How Workday works.
At Workday, we built a technology platform that gives you the power to adapt in a changing world. Our technology is founded on six core elements that work together seamlessly.
True Cloud Architecture
One version. Endless innovation.
Workday is built with a true cloud architecture. This means all our customers are on the same version, with new features and enhancements released every week. So we can scale and deliver innovation with minimal disruption. The best part? No customer is ever left behind.
Scalability when you need it.
With Workday, you can scale up the volume of data, workload, and speed, all in a hyperscale environment.
Thousands of improvements a year.
As a customer, you have control over when to preview, test, and deploy any new capabilities, minimizing change impact.
Security fixes in minutes.
With a security model designed to meet the needs of the most security-focused customers in our ecosystem, everyone wins.
INTELLIGENT DATA CORE
A unified source of truth.
Our intelligent data core combines external and Workday data in one place. It starts with huge amounts of data flowing into our pipeline. Then a single set of services map, model, and manage all that data in real time.
Intelligent data pipeline.
Pull external data into Workday at scale—even from multiple entry points—to create a unified hub of financial, HR, and operational data.
Intelligent data management.
Our object management services map ingested data and continuously manage relationships between it—so it’s always up to date.
Intelligent data services.
Data services allow customers to unlock personalized composite app experiences unique to Workday such as error handling, enrichment, and summarization.
Business ready. IT approved.
Workday adapts rapidly with completely configurable frameworks that free up IT resources and enable business users to make rapid changes on their own. No coding required. Best of all? You can be confident that all changes are durable and secure.
Business processes made easy.
With over 700 pre built, users can quickly make business process changes based on structures, roles, or security rules.
Security for all.
Security informs reporting and distribution, allowing self-service users to only access data pertinent to their role.
Shift organizations on the fly.
Model changes, test downstream impacts, and deploy organizational changes in minutes, not days, with full auditability.
BUSINESS-OPTIMIZED DEVELOPER ENVIRONMENT
Plays well with others.
No platform stands alone. We’ve built Workday to be open and extensible. You can connect, integrate, and extend our best-in-class applications with best-of-breed industry solutions and other cloud applications.
Expect more from the core.
When you build with Workday, you avoid integration challenges from separate middleware and app dev stacks.
Extend the value of Workday.
We give developers the tools, platform components, workflow orchestration, and more to rapidly extend the value of Workday.
Efficient, low-cost integration.
Benefit from Workday security and open APIs, plus proven cloud durability and performance.
Make work effortless.
At Workday, we think a great user experience starts with meeting people where they are. Our product is designed to be intuitive and personalized, working across devices and within collaboration tools such as Microsoft® Teams and Slack.
Employee experience matters.
A rapidly changing workforce has made employee experience a priority. That’s why we use data to better understand what employees want.
Less friction. More productivity.
Automation and self-service remove friction from processes and enable employees to be more productive. Smiles all around.
Workday gets smarter every time.
Workday uses machine learning to learn more about each employee, surfacing personalized interactions and task and process navigation.
EMBEDDED AI AND ML
Power the future of work.
Machine learning and artificial intelligence is revolutionizing processes and delivering meaningful business value for your competitive advantage. At Workday, AI and ML are embedded into the very core of our technology platform to deliver true, measurable business adaptability in the future of work.
Move to a skills-based economy.
Workday embeds AI and ML at the core to help you understand what skills your workforce has—and where gaps exist—to help you better align your people strategy to your business needs.
Intelligently automate outcomes.
AI and ML are part of your workflow, making it easy to automate and streamline repetitive and manual tasks. The result; more accuracy and measurable business impact.
Trust at the core.
For AI and ML to be trusted, the data must be too. Workday is transparent with how our AI and ML models are designed and trained—so customers have control over their data and trust Workday with it.