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New Features And Removals In Hyperion EPM 11.2

Introduction:

Oracle continuously releases new versions in Hyperion, with the latest being the release of Cloudera. Everyone assumed that 11.1.2.x is the last release on On-Premise, but Oracle announced that they will be releasing 11.2.x On-Premise which is the latest and it will have the functionalities of cloud applications. Let’s have a look at the details of the new features and also the old features that were replaced by the newer version.

A Glance of the Product Support Details for On-Premises:

1. Version 11.1.2.4

  • Premier Support through Dec 2021

2. Version 11.2

  • Scheduled for October 2019* (*Oracle Safe Harbor applies)
  • Uplift to FMW 12g release
  • Repository Simplification (released previously in 11.1.2.4.900 and cloud)
  • Ongoing release for all defect fixing, third party certification updates and enhancements through at least 2030

On-Premises Release 11.2

On-Premises Release 11.2 date is planned for the last quarter of 2019 (*Oracle Safe Harbor applies)

  • Uplift to FMW 12g release
    • Oracle Essbase 11.1.2.4 will be used for Hyperion EPM 11.2 initially
    • Uplift to Essbase 19c after on-prem is made available and validation occurs
  • Repository Simplification
    • Streamlined and simplified infrastructure and architecture for the future
    • Replaced foundation services with a simpler RDBMS repository
    • Content migration for FR/Workspace to RDBMS repository
  • 3rd party certifications, including, but not limited to:
    • OS: Windows 2019 (Linux 7 & AIX 7.2 to follow in subsequent PSU)
    • RDBMS: Oracle 12.2, SQL Server 2017
    • JDK 1.8
  • Calc manager does not require Adobe Flash

Migration Process

  • New release follows “Out of Place” Migration
  • High Level Flow
    • Install 11.2 on new hardware with supported OS, pre-requisites
    • Use LCM from version 11.1.2.4 to migrate applications, artifacts, etc to 11.2 version
    • The process is similar to the previous releases
  • Note: Only LCMs from 11.1.2.4 version is supported to migrate to 11.2 version, no other versions can be used.

Hyperion EPM (On-Prem) Products/Features Discontinued in 11.2

Below are the products/features that will be discontinued in 11.2 version as compared to the earlier versions.

Hyperion Financial Management

  • Financial Management Analytics
  • Essbase Analytics Link for Hyperion Financial Management
  • Quantitative Management and Reporting for Solvency

Hyperion BI+ (Hyperion Business Intelligence applications)

  • Interactive Reporting (IR)
  • Production Reporting (SQR)
  • Web Analysis (WA)

Hyperion Planning

  • Hyperion Strategic Finance
  • Crystal Ball (replaced by Predictive Planning)
  • Simplified User Interface (SUI)
  • Workforce Planning
  • Capital Expense Planning
  • Project Financial Planning
  • Offline Planning

Additional

  • EPM Architect (EPMA)
  • Disclosure Management
  • EPM Mobile

11.2.x Planned Features

Below are the new features which will be available with 11.2 version release.

Hyperion Financial Management

  • Automated Consolidations will be added
  • Configurable by admin
  • Native Metadata Editor
  • Replaces metadata management
  • Purging source tables after import
  • Performance improvements
  • SV, DB batch processing, etc.

EPM Infrastructure

  • Additional 3rd party certifications

Hyperion Planning

  • Smart Push
  • Dimension Editor SV extension
  • Extended Attribute support
  • Valid Intersections

Data Relationship Management

  • Batch scripts to ease EPMA replacement
  • Enhanced DRG Experience
  • DRG Mass Approvals
  • SFTP Connection

Key Announcement

  • EPM Architect (EPMA) will not be available as a foundation component in EPM 11.2 and beyond
  • For existing deployments of EPM Architect:
    • Oracle Data Relationship Management will be offered under a restricted use license to facilitate Oracle Hyperion EPM (on premises only) dimension maintenance
    • Alternatively converts to “classic”
  • A Migration Kit will be published including a whitepaper and scripts to assist with dimension extraction from EPMA to DRM

Oracle EPM On-premises: Current Release and Roadmap

Contact for further details

Suneel Kumar Kanthala
Manager – Analytics EPM
suneelk.in@mouritech.com
MOURI Tech

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