our experts will empower your team with the confidence and technical knowledge to run your system to it’s fullest ability.
Check out the link below for more information regarding our KT session.  So, what are you waiting for?  Give us a call today for a personalized quote to enhance the knowledge of your staff.
 
Learn more about iArch Solutions Oracle EPM/Hyperion Technical Knowledge Transfer and Infrastructure Training Services
 
iArch Solutions Technical Knowledge Transfer
 

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Your time is valuable!

  • Date: April 4, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
It happens all the time.  You have a deadline looming and your Hyperion financial system starts to throw you error messages.
Don’t you wish you had someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to alleviate this headache? Look no further than your experts at iArch Solutions.  Our expert team of infrastructure engineers are here to be your go-to people for these unfortunate events.
Our Technical Managed Services support offerings provides you the freedom and confidence that you are receiving the most from your Oracle EPM and BI system.  With state of the art systems and our proven methodology we are able to proactively monitor and maintain your critical financial system.  That way, it is ALWAYS there when you need it.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the answer to your questions, just a phone call away?  With guaranteed SLA’s and 100% on-shore staff ready to assist you, we will be answering the phone whenever you need us.  Give us a call and see how we can help you.
Learn more about iArch Solutions Oracle EPM/Hyperion Technical Managed Services
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Time for some Hyperion Spring Cleaning?

  • Date: March 22, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
Well the first day of Spring has come and that means one thing, time for Spring cleaning!
Not only do we need to do this in our personal lives, but professional too.  Now is the time to take a good look at your Hyperion Infrastructure and see if there are some potential problems brewing or maybe a way to get a little more gusto out of your Oracle EPM System technical investment.
Give the experts at iArch Solutions a call to schedule your detailed assessment and ensure you are working on the most stable and secure environment.  Check out the link below to see how comprehensive of an assessment we provide our clients.
 
Learn more about iArch Solutions Hyperion Technical Infrastructure Assessment and Environment Reviews Services
 
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  • Date: Dec 15, 2021
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2016 – The year of the Oracle EPM/Hyperion Upgrade!

  • Date: March 7, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

 
2016 appears to be the year of the Upgrade!  There has been a common theme to many of the calls coming into iArch Solutions these past several months;

  • How do I upgrade?
  • How soon can you do it?
  • How much will this cost me?

Is your system running on the latest Oracle EPM software release 11.1.2.4?  Corporations no longer need to rely on long term application and/or functional consulting engagements to perform an upgrade of their Hyperion system.  Leveraging a technical services firm for your software upgrade can prove to be a much more efficient option and lead to a huge savings in project costs.
Why do you need an upgrade?

  • Microsoft is ending support for older operating systems and web browsers.
  • Oracle’s lifetime support policy for releases.
  • Hardware warranty expiration.
  • Increase your system’s overall performance and stability.

At iArch Solutions, we are your technical UPGRADE experts, it’s what we do.  So, now that we have your attention, what are you waiting for?  Call our experts to discuss how we can help you upgrade today.
 

Learn more about iArch Solutions Installation and Upgrade Services

iArch Solutions Installation and Upgrades
 
 
 
 
 

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Is your Oracle Hyperion Essbase patched to date?

  • Date: February 22, 2016
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Did you hear the news?  Our good friend Tanya over at Oracle recently updated the Oracle Proactive Support Blog with the news that the Hyperion Product Management team has released a new Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.x.
Looking for someone to patch your system?  The infrastructure experts at iArch Solutions are your answer.  Contact us today to plan your patching services.
Patch Set Update for Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.4.007
 

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KScope 15

  • Date: June 23, 2015
  • Article by: Joe Malewicki

Attending KScope 15 this week? Stop by Tuesday 6/23 at 8:30am and listen in as we present as session on “How Healthy Is Your Oracle EPM/Hyperion System Environment? ( a.k.a. Is the Check-Engine Light On?)
Join us for an under-the-hood look at assessing and analyzing the technical health and stability of your Oracle EPM/Hyperion system infrastructure. Through live demonstrations and discussions, this interactive session will provide real-world tips and techniques that you can take back and apply to your own environment, helping ensure you are getting the most out of your technical investment. We will cover topics such as system logs, validating your installation, technical performance, backup and recovery, patching, and best-practice infrastructure architecture for the Oracle EPM/Hyperion system of products.

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