Desktop Requirements for Administrative System Users

Penn's administrative systems desktop requirements are consistent with the desktop recommendations for general purpose systems. In general, ISC is comfortable with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as the operating system of choice for administrative systems. The following is more specific information regarding compatibility of BEN Financials, Oracle EPM/Hyperion, and Webi/Business Objects with University supported operating systems, web browsers, and office suites, along with specific Java requirements.

BEN Financials

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is certified by Oracle in combination with Firefox 31ESR and Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (in order for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 to work with BEN Financials upenn.edu must be added to the Compatibility View (Tools > Compatibility View settings). No version of Google Chrome functions.

BEN users’ systems must have a supported version of the JRE plug-in. Current guidance from Oracle is that end users can use the most current version of Java, not only the most recent certified version. As of December 1, 2014, this means that BEN Financials must use at least JRE 1.7_65 but can upgrade to the most recent version, JRE 1.7_72. This allows Penn’s constituents to keep their computers up to date with Oracle's most recent Java vulnerability fixes.

Human Resources Management (Performance Appraisal, Requisition, and Tuition Benefits)

Firefox .current, Google Chrome .current, and Internet Explorer 9/10/11 are supported.

Oracle EPM/Hyperion

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is certified by Oracle in combination with Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 24ESR (note that CPUP users cannot upgrade to IE9 until UPHS's next Hyperion upgrade). Though the 64-bit versions of Windows are fully functional, 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office have not been tested with the SmartView add-in. No version of Google Chrome functions.

Webi/Business Objects

Windows 8.1 Update (with mouse and keyboard interface) and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 are supported in combination with Firefox 31ESR and Internet Explorer 9/10/11 (Google Chrome does not function). Oracle's JRE 1.7_65 or higher is also required.

BEN Pays Invoice Imaging

For workstations with Windows operating systems, Flash Player 10 and above is supported, including the current patched version of Flash Player 15.

BEN Financials

OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion are certified by Oracle in combination with Firefox 31ESR. No version of Google Chrome functions.

BEN users’ systems must have a supported version of the JRE plug-in. Current guidance from Oracle is that end users can use the most current version of Java, not only the most recent certified version. As of December 1, 2014, this means that BEN Financials must use at least JRE 1.7_65 but can upgrade to the most recent version, JRE 1.7_72. This allows Penn’s constituents to keep their computers up to date with Oracle's most recent Java vulnerability fixes.

Human Resources Management (Performance Appraisal, Requisition, and Tuition Benefits)

Firefox .current, Google Chrome .current, and Safari 6.0.x/7.x/8.0.x are supported.

Oracle EPM/Hyperion

OS X Mountain Lion and OS X Lion are supported in combination with Firefox 17esr. No version of Google Chrome or Safari functions.

Webi/Business Objects

OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, and OS X Lion are supported in combination with Safari 6.0.x/7.x and Firefox 31ESR (Google Chrome do not function). Oracle's JRE 1.7_65 or higher is also required.

BEN Pays Invoice Imaging

For workstations with OS X operating systems, Flash Player 10 and up is supported, including the current patched version of Flash Player 15.

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Date Posted: April 1, 2013 Tags: Provider Resource, Desktop, Essentials

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