Monday, 7 April 2014

Collaborate 2014

It's been a long while since my last blog post.  I've been doing a tour of Europe delivering some Fusion HCM and Talent Mangement courses for Oracle Alliances and Channels.  Helping to enable all my competitors in Fusion HCM.  Well, I'm pretty sure there will be plenty of business to go round for all of us.

Now I'm in Las Vegas for Collaborate 2014.  I'm giving two Fusion HCM presentations during the week and I'll be trying to add some more posts on anything I find interesting.


Thursday, 26 December 2013

Latest V7 Functionality

Fusion Applications Release 7 has been out for a few months now.  So, I though it might be a good time to review some of the new HCM functionality.

Auditing

This
is a good improvement which allows users to easily select data to be captured for auditing purposes and then report on the findings.   Both functions are very simply configured.



The objects to be audited are configured through the FSM task Manage Audit Policies.
Navigation:

FSM: Tasks > Manage Audit Policies


Click on the Go To Task icon to Configure the objects to audit, set the Audit Level to AUDITING and press the Configure Business Object Attributes button.


Choose the Application.  N.B. HCM Core Processes appears not to work in R7, whereas HCM Core Setup Does work.  At the time of writing, this was the subject of an SR.


When you select an object, e.g. Location, many of the other objects are enabled for auditing automatically.  Save and Close the configuration screen.

To run an audit report, the user needs to have the INTERNAL AUDITOR Job Role provisioned.  This will place the Audit Report work area on the user’s Navigation menu.


Click on the Audit Reports link.



In the search criteria, select the date, and product (e.g. HCM Core Setup).  By selecting the Product, the Business Object Type LOV will be populated with the appropriate values.  The event types should also be set.  Usually to ALL.

Press SEARCH to find the reports.



The two tick boxes (Show Attributes and Show extended Object Identifier Columns) open up further columns in the results table.



Results can be exported to Excel.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning is also a valuable addition to the Fusion HCM functionality.

Succession Plans can be created either for a Job/Position or a person.

Talent Pools can also be used as a way of grouping people together to manage them for Succession Plans or other Talent Management purposes.  I will be blogging about this at a later stage.