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Dynamics 365 for Talent with Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza
Sep 14, 2020
Join me with Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza, a Dynamics 365 HR consultant at FourVision and a rising star in our Power Platform community. Ana shares the story behind the amazing Dynamics 365 for Talent application her team deployed at Centria, in Lima, Peru.
- Ana came from an HR administrator role and today is an HR application functional consultant at FourVision.
- Ana's project team created a Dynamics 365 for Talent companion app using Power Apps to enhance the recruiting process at Centria.
- HR departments and their applications are often treated as a cost to the organisation.
- This is slowly changing but sometimes HR professionals could do more to improve how they are perceived.
- COVID-19 has presented HR professionals with an opportunity to lead their company's culture.
- It took a small team of just three people to build the Power App.
- Part-way through the project, the client asked for robotic process automation (RPA) to help improve the efficiency of their HR processes.
- At the end of the project, Microsoft announced that Dynamics 365 for Talent was being deprecated.
- The client wasn't happy, of course, but they are able to use Talent Attract and Onboard until 2022.
- The upside of Microsoft's changing product strategies is that Microsoft partners have become more flexible in their thinking and approaches.
- Configuring Dynamics 365 for Talent was relatively easy. The hardest part of the project was integrating the Power App with SAP, which involved a dependency on another team.
- The project's success was assisted by Ana's HR career background which helped her empathise with her stakeholders.
- There was very open and transparent communication between the project team and its stakeholders that built trust.
- A third factor that contributed to the app's success was the confidence and leadership of the HR general manager (who had been Ana's former co-worker).
Connect with Ana
LinkedIn: Ana Inés Urrutia de Souza
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