Dynamics 365 for Talent Even Stronger with Addition of Attract and Onboard Apps

More than 25,000 people descended upon Orlando, Florida, for this week’s Ignite conference, and as usual, there were lots of announcements about product and innovation.

Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics 365 is getting smarter and more customizable with AI enhancements and modular apps designed for specific business processes. Last month I talked about Dynamics 365 for Talent, and now we are pleased to announce that it’s even better. Two new modular apps will be available as part of Dynamics 365 for Talent later this year: Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract and Dynamics 365 for Talent: Onboard.

Dynamics 365 for Talent: Attract

Integrates data from Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn to help identify qualified candidates and track applicants for positions. The app is designed to profile the most qualified candidates for your company and role, gain insights into the hiring pool, and improve the return-on-investment (ROI) of the hiring process.

Find, interview, and hire the right people

  • Quickly find the talented people you need and deliver more engaging candidate experiences with native integration to LinkedIn and streamlined, collaborative experiences across candidates, recruiters, hiring managers, and interviewers.
  • Simplify candidate evaluation with visibility into LinkedIn profiles throughout the hiring process
  • Improve communication with native integration to LinkedIn InMail and mobile feedback capabilities
  • Streamline interviews using Office 365 to coordinate calendars and set appointments

Dynamics 365 for Talent: Onboard

An onboarding app to help human resources (HR) train new hires and personalize the onboarding process.

Set up new hires for success

  • Help new employees hit the ground running while feeling impactful and connected throughout those first few critical months.
  • Increase productivity by identifying critical contacts and sharing resources and relevant documents
  • Personalize the pre-boarding and onboarding experience with customizable onboarding guides
  • Monitor onboarding success with real-time dashboards

Dynamics 365 for Talent begins to take full advantage of integration with LinkedIn, and is startlingly easy to use. We were able to deploy it within 21 days, and our teams were able benefit immediately. It closes a key gap in the Dynamics 365 ecosystem and will help us empower our employees around the world to be better informed, more connected, and more productive.
Eric Reading
Executive Vice President, Chemonics International Inc.

These two new modular apps join with three other apps: Engage, Learn and Optimize, to round out the D365 for Talent offering. The Human Capital Management (HCM) application is cloud-based and utilizes Microsoft Common Data Services. The Talent application can be licensed as a stand-alone solution or part of the larger Unified Operations Dynamics 365 Plan. Let us know if we can answer questions about D365 for Talent today!

Best regards,

Robbie Morrison
Chief Solution Strategist, SBS Group

About Robbie
Robbie Morrison has spent nearly 20 years helping customers build and deploy elegant technology and business solutions.  From start-ups to enterprise-class organizations worldwide, his knowledge of the Microsoft Dynamics ecosystem and Robbie-2017products helps SBS Group customers maximize ROI on technology investments.

Today, Robbie serves SBS Group customers in his role as Chief Solution Strategist where he provides thought leadership and manages the development of B2B solutions.  Robbie received his MBA from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business.


Social Networking Analytics: A Breeze with Dynamics CRM 2013

While no official date has been posted, the expectation from the Dynamics community is that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, formerly codenamed “Orion”, will be released in about two months. After already touching on one major feature from the Gemini release earlier this year, it’s time to focus on Netbreeze, another major CRM feature Microsoft acquired back in March.

Netbreeze is a Swiss media monitoring company, bringing social network monitoring, management, and analytics to Dynamics CRM. Microsoft plans to integrate the program with a Netbreeze widget that “…can be plugged into the new Dynamics CRM Flow UI for a brief view of an organization’s social trends, but also diving into the full product for a range of reporting options around geography, language, more granular topic areas, sentiment analysis, and the ability to interact directly at the social network level.”

Netbreeze provides excellent data mining analytics, supporting 28 writing systems that monitor the major social media channels (Facebook/YouTube/Twitter) in addition to “…6,000 online news websites, 18 million blogs and 500,000 message boards.” The program will provide a central location to track social media responses in a wide range of detail throughout campaigns.

Netbreeze is expected to eventually become a standard function of Dynamics CRM 2013, but will only be released as a limited beta version this fall. SBS Group can get your CRM up in running in just 2 weeks with our Up in 2 program. For more updates on CRM 2013 and all of your Dynamics needs, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and join the discussion in our LinkedIn Group.

Reporting Wars Tale of the Tape- Business Analyzer

One August 7th, SBS Group will present a comparison between several of the best information reporting tools in the SL-featured webinar, Reporting Wars. Today we take a look at the Business Analyzer, a feature created to focus on for accessing reports and sharing information, presented by Dynamics University:

The Business Analyzer is a dashboard tool introduced with Microsoft Dynamics GP 2010 R2. With this cool little dashboard application, more than 260 KPIs and reports included with Microsoft Dynamics SL are now viewable by non-Microsoft Dynamics SL users. This can be installed on any users’ computer to allow them to view their own financial news feed. If one statistic catches the eye, users can drill into the report and look at the raw data.

Recently, Microsoft made an enhanced version of the Business Analyzer application available on the Windows Store for the Surface tablet and the Windows 8 phone. This version has more functionality than available with the basic version and is installed with Microsoft Dynamics SL. It adds touch-screen navigation and more appealing layout for graphs. The basic version displays one report at a time and serves up a new report every five to sixty minutes. The enhanced version allows the layout of several graphs in one screen and click-on graphs to enlarge and scroll through the reports.

The Business Analyzer feature works great for providing information in real time and, if you use Microsoft Lync, the analyzer also works as a great collaboration tool by connecting to co-workers to view reports together. It allows you to define a set number of users that can view each report to provide each team with the information that they need, without extraneous data. The main goal is provide management a better understanding for what is happening on a day-to-day basis within the company.

Make sure to take a look at these features during the Reporting Wars webinar and contact SBS Group for all of your Microsoft Dynamics needs. You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and for additional discussions make sure to join our LinkedIn Group.

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