Ask Our Ace: Oracle EPM Latest Releases and Update Policy

by | Apr 10, 2018 | Finit

Finit has delivered solutions for the office of finance 20 years, beginning in 2002 with a focus on Oracle EPM. In 2011, we were the first OneStream implementation partner and delivered the first OneStream solution to go live. We no longer offer consulting services for Oracle EPM. However, the functional experience and technical expertise built from this experience form the foundation of our industry-leading OneStream practice.

HFM user:

What is some of the most important patch information you have learned about recently?

Chris Barbieri:

I was reading through some patch update information on Oracle’s site and saw this. We’ve discussed it before, but I think it’s important to communicate this periodically.

According to this document:

HFM 11.1.2.* premier support ends December 2020, though customers can purchase extended support on through December 2021.

When you “read between the lines”, by combining the various documents, you will see that

  • HFM releases prior to will no longer get patched.
  • HFM, which was released in April 2016, is no longer supported, nor are any releases prior to supported.
  • HFM, which was released in November 2017, will be patched (patch set exceptions will be created as needed) through November 2018. It is not known whether Oracle will release another PSU, such as .207, for HFM, but if they do, we should see it around the middle of 2018. Given that premier support ends in December 2020, it is likely we will see a few more PSUs on in 2018 – 2019.

This link to Oracle Enterprise Performance Management 11g Grace Periods for Error Correction (Doc ID 1590676.1) reinforces what I said in terms of timing of the patches. Here is a screenshot for just Hyperion Financial Management:

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