⚔️ D365 HR vs VIVA ⚔️
Jun28

⚔️ D365 HR vs VIVA ⚔️

During Microsoft Cloud Community Event – Scottish Summit 2022 I had the pleasure of sharing a scenario with some fantastic folks speaking about Dynamics 365 Human Resources and Microsoft Viva. Below you can find the recording, watch this session if you want to see us battle to find the perfect solution to design the perfect Employee Experience using different Microsoft Platforms such as… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Managing Data – the game changer
Jun17

Managing Data – the game changer

One of the things we all learn as consultants are to manage data. If it is not the first, it is probably the second activity we do when we start working in this fantastic world. If you are here because you are new, WELCOME! This guide will help you understand why Data Management is important and why this could be a really interesting solution for your toolbox. It may not be the most… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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The good bits from D365 FnO
Jun11

The good bits from D365 FnO

From the bottom of my heart, I never thought I was going to write an article with this title, but life has this weird way of letting you know you are not in control. As many of you know I’m a Dynamics 365 Human Resources Advocate and will stand after it for life, but coming clean there are some good bits that I’m starting to get to know from Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. There are two… Continue Reading Ana...

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The importance of HR Competencies
May15

The importance of HR Competencies

Once in a while is good to remember the roots, after re-reading one of my favorite business books – The HR Scorecard – Huselid, Becker, Ulrich (2001) – I realized it was good to write an article combining one of the most amazing things I’ve found in the book + my personal experience with technology. We experienced a sudden change regarding how and when we work, and a major factor started to… Continue...

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Helping HR work smarter
May06

Helping HR work smarter

Human Resources is a highly demanded department, and lots of things happen. Waves come and go and it’s important to keep track of all the activities related to standard processes to make sure everything works correctly. Processes like training, recruiting, onboarding, performance reviews, and so on. Fortunately, there’s a feature within Dynamics 365 Human Resources that we can use to make… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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I invite you to: Microsoft Viva Days 2022
May06

I invite you to: Microsoft Viva Days 2022

Microsoft Viva Days 2022 is around the corner and I’m happy to say I’ll be there with a lot of my friends from the ´other side´. Find below when, where, and tickets. ️ May 14 Online ️ Microsoft Viva Days – 2022 Tickets, Sat, May 14, 2022 at 9:00 AM | Eventbrite This is the line-up and looks fantastic, right? See you there? Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog 👋 I invite you to: Microsoft...

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Onboard, Crossboard and Offboard made easy!
Apr21

Onboard, Crossboard and Offboard made easy!

Working in HR it’s always a challenge, and missing tasks is something that usually happens. Why? Because there’s a lack of resources or technology that supports processes. As usual, in this entry, I’ll show you the power of Dynamics 365 Human Resources and how it can help you. Let’s start from the basics What is onboarding? It is the process Human Resources uses to welcome a new joiner to… Continue...

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I invite you to: Dynamics Meetup Deutschland
Apr15

I invite you to: Dynamics Meetup Deutschland

Next week I’ll be presenting at Dynamics Meetup Deutschland, a session about the infrastructure merge from Dynamics 365 Human Resources. I’ve been a bit passionate about this topic lately and I know there are lots of questions about it, so if you feel like this is a Meetup for you, you can find us here: Microsoft Dynamics Meetup Deutschland – Apr 2022, Thu, Apr 21, 2022, 7:00 PM | Meetup Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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I invite you to: Microsoft Reactor – Toronto
Apr13

I invite you to: Microsoft Reactor – Toronto

Join us to learn a bit more about the differences between two platforms that solve the same HR challenges. This battle will end soon, and we want to share with you how is going to impact your customers and your sales pitch as well. Our aim is to share with you how you can deliver a consistent and integrated solution, empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Manager, take care of your employees!
Apr06

Manager, take care of your employees!

With great power comes? Yes, great responsibility. Everyone knows this quote even without having watched the film (if you didn’t, have a look at this video: Uncle Ben- With Great Power Comes Great responsiblities–HD – YouTube). The thing is executing a leadership role is much more than just assigning tasks or approving vacations. Managers, besides all daily activities and taking care of all… Continue Reading...

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Beware of duplicate employee records!
Mar31

Beware of duplicate employee records!

Today I bring you one simple but smart feature from Dynamics 365 Human Resources that will prevent you from making any mistake during the hiring process. Basically, once your implementation is done and your customer starts using the platform, part of the regular HR tasks is to hire people. As a smart platform D365HR prevent users from duplicating records. It’s quite simple. Log into… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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How to handle cases within D365 HR
Mar20

How to handle cases within D365 HR

I’ve wanted to write about this for a while. In one of the biggest projects I was involved in as a consultant, I got the chance to manage this stream for the customer business problem. It was a very large project and the complexity was above the sky. At the moment we used D365 HR + another solution to address this complexity according to customer needs. Today I’m bringing you a simpler view of… Continue Reading Ana...

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I invite you to: Teams Nation 2022
Mar09

I invite you to: Teams Nation 2022

Teams Nation is around the corner – only happening in a couple of weeks – and I’m pleased to tell you I’ll be presenting a session. If you don´t know what Teams Nation is, let me tell you is a fantastic event that gathers a LOT of content from different tracks. This means that is not focused on technology, but mainly on the topics that different speakers want to share along with Microsoft… Continue...

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I invite you to: D365 F&O Summit 2022
Mar08

I invite you to: D365 F&O Summit 2022

Dynamics 365 Finance Operations Summit 2022 will be happening next month. A lot of content it’s offered for free and you have the chance to learn from the bests in this field. As we know, Finance and Operations applications include: Finance Project Operations Supply Chain Management Commerce Human Resources… almost. Many of you may know that D365 Human Resources will soon be part… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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New BM Journey – 7 Confirm enrollment.
Feb19

New BM Journey – 7 Confirm enrollment.

The process has been run, all steps are almost covered, what’s needed? Confirm plan enrollment and check workers’ benefits. Let’s go ahead and get over this, please! Confirm plan enrollment Once the process has been executed and we got results, we need to confirm the enrolment for our workers. Log into Dynamics 365 Human Resources > Benefits management > Benefits plans. Once you reach… Continue Reading...

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New BM Journey – 6 Enrollment eligibility process.
Feb19

New BM Journey – 6 Enrollment eligibility process.

We need to run our Enrollment eligibility process, which allows us to make the potential match between benefits plans and employees. Think about it as Tinder, yes I know you have never used it before but I’m sure some of your friends told you how it works. Matching with someone doesn’t mean you will advance with a date, in this case with Dynamics 365 Human Resources is pretty much the same,… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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New BM Journey – 5 Benefits plans
Feb19

New BM Journey – 5 Benefits plans

Finally, we can set up our benefits plans and glue together all configuration items to make this module work! Let’s go for it. Once again, dive into Dynamics 365 Human Resources > Benefits Management. Once you are there, under the tile of Plans select Benefits Plans. A new tab will open, configure the items as desired It looks like we are done, but actually, there’s an important step… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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New BM Journey – 4 All about config
Feb19

New BM Journey – 4 All about config

Well done getting here, this is where the stuff gets interesting and we are able to start setting up our configuration elements on the Benefits Management module within Dynamics 365 Human Resources. This is going to be kind of the core article, as we need to set a lot of elements, but no worries, I’m here to help you 🙂 For all the elements we will config now, you will need to log into… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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New BM Journey – 3 Parameters and shared parameters.
Feb19

New BM Journey – 3 Parameters and shared parameters.

Now that we already completed all previous steps for the module, we can actually start diving into Benefits management. Our first stop will be Human Resources Parameters and Human Resources shared parameters. There is not much to do, but there are a couple of interesting things you can add or edit if you feel like doing it. To access any of these parameters, you need to go into Dynamics 365… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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New BM Journey – 2 Previous elements
Feb19

New BM Journey – 2 Previous elements

Once you enable the feature you will need to cover some previous elements that will let you advance in the new benefits management module implementation. Worker salary Setting the Compensation Management module is mandatory before implementing the Benefits Management one. So if you are in this stage, I recommend you review this walkthrough beautifully put together by Tom Elliott Fixed… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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New BM Journey – 1: Introduction and enabling the feature.
Feb19

New BM Journey – 1: Introduction and enabling the feature.

I don´t exactly remember the date, but we’ve been blessed with a new, complex, and challenging benefits management feature within Dynamics 365 Human Resources that despite being really hard to understand – at least for me – it is much more complete and will help us deliver a better experience for customers. Compared to the previous one, this module is supporting other scenarios already seen… Continue Reading...

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New BM Journey: the path
Feb19

New BM Journey: the path

Welcome to my first-ever guide into a piece of complex functionality. I’m going to share several posts revealing elements, processes, and configurations needed for the new benefits management functionality within Dynamics 365 Human Resources. Beware: this will not be a simple process, accept this fact from the beginning, accepting it will make you much happier. In the following links you… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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D365 HR 2022 | Wave 1: Release Notes
Jan25

D365 HR 2022 | Wave 1: Release Notes

Exciting time of the year when the release notes come to life, right? Once again I’m delighted to share with you the upcoming features for Dynamics 365 Human Resources. Some of the functionalities added to the roadmap were suggested by the community and that tells a lot about the Product Team managing Dynamics 365 Human Resources and how they listen to customers, partners, and the community in… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Set up a course on D365 HR
Jan23

Set up a course on D365 HR

Hey! Sharing a quick article on creating a course on Dynamics 365 Human Resources First, you will need to create your course types and then create the courses. Keep reading the guide to understand how the Learning module works 🙂 Create course types Log into D365 HR Dashboard > Learning A new tab will open and a Power BI will start to load, as we don´t want the BI yet, you select Links…. Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Why you should be taking care of your EX journey.
Jan16

Why you should be taking care of your EX journey.

Until now, the main focus for Human Resources departments and staff has been the attraction of new talent to join the company. Due to several reasons – including hybrid work, turnover, workforce satisfaction, and other factors – Employee Experience has gained protagonism and it is now part of the Chief Human Resources Officer and team agenda. It makes no sense to hire the right talent with a… Continue Reading Ana...

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D365 HR Fundamentals: A guided tour into D365 HR
Jan06

D365 HR Fundamentals: A guided tour into D365 HR

I’m releasing a new video series around Dynamics 365 Human Resources focused on the Infrastructure merge happening this year. I’m super excited about it as this means a better experience for customers, partners, and consultants. I will release new videos soon make sure you keep an eye on my YouTube channel. Introduction to Dynamics 365 Human Resources Fundamentals <a… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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What happened with D365 HR during 2021?
Dec24

What happened with D365 HR during 2021?

A lot of stuff happened this year around Dynamics 365 Human Resources and there’s nothing better than summarizing all changes and new features. Mainly because I want to share it with my network but mostly because I know this will be a handy entry for my future self. There is always someone asking “When did this change?” or “How was this back in Jan 2021?”. This is the wrap-up post about… Continue...

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Recruiting in D365 HR is possible!
Nov17

Recruiting in D365 HR is possible!

A new feature has been released to GA and I’m happy to share with you my insights, thoughts, and ideas about it. So, what’s the feature about? Recruiting job candidates. Yassss, we’ve been waiting for something like this since the death of our beloved Attract . To be clear, this feature is not and will not replace an ATS but it is something your HR staff will love in terms of talent pools. I… Continue Reading...

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#HumansofIT | Microsoft Ignite – We rise by lifting others
Nov05

#HumansofIT | Microsoft Ignite – We rise by lifting others

https://video.wixstatic.com/video/135432_234e5d900d0a4ab3aa41af07f83a7f4a/720p/mp4/file.mp4 Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog #HumansofIT | Microsoft Ignite – We rise by lifting others As a Psychologist with an HR background, Ana was able to switch careers and totally transform her professional and personal future by becoming part of #HumansofIT. How? With an incredible community that supported my...

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Guía HR: OM – Jerarquías 6/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Jerarquías 6/6

En este último artículo te cuento cómo crear una nueva jerarquía de posiciones y como consultarla. Vas a necesitar: Un entorno de Dynamics 365 HR Creatividad para inventarte un propósito para la jerarquía. Paso a paso: Logueate en Dynamics 365 Human Resources y dirigite a Organización de la Administración. Bajo el título de Puestos, seleccioná Tipos de jerarquías de… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their...

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Guía HR: OM – Puestos 5/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Puestos 5/6

En esta entrada de la sección OM te voy a mostrar cómo crear nuevas posiciones dentro de D365 HR. Vas a necesitar haber leído y practicado con los anteriores artículos, así que si te sentis con confianza, es tuya Juan! Ingredientes para esta receta: Entorno de Dynamics 365 Human Resources Ganas de probar sin miedo Disclaimer: si lees posiciones, tranqui, me estoy refiriendo a… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on...

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Guía HR: OM – Trabajos 4/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Trabajos 4/6

En esta entrada te muestro un paso a paso sobre cómo crear Trabajos. Es importante entiendas que conceptualmente los trabajos son la estructura de las posiciones, por ende serán base para los empleos y los colaboradores. Te recomiendo que leas este artículo que creo que te va a ayudar a ilustrar un poco mejor el rol de los trabajos dentro de D365 HR: D365HR Series | Capítulo 8: Trabajos… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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Guía HR: OM – Cargos 3/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Cargos 3/6

Esta es una de las entradas más cortas de la historia, es tan sencilla que asusta, pero verás que es importante. Vamos a crear los títulos, que luego serán utilizados en los trabajos, por consecuencia en los puestos y empleos. Vas a necesitar: Un entorno de Dynamics 365 HR Ganas de experimentar sin miedo Paso a paso: Logueate en Dynamics 365 Human Resources y dirigite a… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their...

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Guía HR: OM – Departamentos 2/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Departamentos 2/6

En esta entrada te comparto como crear departamentos dentro de Dynamics 365 Human Resources. A su vez encontrarás una guía de como agregar información a los departamentos que crees. Necesitarás: Un entorno de D365 HR Ganas de probar y jugar 🙂 Paso a paso: Logueate en Dynamics 365 Human Resources y dirigite a Organización de la Administración. Bajo el título de… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog Guía...

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Upgrade your Employee Experience D365 HR using Power Apps
Oct24

Upgrade your Employee Experience D365 HR using Power Apps

Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog Upgrade your Employee Experience D365 HR using Power Apps Upgrade your Employee Experience with two easy tricks on the Employee Self-Service module within Dynamics 365 HR using Power Apps and websites. Blog Syndicated with Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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Guía HR: OM – Entidades jurídicas 1/6
Oct24

Guía HR: OM – Entidades jurídicas 1/6

En esta entrada te comparto cómo crear entidades legales. A su vez te muestro cómo agregar información adicional a ellas. Ingredientes para esta receta: Entorno de Dynamics 365 Human Resources Ganas de probar sin miedo Paso a paso: Logueate en Dynamics 365 Human Resources y dirigite a Organización de la Administración. Bajo el título de Organizaciones, seleccioná… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog...

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Absence Manager 101
Oct03

Absence Manager 101

Introducing Absence Manager feature within Dynamics 365 Human Resources with a quick video 🙂 Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog Absence Manager 101 Introducing Absence Manager feature within Dynamics 365 Human Resources with a quick video 🙂 Blog Syndicated with Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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I invite you to: South Coast Summit
Oct03

I invite you to: South Coast Summit

I’ll be taking part in the South Coast Summit in a couple of weeks and I’m super happy to present my first in-person session: Into the unknown: Dynamics 365 Human Resources. I’ll be meeting some amazing human beings that supported my path into this community and for sure we’ll have some fun. If you are interested in knowing a bit more about it I strongly suggest you visit the following… Continue Reading...

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Gestionar ausencias y bajas con Absence Manager
Oct03

Gestionar ausencias y bajas con Absence Manager

En algunos escenarios no siempre el jefe directo es quien gestiona y administra las ausencias de un equipo. Tan frecuente es esta situación que Microsoft decidió crear un nuevo feature que permite resolver este desafío de forma sencilla y cómoda. Se llama Administrador de ausencias, aunque en inglés suena bastante más cool y atinado: Absence Manager – y es el que voy a usar de ahora en… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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A speaker's journey: Scottish Summit enabling career growth
Sep05

A speaker's journey: Scottish Summit enabling career growth

Last year of the Scottish Summit I had the pleasure to be part of the selected speakers and also take part as a volunteer and mentor. I shared a session around my beloved Dynamics 365 Human Resources (you can check it here: Ana Inés Urrutia – D365 HR Scottish Summit) and also monitored the Italian track. Malin and I got the chance to work together mentoring two amazingly talented ladies -… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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I invite you to week365
Aug18

I invite you to week365

Next month week 365: Uma semana repleta de conhecimento Microsoft will be happening and I’ll be presenting a session around Dynamics 365 Human Resources. Please have a look at the webpage to make sure you register, see the agenda and separate some time to attend the great sessions. Register here: Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog 👋 I invite you to week365 Next month week 365: Uma semana repleta de...

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#WomenITPros EMEA | Accelerating your career through mentorship
Aug17

#WomenITPros EMEA | Accelerating your career through mentorship

I had the pleasure to be a part of #WomenITPros EMEA with Carolina de Sá Luz and Nina Desnica. We discussed and shared a bit about career changes, mentorship (you will listen to my favorite mentor’s name: Malin, and of course I had the chance to share a bit about Dynamics 365 Human Resources. In case you want to get involved with #WomenITPros… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article on their blog #WomenITPros...

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Global Address Book 101
Aug13

Global Address Book 101

In the following lines, you will find an overview of the Global Address Book concept, that’s key for any implementation regarding Dynamics 365 applications. What is the Global Address Book? Where the magic relies on. This means where is located all the master data regarding an organization. This master data could be people (internal and external) or organizations that are connected or work… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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D365HR: 8 free training resources.
Aug06

D365HR: 8 free training resources.

One of the things I value the most from the Microsoft ecosystem is the possibility to learn. Diving and exploring into Microsoft Learn I found out some free training modules regarding Dynamics 365 Human Resources I want to make sure you add to your toolbox. It was a nice surprise to find good resources about the solution I love. What to expect from this article? A module, a link, a… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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D365 HR: 3 solved scenarios
Aug02

D365 HR: 3 solved scenarios

In this article, I’m planning to share with you why Dynamics 365 Human Resources should be part of your solution box while facing a customer or prospect. Three of the main challenges that most of the companies face are listed here, as well as the solution we can provide by implementing D365 HR. Are you ready? Let’s go for it! We are going to divide our challenges by role. Starting with… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Hierarchies in D365 HR
Jul25

Hierarchies in D365 HR

One of the greatest things that we have within D365 Human Resources is the opportunity to take advantage of hierarchies in several ways. In this article, I’ll share 2 types of hierarchy you can find inside the solution to build your organizational structure as you like. Let’s start from the basics: what is an organizational hierarchy? Is a structure where the relationship between employees,… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Fusión de la Infraestructura: Un solo set de D365 HR
Jul16

Fusión de la Infraestructura: Un solo set de D365 HR

Hace unos días salieron las novedades de la segunda ola sobre soluciones de Microsoft. Puedes ver un breve resumen aquí sobre los anuncios de Dynamcs 365 HR: D365 HR 2021 | Wave 2: Release Notes (anainesurrutia.com) El esfuerzo e inversiones del equipo de producto son MUY buenos y demuestran solidez en la solución, lo que me hace inmensamente feliz. Hasta hace poquito, aquellos… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s Article...

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I invite you to: Pakistan User Group – Urdu Hindi Bootcamp 2021
Jul16

I invite you to: Pakistan User Group – Urdu Hindi Bootcamp 2021

I’m happy to invite you to this great event with an awesome line-up. As a keynote speaker, we have Muhammad Alam, yes. Corporate Vice President, Dynamics 365 at Microsoft. ⏰ When: From Friday 30/July till Sunday 1/August. Where: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Urdu Hindi Bootcamp 2021 | Meetup Who: Urdu Hindi Bootcamp 2021 – Pakistan User Group (pakistanug.com) A sneak peek of the agenda… Continue Reading Ana Inés Urrutia’s...

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D365 HR 2021 | Wave 2: Release Notes
Jul14

D365 HR 2021 | Wave 2: Release Notes

WOW! What a release! I’m happy about this one as LOT of new features were added and we also have some BIG news. Let’s surf this wave together 🙂 Areas of focus: HCM ecosystem: keep opening it through integration APIs and strategic partnerships. Employee experience: delivering a better experience and migrating it to workflow(s). 3. App unification: simpler and better ALM tooling and… Continue Reading Ana Inés...

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Together we stand: at least 7 Microsoft solutions for HR
Jul06

Together we stand: at least 7 Microsoft solutions for HR

A few days ago I created a poll on LinkedIn and Twitter to find out how many Microsoft solutions people think exist to support today’s Human Resources challenges. Look at the results! – LinkedIn – – Twitter – I felt inspired to create this article that I hope you like as much as I did writing it. Is longer than usual but it will help you to broaden your horizons and keep in mind how much we…...

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