Last month, several North Highlanders, including Drew Johnson, Julius Konschak, Scott Martin, and I had the opportunity to sponsor and attend Workday Rising in Chicago, Ill. This is Workday’s annual conference for customers, prospective customers, partners, and employees, and they come together to collaborate and learn about how Workday helps organizations around the world achieve their growth objectives and go further together.
During the event, we were able to network with clients and industry colleagues and attend some of the informative sessions that took place.
Here are four key learnings the team took away from Workday Rising:
- The Push To Be Agile – The quick turnaround time for companies to evaluate the ever-evolving Workday functionality, configure it for their needs, test it, and then ready it for go-live has allowed companies to be more agile with their use of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). This in turn creates an environment of continuous improvement, alleviating the long wait times associated with on-premise systems.
- Adoption Toolkit – Workday’s Adoption Toolkit allows organizations to view available functionality and create a work list for enhancements, which can then be prioritized and scheduled. In addition, user-initiated enhancement ideas can be added to the list, giving Workday’s product management team a full view into customers’ business needs. It can also help give organizations a working view of prioritized functionality that they are working to deploy.
- What’s New – The Workday Cloud Platform – Workday will place its own development technology into the hands of its customers, helping them build new, tailored experiences for their unique businesses and workforces. The Workday Cloud Platform is built on principles of openness, enabling Workday customers to further streamline work and leverage Workday as the single system of record for more of their internal business needs.
- The Power of Workday Prism Analytics – This solution will enable Workday customers to seamlessly bring in any data at scale, and prepare, analyze, and securely share it with anyone in their organization. Workday Prism Analytics will empower easier, thoughtful decision making directly in Workday, by bringing together Workday data and external data, with leading-edge analytics tools for enriched financial and people analytics.
Overall, Workday Rising was a fantastic learning and networking opportunity. We continue to be energized with helping our clients understand and truly leverage the power of Workday.