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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Expands Talent and Human Resources Functions
Microsoft has acquired the rights to talent and human resources intellectual property from vendors FourVision and Elevate HR, according to an October 2 blog post.
With FourVision, Microsoft will expand Microsoft Dynamics 365’s functionality to provide leave and absence, time and attendance, and sickness management. With Elevate HR, Microsoft will provide tighter integration with Active Directory. The new functionality will integrate with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Resource Planning.
Microsoft continues to make strategic investments to introduce new features and functions to meet customer needs. A recent SoftwareReviews survey for Microsoft Dynamics 365 reported that it ranked second out of 18 software vendors evaluated when it came to breadth of features. A similar result is shown in the area of product strategy and rate of improvement – a measure of how software vendors stay on top of trends. At the same time, the survey showed Microsoft Dynamics 365 ranked third in Human Capital Management.
Source: MicrosoftDynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (Enterprise Resource Planning), Report Published October 2019
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Resource Planning will provide value as an integrated solution for existing and new customers. The added functionality in human resources and talent acquisition will improve Microsoft Dynamics 365 Enterprise Resource Planning’s human resources functionality and continue to position Microsoft Dynamics 365 as one of the top ERP vendors to remain competitive with best-of-breed vendors.
The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.
An enterprise application selection or implementation has most likely been heavily impacted by COVID-19. Do not hit the brakes; stopping and restarting projects increases the risk of failure. Slow down or speed up? Which is the right strategy for your organization?
The math did not add up for SAP to sunset license support for legacy ECC/Business Suite 7 clients, as we predicted. I’ve fielded numerous calls asking, “Will SAP hold firm on its 2025 end-of-support date?" We finally have SAP’s answer: a resounding “NO.”
SAP customers seeking to move to S/4HANA must navigate four distinct license models, each tied to a separate deployment model (perpetual license, subscription via HEC, S/4HANA Cloud Single-Tenant, or S/4HANA Public Cloud). This note explores the license characteristics and commercial options available when choosing to procure perpetual licenses for S/4HANA.
SAP’s native-cloud play through S/4HANA dangled the hopes of a simplified license structure to SAP customers. Instead, SAP customers now must navigate four distinct license models, each tied to a separate deployment model.
SAP S/4HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part IV: ECC End-of-Support Date in 2025 Looms Large for CIOs
SAP continues to claim robust adoption of S/4HANA while cajoling customers to migrate. Should ECC customers cave into the demands and promises of S/4HANA? Or should they stay the course and call SAP’s bluff on the looming end-of-support date?
Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.
Infor doubles down on better implementations with Signavio’s process mining and intelligence technology. The partnership will leverage the Signavio web-based business process modeling and intelligence tool to further accelerate the decision-making process.
Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.