I will start by saying that there are some key timeline changes on D365HR roadmap items compared to the updates from May 2021. It will be good to align your project activities based on the latest version😊 Read on to know more…

There are 3 areas that I cover in each month’s “What’s new” update:

  • New features planned for public preview in June 2021
  • Features moved from public preview to general availability in May/June 2021
  • Overall roadmap updates

New features planned for public preview in June 2021

🔗Enable an absence manager to manage leave

This can be best summarized using the picture below. The idea of this roadmap item to have a dedicated point of control from a Human Resources team perspective to support extended localization requirements of Leave and absence management.

This will introduce a new HR persona in Dynamics 365 Human Resources “Absence Manager” that will have indirect reporting from a position hierarchy of employees that may dictate how the data security will be enabled.

Excited to see this in practice! This will be super helpful to support complex multi country organizations that have dedicated Shared Service Human Resources Organizations in the back ground to support their workforce.

Features moved from public preview to general availability in April/May 2021

🔗Custom field support for eligibility processing

Lets take an example of having employee benefits plans based on the t-shirt size of the employee which is defined as a custom field on employee’s profile or an example of having a specific benefit plan defined based on a custom field on a employee’s position (EG: eligible for management benefits as a yes/no field)

This new feature planned for public preview in May 2021 will enable the capability of using custom fields to define benefits plan eligibility.

Some screenshot references from Microsoft docs page that explains how this can be used. (Click on the URL of this feature above to access Microsoft docs page for more details)

Option to add custom fields in eligibility rules
Custom fields configuration for eligibility rules
Custom fields added in the eligibility rules list post configuration

🔗Leave and absence workflow experience enhancements

2 tiny bits of enhancements coming through which makes the life of all persona’s (Managers/ HR professionals) that are involved in the approval process better.

  1. User Interface made better and more obvious to approve or reject a approval workflow
  2. Capability to approve or reject multiple leave requests at the same time.
View of manager approving multiple leave requests.

Overall roadmap updates

Like I already mentioned the overall timeline of D365HR features moving to public preview and general availability have been updated. It is important to align your project activities that are dependent on the new features accordingly😊

Do you want to have a quickly accessible overview of the roadmap which is linked to Microsoft official documentation? Download the pdf:

Wrap up….

The work in the areas of Leave and absence, Benefits management and Payroll interface continues in Release 2021 Wave 1. These focus areas help D365HR support more localization requirements which will make more customers happy😍. Curious and interested to discuss more about this topic please reach out to me on LinkedIn!

Kudos to all the hard work from the Product development team of Dynamics 365 Human Resources👍

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