“If we take a look at where we've really seen success, we start with the foundation,” said Dinin, who is a Deloitte product lead for Workday Prism Analytics, Workday Adaptive Planning, and Workday People Analytics. “And the foundation really sets the stage for analytics and our data source framework.”
Dinin, whose teams also specialize in data warehousing and business intelligence architecture, shared several smart uses of data and analytics he’s encountered while working with Deloitte clients. For example:
Financial Flash Reporting
Integrating statistics and metrics from different systems into Workday Prism Analytics to satisfy financial flash reporting—which provides an instantaneous look at a company’s most important metrics—and to inform financial planning and forecasting, is one use case Dinin shared.
Business Unit Scorecards
Another client utilized integrated external data along with different types of metrics to help produce scorecards that provide executives an up-to-date snapshot of key performance indicators, along with progress toward 12-month rolling metrics for targets, Dinin said.
One Deloitte client converted 20 years of historical indicators that correlate to rehire eligibility (“What we call knockout questions,” Dinin said) from a data warehouse into a Workday Prism Analytics data source. That data was then embedded into the client’s talent acquisition and recruiting process—on the job application and the requisition itself. “So, recruiters could take a look at rehire eligibility for this candidate if they had worked at this entity before,” he added. “Embedding those indicators right into the hiring business process to allow the recruiters to know whether the candidate could move forward was very, very impactful.”
Extending Customer Accounts
Another client had utilized several different systems to hold customer-based data. They were able to use Workday Prism Analytics as a customer hub to incorporate customer data across the finance ecosystem, to enable reporting and financial processes to move forward.
In another example, a client was able to automate the process of checking prospective business partners against the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN) maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. The SDN is a list of foreign entities, companies, and individuals that U.S. entities are barred from doing business with. “So here again, embedding data directly into a business process to validate an assumption or ensure that the business process could move forward is very, very impactful,” Dinin added.
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