What Does Adobe’s Flash End-of-Life Announcement Mean for Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud Customers?
(Doc ID 2292757.1)
Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2020
Applies to:Oracle Taleo Recruiting Cloud Service - Version 15A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
What is happening?
Adobe recently announced the end of life of Flash will be targeted for the end of 2020. This means that after 2020, Adobe will stop releasing updates for Flash and web browsers will no longer support it.
More information from Adobe, about this announcement can be found here.
Who is impacted?
The Oracle Talent Acquisition Cloud (OTAC) utilizes Flash for Recruiting Center. Customers utilizing this Flash-based user experience will be impacted by the end-of-life of Adobe Flash. It is important to understand that this end-of-life announcement of Adobe Flash does not impact the Career Section, Onboarding (Transitions), Oracle Sourcing, or Scheduling Center.
What is Oracle doing?
This announcement by Adobe has been anticipated for some time. In preparation, Oracle has already begun working on a modern, non-Flash based alternative recruiter experience, which we call Fluid UX.
Fluid Recruiting will start rolling out with our 17.0 release, currently targeted for September 2017, and will continue to expand via OTAC’s follow on quarterly updates. In the latest product update, Fluid Recruiting supports all core use cases for Recruiters and Hiring Managers - with many organizations having fully adopted Fluid Recruiting for their users. Additional capabilities are being added to Fluid Recruiting in ongoing quarterly updates.
What should Taleo Recruiting Center customers do?
OTAC customers should start evaluating and adopting the new Fluid Recruiting as it becomes available through the quarterly updates. Adopting these capabilities incrementally will minimize change management for system users. As noted, Fluid Recruiting already supports all core use cases for Recruiters and Hiring Managers. Customers can already start adopting Fluid Recruiting, well in advance of Adobe’s stated end-of-life timeline of December 31, 2020. Adobe and all of the major browser companies have provided guidance that every Flash based application (including Flash based Recruiting Center) will be prevented from being accessed from browsers. This means that customers will not be able to access Flash based Taleo Recruiting Center at all after the end of life of Flash by Adobe (December 31, 2020). All customers must fully migrate to using Taleo Fluid Recruiting well before December 31, 2020 to avoid disruption to their recruiting processes.
What should Taleo Performance Management customers do?
As a result of Adobe’s Flash End of Life on December 31, 2020, Taleo Performance Management will also be End of Life on that date. Taleo Performance Management customers must migrate to an alternate Performance Management solution prior to December 31, 2020. Adobe and all of the major browser companies have provided guidance that every Flash based application (including Flash based Taleo Performance) will be prevented from being accessed from browsers. This means that customers will not be able to access Taleo Performance at all after the end of life of Flash by Adobe (December 31, 2020).
Please note that this End of Life only affects Taleo Performance for the enterprise, and not TBE Performance, which is still enhanced and sold to small and mid-sized businesses as part of Talent Management for Midsize Cloud. Oracle has a program available to its customers to help them transition from Taleo Performance Management to Oracle's HCM Talent Management suite, which includes Performance Management. Please work with your Oracle Customer Success Representative to explore available options.
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In this Document
|What is happening?|
|Who is impacted?|
|What is Oracle doing?|
|What should Taleo Recruiting Center customers do?|
|What should Taleo Performance Management customers do?|