In this series, we will explain some of the major, campus-wide benefits to Workday for Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll.
Collaboration in Higher Education:
Many other higher education peer institutions, including The Ohio State University, Penn State, and the University of Washington, as well as the Texas A&M system, have chosen Workday. For the first time, UT Austin will have a common language and set of tools for collaborating, trouble-shooting, and benchmarking with other higher education institutions. Workday will assist us in more meaningful collaboration with our peers to solve common problems, react to legislation, and engage in business process redesign and improvement.
Workday has the willingness to understand the higher education market, an education and government business model, and partners that are aware of the higher education ecosystem.
Before Go Live:
When we have particular changes, the university can work with other higher education clients to see how they addressed higher education needs that UT Austin is also encountering. UT Austin can band together with other clients to promote changes to the Workday product to improve the product for all higher education clients. UT Austin can also benchmark and compare strategies for the future support structure, service desk, and training with other higher education clients.
After Go Live:
As new federal and state laws and requirements are passed, UT Austin can work with others to configure the Workday system to account for new laws and requirements and leverage common practices.
“In total, about 25 other large research universities have or are implementing Workday,” said Dana Chapman, associate vice president for administrative systems modernization overseeing the Workday project. “We are using the same tools and facing the same challenges in processes and policy. While UT Austin’s current systems have benefited the university tremendously over the years, having local systems has limited opportunities to collaborate with our peers. With Workday, we can tap into this larger network to share information and best practices.”