Oracle Global Human Resources Cloud
New Feature Summary
  1. AUGUST MAINTENANCE PACK FOR 19C
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Human Resources
    1. Global Payroll Interface
        1. ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced to Support Person Name in Local Language
        2. ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced to Support Additional Countries
        3. ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced with Additional Person Habit and Disability Attributes
  1. Update 19C
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Human Resources
    1. Global Human Resources
        1. Onboarding and Checklist Enhancements
        2. Configure Questionnaire and Report Task Types in Checklists
        3. Enhanced Management of Work Relationships
        4. Enhancements to Document Records
        5. Enhanced Suggestions for Job LOV
        6. Control Automatic Calculation of Work Measures
        7. Oracle Recruiting Cloud Offers Displayed in Position Nodes in HCM Position Hierarchy
        8. Public Document Records REST API
      1. HR Redesigned User Experience/Responsive Pages
        1. Public Info Page Enhanced
        2. Person Identifiers for External Applications Redesigned
        3. New Position Details
        4. Position Management: Enhancements to the Number of Incumbents Validation
        5. Areas of Responsibility Redesigned
        6. Redesigned Termination and Resignation Pages
        7. Deep Links for Share Data Access and Share Personal Info
    2. HCM Country and Vertical Extensions
        1. Integration with Master Geography Using Loqate
    3. Human Capital Management for Brazil
        1. Enhancement to Region and Town of Birth
    4. Human Capital Management for France
        1. Region of Birth Enhancement
    5. Human Capital Management for Italy
        1. Enhancements to City and Region of Birth
    6. Global Payroll Interface
        1. Support for LDG Name and Extensible Attributes in Global Payroll Interface
        2. Support for LDG Name and Cost Center Override in ADP Global Payroll Interface
  4. Worklife Solutions
    1. Workforce Directory Management
        1. Improved Position Details from My Team
        2. Improved Directory Organization Chart Printing
    2. Employee Wellness
      1. Wellness Redesigned User Experience
        1. Employee Wellness Self-Service Pages Redesigned
  5. HR Optimization
    1. Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management
      1. Global HR
        1. New Security Subject Area
        2. Primary Flag Enhancements to Person Real Time Subject Area
        3. Employment Contract Subject Area Enhancements
        4. Checklist Subject Area Enhancements
        5. Action Name and Action Reason Enhancements to Assignment Real Time
        6. Enhancements to Documents of Record Real Time
        7. Worker Dimension Enhancements
      2. Health and Safety
        1. Capture Info on Action Required and Results

August Maintenance Pack for 19C

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
26 JUL 2019   Created initial document.

Overview

HCM Cloud applications have two types of patches you can receive that are documented in this New Feature Summary:

  • Release Updates (19A, 19B, 19C, and 19D)
  • Optional Monthly Maintenance Packs to each update

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal.

Oracle HCM Cloud release documents are delivered in five functional groupings:

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

  • HCM Cloud Common Features (This document pertains to all HCM applications. It is the base human resource information for all products and HCM Tools.)
  • Global Human Resources Cloud (Global Human Resources contains the base application in which other application use for common data such as workforce structures and person information. Regardless of what products you have implemented you may want to see the new features for Global Human Resources that could impact your products.)

NOTE: Not all Global Human Resource features are available for the base Talent and Compensation stand alone applications.

Optional Reading for HCM Products (Depending on what products are in your cloud service):

  • Talent Management Cloud (All Talent applications)
  • Workforce Rewards Cloud (Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and Global Payroll Interface)
  • Workforce Management Cloud (Absence Management and Time and Labor)

Additional Optional Reading:

  • Common Technologies and User Experience (This documents the common features across all Cloud applications and is not specific to HCM)

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Disclaimer

The Information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Human Resources

Global Payroll Interface

Oracle Global Payroll Interface supports features to send personal payroll information to third-party payroll providers and then to import processed payroll data into Oracle Fusion Global HR. You can copy and modify predefined extract definitions to meet the requirements of your third-party payroll provider. Before extracting data, payroll coordinators can optionally run the Calculate Gross Earnings process to calculate periodic values to validate gross earnings calculations. If you import processed payroll data or payslips from your third-party payroll provider, the data is available for further reporting and analysis.

ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced to Support Person Name in Local Language

Send interface for person names captured in the local language using the LocalPersonName section included in the ADP Global Payroll Interface output XML file. Ensure that you do a baseline extraction after this enhancement is applied. You can do regular extractions after completion of the baseline extraction.

ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced to Support Additional Countries

Use the enhanced ADP Global Payroll Interface to support these countries: Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Kuwait, Mexico, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, and United Kingdom. When you generate the ADP Global Payroll Interface output for a legislative data group that is within the context of a country, the interface generates the country-specific attributes along with the global attributes.

ADP Global Payroll Interface Enhanced with Additional Person Habit and Disability Attributes

Use the additional person habit and disability-related attributes included in the Global Data section of the ADP Global Payroll Interface to enhance interfacing with ADP Global Payroll. Ensure that you do a baseline extraction after this enhancement is applied. You can do regular extractions after completion of the baseline extraction.

Update 19C

Revision History

This document will continue to evolve as existing sections change and new information is added. All updates appear in the following table:

Date Feature Notes
07 JUN 2019   Created initial document.

Overview

HCM Cloud applications have two types of patches you can receive that are documented in this New Feature Summary:

  • Release Updates (19A, 19B, 19C, and 19D)
  • Optional Monthly Maintenance Packs to each update

It is important for you to know what Release Update your environment is on. You can find this in your Cloud Portal.

Oracle HCM Cloud release documents are delivered in five functional groupings:

Suggested Reading for all HCM Products:

  • HCM Cloud Common Features (This document pertains to all HCM applications. It is the base human resource information for all products and HCM Tools.)
  • Global Human Resources Cloud (Global Human Resources contains the base application in which other application use for common data such as workforce structures and person information. Regardless of what products you have implemented you may want to see the new features for Global Human Resources that could impact your products.)

NOTE: Not all Global Human Resource features are available for the base Talent and Compensation stand alone applications.

Optional Reading for HCM Products (Depending on what products are in your cloud service):

  • Talent Management Cloud (All Talent applications)
  • Workforce Rewards Cloud (Compensation, Benefits, Payroll and Global Payroll Interface)
  • Workforce Management Cloud (Absence Management and Time and Labor)

Additional Optional Reading:

  • Common Technologies and User Experience (This documents the common features across all Cloud applications and is not specific to HCM)

NOTE: All of these documents can be found on the Oracle Help Center at: https://cloud.oracle.com/saasreadiness/hcm under Human Capital Management Release Readiness.

Disclaimer

The Information contained in this document may include statements about Oracle’s product development plans. Many factors can materially affect Oracle’s product development plans and the nature and timing of future product releases. Accordingly, this Information is provided to you solely for information only, is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. The development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described remains at the sole discretion of Oracle.

This information may not be incorporated into any contractual agreement with Oracle or its subsidiaries or affiliates. Oracle specifically disclaims any liability with respect to this information. Refer to the Legal Notices and Terms of Use for further information.

Human Resources

Global Human Resources

Oracle Global Human Resources enables your organization to plan, manage and optimize all workforce segments using flexible and extensible best practices to realize extraordinary gains while insuring compliance and increasing total workforce engagement.

Onboarding and Checklist Enhancements

Take advantage of these additional functional enhancements in the onboarding and checklist areas: 

  • Export the configuration of a checklist template.
  • Enable FYI notifications that are turned off by default.
  • Use faceted search capabilities to search, sort and filter for tasks, onboarding employees, etc.
  • New section on the Onboarding Employee Progress screen to view tasks that are yet to be allocated.
  • Select application tasks based on the performer when configuring a checklist template.
  • Leverage OTBI related enhancements to create reports that include all previous and new attributes

Configure Questionnaire and Report Task Types in Checklists

Configure checklist tasks using the new Questionnaire and Report task types.

Enhanced Management of Work Relationships

Enhance the ability to manage work relationships by allowing users to edit the hire date of a work relationship even when the payroll results exist before the new hire date.

Enhancements to Document Records

Manage document records and document delivery preferences effectively with these enhancements:

  • Faceted search capabilities to search, sort, and filter document records.
  • The sections for documents records and document delivery preferences on the Documents tab in the Manage Person flow are hidden by default. You can use Page Composer to render these sections.

Enhanced Suggestions for Job LOV

Get more relevant job suggestions for the worker assignment with the enhanced Job List of Values (LOV). If positions are not used, then the Job LOV displays the most recently selected jobs and the next progression job (if configured to do so).

If positions are used, then the Job LOV displays the most recently selected jobs and the position's job (if the job is not synchronized from position; if synchronized, then it will be read only).

Control Automatic Calculation of Work Measures

Enhance work measures by controlling its automatic calculation. You can use a new attribute Auto Calculate Work Measures to control the way FTE and Headcount are populated. By default, the value of the attribute is Y. When the attribute value is Y or Null, the application automatically calculates the FTE and Headcount work measures. If you change this value to N, the application doesn’t automatically calculate the FTE and Headcount.

Oracle Recruiting Cloud Offers Displayed in Position Nodes in HCM Position Hierarchy

Enhance the user experience with the integration of the HCM Position Hierarchy with Oracle Recruiting Cloud (ORC). The position nodes now also consider offers made to candidates using ORC. They will be included in the count of incumbents' headcount displayed in the position node. Also the candidate names will be displayed in the incumbents section.

Only already extended offers will be included. They will be considered as of the proposed hire date.

Also pending workers will now be considered in the position nodes as of the proposed start date.

Public Document Records REST API

Use the public Document Records REST API to create, update, and delete document records and attachments.

HR Redesigned User Experience/Responsive Pages

Increase user satisfaction 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, with a modern look and conversational language. Clutter-free pages, with clean lines and just the essential fields, can be personalized to suit.

Public Info Page Enhanced

Increase user satisfaction with the enhanced Public Info page that now includes person and assignment descriptive flexfields. By default, the flexfields are hidden out of the box. In addition, the page is supported by the Transaction Design Studio functionality for easy configuration.

Person Identifiers for External Applications Redesigned

Increase user satisfaction with the redesigned Person Identifiers for the External Applications page that now have the same look and feel on the desktop and on mobile devices. This redesigned page is both responsive and easy to use on any device, with a modern look and conversational language.

New Position Details

Use the quick action Position Details to view or manage positions in the new redesigned pages.

From the positions search you can launch to a guided process to the Request a New Position task.

For each position you can view all the details and perform actions like update, correct or duplicate in an easy manner. You can also launch to the graphical position hierarchy.

Other features are the history details page where you can easily compare old and new values for each historical record along with the incumbent details, which helps to search for previous incumbents.

Position Management: Enhancements to the Number of Incumbents Validation

Enhance the user experience with the improvements to the number of incumbents validation. This validation can be used to restrict the number of incumbents in a position, based on the position's FTE and headcount.

The validation also considers extended offers made to candidates, using Oracle Recruiting Cloud. They will be considered as of the proposed hire date. Pending workers will also be considered as of the proposed start date. This validation is used on all person types except non-workers.

Areas of Responsibility Redesigned

Increase user satisfaction with the Areas of Responsibility pages (previously Manage Areas of Responsibility) that now have the same look and feel on the desktop and on your mobile devices. These redesigned pages are both responsive and easy to use on any device, with a modern look and conversational language.

The classic Areas of Responsibility and Maintain Areas of Responsibility pages are also uplifted with a new modern look to provide consistency and uniformity with the new user experience.

Redesigned Termination and Resignation Pages

Simplify user experience with newly redesigned pages for termination and resignation flows:

  • View Termination
  • Correct Termination
  • Reverse Termination (new page)
  • Withdraw Resignation (new page)

You can now run reports for the Reverse Termination and Withdraw Resignation flows and use approvals for the Correct Termination, Reverse Termination, and Withdraw Resignation flows.

Deep Links for Share Data Access and Share Personal Info

Simplify your processes by using the new deep links to provide direct navigation to the Share Data Access and Share Personal Info tasks.

HCM Country and Vertical Extensions

Oracle HRMS (Country and Vertical Extensions) supports multiple country specific features and functions for a variety of countries.

Integration with Master Geography Using Loqate

Import geographies with our newly added geography data provider Loqate. Oracle HCM customers can import Loqate geography data using the Manage Geographies work area. Customers in the US and/or Canada who are HR-only may use Loqate for address validations or they can continue with the Vertex address validations. However, US and/or Canada Payroll customers must continue to maintain geography data changes only from Vertex for which Oracle provides monthly updates of addresses and tax tables.

Human Capital Management for Brazil

Oracle HRMS (Brazil) supports country specific features and functions for Brazil. It enables users to follow Brazil’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Enhancement to Region and Town of Birth

Use a list of values for both the Region of Birth and the Town of Birth fields on the Manage Person page.

A new profile option is available to change it to free text.

Human Capital Management for France

Oracle Fusion HRMS (France) supports country specific features and functions for France. It enables users to follow France’s business practices and comply with its statutory requirements.

Region of Birth Enhancement

Use a list of values for the Region of Birth field on the Manage Person page.

A new profile option is available to change it to free text.

Human Capital Management for Italy

Enhancements to City and Region of Birth

Use a list of values for both the Region of Birth and the City of Birth fields on the Manage Person page.

A new profile option is available to change it to free text.

Global Payroll Interface

Oracle Global Payroll Interface supports features to send personal payroll information to third-party payroll providers and then to import processed payroll data into Oracle Fusion Global HR. You can copy and modify predefined extract definitions to meet the requirements of your third-party payroll provider. Before extracting data, payroll coordinators can optionally run the Calculate Gross Earnings process to calculate periodic values to validate gross earnings calculations. If you import processed payroll data or payslips from your third-party payroll provider, the data is available for further reporting and analysis.

Support for LDG Name and Extensible Attributes in Global Payroll Interface

Use the configurable extensible fields to include additional attributes in the Global Payroll Interface. You can include up to five additional attributes by configuring fast formulas that will return the value of these attributes, and map them to the extensible attributes delivered. You can use the LDG (Legislative Data Group) name appearing in the Global Payroll Interface output file when feeding processed payroll information back to Oracle HCM Cloud.

Support for LDG Name and Cost Center Override in ADP Global Payroll Interface

Use the configurable Cost Center Override attribute to include a logically determined overriding cost center in the ADP Global Payroll Interface. You can configure a fast formula that would determine the value of the overriding cost center and map it to the Cost Center Override attribute delivered. You can use the LDG (Legislative Data Group) name appearing in the ADP Global Payroll Interface output file when feeding error or processed information back to Oracle Fusion HCM cloud.

Worklife Solutions

Workforce Directory Management

Oracle Workforce Directory Management allows you to find colleagues and view organization charts.

Improved Position Details from My Team

Enhance the user experience with the improved position details drill-down on the My Team page when you click the position name or show more incumbents.

Improved Directory Organization Chart Printing

Improve the Directory Organization Chart printing with the new the warning and error messages. The warning is displayed when you print a large chart (of 500 people) and the error is displayed when you print a chart exceeding 3,000 people.

Employee Wellness

Oracle Employee Wellness supports corporate initiatives to improve employee fitness and health through the use of opt-in wellness features. This application integrates with popular fitness tracking services to simplify and automate the acquisition of exercise data from a wide range of devices.

Wellness Redesigned User Experience

Employee Wellness Self-Service Pages Redesigned

Increase user satisfaction with the Employee Wellness Self-Service pages that now have the same look and feel on a desktop or a mobile device. The redesigned pages are both responsive and easy to use with a modern look and conversational language. 

The redesigned pages are:

  • My Profile
  • Assessments
  • Activities
  • Goals
  • Competitions
  • Tasks
  • News  

HR Optimization

Transactional Business Intelligence for Human Capital Management

Oracle Fusion Transactional Business Intelligence is a real time, self service reporting solution offered to all Oracle® Fusion application users to create ad hoc reports and analyze them for daily decision-making. Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence provides human resources managers and specialists, business executives, and line managers the critical workforce information to analyze workforce costs, staffing, compensation, performance management, talent management, succession planning, and employee benefits.

Global HR

New Security Subject Area

Improve your reporting in OTBI by using the new subject area that allows you to report on the security setup in the cloud application. Security - Roles & Privileges Real Time is designed to make reporting of Roles, Role Objects, and Role Users easier for OTBI users. You can create and run ad-hoc security reports for needed security review and audit purposes. The subject area has details related to roles, inherited roles, inherited by roles, data security policies, function security policies, and the users set up in the application. 

The subject area also has metrics including number of roles, number of users, and so on that can be used to understand the quantum of security built into the organization apart from the actual security details.

Primary Flag Enhancements to Person Real Time Subject Area

Enhance your reporting by determining the primary value for various details like phone, email, address, and national identifiers for person and person contacts. Each of these dimensions has an attribute named 'primary flag' which has a value of Y or null.

Employment Contract Subject Area Enhancements

Improve your reporting on employment contracts with the addition of attributes related to the contract. These attributes are added to the employment contract details folder.

Checklist Subject Area Enhancements

Enhance your reporting on the Workforce Management - Checklist Real Time subject area with the addition of functions to report on the employee on-boarding process. With this enhancement you can report on all the on-boarding steps, the underlying tasks, the performers of these tasks, and their details.

Action Name and Action Reason Enhancements to Assignment Real Time

Improve your reporting on worker assignment details using the action name and action reason attributes in the Assignment Real Time subject area.

Enhancements to Documents of Record Real Time

Enhance your reporting on documents setup data. Attributes added to the Document Type dimension allow you to report on whether a document can be updated, attachments added, whether it should be published, and so on. 

Worker Dimension Enhancements

Enhance your reporting on the Worker dimension with a new flex field, added attributes, a hidden attribute, and a few renamed attributes.

Health and Safety

Capture Info on Action Required and Results

Capture more info for an incident using the Action Required check box and the Result field.

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