Deployment

Four Things to Remember Before Starting Your Workday Financial Management Deployment

Your organization is growing quickly and you can no longer afford to have so many manual processes. Maybe your CFO needs more insight on the performance of the business. Or perhaps you’ve been on the same systems for 20–25 years, and they’re now outdated. Whatever the reason, it’s clear the time has come: You’ve decided […]

Four Ways Finance Leaders Can Take the Lead in Their Organizations

This is a guest blog post by Naved Qureshi, Associate Partner, Global Business Services, at IBM These days, many companies are facing digital disruption from sometimes nontraditional competitors or unconventional business models. For example, people don’t normally think of farm equipment manufactures as providing a customer experience or a service. However, by curating information through […]

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5 Lessons Learned from Moving a Campus Information System to Workday

Colleges and universities are always looking to make the most of their often limited resources. One way to do that is to commit to constant learning and adjusting based on data and other information at your fingertips. In the case of a technology deployment, such as a move to Workday (especially when it’s a conversion […]

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What’s Top of Mind for Finance Leaders and How Are They Preparing for Change? [Video]

Finance leaders have a lot to contend with these days, from budgeting and forecasting to ensuring the efficiency of the business. And that’s just what they can plan for. What disruptive forces may be on the horizon and how will your organization react? In this episode of Workday’s Work Talk interview series, Naved Qureshi, Associate […]

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How Well Is Your HR Organization Adjusting to These 3 Trends?

This is a guest blog post by Eric Lesser, Research Director and North American Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value It’s a bit of an understatement to say that human resources departments have significantly changed in recent years. And the way they’ll operate in the future continues to evolve. With many businesses planning to undergo […]

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What Are the Five Principles That Make for a Better Student Experience?

Colleges and universities these days are under enormous pressure to adjust to a changing education marketplace. Expectations are higher than ever, and students (and their parents) are now choosing schools that offer engaging experiences that will more likely result in employment following graduation. Many of these institutions have learned that a transformation is necessary to […]

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What Are the Six Personality Traits that Define Transformational Leaders?

“The only thing that is constant is change.” The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted as having said that many, many years ago, and it’s still true today. What’s different now is how change happens. Of course, many find happiness — or, at the very least, contentment — in status quo. They’re used to existing tools, […]

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5 Reasons Your Finance and Human Resources System Should Be in the Cloud

For years, “the cloud” had a bad rep. No one wanted to be accused of having their head in the cloud, because it meant you were aloof or paid too much attention to your own delusional ideas. But today, the people and businesses whose heads are in the cloud are those who aren’t in the […]

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Data Alone Won’t Help HR Professionals Do Their Jobs Better

With the perpetual influx of technology and automation, it feels as if human resources, like many other professions, is at an impasse between the way we used to make decisions — the art of our profession — and technology-enabled decision making (IBM Watson or Workday predictive or cognitive analytics, for example). Some in the profession […]

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3 Ways to Get Your Employees Excited When You Go Live on Workday

After all those months working on your Workday deployment, it’s finally time to go live and roll it out to your employees. You’ve been working alongside your deployment partner, so you’re ready. But is the rest of your company ready? In order for Workday to be a success at your organization, you need to rally […]

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To Build a Strong Employer Brand, HR and Marketing Need to Be in Sync

Employer brand. Chances are good that’s a term you’ve heard before. And hopefully it’s one that’s taken seriously in your organization. The term “employer brand” itself has been around since the mid-1990s; it refers to an organization’s reputation as an employer, as opposed to the main marketing-driven corporate brand. But over time, with social media […]

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These 3 Steps Will Ensure a Successful Workday Deployment at Your College or University

Colleges, universities and other institutions of higher education today must differentiate themselves so they can attract students, faculty and other institutional employees, and stay competitive in the increasingly busy higher ed marketplace. That starts with determining and planning how to solve and address the unique needs of each of their constituent groups. From attracting faculty […]

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5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Working on Full Platform Workday Deployments

As the saying goes, two is better than one. And that’s definitely true when you’re talking about Workday deployments. Why just deploy HCM when you can also deploy Financial Management and operate with a complete picture of your company? The benefits of a Full Platform deployment are many. For example, all your data is in […]

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