Oracle HCM Cloud 20D HCM Connections feature overview

Hi community,

Last weekend our internal Oracle HCM Cloud POD was updated to the latest 20D version.
I was eager to see new functionality that was announced early this year. I am talking about HCM Connections.
I assume that the HCM Connections feature will replace directory and person spotlight features eventually. But for now, this is an initial release.

Below is the description I found on Oracle web resources:

Directory and networking
Integrate your employee directory and organization chart with personal employee profile pages, making it easier to find your peers and foster cross-functional collaboration.

LinkedIn profile import
Give employees an easy way to enhance their personal profile by quickly importing their LinkedIn profile information.

My Team
Enable managers to easily access information about their teams’ background, interests, skills, and aspirations, from any device.

Unfortunately, there is still no information about how to configure this feature and Oracle promises update documentation as soon as possible.
However, I managed to enable it! Below is a short animation to give an idea of how it looks like.

The main advantage I found as of now is that the HCM Connections feature uses a department tree to be able to render organization structure based both on supervisor hierarchy and department hierarchy.

Looking forward to getting the official documentation on how to configure the ability to import LinkedIn profile information.

I hope it is helpful.

Kind regards,

Oracle HCM Cloud 20D Update: The Top 5 Most Valuable Features

Hi community,

It is getting regular that I review new features of upcoming quarter updates of the Oracle HCM Cloud family. Let’s keep it up with the Oracle Human Resources Cloud 20D update.
There a lot of new features/improvements as usual but I decided to focus on the 5 of the most important from my sight.
Almost all of the selected ones are related to the different improvements for the workers with multiple assignments.
The original document you can review here.

1. Secure Access For Workers With Multiple Assignments

Currently Oracle uses person level security model. That means if a user has access to the certain assignment he has access to a person including all assignments and the employment history. This behavior is not compliant with the security requirements for a huge amount of current customers and is a big stopper for new prospects.
An ER was raised many years ago and eventually Oracle managed to change this. Now a customer is able to select which security level fits for its requirements by enabling the following Profile Option Code –

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