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A platform that gets better every day.

At Workday, we build on an adaptable architecture that enables us to continually broaden our technology platform. From machine learning and extensible frameworks to advanced analytics and more, we’re always working to bring you more intelligent and personalized experiences.

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Our Building Blocks

   

Configurable Business Process Framework

Our embedded and flexible business process framework (BPF) lets you configure how processes work—no coding needed.

Universal: Make a change and have it instantly reflected across all of Workday. 

Connected: Connect to third-party systems and add integration steps right into a process flow.

Auditable: Track process changes from beginning to end.

Intelligent Data Core

Data is at the center of Workday. Our intelligent data core models entities, attributes, and relationships, which is key for agility and rapid decision-making.

Durable: Workday evolves from release to release without re-architecture.

Extensible: Our intelligent data core can be customized to match your needs.

Metadata-focused: Developers can focus on building functionality, independent of underlying technology.

Advanced Reporting and Analytics

Workday brings together data and analytics for every transaction, delivering real-time, high-quality insights when you need them.

Descriptive: Get up-to-the-minute insights with thousands of customizable reports and over 85 customizable delivered dashboards.

Exploratory: Search and explore data using self-service visualization capabilities. 

Augmented: Get machine learning-based insights surfaced in easy-to-understand narratives and take action.

Consistent Security

At Workday, security is a top priority, built into everything we do. We deploy industry-leading safeguards to enforce security at all times.

Protection: We support multi-factor authentication, user activity logging, and step-up authentication—and that’s just for starters.

Encryption: We continuously encrypt data and proactively monitor for emerging threats.

Trust: We maintain compliance with the most stringent security and privacy regulations across the globe.

Embedded Machine Learning

We apply machine learning responsibly. Our goal? To augment your abilities—not replace them—empowering you to achieve better business outcomes.

Enable better judgement: We use machine learning to surface insights, so you can make more-informed decisions faster.

Free up time: We automate repetitive tasks, allowing you to focus on more strategic work.

Remove barriers to action: We personalize user interaction, so you can quickly and easily find information and complete tasks.

Enterprise Integration Cloud

With Workday, you get multiple ways to seamlessly integrate data and systems.

Data migration: Get a guided interface to make data loading fast and easy.

Cloud connectors: Use prebuilt processing logic, data transformation, and error handling to integrate faster at a lower cost.  

Open APIs: Connect directly with Workday Web Services and REST-based APIs for customizations.

Built-In Productivity Tools

Workday helps teams work more productively with familiar tools for content management, ad hoc collaboration, and information distribution.  

Security: Manage and distribute content, including reports and slides, knowing that your data is secure at all times. 

Collaboration: Collaborate in a familiar spreadsheet interface using trusted data.

Productivity: Automatically create and share information with embedded document and slide tooling.

Personalized User Experience

We create engaging and intuitive experiences by tailoring them to each user’s needs.  

Easy access: Users can interact with Workday through the web, a mobile device, or conversational user interfaces, including chat.

Information at your fingertips: Machine learning helps users find the information they need, when they need it—from finance to HR to learning, and everything in between.

Natural workspaces: Workday fits into your organization’s natural flow of work, with integrations for Microsoft® Teams and Slack.

Fit-for-Purpose Development Platform

Workday Extend helps you create apps that accommodate your unique business needs.

Faster app development: Quickly build and deploy apps that optimize processes and improve employee engagement.

Greater value: Unlock new capabilities without building new infrastructure.

Trusted data and processes: Take the same user interface, security, logic, and application components that power Workday into your own hands.