HCM Image 46 – More than a pretty face!

June 8, 2023 | 7 minute read
Tammy Boyles
Product Management Director
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HCM Image 46 contains a bit of something for everyone. This is a quick summary of some of the things that you will find in this image.

Image 46 is the first HCM image released on PeopleTools 8.60. You will notice the new Redwood color scheme that brings in a refreshed and unified user interface across all applications. But it is more than just a pretty face.

It is applied using CSS variables, which makes it easier for any future changes as well as for customers who want to apply their own branding. There is a Global Search field in the middle of the banner to perform searches easily no matter where you are in the system. This is faster and more convenient than using the Navigator. The Recently Visited and Favorites are also persistent on this banner. The Contextual Section on the right-hand side provides the More Actions Menu when contextual actions are available providing the user with quick access to actions.  

Delivered with PeopleTools 8.60 is the new Configurable Search Framework to provide a consistent search experience for users in classic and fluid components. The configurable framework also provides the ability to configure fields to search by and fields that display in your search results throughout PeopleSoft HCM.

Check out the PeopleTools 8.60 Highlights Video for more information. 

If you have been following our roadmap and releases, you will have noticed that there are a number of Idea Lab initiatives released in each image. Hopefully all of you are reviewing the Idea Lab to add your comments and cast your vote for enhancements that are important to your organization. From a Strategy perspective, it helps us to understand your business needs and the needs of your peers as well.

Here are enhancements from Image 46 that came directly from the Ideas Lab or were derived from your ideas.

Benefits Administration - The addition of a Health Savings Account (HSA) Worksheet for Benefits Enrollment provides your employees the ability to calculate annual or pay period contributions. It also uses the Limit Setup page to create validations. This works in a similar manner as the Flexible Spending Account.

Employee Self-Service - You can now control the ability for Employees to update, add or remove their personal address, phone, and email via self-service. The Address and Contact Type Configuration provides the ability to configure which address, phone and email types an employee can view, update, or delete.

Based on how you configure the Type Control, when employees access their Personal Data on the Addresses or Contact Details pages will display the type of information they can maintain or view.  This provides you with new self-service flexibility.

Remote Worker – During the Remote Worker request process, employees can now validate and edit their home address. The Remote Worker activity guide includes a Verify Address step to make an update quick and easy for the employee.