Updated on November 11, 2020
The Fall FINDINI 4.0.18 Release will be live on December 14. More information regarding this upcoming release can be found:
The FINDINI 4.0.18 release will include a Java JRE update to 1.8.0_261. For Mac desktop users only, when logging in for the first time after
December 14, 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. Safari browsers on the Mac are currently incompatible with Java Web Start Technologies. Firefox version 60.x
and greater will now allow Oracle Forms on a Mac to open using Java Web Start Technology as long as the base level of JRE 1.8.0_201 is installed. If
users receive a popup message that a more recent version greater than 1.8.0_261 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_261 after 12/14.
To Learn more about Java Web Start, it is highly recommended to go to our site: https://oracle.fss.finance.harvard.edu/user-resources
found under https://oracle.fss.finance.harvard.edu/
Always clear your browser cache and cookies if you encounter any screen issues or errors logging into Oracle Financials.
Oracle Financials Users should always review the desktop standards after each FINDINI Release to be better informed of desktop requirements.
These can be found on site https://harvard.service-now.com/ithelp?id=kb_article&sys_id under the Enterprise Application Supported Desktop
Please review the HUIT Service Status Dashboard for all System operational status. This can be found on site: https://status.huit.harvard.edu/
It is highly recommended for all users to subscribe to this page to receive status alerts and notifications.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the HUIT Service Desk at 5-7777.
Planned Future Exception Messages
Upcoming System Outage for Oracle EBS Financial Systems:
Oracle EBS Financial systems will be unavailable from Friday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. until Monday, December 14 at 7:00 a.m. due to the
implementation of our Fall FINDINI 4.0.18 Release.
The Oracle EBS Financial systems that will be offline during this outage 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, Oracle Assets,
HCOM & iProcurement, PCard, WEB ADI, & Web Reimbursement
CPATH (Capital Planning at Harvard) will be unavailable during this release window. 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 12/11. Instead, a
special cycle will be run Sunday night, 12/13, and once that completes DMS Financial Data Warehouse & HART reporting environments will have up to
date data from EBS.