Plan, reconcile and recalibrate your headcount.

Workday Adaptive Planning Workforce Plan dashboard showing KPI for filled positions, including positions added, cost of workforce and the target cost.


Keep your hiring plans on target.

Workday helps you easily and accurately link your workforce plans to your financial models with real-time, up-to-date headcount plans and related costs. So you can keep your plans on track and within budget. 

  • Company-wide planning
  • Collaborative workflow
  • Bottom-up workforce planning

  •  Headcount forecasting and reconciliation

Build the right workforce.

Workday Adaptive Planning Workforce Planning Overview dashboard displaying variances of plan vs budget, trends, costs and department headcount metrics.

Focus on your workforce, not spreadsheets.

Spend less time gathering workforce data and reconciling errors and more time turning insights into workforce models and plans.

Run unlimited scenarios. Select the right plan.

Perform what-if analysis on staffing, compensation, changing business models and more, across business units. Then select the right plan for your situation.

Continuously monitor and recalibrate your plans.

Automatically create approved positions in Workday HCM and reconcile your headcount so you stay in sync with finance and focus on what matters.

“Before Workday Adaptive Planning, we spent a lot of time moving data. Now on one platform, a lot of that's automated, and it’s freeing up time for our analysts to do more value-add work.”


Transform headcount planning into a winning strategy.

Company-wide planning.

A single planning platform combined with a unified data core enables greater collaboration among key stakeholders.

Collaborative workflow.

Distribute feedback from the business through top-down plans that keep the planning process on track and on target.

Role-based reporting.

Self-service reporting allows managers to plan and track the progress of their people development, hiring plans and budgets.

Workday People Experience homepage viewed on a desktop computer.

Bring company-wide collaboration into planning.

When you plan using a unified system, your hiring goals are put into motion quickly and accurately. With Workday, plans can be reviewed and approved by finance, HR and senior management, and then sent to the recruiting team to kick off hiring. 

See how continuous planning works.

Try Workday Adaptive Planning.