Oracle has started sending communication for first major update of this year for HCM Cloud, i.e., Release 20A.
Below are the top 6 features that impressed SOAIS team and are excellent reasons for customers to upgrade:
1. DISABILITY SELF-DISCLOSURE
This feature was in high demand and now employees will able to self-disclose their disabilities and upload their disability certificates. This information can be used by HR to make workplace adjustments, and for further analysis and reporting.
Previously it was solely HR’s job to declare employees’ disabilities in application. It was enabled for some of the countries in some previous releases but for India it will be enabled from this release onwards.
Employee: Disability Self-Disclosure
HR: Manage Disability
2. NOTIFICATIONS SUPPORT IN ROLE DELEGATION
User will get notified of Role delegation with notifications. If this feature is enabled, a notification will be sent when a role delegation is successfully created.
For example, when an employee (Delegator) creates a delegation (Self-Service), a notification is sent to the user defined as the Proxy (Delegate To). When an HR Administrator creates a delegation (On-Behalf of), a notification is sent to both the selected person on behalf of whom the delegation was created (Delegator), and the user defined as the Proxy (Delegate To).
3. CREATE SANDBOXES FOR TESTING ONLY
From release 20A onwards, using unified Sandboxes feature, we can now also create sandboxes for testing purposes only. While creating sandboxes, if Publishable field is set to No, such sandboxes can never be published.
4. SEND CHECKLIST NOTIFICATIONS TO WORKER’S HOME EMAIL
Now checklist email notifications can be sent to home email, in addition to work email, for pending workers and terminated workers. Notification is sent to the home email only if the worker does not have an active primary employee or contingent worker assignment with the enterprise as of the date the checklist task is allocated.
5. USER EXPERIENCE:
User satisfaction has been increased with the redesigned pages that now have the same look and feel on desktop and mobile devices. These redesigned pages are both responsive and easy to use on any device. Below are list of few such commonly used pages that are redesigned for enhancing the user experience.
- HCM DATA LOADER
- APPLICATION SECURITY
- GLOBAL HR
6. HCM DATA LOADER
- New business objects have been added to extend the data loading capabilities.
- Questionnaire Template
- INTEGRATION KEY SUPPORT FOR BANK AND BANK BRANCH: You can now create and maintain your bank and bank branches using integration keys. This allows you to update the attributes that traditionally identify the bank or branch to update, such as bank and branch name and number.