Updated on June 14, 2020
Our Next FINDINI Release will be in the Fall. More information regarding past releases can be found: https://oracle.fss.finance.harvard.edu/releases
The FINDINI 4.0.17 release included a Java JRE update to 1.8.0_241. For Mac desktop users only, when logging in for the first time after
April 20, those users will be prompted 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 68.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 beyond 1.8.0_241 is available, they should NOT act upon the request.
Windows PC desktop users no longer have to install Java JRE updates for Oracle Financials due to the Java Web Start technology. Oracle Forms
no longer prompt Windows PC users to update their Java JRE. For Windows PC users, using Oracle Forms requires a base level of Java JRE
version 1.8.0_141 which all of FAS and Central Administration have already. We have advised all other Schools outside of FAS and Central
Administration to also follow suite. There is no harm for windows users to update to JAVA JRE 1.8.0_241 after April 20.
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 Configurations section.
Please review the HUIT Service Status Dashboard for all System operational status. This can be found on site:
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 Financials will be unavailable to access from 8 AM to Noon for the Balance Forward Year End Allocation execution on Saturday, August 1.
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, Bottomline, 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) & DMS HDW will not be impacted during this time.