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Action Plan for Early EPM 11.2 Adopters

Dave Shay | | September 25, 2019

Unless there are further delays (“Safe Harbor”), EPM 11.2 is now just 1-2 months away. Oracle’s Knowledge Base and blog indicates Sept 2019 is a possible release date, but a Q&A in an Oracle webinar earlier this week suggested Oct 2019 is now the target date. As with every new on-premise EPM/Hyperion release, it is always a “wait and see” approach.

 
At this time (“Safe Harbor”), Oracle has disclosed the software will be introduced for Windows Server, and UNIX will come later. Oracle has also indicated Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2016 will be certified for EPM 11.2. What is not clear is if higher versions of Microsoft will be certified.

Several customers and prospects have reached out asking about the process to upgrade to EPM 11.2, what it would cost, etc. Until I see the Release Notes, Installation Guide, and am able to download the software, I can’t provide a comprehensive answer.

You can, however, prepare for the release by preparing a Proof of Concept (POC) sandbox. I’ve put together a detailed Technical Guide to show you how to complete this from procuring license keys to applying the latest patches.

Are you ready to get started? Download my Technical Guide: Prepare an EPM 11.2 POC Sandbox.

A reminder this guide relates to a Proof of Concept lab/sandbox, which would be used to validate that your applications can be successfully migrated from your old system into EPM 11.2. Once you’re ready to build out your “real” EPM 11.2 environments, the number of servers and their specifications may be much different.

What else would you do to prepare?

 

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