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Are you considering upgrading your Oracle EPM Hyperion on-premise servers? Many clients are. Here are some key points to consider…

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  • The most current Oracle EPM Hyperion version is 11.2.x
  • Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.0 was first released in January 2020.
  • Oracle provides Oracle EPM Hyperion quarterly updates each quarter like clockwork.
  • This is good as it shows Oracle’s commitment to this important on-premise solution.
  • There have been 6 quarterly release updates and the most current release update is Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6.
  • Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.7 is due to be released on Oct. 15, 2021.

Supported Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6 Operating Systems, Relational Databases, and Browsers

  • Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6 uses Microsoft Windows 2019 servers for the Hyperion servers.
  • Windows 2016 server is also supported but most clients will be using Windows 2019 server.
  • Linux is also supported but almost every client we know deploys on Windows with a few exceptions
  • The following relational databases are supported with Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6…
    • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 and 2019
The following Oracle databases…
  • Oracle 11.2.0.4+
  • Oracle 12.1.0.1+
  • Oracle 12.2.0.1.0
  • Oracle Database 18c
  • Oracle Database 19c
      • The most current version of Oracle Smart View should be used. The most current version is Oracle Smart View 21.100.
      • Support for Internet Explorer has been deprecated. The supported browsers now are…
        • Firefox ESR
        • Google Chrome
        • Microsoft Edge
      • Here is a link to the official support matrix…

    Key support dates

    Support for Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.1.2.4…

    • Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.1.2.4 was released around 2013
    • Hyperion 11.1.2.4 Premier Support has been extended through December 2021 and then moves to Sustaining Support. There is no end date defined for Sustaining Support.

    Oracle Sustaining Support means…

    • The use of unsupported software has an impact on internal controls / more costly to maintain
    • No further critical security patches will be released (increase cyber security risk)
    • No fixes or patches in response to new bugs or technical issues will be released
    • No additional compatibility certifications will be issued – this can lead to usability issues
    • No further enhancements and innovations to the platform

    Support for Hyperion 11.2.6 – the most current version

    This release has been communicated as the "last version of on-premise Hyperion" and will eventually move to be part of Oracle Applications Unlimited…

    Many believe that the support ends in 2032. However, we believe Oracle is saying that the Oracle Premier Support for Oracle EPM System 11.2 is available through at least 2032. This is a major difference, and it is possible they will continue to support the on-premise solution past 2031. Here is a timeline graphic from Oracle…

     

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

          Microsoft Server 2012 support

          • Hosting your Hyperion products on Windows is probably the most common setup
          • Hyperion 11.1.2.4 (the older version) is supported to run on Microsoft Server 2012 R2
          • Support for Microsoft Server 2012 ended on October 9, 2018, and the end of extended support for the operating system will be on October 10, 2023
          • In general, this means that your security fixes will be covered until the end of extended support with no extra costs, but no development or new design will be added during this period
          • Support for Windows 2019 server is expected until around 2030

          Oracle EPM Hyperion Product considerations

          • The new Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6 version is very similar to Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.1.2.4.
          • No additional end-user training is usually required to transition to the new version.
          • The only major product difference is that Hyperion EPMA is no longer provided in Oracle EPM Hyperion 11.2.6.
          • For clients that use Hyperion EPMA for HFM or Planning they will need to convert to the classic method of metadata and data management. This does not seem to be a difficult process for clients.
          • Oracle provides a limited use license of Oracle Data Relationship Management free of charge to replace Hyperion EPMA but most clients just convert to the classic method.
          • A full list of Oracle EPM Hyperion products that have been discontinued are as follows (note: this is not an issue for the vast majority of clients as their products are not widely used) …
    If this is something you're interested in, we help frequently help organizations choose EPM solutions through our EPM Vendor Selection offering. To learn more, download the guide.
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