Oracle HCM Cloud Common
New Feature Summary
  1. SEPTEMBER MAINTENANCE PACK FOR 19C
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
    1. Redesigned User Experience
        1. Improved Performance of Person Client List of Values (LOV)
  1. Update 19C
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
    1. Applications Security
        1. Simplified Grant Regeneration
        2. UserAccounts REST API
        3. Delegate Roles on Behalf of Others
        4. Limit Delegation Duration
        5. Limit Proxy Selection in Role Delegation
    2. HCM Security
        1. HCM Data Loader Support for HCM Exclusion Rules
    3. HCM Common Architecture
        1. Enhancements to Transaction Console Security
    4. HCM Common Features
        1. Payroll Batch Loader Objects Supported in HCM Data Loader
        2. Interact with HCM Cloud Using the HCM Digital Assistant
        3. Built-In CSV Output Enhancements
        4. Enhancements to HCM Approval Delegations
    5. HCM Data Loader
        1. New Business Objects Supported
        2. Generate Business Object Mapping Files
        3. Enhancements to Import and Load Data
        4. Trigger Incremental Events for Bulk Data Loads
    6. Redesigned User Experience
        1. Redesigned Professional Landing Pages
        2. Enhancements to Transaction Design Studio
        3. Classic Pages Uplifted with Modern Look and Feel

September 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
30 AUG 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.

Redesigned User Experience

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.

The below Redesigned User Experience features are common features used across all products. For product specific redesigned features, they will now show under their products under the subheading Redesigned User Experience.

Improved Performance of Person Client List of Values (LOV)

Improve the performance of the person client list of values by setting a new profile option that excludes searching the Business Title field.

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
26 JUL 2019 HCM Cloud Common Architecture: Enhancements to Transaction Console Security

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19C.

26 JUL 2019

HCM Cloud Common Features: Enhancements to HCM Approval Delegations

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19C.

26 JUL 2019 HCM Data Loader: New Business Objects Supported Updated document. Revised feature information.
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.

Applications Security

Oracle Applications Security provides a single console where IT Security Managers and Administrators can perform various functions including user lifecycle management, role definition, security policy management(both functional and data), role hierarchy maintenance, username and password policy administration, and certificate management. The console also enables users to simulate the effect of security changes, to run security reports, and download a connector for integration with Microsoft Active Directory.

Simplified Grant Regeneration

Regenerate HCM data roles by using the new process Regenerate Data Security Grants. You can regenerate data roles in bulk or individually. You can monitor the progress of the process on the Scheduled Processes page.

UserAccounts REST API

Use the UserAccounts REST API to retrieve the information about user accounts and role assignments, as well as to create user accounts, link them to existing person records, and create role assignments for them. This API is secured with the Person Security Profile, which identifies the person records for which you can manage the user accounts.

Delegate Roles on Behalf of Others

Delegate roles that are allowed for delegation to another user, on behalf of another selected person.

Limit Delegation Duration

Set up a maximum role delegation length. Defaulted to no limit, a maximum role delegation duration can be now configured.

Limit Proxy Selection in Role Delegation

Filter the proxy selection list of values in the Role Delegations area, without affecting the other person list of values.

HCM Security

HCM Data Loader Support for HCM Exclusion Rules

Manage exclusion rules in bulk for lists and hierarchies using HCM Data Loader. You include exclusion rules in person security profiles to exclude selected person records. Using HCM Data Loader, you can create, edit, and inactivate exclusion rules. You can also delete the child components of an Exclusion Rule object for rules that exclude by Lists.

HCM Common Architecture

Enhancements to Transaction Console Security

Increase user satisfaction with enhancements to the Transaction Console. Secure access to the Analytics and Approval Rules tabs using new functional privileges. You are also able to secure Action menu items using new data and functional privileges.

HCM Common Features

This section covers features used across all HCM Applications.

Payroll Batch Loader Objects Supported in HCM Data Loader

Take note that Payroll Batch Loader (PBL) objects are supported in HCM Data Loader (HDL) during the life cycle of 19C. Integrations should use HDL for supported payroll objects as the tool for data loading. For existing customers, Payroll Batch Loader terminal release will be 20C. Customers are advised to standardize on HDL for data loading.

Interact with HCM Cloud Using the HCM Digital Assistant

Use the new Digital Assistant (DA) web client and HCM skills to get the information you need. Instead of using the traditional method of navigating within the application, interact with the HCM digital assistant in a conversational way. You use natural speaking language to ask a question or give the DA a command. You can ask the DA the same question in different ways using a variety of commonly used words and phrases. Be more efficient while on the road or between meetings by quickly get answers to your questions.

The digital assistant is available within the HCM Cloud application once you log in, or via SMS on your phone. Skills are designed to answer specific questions or help you complete tasks. Predefined skills are available to you as employee or as a line manager. Using the HCM digital assistant, you can obtain directory information, view your absence balances, and payslips, for example. As an employee, you can also obtain your benefit provider group numbers and coverage information. As a line manager, you can view your approval tasks and initiate a self-service transaction such as a promotion or transfer.

Built-In CSV Output Enhancements

Configure delimiters and decide whether to include or exclude header records and system generated attributes in the generated output file with the enhanced Built-In CSV.

Enhancements to HCM Approval Delegations

Increase user satisfaction with an enhancement that lets you restrict the person who is being delegated to, from approving their own transactions.

HCM Data Loader

HCM Data Loader provides a flexible and efficient method of bulk loading business object data for data-migration and on-going incremental updates to Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud.

New Business Objects Supported

Extend your data loading capabilities with support for these additional payroll objects:

  • Element Duration Date
  • Payroll Assignment Details
  • Payroll Relationship Details
  • Third Party Organization Payment Method
  • Third Party Personal Payment Method
  • Balance Initialize Batch
  • Balance Initialize Batch Line

In addition, in Recruiting now you can upload these record types for Job Requisitions and Job Requisition Templates:

  • Assessment Configuration
  • Assessment Screening Package
  • Background Check Screen Package

In Global HR the Funding Position component has been added to the Position object.

Generate Business Object Mapping Files

Generate business object specific mapping files for use in the transformation and mapping tools, such as Oracle Integration Cloud.

Enhancements to Import and Load Data

Review the status of all objects being uploaded in a data set. You can review the status and details of all objects, not just those in error.

Trigger Incremental Events for Bulk Data Loads

Trigger enabled incremental load events when bulk loading data using HCM Data Loader or HCM Spreadsheet Data Loader.

Redesigned User Experience

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.

The below Redesigned User Experience features are common features used across all products. For product specific redesigned features, they will now show under their products under the subheading Redesigned User Experience.

Redesigned Professional Landing Pages

Manage your work using redesigned landing pages that provide a consistent and unified look for professional users. The landing pages under My Client Groups, which previously enabled you to access tasks from a task pane, are now updated to a new design. Tasks are organized in the same groupings and order as in the classic page with a new updated look and feel.

Enhancements to Transaction Design Studio

Take advantage of additional configuration options in the Transaction Design Studio within the HCM Experience Design Studio. When configuring pages such as Hire an Employee or Promote that have different regions, you will now see the regions in the same order as they are presented on the transactional page. Also, for pages that don't support a questionnaire page, you no longer have the option to show or hide this page.

In addition, localization rules for Person attributes such as gender, ethnicity and religion, as well as Employment attributes such as assignment category, worker category and contract details are delivered as rules in the Transaction Design Studio. Rules are delivered for each supported localization which you can view, as well as copy and modify when the delivered rules don't meet your needs.

Classic Pages Uplifted with Modern Look and Feel

Use classic pages uplifted with a new modern look which provides consistency and uniformity with the new user experience.