Payroll Management

Freedom to do payroll your way.

Gain control, flexibility, and insight to manage payroll on your terms. Workday transforms your entire hire-to-pay process with a single HCM, time tracking, and payroll management system.

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Process payroll directly from your dashboard.

Manage your global workforce with real-time labor cost data.

View accurate head count by pay group instantly.

Manage payroll globally, process locally.

Our mission is to help you process payroll locally with any vendor, anywhere around the world, and better manage your global workforce.

Workday offers enterprise payroll software for the U.S., Canada, the UK, and France. For companies with a workforce in other countries, we offer applications and programs to help you integrate with the best regional and local providers.

One system for your hire-to-pay process.

Stop reconciling data or waiting for an integration to run. With Workday, payroll software is now one with financial management, HCM, and time tracking—so information flows seamlessly.

  • Reduce manual entries since HR, benefits, compensation, and time transactions go straight to payroll.
  • Access real-time global labor costs and trends.
  • View accurate tax and financial reporting in one system.

It has been an advantage to have HCM, payroll, and expense management in one place. When we make decisions, we have one system-of-record.

Take control of payroll.

Empower your payroll department to increase control over processes, data, and costs. With our powerful yet easy-to-use calculation engine, you can handle even the most complex payroll requirements with ease.

  • Automate, configure, and make payroll changes without relying on IT or a payroll service provider.
  • Access pay results for any worker or period, run reports at any time, and analyze trends on easy-to-use dashboards.
  • Say goodbye to unpredictable costs for ad hoc reports and changes.

Workday’s Payroll calculation engine is one of the most powerful calculation tools I’ve ever seen. This is revolutionary for the payroll world.

Flexible payroll management.

With our payroll management software, you can quickly adapt to new regulatory changes, HR policies, and organizational shifts.

  • Stay on top of tax changes with a compliance dashboard and auto-updates delivered through the cloud.
  • Easily model and execute business policy, process, and organizational changes.
  • Run payroll calculations for an individual or group as often as you want.

What we love about Workday is that it’s not a roadblock to change, but an enabler to help us manage change effectively.

Analyze and act.

Get real-time data throughout the payroll process, so you always have current information. Our payroll management software gives you built-in analytics, enabling you to drill into payroll results, analyze reports, and run audits at any time. Employees can analyze payslips via an easy-to-use dashboard.

  • Set up always-on audits to proactively flag errors and resolve them.
  • See your general ledger before payroll completes and view journal entry lines.
  • Get accurate, real-time labor actuals for your global workforce.
  • Monitor key trends and metrics for your year-end process.

We realized that what we would gain from Workday, like predictive analytics and reporting, would be optimized if we had Workday Payroll.

We are running payroll for roughly 4,900 individuals and year-end is a non-event.

Cindy Quintana

Human Resource Management Systems (HRMS) Manager, Commerce Bank

Partners

Selectively outsource payroll.

Workday provides payroll outsourcing services through our partners─Alight, NorthgateArinso (NGA), and OneSource Virtual. You have the flexibility to choose which services to outsource while relying on the foundation of Workday Payroll.

Learn how the Workday Global Payroll Cloud saves you time and money.