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Higher education.

To keep up with shifts in higher education, you need a system that empowers you to change. Workday has reinvented finance, HR, student, grants management, and planning applications, giving you the agility to quickly adapt.

Some of Canada’s premier colleges and universities are using Workday today to serve their institutional needs.
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A higher degree of knowledge.

Easily manage your financial, human resources, and student information* systems. Recruit and retain best-fit students and 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. And our student information system* supports the complete lifecycle of your students, from recruitment to graduation.

With Workday, your institution can:

  • Adapt quickly to new learning and outcome models and other changes
  • Engage students, faculty, and staff with truly mobile communications
  • Gain greater insight into faculty and staff to optimize resources
  • Improve accuracy and compliance for grants, budgets, and awards

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
  • Grants Management
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
  • Benefits
  • Payroll Management
  • Time and Absence
  • Expenses

Analytics solutions from Workday reduce the time it takes to transform data into insights, empowering you to make more-informed strategic and operational decisions.

  • People Analytics 
  • Prism Analytics

Better engage students and manage their complete lifecycle. Workday Student is currently available in the U.S. and will be delivered to Canadian 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