Workday People Experience
This is a personalized, more intelligent employee experience aimed at improving efficiency, knowledge sharing, and collaboration.
The Workday People Experience “weaves together Workday and non-Workday applications into a single user experience,” said Ali Fuller, senior director, people experience. “Your people no longer need to know where to go to find things—it’s all in Workday. And it’s accessible wherever they want it—meeting them where they are, in tools like Microsoft Teams and Slack.”
She added that Workday People Experience leverages machine learning, natural language processing, rich media, and enterprise search.
Journal Insights and Workday Accounting Center
“Powered by machine learning, Journal Insights will surface exceptions as they occur,” said Barbara Larson, general manager of Workday Financial Management. “No more playing detective, sorting through mountains of data during the high-pressure month-end close.”
Workday Accounting Center, she noted, is powered by machine learning. “Accounting Center takes your high-volume data from your operational systems like insurance claims or bank loans. We run through those our accounting rules engine and transform those business events into journals, the debits and credits for those transactions, one accounting rules engine to drive all your accounting.”
Skills Insights and Talent Marketplace
“Historically, getting accurate skill information about your workforce was difficult at best. But with skills insights, all you have to do is enable skills cloud in Workday,” said David Somers, general manager, Workday talent optimization. “This solution leverages machine learning to mine Workday’s rich data sets, things like performance reviews, feedback, and job history to create a snapshot of your organization’s key skill strengths and gaps.”
“And once you’ve unlocked all that data, how do you use it to ensure your workers can engage and grow?” Somers asked. “Workday Talent Marketplace was built just for that. Imagine a solution where your workers get visibility into opportunities that match their unique skills, job history, and even their interests, and not through complex searches or manually checking in but, instead, automatically via Workday.”
Discovery Board and Workday People Analytics
“To make better decisions in this changing world, we all need access to the right data at the right time,” said Pete Schlampp, senior vice president and general manager, Workday analytics and reporting. “We’re making it available to all Workday customers using the data sources and the security that you’re accustomed to. It’s called Discovery Boards. And it enables business users to ask questions using simple selections and get answers at the speed of thought.”
“And this year, we’re delivering a new product called Workday People Analytics,” Schlampp added. “It uses augmented analytics to continually analyze your organization. It looks for patterns across millions of data points generated by your business and finds trends and anomalies. When it finds an important trend, it ranks it, and then using graph processing, it determines what’s driving the change, and then it presents it to you in natural language that anyone can understand.”
Role-Based Dashboards and Workday Success Plans
“We know in some cases you’re so busy that bringing all this innovation into your organization isn’t always easy. But it’s so important,” said Emily McEvilly, vice president of Workday global services. “To further invest in your success, we’ll be delivering over a dozen role-based dashboards in the next few months. These will be dashboards for roles such as HR partner, accountant, projects manager, and many more.”
She also announced Workday Success Plans. “You will get feature adoption planning, a detailed roadmap, and personalized application guidance from Workday experts. You’ll get access to new webinars and training, help with managing the change, and the ability to participate in small customer forums that we’re calling crews, where you can collaborate, foster peer-to-peer learning, and expand your network.”
Workday Credentials and WayTo by Workday
“We’re using new technologies like blockchain to bring credentials into the digital era,” said James Cross, vice president, strategy. “We’re doing this through a brand-new platform, Workday Credentials. As a Workday customer, you can use this platform to issue credentials to your people. These can represent employment history, skills cloud skills, learning, compliance training, and much more.”
“We’re also super excited to introduce a brand-new mobile app for individuals. This new app is called WayTo by Workday. WayTo lets you capture your credentials in a secure place that you control. WayTo follows you throughout your career. You can take it with you from Workday tenant to Workday tenant. You can use it to apply for jobs, to capture your learning, to prove your employment, and so much more.”
Navigating Culture in a Changing World
Organizations tend to measure everything relating to value, but they don’t measure values. Futurist Anne Lise Kjaer explained to an audience at Wednesday’s Executive Programme at Workday Rising in Milan why that imbalance must change. As an author and futurist, Kjaer researches and strategizes about developments and trends in areas ranging from disruptive technologies and social sciences, to the environment and transportation.