Microsoft is all set to introduce a series of structural changes to Dynamics 365 Human Resources (D365 HR). These changes will update the application's capabilities, update licensing of HR capabilities, unify the feature set across the applications, and align its administration with the rest of the Finance and Operations suite.
The to-be-introduced infrastructure merger for D365 HR will deliver a unified set of features for D365 HR that will account for overlapping HR features in other Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations (D365FO) apps: Supply Chain Management, Commerce, Finance, and Project Operations. D365 HR will also be able to use Dynamics 365 Lifecycle Services, Regression Suite Automation Tool (RSAT), and issue search after the merger is completed.
Microsoft said this merger will offer both Microsoft Power Platform extensibility, and a way to extend business logic and feature options. Once the merger is completed, customers will not have to think about integration between HR and Finance. It was also announced that all D365FO customers that want to use HR capabilities over the next few years will have to begin licensing D365 HR.
A spokesperson for Microsoft said, "Existing Dynamics 365 plan, Dynamics 365 Unified Operations plan, and standalone Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Management, Commerce and Project Operations users can continue to access the HR module as part of these licenses until January 31, 2025, or until their contract ends, whichever comes first. Customers can choose to move to Dynamics 365 Human Resources licenses earlier if it helps to reduce costs. Starting from February 1, 2025, all existing CSP and EA customers must buy Dynamics 365 Human Resources licenses to access HR capabilities."