The above picture shows the terminology that is now in use by Oracle. This makes a Patch in the traditional EPM sense equal to a Patch Set Update (PSU), and a Release (e.g. 18.104.22.168) being a combination of Product Version and Patch Set.
As you may be aware, Oracle have now created a KB article that covers the recommended patches for main product areas (with HPCM and DRM being exceptions)
The above article (and at page 27 of thelifetime support doc) also introduce the concept of Hyperion Products on Premier Support being only supported for:-
It is not clear if Oracle Support are actually enforcing the above, but they could presumably stop the clock on a support SR until the environments are upgraded/patched.
The tables below represent the current known state of play as at 31-Jan-14 split by release and searches based on a regular Win2008R2 based install. I've included direct links to the related product simple search page or you can use them to search for other combinations:-
At EPM Infra we are able to provide a range of Technical Services ranging from overall Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Technical Architecture/Integration services to Mangement of Client Website/SharePoint Hosting (and Website Design).
Please checkout our services in more detail but at a high level they cover the following 4 areas:
We are one of the few organisations in the UK to have an Oracle Certified Data Relationship Management (DRM) Implementation Specialist.
We also have some very rare experience in having configured the interfaces from DRM to E-Business Suite (EBS) and Fusion [GL] Accounting Hub (FAH). We have (and continue to) assist HSBC as a subject matter expert in managing their complex metadata for their Oracle Fusion Cloud based systems (ERP and EPM). This includes the feed of Hierarchies to FDMEE to allow it to perform automatic hierarchy based data mapping.
Whether it be Oracle's Financial Data Quality Manager (FDM) classic, FDMEE, ERPi, Oracle Data Integrator (ODI), classic Load Rules, or custom compiled C# to load journals to HFM directly via the API, we have many years of experience in leveraging the right tool to get your data into, out of, and between the various EPM components.
We have assisted some of the largest multi-nationals with this, including HSBC, BT, Lloyd Banking Group, Schroders, Old Mutual, Guardian News Media, M&G Investments and many others across many business sectors. As an example we developed a HPCM integration to fully automate a 48 period rolling forecast with costs before and after full allocation.
We appreciate that not everyone knows about Web hosting, Content Management Systems, Domain Name Servers, Email mailboxes/forwarding, Domain name registration, SharePoint site admin, etc. but may still want to have a web presence and team collaboration tools.
To bridge the gap we offer our skills in these areas to deal with the hosting companies on your behalf, and manage this vital area.
We can also help to create a website based upon the popular Joomla Content Management System which empowers you to be able to edit the content of your website via a simple on-line editor while leaving the structural framework to us.
EPM Infra Ltd was incorporated in early 2013 by Dave Hogg to facilitate a return to the Freelance Consultancy Marketplace after several years as an employee of ReportSource, Deloitte, and Edgewater Ranzal.
The idea is to offer high quality technical assistance and support of the Oracle EPM / Hyperion suite and the IT environment it works within to a wide range of clients across multiple sectors at a more competitive price point than obtaining the same service via a typical large consultancy or system integrator.
Dave is an experienced consultant who since 2005 has been assisting many clients with their Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Hyperion tools such as:-
Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) - Enterprise Consolidation
Hyperion Planning (HP) - Planning & Forecasting
Essbase (ASO/BSO) - OLAP Multi Dimensional Analytics
Financial Data quality Manager (FDM) - end-user managed Financial data mapping & loading
Data Relationship Manager (DRM) - Enterprise 'Single version of the truth' Master Data
Hyperion Profitability & Cost Management (HPCM) - Rule based Cost/Profit allocation
Foundation components (HSS, FR, WA, Workspace) - The backbone of the Hyperion system
ERPi - Now called FDMEE (FDM Enterprise Edition) in the latest release to get data directly from ERP systems into the likes of HFM/Planning.
Link to Daves CV