Enabling Strategic Workforce Planning

Before users can start strategic workforce planning, enable the Oracle Strategic Workforce Planning Cloud features you want to use.

Based on your selections, the dimensions, drivers, forms, and rules are populated. In most cases, you can come back later and incrementally enable additional features. However, note these exceptions:

  • If you want to use Employee Demographics, you must select it the first time you enable features.
  • You must enable all the dimensions you want to include in the application and rename dimensions the first time you enable using Map/Rename Dimensions.

After you enable a feature, you can't later disable it.

Watch this tutorial video on enabling Strategic Workforce Planning:

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Note:

Enable and configure Strategic Workforce Planning before enabling and configuring Workforce. Your selections for Granularity and Employee Demographics are set when you enable Strategic Workforce Planning and are also used if you enable Workforce. Make sure you add any required custom dimensions or rename dimensions while enabling Strategic Workforce Planning. These dimensions will also be used if you enable Workforce.

  1. From the Home page, click Application Application icon, and then click Configure Configure icon.
  2. From the Configure list, select Strategic Workforce, and then click Enable Features.

    Select the features you want to enable. Except as noted, you can come back later and enable additional features, so enable only the features you need to use now.

Table 4-1 Strategic Workforce Planning Enable Features

Feature Description
Granularity

Select the level of workforce detail to manage.

  • Select Job to manage long-term workforce planning at the job-only level.

  • Select Employee and Job to manage long-term workforce planning by both employees and jobs.

You must select a level of granularity.

See Identifying the Level of Workforce Detail to Capture.

Headcount Planning

Select which headcount-related details to manage.

  • Select Employee Demographics to analyze employee attributes such as veteran status, gender, or age band. Applies only to Employee and Job granularity.

    If you want to use Employee Demographics, you must select it the first time you enable features.

  • Select Strategic Workforce Planning to align corporate strategy with execution by planning long-range demand and supply for strategic personnel, and then select the desired options.

    If you enable Strategic Workforce Planning, then Demand Planning and Supply Planning are automatically enabled.

See Enabling Headcount Planning.

Map/Rename Dimensions
  • Enable up to three additional custom dimensions in your application.

  • Map custom dimensions to existing dimensions.

  • Rename base dimensions.

You must perform this step the first time you enable Strategic Workforce Planning.

These dimensions are also used if you enable Workforce.

Make sure you add any required custom dimensions or rename dimensions while enabling Strategic Workforce Planning.

For example, on the first pass, if you select the top-level Headcount Planning checkbox without selecting options under it (such as Employee Demographics), and you later enable Employee Demographics, you can’t rename its associated dimensions Age Band, Gender, and Highest Degree of Education.