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Higher education.

Run your university more efficiently and effectively. Workday has reinvented HR, finance, and planning applications to help you take your institution forward.

Australia and New Zealand’s leading higher-education institutions use Workday.
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A higher degree of knowledge.

Easily manage your financials and human resources. Recruit and retain best-fit employees; support open-ended terms and flexible payment schedules; track academic appointments, tenure, and memberships; and so much more—all in a single system designed by higher education for higher education.

Our flexible budgetary control framework and position budgeting capabilities give you visibility into your institution’s financial health, helping you to improve compliance, ensure accountability, and reduce errors.

With Workday, your institution can:

  • Adapt quickly to organizational and operational changes
  • Engage faculty and staff with truly mobile communications
  • Gain greater insight into faculty and staff to optimize resources
  • Improve budget planning, forecasting, and reporting

Get a closer look at our applications. View demos >


Applications for higher education.

Infinitely flexible. Extremely intuitive. Incredibly powerful. Our applications are equipped to meet your institution’s unique needs.

Business Planning

Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud provides everything you need to plan and adapt continuously.

  • Financial Planning
  • Workforce Planning
Financial Management

Make better decisions with a full view of your institution’s finances. Get a complete range of financial tools, real-time insights, and fully auditable business processes.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Global Foundation 
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Consolidate and Close
  • Financial Planning
  • Expenses
  • Procurement
  • Inventory
  • Projects
Human Capital Management

Hire, compensate, retain, and develop your faculty and staff. Workday is designed to adapt as your institution evolves.

  • Human Resource Management
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Global Compliance
  • Workforce Planning
  • Recruiting
  • Talent Management
  • Learning
  • Compensation
  • Payroll Management
  • Time and Absence
  • Expenses
Prism Analytics

Bring together all of the data you need to empower your organization. Workday Prism Analytics provides self-service tools to securely generate and share insights, all within Workday.

  • Data Discovery

  • Data Preparation

  • Data Management


Better engage students and manage their complete lifecycle. Workday Student is currently available in the U.S. and will be delivered to Australian institutions in future releases. Watch this page for additional information about Workday Student.

  • Academic Foundation
  • Student Recruiting
  • Student Admissions
  • Curriculum Management
  • Student Records
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Financials


The world’s leading organizations trust Workday as their enterprise cloud suite, supporting breakthrough results in finance and HR across a wide range of challenges and industries.

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We are trying to tackle the big issue of how to offer affordability and excellence in higher education. We needed to find dollars in our budget and make them available via scholarship. Workday is providing a modern finance system that will help us do that.

Michael Hofherr

Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Ohio State University