View All Resources

Desktop Requirements for Administrative System Users

Penn's administrative systems desktop requirements are consistent with the desktop recommendations for general purpose systems. The following is 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.

Windows

BEN Financials

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 10 are certified by Oracle in combination with Firefox 68ESR, Google Chrome .current, Internet Explorer 11, and Microsoft Edge.

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. BEN Financials requires at least JRE 1.8_151 but systems can be upgraded to the most recent version of Java 8. 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 11 are supported. Internet Explorer in compatibility mode is not supported.

Oracle Hyperion EPM

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 10 are certified by Oracle in combination with Internet Explorer 11 and Firefox 45ESR (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 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows 10 are supported in combination with Firefox 68ESR and Internet Explorer 11. Oracle's JRE 1.8_151 or higher is also required and the latest versions of Java 8 are supported.

BEN Pays Invoice Imaging

For workstations with Windows operating systems, the current patched version of Flash Player is supported.

BEN Financials

macOS High Sierra and above are certified by Oracle in combination with Firefox 68ESR.

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. BEN Financials requires at least JRE 1.8_151 but systems can be upgraded to the most recent version of Java 8 (note that JRE 1.8_151 is pushed from the BEN Financials site if there is no JRE currently installed). 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 11.x/12.x are supported.

Oracle Hyperion EPM

macOS Sierra and macOS High Sierra are supported in combination with Firefox 45esr. No version of Google Chrome or Safari functions.

Webi/Business Objects

macOS Sierra and above are supported in combination with Firefox 68ESR and Safari 12.x/13.x. Oracle's JRE 1.8_151 or higher is also required and the latest versions of Java 8 are supported.

BEN Pays Invoice Imaging

For workstations with macOS operating systems, the current patched version of Flash Player is supported.