Microsoft Talent built upon the functionality available within AX2012, taking what were some solid foundations but considerably enhancing the capabilities and processes that surrounded them to the point that Talent can be positioned as a stand-alone HRM system but better still can bolt into the wider capabilities of D365.
Here is a quick summary of those enhancements we particularly like noting that workflow and approval capabilities underpin all of these new functions:-
Recruitment – Microsoft added LinkedIn to its product portfolio and here we see them linking it to Talent and D365 making a seamless connection possible for those organisations who utilise LinkedIn for in their quest for talent acquisition.
On-boarding – Checklists and actions that can be templated for the different kind of job a worker is being on-boarded for. A great tool that directs activities and notifications to workers or groups of workers within your organisation, with effective date and tracking capability.
Off-boarding – Same concept as above but in reverse.
Absence Management – With absence types, entitlements, carry overs in hours or days this type of functionality significantly enhances the what used to be an ISV provided function.
Power Objects – Each feature within Talent has its own comprehensive and predefined list of Power Object reports that graphically display the information within the form you are in. These can be manipulated, filtered exported etc. Greatly improves the look and feel of the product and removes what used to be a significant reporting configuration effort with all those associated costs