As you may have heard, Oracle just released Enterprise Performance Management (EPM or Hyperion) Version 220.127.116.11. You may say, “Big deal, don’t they come out with a new release at least every year?” Actually, this happens to be the first new major release in two calendar years. In calendar year 2014, we saw the release of Patch Set Update (PSU) 500 for Version 18.104.22.168. Yes, it came with enhanced functionality, kind of like how Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) made Windows incredibly more usable!
So what’s the “big deal” with this version? Quite a bit, I must say. Did you hear that Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) can now run on Linux and on Exalytics?…or that Financial Data Quality Management Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) now has a data synchronization feature to move data between Oracle EPM applications, like HFM to Essbase?…or lots of other enhancements that we will be talking about in posts in the near future.
For now, I want to bring your attention to the updated interface. As soon as you get to the log-in page, you will notice the new colors. The “install-on-your-own-hardware version” (on premise version) of Oracle EPM now uses the Oracle cloud colors (Oracle’s first cloud offering in the Oracle EPM area is Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service or PBCS, which is a software-as-a-service version of Hyperion Planning).
Once you log in to the application, the new colors are everywhere. Is it just me, or does the interface seem faster, slicker and more responsive?
The updated interface extends to the application as well. Here we see the new colors in Hyperion Planning. We will explore the interface updates to other products in a bit more detail in following posts.
I could talk about it forever, but that would keep me from highlighting the new interface for Hyperion Planning. The simplified interface has been expanded to include functionality for Hyperion Planning application administrators.
The “Jobs” interface that was recently introduced in PBCS is now available in the on premise 22.214.171.124 version.
We will talk about other enhancements in more detail soon. Meanwhile, if you want to get a jump on these improvements and learn more about the details, feel free to send us a note, at email@example.com. We can show you the new interface and help determine how you can roll it this to your team.
Author: Andy Tauro, Performance Architects