Oracle Workforce Management Cloud
New Feature Summary
  1. Update 19B
  1. Revision History
  2. Overview
  3. Leave Management
    1. Absence Management
      1. Absence Redesigned User Experience/Responsive Pages
        1. Improved Navigation Options
        2. Compensatory Time Support for Responsive Pages
        3. Responsive Pages for Managers
  4. Time and Labor Management
    1. Time and Labor
        1. Unapproved Time Card Transfer Introduction
        2. Recalculation for Absence Change Introduction
        3. Time Card Search Results HR Field End Dating
      1. Time and Labor Redesigned User Experience/Responsive Pages
        1. Payroll Rate Introduction in the Time Card Self-Service Page Redesigned
        2. Overtime Period Introduction in the Time Card Self-Service Page Redesigned
        3. Time Cards for Manager Self-Service Pages Redesigned
        4. New Time and Date Picker for Self-Service Pages Redesigned
  5. HR Optimizations
    1. Workforce Management Transactional Business Intelligence
      1. Absence
        1. New Business Process Dashboard - Time and Labor

Update 19B

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
31 MAY 2019 Time and Labor: Recalculation for Absence Change Introduction

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

31 MAY 2019

Time and Labor: Time Card Search Results HR Field End Dating

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

31 MAY 2019

Time and Labor/Redesigned User Experience: New Time and Date Picker for Self-Service Pages Redesigned

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

31 MAY 2019

Time and Labor/Redesigned User Experience: Time Cards for Manager Self-Service Pages Redesigned

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

26 APR 2019

Time and Labor: Unapproved Time Card Transfer Introduction

Updated document. Delivered feature in update 19B.

01 MAR 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.

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Leave Management

Absence Management

Oracle Absence Management is a configurable and flexible global solution that enables organizations to manage absences of their workforce. The framework provides ability to define both complex and diverse absence plans. It integrates with the Oracle Cloud Global Payroll and Time and Labor products and provides dedicated work areas for the roles of Administrator and Employees. Simplified user interface is provided for employees’ absence data entry.

Absence 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.

Improved Navigation Options

Increase user satisfaction with direct navigation to the Add Absence, Absence Balance, and Existing Absences pages using the Smart Navigation icon. Additionally, when responsive is enabled, navigation from the Home page and the Me tab to Absences will direct users to the Absences responsive landing page which also provides navigation to the Add Absence, Absence Balance and Existing Absences pages. When responsive is not enabled, navigation from the Home Page and the Me tab to Absences will direct users to the classic Manage Absence Records page.

Compensatory Time Support for Responsive Pages

Take advantage of the compensatory time support features that are now available in the redesigned responsive pages. Managers and employees can utilize the responsive pages for compensatory time transactions and to view compensatory time balances.

Responsive Pages for Managers

Increase managers’ visibility of overall absence information. Managers can use the following responsive pages to view balances and manage absences on behalf of their team:

  • Add Absence
  • Absence Balance
  • Existing Absences

All features and functions available for the employee in the responsive pages can be used by a manager utilizing the My Team navigation or via Quick Actions.

Time and Labor Management

Time and Labor

Oracle Time and Labor is a comprehensive, easy to use, rule-based time recording and management application. The calendar-based time entry interface and fully configurable time card layout easily address simple and complex time recording needs. Rule templates and the real-time rules engine provide an extensible and robust method to validate time entries and automatically apply pay rules, such as overtime calculations. Time and Labor now integrates completely with the following Oracle Cloud Human Capital Management applications: Global Human Resources, Absence Management, Global Payroll, and Project Costing. This integration insures accurate and consistent data for payroll processing and costing as well as project management billing.

Unapproved Time Card Transfer Introduction

Enable administrators to push unapproved time cards to payroll. This new process validates and calculates time data for the selected, unapproved time cards to prepare the data for transfer to payroll. It affects the transfer status, not the status of time cards and entries.

Recalculation for Absence Change Introduction

Enable resubmission of time cards when an absence is updated outside the time card. Instead of changing time card statuses, the affected time cards will be resubmitted to account for the updated absence.

Time Card Search Results HR Field End Dating

Get better search performance with the removal of Job, Location, and Department fields from the time card search results table. You can still use these fields to search for time cards and on time cards.

Time and Labor 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.

Payroll Rate Introduction in the Time Card Self-Service Page Redesigned

Enhance employee and manager experiences by showing them the corresponding payroll rate when they enter time. The rate calculation can be based on the entered time attributes. Depending on your layout configuration, managers can override the default payroll rate.

Overtime Period Introduction in the Time Card Self-Service Page Redesigned

Enable employees and managers to view calculated time by earned day, which is the day that payroll uses to process the transferred time. Also distinguish the calculated overtime day from the earned days.

Time Cards for Manager Self-Service Pages Redesigned

Increase employee and manager satisfaction by enabling line managers to fully mange the time cards for all of their organizations, from creation to approval.

New Time and Date Picker for Self-Service Pages Redesigned

Enhance employee and manager experiences with new time and date pickers on responsive pages.

HR Optimizations

Workforce Management Transactional Business Intelligence

Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence is a real time, self-service reporting solution offered to all Oracle Cloud 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.

Don’t want to start from scratch building a report or analytics? Check out the library of sample reports for all products on Customer Connect on the Report Sharing Center.

Absence

New Business Process Dashboard - Time and Labor

Augment your reporting on Time and Labor modules with a new dashboard that helps you understand the various aspects of your configuration. This dashboard consists of multiple tabs with various key performance indicators and sample analyses related to time cards, time devices, time card exceptions, time card approvals, and historical time info.