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IE11 Performance compared to Firefox

June 14 2017 at 10:38 PM
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from IP address 103.30.185.167

Hi All

This is more of general comment, but has anyone noticed the Hyperion Planning web performance in IE11 is very slow compared to Firefox.
The overall navigation within a form and also between menus.

Just comparing the 2 browsers side by side, shows that IE11 lags so far behind.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for IE11. I have already gone through the EPM recommended performance setting by Oracle.

Thanks

Jimmy

 
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John A. Booth

76.31.144.117

No good tips for IE 11 perf

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June 14 2017, 10:42 PM 

In my experience FireFox outruns IE11 by a crazy amount. It's interesting to see Chrome is now supported in the
Oracle EPM Cloud as of the June release.

I believe Oracle has figured out IE11 isn't the best browser to tie themselves too -- sadly so much of the IT world at companies only allows IE.

Kind Regards,

John A. Booth
https://www.metavero.com

 
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JimK

193.127.207.152

Lack of strategic thinking

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June 15 2017, 4:57 AM 

Sadly, the browser situation has been a long time coming, and there were plenty of signs that IE wasn't a reliable partner. Some of the reasons are:

- Tied to OS upgrades
- EPM can't keep up with pace of updates in the broser world. By the time IE9 was certified with EPM, IE10 was already out
- Targeting more dynamic, speedier browser was an "easy" way to increase speed as perceived by users. Innovation was dead on IE6, Firefox / Chrome / Safari have been pushing the limits of browser speed and capabilities since 2008 at least. That's almost 10 years to this date, plenty of time to steer your ship away from a legacy platform.

What John says it's true though, many IT shops ONLY allow IE. Still, it would have been smarter for Oracle to target new browsers FIRST (make sure everything works great with Firefox/Safari/Chrome) then ensure 100% compatibility with "legacy" browser such as IE

If you compare any modern web app (basecamp, gmail, anaplan to name a few) to Oracle's latest offering (PBCS, or any new cloud app), the difference in responsiveness, capabilities and user-friendliness is just striking. And so so sad.

I've trained many people in EPM products over the last 5 years, and you can't imagine how many times I've gotten comments such as "this is the least user friendly app I've ever seen", or "this feels so old", or "this is so confusing, why so many clicks?"

As a relentless optimist, I'm still waiting for things to change for the better. Even though PBCS simplified UI was, to me, another missed oportunity.

 
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MyJim

103.30.185.168

Thanks for your Inputs

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June 18 2017, 10:22 PM 


 
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