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Managing Change Over Time

A key requirement for any enterprise is the ability to manage change confidently and effectively. Typical enterprise changes include corporate restructuring, departmental reorganization, mergers and de-mergers of companies, centralization or decentralization of control and decision making, employee development and turnover.

In Oracle HRMS, you can change each of the major parts of your enterprise model without having to redefine the other parts.

Work Structures

You can attach dates to your work structures to manage different versions over time. You retain previous versions for historical information and you can create future-dated versions to prepare for reorganization in advance.

You can also set up in advance the business rules, including compensation and benefits, associated with the new structures. These become effective on the date you specify, avoiding a workload peak.

People, Assignments, and Compensation and Benefits

In contrast to work structures, which are simply dated, other key dynamic information in Oracle HRMS is datetracked. This includes information on employees, assignments, and compensation and benefits. DateTrack allows you to maintain a continuous history of the information over time.

When reviewing, entering, changing or deleting datetracked data, you can set an effective date in the past or future. The system uses only information in effect as of that date for whatever you do. When you make a change, you can choose whether it is a correction to the last update or a new update to be recorded in the history of the record. You can use DateTrack History to view a report of every update ever made to a record.

You can identify windows containing datetracked, rather than dated, information by the presence of a region labelled Effective Dates.

See Also

Dated Information and Hierarchy Versions


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