In the first of our Deep Dive into D365 series, we take a close look at Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources, exploring some of its key features and their impacts on business, and finding out why our experts think this should be the go-to HR solution for organisations looking to enhance internal processes and ease the strain on HR personnel.
Leave and absence tracker
This Microsoft platform was once known as Dynamics 365 Talent; since then, it’s undergone some changes to become a true, HR-focused platform and our Senior Dynamics 365/Power Platform Consultant, Adil Aslam, thinks this can only be a sign of things to come.
“When Dynamics 365 Talent got rebranded, a couple of popular features got taken away – but not without reason. The move was made to enable Microsoft to present Dynamics 365 HR as a core HR system to compete with the likes of Sage and Dayforce.
“For me, I believe this focus on providing HR teams with the tools they need indicates that Microsoft are planning to develop their HR offering even further and plug some real investment into making D365 Human Resources the ultimate HR platform.”
In July 2020, Microsoft announced integration with the LinkedIn hub, a feature many missed when the former ‘Attract’ module was phased out - and this is exactly the type of thing Adil is predicting will only get better in the future.
No matter what lies on the horizon for D365 HR, it already has some fantastic integration features to smoothen processes. As part of the Microsoft stack, the technology knits seamlessly together with Outlook 365, which is good news for anyone on the hunt for a HR system and already using Outlook across their organisation.
“Aside from the journals, it would have to be the compensation management feature. It can take a little time to get your head around, but it’s a really useful tool for tracking employee salaries and introducing branding, indicating what an employee must do to progress and how much of a rise that would entail – and the best bit is, this can go as simple or as complex as you’d like it to.” Adil Aslam
Senior Dynamics 365/Power Platform Consultant