Coupled with our innovation is our commitment to open the Workday platform—a journey that we started several years ago to create a world of possibilities for our customers. Through configurations, content, and services—as well as the vast resources of our Workday ecosystem—today we have a number of ways to access solutions and apps purpose-built for Workday and our customers’ needs.
- Workday Packaged Solutions available on Workday Community help enable customers—at no extra cost—to leverage out-of-the-box configurations and templates to extend the value of their Workday investment. These solutions are aimed at helping customers navigate emerging trends or streamline business process orchestrations. A great example is our VIBE Central™ solution that allows customers to track important diversity and inclusion metrics.
Equally important, many of our Workday Packaged Solutions address unique requirements across a broad array of industries, from healthcare to banking to higher education and more. For example, we have a solution to provide healthcare analytics for labor and a solution for supply or revenue forecasting for professional services. Both demonstrate how we address important challenges for our customers by helping them tune processes and surface needed insights unique to their business at an accelerated pace.
- We’ve also simplified app development with Workday Extend. This lets customers and partners securely build and deploy new business capabilities for finance and human resources (HR) faster. Whether it’s apps aimed at returning to work, management apps that help with worker engagement, or tools to help customers get a head start on app development through the Workday Extend app catalog—a curated list of app templates and reference apps—Workday Extend helps customers scale and accelerate the time to a solution for their emerging needs.
For example, Unum has developed several apps with Workday Extend, but one stands out because of the tremendous value a single app can deliver: It engages employees, cultivates a learning culture, and facilitates talent mobility. Unum’s Achievement Badge app acknowledges employee achievements while providing insight into its current talent pool. Unum offers 23 badge types for completing different learning and development program coursework, years of service, and top skills in demand across the organization in Workday. It’s been well received, and some employees have added the badges to their email signatures. We created Workday Extend to help our customers extend the power of Workday for their business needs.