With these two major additions, Workday Extend expands support for companies creating and deploying new capabilities in their Workday environment—capabilities that sit right next to and orchestrate across trusted finance and people data and processes. By providing IT with a platform to build new digital capabilities faster, Workday Extend makes the IT technology stack simpler, and keeps vital finance and HR data more secure. Let’s unpack these benefits one by one, and see how Workday customers are applying these capabilities.
Build faster: In a fraction of the time required by traditional development, Workday Extend gives information technology (IT) teams a platform for deep extensibility, providing confidence to build apps and experiences that look and act like Workday, operating within the context of existing data, process flow, and security. And, because developers can reuse established data structures and design patterns, apps can take weeks instead of months to build and deploy.
Simplify the technology stack: With a patchwork of app development and deployment platforms, workflow and integration tools, and management systems, IT spends more time managing their toolsets and less time building new business capabilities. Building new capabilities from within your trusted systems reduces those costs, takes advantage of skills already on hand, and frees up IT resources to tackle the growing digital acceleration gap.
Develop more securely: When data is extracted out of core systems, transformed, and ingested between technology stacks, the data movement inherently increases security risks and drives up IT costs to manage. Any opportunity to use data without moving it between systems, thereby avoiding data silos and reducing security exploits, can reap large rewards.
And, Workday Extend customers can also leverage the Workday Extend app catalog to save even more time. The catalog offers a curated list of app templates and reference apps addressing common business scenarios that are ready to be quickly configured and deployed for each customer’s unique needs.