HUBS

HUBS: Release 3.9 and the Transition to SNOW

May 11, 2017

Release 3.9

HUBS Release 3.9 is coming on May 22.  HUBS* will be unavailable during the installation of the release which will begin at 10:00pm on Friday, May 19, and it will continue through to the start of business on Monday, May 22.  A couple items of note are:

  1. A new patch has been installed to correct report formatting issues.  Although many issues are fixed with the patch, some reports have lost formatting in the headers and footers, but only in the HTML version. These new issues will be corrected in a future release.   
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HUBS Outage Reminders

April 13, 2017

HUBS users should note the following impacts to HUBS that will occur during the next Oracle Financials release installation - FINDINI 4.0.11. The installation will occur from 6pm on Friday, April 21 to 9am on Wednesday, April 26. During that time:

  • The CCID Validation Utility in HUBS will be unavailable.
  • There will be no Chart of Account updates or new Actuals forthcoming to HUBS.

Users may also want to read the Oracle Financials article in this issue of the eNews to learn more about FINDINI 4.0.11… Read more about HUBS Outage Reminders

HUBS News: An Enhancement and Outage Information

March 16, 2017

Enhancement

Each year the Q2 Forecast and Budget-Final data is pushed to Harvard’s Data Warehouse (HDW), around March and June, respectively.  The data is sent by month for each account string and it has been rounded to the nearest dollar.  Now, since February 28, the data is rounded to the nearest cent.  The following table is an example of how the data for one 33 digit string could look in HUBS, and then how it would look in the HDW before and after the enhancement.  One can see in the example that the enhancement provides for more precise totals in HDW reports and queries:

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HUBS Release 3.8 is coming December 6th, includes workday outages

November 17, 2016

Release 3.8 is a maintenance release which includes an operating system upgrade and the latest system patches and updates. HUBS, which includes Smart View, will be unavailable all day on Thursday, December 1, until the start of business on Tuesday, December 6, for the installation of the release.  Due to the complex nature of the installation, a buffer has been built into the plan; should HUBS become available sooner than Tuesday morning an email will be sent to users notifying them that HUBS is available for their use.… Read more about HUBS Release 3.8 is coming December 6th, includes workday outages

HUBS News

August 18, 2016

The HUBS Team has been working closely with the Office of Financial Strategy & Planning to develop an on-line workbook for multi-year plans.  The design, development and testing phases for this initiative took place during the spring and summer months, resulting in a new workbook that was delivered to users this month.  The new workbook is a Smart View Planning workbook and it provides users with the option of uploading their data directly into the multi-year database in HUBS.  For more details about the multi-year effort please see the release notes at: … Read more about HUBS News

Reminder: HUBS Release on Saturday May 21

May 12, 2016

HUBS Release 3.6 is coming next week.  HUBS will be unavailable during the installation of the release which begins at 8:00pm on Friday, May 20.  HUBS will remain unavailable until noontime on Saturday, May 21.  The HUBS Team will send an email to users confirming HUBS availability on Saturday.

The Release Notes can be found on this page in the HUBS Wiki:  https://wiki.harvard.edu/confluence/display/FSSHUBS/2016+May%2C+Monthly+Release+3.6%2C+Release+Notes.  Users should… Read more about Reminder: HUBS Release on Saturday May 21

HUBS Release 3.6 on May 21, Overnight Process Delays in April

April 14, 2016

HUBS Release 3.6 is on its way and it includes a variety of enhancements and defect corrections. Many of the changes in this release are for utilities and eliminate some of the pain points experienced by both users and HUBS Administrators alike. A couple of the release highlights are listed here:

    A HUBS Upgrade is Coming November 9th

    October 15, 2015

    You may have heard a rumor that HUBS is being upgraded and it’s true. The upgrade will bring a new look and feel to your Planning Application, but the same forms, business rules and reports that you use today will still be there. In other words, there will be no new or changed business processes due to the upgrade. 

    Along with the Planning Application upgrade, the underlying database will also be upgraded. The database upgrade will keep HUBS on a vendor supported platform and will allow us to continue to apply patches that include enhancements and bug fixes as they become available… Read more about A HUBS Upgrade is Coming November 9th

    HUBS: Server Maintenance Outage & Tub 635 Moving to PLNG0050

    May 14, 2015

    Server Maintenance Outage on Sunday, May 31st

    HUBS will be unavailable from 5:00am to 9:00am on Sunday, May 31, for server maintenance activities.

    Tub 635 moves from PLNG0006 to PLNG0050

    The activities to move tub 635 from PLNG0006 to PLNG0050 have been occurring this week.  The move is expected to be completed at the start of business on Friday, May 15.   More details about the move can be found on this page in the HUBS Wiki:… Read more about HUBS: Server Maintenance Outage & Tub 635 Moving to PLNG0050

    HUBS Release 3.3

    March 19, 2015

    HUBS will be unavailable beginning at 8pm on Friday, March 20 until the start of business on Monday, March 23 for installation of Release 3.3.  While this release is mostly technical in nature, it includes a few user-facing enhancements. Please see the Release Notes for more information.