How the Workday User Experience is Different—See it in Action

A couple years ago, our CTO Stan Swete detailed what we call different by design. It’s the story of the architectural decisions we made early on that enable Workday customers to get more from our system than they could from traditional enterprise software systems—and ultimately deliver more value to their organizations. These are the moments when an employee or manager can move from A to B to C in a business process without having to sign into another application, pull up spreadsheets, or dig through disjointed email chains. It’s connecting insights to action in one system, with one experience.

This growing list of moments continues to influence the buying decisions and loyalty of our customers, and we thought it was important to share them with everyone through a new, ongoing series of short videos called Product Spotlights.

Why now? Because when vendors begin to sound the same and any one of them can claim a business process is simple, intuitive, or seamless, companies need to ask a few fundamental questions to cut through the marketing talk and see differentiation in action: “Can you show it? How elegant is the experience? And how much of our own time and resources are required to achieve it?”

We hope Product Spotlights start to answer these questions. So take a look at a few favorites across HR and finance below, and stay tuned as we’ll share more throughout the year!

With HR and finance in one system, customers can understand and resolve business problems more quickly, such as how a surplus of open positions is impacting a decline in revenue.

To reduce the time to find the right person for an open requisition, hiring managers can easily create and search a talent pool that includes internal and external candidates.

With data from all their payroll providers in one place, business leaders can keep a pulse on global labor costs and make decisions such as determining the best location to open a new facility.

Financial teams are able to run consolidated financial statements across multiple entities and currencies in real-time without lengthy batch processes.