Enhancing Wellness in Oracle HCM through Smart Watch Integration


Introduction to Wellness in Oracle HCM

Health is Wealth” – This proverb holds a lot of importance in current busy schedules. Even organizations get employees actively involved in wellness programs. Despite putting in time and resources, it’s tough to motivate staff. This lack of interest can be due to not knowing enough about the wellness program, thinking there’s not enough time, or being unsure if it works. To tackle this problem, organizations need to communicate better. Using different ways to share information and highlighting the program’s benefits can generate interest. Regular updates and personalized messages can make employees more interested and willing to join in.

To keep employees updated, Oracle has introduced a tool called Oracle HCM Wellness. This
tool encourages employees by monitoring their activities regularly and boosting them to participate in organizational programs.


Enhancing Wellness in Oracle HCM through Smart Watch Integration:

This Wellness integration can be used to track the employee’s daily fitness activities such as steps walked, calories burned, distance covered, and time spent on fitness activities.

Additionally, Wellness also supports creating Corporate Goals for activities and rewarding them, accordingly, Creating Post\News about future activities, Assessments, Competitions, and Internal Team Goals.

Note: This Wellness integration will not support all the smartwatches available outside the market. The Supported brands are mentioned below:

  • Fitbit
  • Xiaomi
  • Apple
  • Garmin
  • Samsung

To achieve this integration of the data from the smartwatch to HCM Wellness, perform all the below-mentioned steps.

To enable this feature in the Wellness, the user must create a developer account on the respective smartwatch websites by providing the below pointers while creating one.


  • Application name: short name, such as Wellness Initiative, that employees will recognize.
  • Description: Description of the developer account (Optional)
  • Application Website: URL for HCM
  • Organization: your company or institution deploying HCM
  • Organization Website: URL for your company or institution
  • Terms of Service URL, Privacy Policy URL: URLs for the documents defining access to HCM and the applicable organizational privacy policy
  • OAuth Application Type: Server
  • Callback URL: The URL used to complete the OAuth authorization process – substitute your HCM instance’s address for the server’s name in the figure.
  • Default Access Type: The Wellness connector only needs “Read-Only” access.



Fig.1: Developer Account Page



Fig.2: Developer Account Page


Give a Save once all the details are filled in the developer account. Once a developer account is created a Client ID and Client Secret will be generated. Those two keys will be used to identify the connector when it accesses the Fitbit API and when the user authorizes access.



Fig.3: Client Secret & Authorization Details


Once the developer account has been created log into the HCM application and create the DI connector. Follow the below process to create it.


DI Connector:

  • Log in to the application and navigate to My Client Group\Personal Brand Administration\Data Integration.

Fig.4: Data Integrator Section


  • Click on the Add button inside the DI connector.

Fig.5: Add Section in DI Connector


  • Provide the Connector Name, select the connector as per the requirement, and if required user can also add the images over here. Give Save once the details have been filled in.

Fig.6: Connector Details Section


  • In the Edit Connector page give continue as highlighted below.

Fig.7: Edit Connector Page


  • Choose the required details in the Select Open API Operations section as below.

Fig.8: Select Open API Operations Section


  • Click on continue until the Authentication Details section and fill in the details that the user got from the Fitbit developer account like client secret and API key details as like below.

Fig.9: Authentication Details Section


  • Click on the Submit button post to finish all the steps mentioned above.

Fig.10: Integrated the Fitbit with HCM


  • Now, log in as an employee and navigate to the Me\Wellness\My Profile page.

Fig.11: Wellness Page


  • Post entering the My Profile page employees can see the Activity Tracking Service section and a device that has been enabled over there. The employee must click the connect button highlighted in the below image as a reference.


Note: Employee must and should have the respective smartwatch account that is linked with their personal email IDs to integrate the data into the HCM Wellness page.


Fig.12: Fitbit Smartwatch Connection Page


  • Once the connection has been established with the employee’s respective smartwatch accounts, the Activity Tracking Service page will look as below.

Fig.13: Connection Establishment View


  • The final step is to schedule the Data Connector daily to integrate the data effectively. For testing purposes before scheduling the data connector user can test the data by providing manual data in the respective smartwatches or websites as below.

Fig.14: Manual Data of Fitness Activities


  • For running the Data Connector navigate back to the same page where the user has configured the DI Integrator tool in the Personal Brand Administrator page under My Clients Group.
  • Choose the schedule option on the Data Connector page for scheduling.

Fig.15: Scheduling the Data Connector


  • User can select the frequency of scheduling the Data Connector on a Weekly\Daily\Hourly as shown in the below image.

Fig.16: Scheduling Frequency


  • Click on the save once the frequency has been selected.
  • Post scheduling the Data Connector, employees can navigate back to the Wellness page under the Me section and select the Activities page to track their sync data from user smartwatches to the HCM Wellness page.

Fig.17: Activities Selection Page


  • Employees can track all their activities inside the Recent Activities page as shown below.

Fig.18: Recent Activities Tracker Page


  • To enable the Wellness of the employee’s user must assign the Employee Wellness Manager role and for configuring the Data Integrator or enabling the Data Integrator user must and should possess the Manage Workforce Reputation Data Integration privilege.


Business Benefits of Oracle Wellness:

  • Offer feedback to staff regarding their advancement in achieving personal wellness objectives.
  • Provide guidance to employees on actions that can enhance their overall well-being.
  • Develop and organize games and competitions to encourage uptake and boost engagement in health and welfare initiatives.


The Bottom Line:

In conclusion, Oracle HCM Wellness provides a comprehensive solution for organizations to promote employee well-being and engagement. By recognizing the importance of health in busy schedules, organizations can overcome challenges in motivating staff to participate in wellness programs. Through effective communication and integration of smartwatches, employees can be encouraged to take advantage of wellness initiatives. The step-by-step process outlined ensures smooth integration of smartwatch data into Oracle HCM Wellness, offering valuable insights into employee’s well-being. Ultimately, Oracle Wellness offers benefits such as feedback on wellness progress and fostering engagement through games and competitions, leading to happier, healthier, and more productive employees.


Author: Dileep kumar Dasari, Associate Consultant

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