Oracle EBS FINDINI 4.0.21 Release Notes

The Spring 2022 FINDINI 4.0.21 release will be available to users on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Please continue to review updated release messages and outage information that will be posted here and in the e-news articles, on the Oracle Financial splash pages, and on the sites listed below.

SUMMARY:

Key deliverables during the timeline of the Spring 2022 FINDINI 4.0.21 Release include:                                                                                       

  • Several new enhancements to the GL Posted Cost Redistribution Apex Tool
  • Several new CAPs enhancements & fixes
  • Upgrade of CPATH application software from v8.8.03 to v8.8.07
  • Continued Discovery, Analysis, & Environment Build of initial testing instances for the EBS application upgrade project from v12.1.3 to v12.2.10 (implementation planned for Spring 2023)
  • Working on several B2P initiatives such as implementing Abby Digital Invoice Capture, Continued Discovery for the Supplier Diversity project to interface and form a repository of supplier diversity data between B2P & the Teal-Book vendor, & the B2P Release to version 22.1
  • Upgrade of the Oracle EBS APEX software from v20.2 to v21.2.1, along with upgrading other APEX components such as APEX Office Print & ORDS
  • Applying the standard software security patching, weblogic patching, and database patching in order to keep the EBS, OATS, & CPATH systems up to date with many industry security regulations and requirements. These will include the January-2022 updates for PSU, CPU, JDK, JRE, Weblogic middleware, & Linux Operating System patching
  • Ensuring seamless Oracle EBS integration with all upstream and downstream applications/systems including Data Warehouse, Reporting, Concur, Contingent Workforce, Jaggaer Buy to Pay, CPATH, GMAS, HUBS, PeopleSoft, SIS, Oracle Automated Testing Suite, Maestro, etc.
  • Successful testing cycles of all the above including performance testing

SYSTEM OUTAGES:

The Oracle EBS Financial systems will be unavailable from Friday, April 22 at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, April 25 at 7:00 a.m. to complete the installation of this release. The Oracle EBS Financial systems that will be offline during this time include:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Accounts Payable Adjustment Form for Assets
  • Accounts Receivable
  • iReceivables & Collections
  • CAPS
  • Cash Management (CMRA)
  • Chart Security Maintenance Application (CSMA)
  • Chart of Accounts GL Validator
  • FedEx
  • General Ledger
  • GL Posted Cost Redistribution Tool
  • Oracle Assets
  • PCard
  • Web ADI
  • Web Reimbursement History Inquiry
  • iPro Requisition History Inquiry

CPATH (Capital Planning at Harvard) will be offline at times during this release outage. DMS Financial Data Warehouse & HART reporting environments will also be offline at times during this release outage. The HDW load from EBS Financials will NOT take place Friday night 4/22. Instead, a special cycle will be run Saturday night, 4/23, and once that completes DMS Financial Data Warehouse & HART reporting environments will have up to date data from EBS.

ADDITIONAL RELEASE DETAILS FOR FINDINI 4.0.21:

The FINDINI 4.0.21 release will include a Java JRE update to 1.8.0_321. For Mac desktop users only, when logging in for the first time after April 25, those users will be required to download this updated Java JRE. This is needed for Mac users who rely on the Safari 11 browser using Java JRE plug-in to open Oracle Forms. Please note, that Safari 12 and higher used on the Mac, no longer supports Java JRE plug-in, thus Oracle forms will not open using this browser. Any Safari browser can be continued to be used for any Web-pages/HTML based modules in Oracle EBS, however, Safari browsers on the Mac are currently incompatible with Java Web Start Technologies. Firefox version 60.x thru 91.x allows Oracle Forms on a Mac to open using Java Web Start Technology if the base level of JRE 1.8.0_201 is installed. The Firefox browser can also be used for any Web-pages/HTML based modules in Oracle EBS. If users receive a popup message that a more recent version greater than 1.8.0_321 is available, they should NOT act upon the request.

Windows PC desktop users will no longer have to install Java JRE updates for Oracle Financials due to the Java Web Start technology. Oracle Forms will no longer prompt Windows PC users to update their Java JRE. All universal browsers, including Safari, will successfully open Oracle Forms on a windows PC using the Java Web Start technology.  At a minimum, they must have JAVA JRE 1.8.0_141 which was pushed to them several FINDINI releases ago. If needed for other applications, there is no harm for those users to update to JAVA JRE 1.8.0_321 after 4/25.

Further information regarding Java Web Start Technologies can be found at Oracle Financial System's User Resources.

PLEASE NOTE:

Always clear your browser cache and cookies if you encounter any screen issues or errors logging into Oracle Financials. Please follow the cookie clearing instructions found at Oracle Financial System's User Resources.         

Oracle Financials desktop standards can be found at Supported Desktop Configurations for Oracle EBS Financial systems. These desktop standards will be updated for this release during our cutover. Further helpful tips & release information can be found on sites Oracle Financial System's Popular Resources & Oracle Financial System's Releases & Oracle Financial System's User Resources.

It is highly recommended for all users to subscribe to the HUIT Service Status Dashboard page. This will enable status alerts and notifications to be received by the users regarding all HUIT applications, as well as our specific Financial Applications. All Financial System links can be found HUIT Finance Systems Page.

Click here for further E-news publication information regarding this release:

February Edition: FINDINI 4.0.21 Release - Upcoming April System Outage for Oracle Financials Systems

March Edition:  FINDINI 4.0.21 Release - Upcoming April System Outage for Oracle Financials Systems

April Edition:  FINDINI 4.0.21 Release - Upcoming April System Outage for Oracle Financials Systems

For questions, please contact the HUIT Service Desk at ithelp@harvard.edu or call them at 5-7777.

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See Attachments for Summary of release changes and Training Tips:

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See also: Releases