Overview of Dynamics 365 Human Resources 2020 release wave 1


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As mentioned in our announcement, Building a more successful workforce with Dynamics 365 Human Resources, Dynamics 365 Talent: Core HR is now Dynamics 365 Human Resources, with expanded capabilities.

Dynamics 365 Human Resources helps businesses empower and engage their workforce, provide modern benefits packages, and stay compliant. It provides a comprehensive personnel management solution, including performance, leave and absence, and payroll integration. Self-service programs help HR professionals and employees manage time off and benefits. Human Resources connects people and operations data to help you optimize workforce costs and take better care of employees.

For the 2020 release wave 1, we're focused on the following areas to help you expand your offerings and extend your solutions:

  • Leave and absence: Providing greater flexibility in developing new leave plans for your workforce.

  • Benefits management: Delivering enhanced benefits plans to help you attract and retain your best employees.

  • Data access via Common Data Service: Adding entities to improve data integration, extensibility, and reporting.

The next sections provide details about the specific features we're releasing across these areas.

Watch the release overview video.

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