Hyperion BI Plus. You can’t migrate Release 188.8.131.52 reports that used Essbase as a data source to Release 11.2. In Release 11.2, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting, which is now a component of Hyperion Financial Applications, continues to support connections to a Planning data source using an Essbase connection, as well as Profitability and Cost Management.Across my customer portfolio, there are a sizable number of reports that use the Essbase data source. This will be a migration impact.
I'm worried how this will impact customers who DON'T have Hyperion Planning, and just have Essbase. There's quite a few of these environments out there. If a customer doesn't have Planning, what happens when they have HFR reports that hit Essbase?
In all prior releases, when you setup data connections for HFR, you picked the data source type. If you picked Planning, it would automatically "know" about the Planning apps because that information was picked up from Shared Services. In this brave new world of EPM 11.2, what happens if you pick a Planning data source type for a pure Essbase app? Would you even see it?
I hope to know the answer later tonight. If I learn anything material, I will update this post.