Human Resources: 2022 Release Wave 2 highlights

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Communications Pangea | September 14, 2022 | Dynamics 365 | Human Resources | Release wave | 3 min read

The second release wave of the year is coming! Microsoft has released its new plans with several improved updates available from October 2022 through March 2023 for Dynamics 365 and industry clouds. In this news, you’ll find the most crucial highlights for Dynamics 365 Human Resources.

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Human Resources

The Dynamics 365 Human Resources solution will bring enhanced experiences across Dynamics 365 apps by integrating compensation, employee skill, and departure information to resources managers in Project Operations.

  • Get notifications outside of the app for benefits tasks and processes
  • Tailor experiences and complete operations automatically while increasing efficiency
  • Leave manual decisions and tasks behind.

In order to limit the number of manual tasks and connect employee experiences, Microsoft has worked on several capabilities for this release wave 2 while aiming to bring systems together. That way, data is not siloed but readily available for HR businesses, easing employee growth while focusing on the organization’s strategic areas.

Dynamics 365 Human Resources essential highlights

Expanded HCM ecosystem:

  • Learning management system integration across public APIs leveraging Dataverse.

Learning content from learning management system available to employee | Image taken from Microsoft

Benefits management:

  • Inform employees about key events with benefits notifications
  • Contact employees across email based on the benefits enrollment progress for employees
  • Quickly send instructions or reminders to employees through email notifications
  • Use bulk editing in benefits management administration
  • Flexible solution supporting several benefit options
  • Easy-to-use employee experience that showcases benefit offerings.

Benefit notification definition | Image taken from Microsoft

Leave and absence:

  • New leave plans with a flexible framework, managing requests with workflows, and time off requests for employees with an intuitive self-service page
  • Easily track and configure compliant employee time and attendance
  • Measure and manage leave balances and leave plan usage with analytics.

Open ended leave request | Image taken from Microsoft

Integrations and extensibility:

Organization and personnel management:

  • More available integrations and new features, streamlining custom integrations through Microsoft products and Microsoft Dataverse
  • Enable resource management integration
  • Bring together the employee information around time, skills, and more to improve the resource manager experience
  • Integrate training data from learning management providers
  • Create employee profile with Microsoft Viva integration for enhanced together experiences
  • Define legal entities, operating units, groups, and hierarchies in your organization
  • Provide more efficient operations when dealing with HR business and employee information processes
  • Quickly start hiring processes, set up approval processes, and manage employees and positions.

General availability of the 2022 release wave 2: October 1, 2022.

Download the 2022 release wave 2 PDF here.

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