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Workday and Brown University

Brown University

"Our ability to re-allocate resources that would've been required [for a traditional ERP solution] in IT, Payroll, and HR to other areas is a huge benefit to Brown."

Elizabeth "Beppie" Huidekoper
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

Brown University


Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School and the School of Engineering.

Brown's vibrant, diverse community consists of 6,000 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 400 medical school students, and nearly 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

  • No unified view of university resources
  • Time-consuming, manual processes
  • No employee or manager self-service
  • No assistance with complex compliance requirements

  • Workday Human Capital Management, Financial Management, Payroll, Time Tracking, Expenses, Procurement
  • Unified system-of-record for improved analytics and reporting
  • Self-service provides managers with an accurate view of their organization and provides employees access to their personal data
  • Cloud-based model, including mobile access, offers reduced up-front investment, overall cost savings, and access to data from anywhere

  • A more complete view of the university’s assets for improved decision-making
  • Automated, streamlined support for regulatory requirements
  • Access to information from anywhere, anytime, including mobile devices
  • Elimination of manual data entry enables those staff to operate at a higher level, and instead perform data quality audits
  • A more strategic role for an HR organization that is free from mundane, manual tasks

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