Enabling Workforce Features

Before users can start workforce planning, enable the Workforce features you want to use. Based on your selections, dimensions, drivers, forms, and accounts 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.

    Tip:

    If your company doesn’t use Union Code, you can rename the Union Code dimension to a dimension that's more meaningful for your business. You must do so when you first enable features.

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

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video cloud png Configuring Workforce Planning in Oracle Enterprise Planning Cloud

  1. From the Home page, click Application Application icon, and then click Configure Configure icon.
  2. From the Configure list, select 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 6-2 Workforce Enable Features

Feature Description
Granularity

Select the level of workforce detail to manage:

  • Employee—Manage workforce expenses at the employee-only level.
  • Job—Manage job workforce expenses at the job-only level.
  • Employee and Job—Manage workforce expenses by both employees and jobs.

Note:

You must select a level of granularity.

Note:

For integration with Projects, for tracking employee utilization, the granularity must be either Job or Employee and Job.

To learn more, see Identifying the Level of Workforce Detail to Capture.

Expense Planning

Select which workforce-related expenses to manage:

If you select Expense Planning, then Compensation Planning, which includes salary planning, is also selected by default. You can also enable Additional Earnings, Benefits, Taxes, and Non Compensation Expenses by the level of granularity you selected. You can select Merit Based Planning only if you enable granularity for either Employee or Employee and Job.

Headcount Planning

Select which headcount-related details to manage. Headcount Planning options:

  • Employee Demographics—Select to analyze such employee attributes as veteran status, gender, and age band. If you want to use Employee Demographics, you must select it the first time you enable features.
  • Strategic Workforce—Select to align corporate strategy with execution by planning long-range headcount and required skills.

    Note:

    To enable Strategic Workforce requires either Employee and Job or Job granularity.

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

Workforce Management Select to plan expenses based on employee or job hiring, terminating, and transferring to another department. Workforce Management options:
  • New Hires—Enables planning for new hires and their impact on expenses.
  • Terminations—Enables planning for employee departures and their impact on expenses.
  • Transfers—Enables you to transfer employees from one department (or entity) to another. Transferring employees changes the department against which their compensation expenses are calculated.
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 Workforce.

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

If you are integrating Workforce with Projects, add a custom dimension called Project, the default dimension name in Projects. If you name it anything else, make sure the dimension name is the same in all modules.