Oracle has great tool to help you evaluate and compare different releases of Hyperion EPM. It covers releases back to 9.3.1 up to its newest release of 220.127.116.11.000. Using this tool, you will be able to see the products that continue to be available and the ones that have been discontinued. For those products that have not been discontinued the report will show what Oracle has done to improve the functionality and user interface of each Product.
If, for example, you were presently on Oracle EPM 18.104.22.168 and wanted to compare it with Oracle EPM 11.2. Your first step would be to go to https://apexapps.oracle.com/pls/apex/f?p=20620:1:0 .
It is fairly straight forward from there. Please select your current release. Or the earlier version of the 2 you wish to compare.
I have chosen 22.214.171.124
Next choose your Target version. Here I have chosen 11.2
Now choose the Products you wish to compare. I have chosen to compare Calculation Manager, EPM Architect and Essbase. Then click on “Generate Report.”
As you can see here it shows all the major changes and improvements that have been made up to the newest release requested.
If you take a look at EPM Architect, you will see that the last release is shown to be in 126.96.36.199. Meaning that it is no longer available in later releases.
As a further example, let’s look at Essbase.
I hope this was helpful for you to get a look into your future. Please use this tool as a starting point to help you understand what EPM Products are available in newer releases. Feel free to contact iArch Solutions to answer any of your Hyperion EPM infrastructure and Application questions.