Think about the way LinkedIn is being connected to Office 365 and other Microsoft apps. Bottom Line: This Is A Sound and Compelling Strategy. The third advantage Microsoft has is that they are able to build an architecture that really delivers on the employee experience. There are four key areas within the HR organization that can be transformed with technology. First, let me start with the basics. You can now share your contacts between LinkedIn and Outlook, you can share your Office schedule with recruiters for interviews, and soon you’ll be able to find LinkedIn Learning content directly from your email and other Microsoft apps. Today companies use LinkedIn for recruiting and learning; they use Teams and Workplace Analytics for collaboration and people analytics; Sharepoint for employee portals, and of course Powerpoint and many other products for learning. For larger global enterprises, where Microsoft wants to focus, the 365 Dynamics HR server can be used to complement the existing HR systems. Modern HR is enabled by modern collaboration and communication tools. Available Monday-Friday8 AM to 5 PM Central Time. Yes, Google, Slack, Atlassian, and Cisco have created major markets for email, collaboration, calendaring, and various productivity solutions.. but added together, none have the scale and impact of Microsoft. Last name. At Microsoft, HR transformation means having broader impact for employees—enabling them to complete tasks as quickly and seamlessly as possible so they can get back to their jobs. Traditionally Microsoft has gone to market by industry. At Microsoft, HR transformation means having broader impact for employees—enabling them to complete tasks as quickly and seamlessly as possible so they can get back to their jobs. As many of you may know, Microsoft is in the middle of one of the most impressive transformations in the history of tech and is now firing on all cylinders. For small and mid-sized companies, Dynamics is already well established in retail, professional services, and many manufacturing industries. More on this below. Connect, learn, and engage in the community. Microsoft 365. Updated December 11, 2019. Microsoft’s core DNA is to create complex software applications that are easy to use. Let’s face it, the HRMS market is complicated. Get ready and learn more about new capabilities. HR Transformation. But oops, something terrible happened. And despite the somewhat low profile blog published today, I believe this is a very big deal. These customers are looking for an integrated “all-Microsoft” solution so they can be quick wins as the product matures. This week the company made an announcement of a product called Dynamics 365 Human Resources. Technology. Create a workplace where people and business thrive with Dynamics 365 Human Resources, the HR solution that helps take better care of your teams. I remember our head of product management started joking:  “let’s see – our product is more complex, harder to use, harder to implement, and ten times the cost. It more or less worked – companies standardized on Sybase for Unix, and then bought Microsoft SQL Server for NT (which was very new). Many are buying ServiceNow as a front end; companies build custom employee apps; and vendors are doing everything in their power not to lose your employees’ eyeballs. (We built a Teams app for the Josh Bersin Academy and it’s widely used already.). They built administration tools anyone could learn, a set of development tools that even Excel users could master, and an entire ecosystem of easy-to-use utilities on top. Second, Microsoft has the culture, experience, and deep pockets to stay the course. As the world of work evolves and changes, culture is a hot topic and an important focus area for companies going through a digital transformation. Access industry-leading self-help and support options. Technology can help accelerate culture change through collaboration tools like Yammer and Teams where leaders and employees can share and nurture company culture. Help employees get the information they need—all on their own—through easy-to-use self-service HR tools. As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year. At the same time, analytics tools like Workplace Analytics and PowerBI help leaders track progress and gain insights on their culture change. Today, products like Teams and Office 365 are revolutionizing the way we work (more than 13 million daily users of Teams already more than tripling each year). By designing an entire client/server architecture, Sybase developed a database engine that was not only wicked fast, but enabled developers to build applications on the PC that accessed it in a dynamic and scalable way. Finally, this product can enter the market in many ways. When I first started meeting with Microsoft it was hard to find a product leader who thought about the HR Tech market. Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others). Phone. While Ultimate and ADP are fairly easy systems to use, applications like Workday, SuccessFactors, and Oracle are dauntingly complex. Satya Nadella’s book, “Hit Refresh,” is one of the most important books you can read about corporate culture, leadership, and learning. Let’s wait and see: my guess is that Dynamics 365 HR will be available as a chatbot, through Microsoft cards and panels, and through conversations and direct suggestions in Teams. Workplace Analytics combines email and calendar metadata to understand how employees connect with one another, which enables predictive trending on a multitude of scenarios. Witness Excel, which has more analytics horsepower than many complex systems, yet is easy to use by high school kids in 9th grade. 1/ Microsoft is masterful at making complex things easy. (Read about Workday’s People Experience which is a massive investment in this area.). We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. PowerBI helps leaders assess a range of diversity indicators on a global basis, and Skype for Business, Yammer, and Microsoft Teams enable individuals all over the world to participate in the conversation, connect, collaborate and innovate. Yes, the company got into the space by acquiring LinkedIn, but until the last six months there was no clear strategy to go after this buying segment, despite the fact that many of Microsoft’s tools are widely used by HR. Well the shoe has now dropped, and the Microsoft execs are getting serious. Prior to this decision the Dynamics business was trying to build everything (recruiting, compensation, field scheduling, payroll interfaces, and more). Look at the strategy below: this is a team that can focus on the core HR system. When I first started meeting with Microsoft it was hard to find a product leader who thought about the HR Tech market. People can either be a key driver or barrier to tech adoption within a business, depending on their buy-in to the process, said Ingrid Jenkins, director of human resources for Microsoft Australia. Here’s my thinking. Because Dynamics 365 HR is part of the Microsoft family, I believe integrating its source of data with others will be much easier than people think. Companies that try to build these things (ie. This is not a brand new product: Dynamics 365 has been around for a few years, so the functionality is well along. Let’s wait and see how ambitiously Microsoft markets this new solution, I think the strategy has a lot of legs. HR Transformation. Job role. Modern HR is a key partner in creating an environment where employees can do their best work. The wide range of products (productivity tools, cloud services, hardware and gaming, and business applications) are positioned and sold by industry and technology sales teams, and deeply marketed to IT buyers and developers. You can unsubscribe at any time. And they priced it a 1/10 the price of the Sybase SQL Server. This is a crowded market: can Microsoft make a dent? HR at Microsoft is focused on empowering managers, employees, and HR professionals to achieve more through outstanding workplace experiences, and we’re doing this by modernizing our employee-facing HR resources for greater impact.