The impact of merging D365 Human Resource app into Finance and Operations
After separating the “old” Human Resource from Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations into multiple apps, Talent (later again renamed to Human Resources), Attract, Onboarding, etc., Microsoft is now making a U-turn.
Planned for general availability in January 2022, Microsoft will create one set of human resources capabilities within Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
Within Dynamics 365 today are two sets of human resources capabilities. One set is in the standalone Human Resources application, which uses a different infrastructure than Finance and Operations apps. The other set of capabilities is in the legacy Human Resources module in Dynamics 365 Finance. This causes confusion for customers and partners about which set of capabilities to use.
Merging Human Resource app into Finance and Operations infrastructure
Merging the Human Resources infrastructure into the same infrastructure as other Finance and Operations apps, such as Finance, Supply Chain Management, and Project Operations eliminates the confusion about which set of capabilities to use. From January 2022, according to Microsoft, you will have a single set of human resources capabilities within Dynamics 365.
To me, that is great news – fewer apps, fewer data models/dual writes/…, less confusion. And perhaps the best thing is, that all the capabilities and investments that have been made in the separate Human Resource apps will be available within Finance. More below.
(This merger – bringing it back home – does however make me wonder about similarities with Project Operations, but that is a separate discussion…)
New feature details of D365FO Human Resource – from the merger
The capabilities and investments that have been made in Human Resources will be available within Finance.
Some of these capabilities include:
- Leave and absence management
- Benefits management
- Task management
New feature details of D365FO Human Resource – from 2021 release wave 2
For 2021 release wave 2, Microsoft will focus on three key areas:
- Broaden the human capital management (HCM) ecosystem: Continue broadening our HCM ecosystem through integration APIs and strategic partnerships.
- Reimagine the employee experience: Expand our investments in the employee experience and bringing those experiences into the flow of work.
- App unification: Deliver app unification through a simplified platform with better application lifecycle management tooling and extensibility.