April 7, 2009

EPM Is Available (AKA localized Hyperion with more patches)

Almost nine months after Hyperion 11x was first released only in English and only on Windows, localized versions of Hyperion are finally available. On April 2, EPM was posted to edelivery.oracle.com with the level of fanfare normally reserved for the openings of small suburban strip malls. In other words, no announcement was made at all.

If you have dreamed about installing or running the Hyperion products in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese,Russian, Turkish, Swedish, Danish, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese your fantasy has finally come true. In all seriousness, there are many companies outside of English-speaking countries that have been waiting for this release before they migrated to 11x. Those non-English companies can now finally move to 11x although not every product is supported in everyone of those languages.

If you couldn't care in the least about non-English, there's still a major benefit to you in more bugs are fixed. In Essbase alone, there are 3 pages of defects fixed. Every product I investigated had numerous bugs removed. Suffice to say that if you wanted 11x to get more stable before you migrated to it, is definitely more stable than any previous release of 11x.

New Features
There aren't many. Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management is significantly enhanced. Visual Explorer also has some new features and Essbase Studio supports some new data sources. The other enhancements are so minor that you'd only notice them if you went to the effort of reading the Read Me files.


GlennS said...

In addition to the release, There is also a new version of 9.3.1 on edelivery.

SR said...

Dear Edward I'm really surprized that you don't comment about the 5 gigs installer that you will need to carry around just to install Excel Add-In.