Whenever there are new browser technologies I am interested to see how our existing EPM products will do in them. Right now there are 2 large browser betas first IE8 and second Google Chrome. Both are nice browsers with rich application support but they are both betas so there are plenty of bugs. I tried IE8 first because IE is the most popular browser and it usually does a nice job with our EPM products.
I was able to open Oracle EPM workspace in IE8 and logged in just fine. The explorer screen showed up and I was able to select and open a report. Opening the report caused a Java script error that messed up my navigation from that point on. The script errors caused frustration but it was useable.
I tried the same thing with Chrome and got nowhere fast. I got a gray screen when trying to load the logon page and it just kept trying to load... I tried 9.3.1 to see if the older stuff was any better and it let me login and get to the explorer screen but I could not navigate.
So the only conclusion I can come to is that for EPM products stick to supported browsers and use the betas to play with other web sites.