With significant product growth in each new release for Taleo (OTAC) and Oracle HCM Cloud, many of our clients are challenged to find the time and resources to fully and effectively apply upgrades and perform regression testing in addition to their daily tasks.
For Taleo, the major 20B release has occurred, bringing a variety of powerful updates with Fluid Recruiting, Career Section enhancements, new OBI Reporting fields, and Sourcing self-service native SSO. The mandatory 20D upgrade is approaching in November with new TinyMCE editor, Flash-based to HTML-based functionality, and more.
Oracle HCM Cloud release updates and optional monthly maintenance packs occur continually with new common features, technology and UX, workforce management, geography data, strategic workforce planning, and more. In addition, opportunities to incorporate the conversational Oracle Digital Assistant and other AI and machine learning into key workflows empowers businesses to quickly support employees, manage advanced HR processes, hire faster, and improve the HR experience.
For all upgrades, it is important for HR leaders and system administrators to fully review the release documentation to see new options, features and functionality, and assess which features are ‘turned on’ by default or need to be ‘turned on’ and configured for specific business workflows. Additionally, it is critical to conduct comprehensive testing, decide which features are most important to your team, when to deploy, and communicate new features, navigation and/or workflows to your team and users.
Benefits & Opportunities
Applying the most recent updates is important for system patching, security and feature enhancements; however, new releases also offer clients the opportunity to take on new functionality and optimize through:
- Simplified workflows
- Streamlined access and tasks
- Enhanced user interfaces
- Time savings for admins and users
- Improved scalability
- Continuous improvement and business transformation
If your team is struggling with finding the time and resources to apply and configure updates, our team is ready to help. With years of Taleo and Oracle HCM Cloud experience, you can lean on us as an extension of your team to support new releases quickly and efficiently with minimum disruption to your project workload.