Announcing Our 2024 Workday Partner Innovation Award Winners

These awards honor select services and software partners for their commitment to our customers’ success, demonstrated by their innovative extensions of Workday solutions. Read on to learn this year’s winners.

At Workday, we’re dedicated to helping our customers move their businesses forever forward. A key piece in empowering their success is our extensive partner ecosystem, which helps deliver specialized solutions to meet customers’ business-critical needs.

To honor our services and software partners for their outstanding innovations and best-in-class solutions, we created the Workday Partner Innovation Awards and announced our first winners in 2021, and again in 2022 and 2023. Now in our fourth year, we’re thrilled to highlight the next round of winning solutions.

The Workday partner ecosystem is essential to ensure our joint customers have the necessary tools to innovate and grow. So, let’s open the envelopes—here are the winners of our Workday Partner Innovation Awards by category: 

Workday Services Partner Industry Innovation Awards

Cross-Industry: KPMG

Operational Insights powered by Workday and Snowflake

KPMG and Fifth Third Bank designed and deployed a scalable framework to allow for equally deep reporting within both Workday Financial Management and Snowflake’s data platform. The data-first approach allows for new data pipes to be added in just minutes. Key accomplishments include scheduled and event-based feeds, daily movement of the Workday Foundation Data Model, high-volume subledger data, and complex average balance calculations. Snowflake is now the central hub for the Fifth Third Data Mesh, with Workday providing the finance data.

Education: Kainos

Kainos Contract Extension

This application optimizes the contract extension process in Workday Human Capital Management (HCM)  for managers and manager support roles, helping increase efficiency and reduce errors. The application, which supports contract extensions for both fixed-term and casual contractors, delivers a new custom task, “request contract extension,” which automatically initiates native Workday tasks including change job process, propose compensation change, assign costing allocation, and maintain staff contract business process.

Financial Services and Insurance: Deloitte

InsureAcceleration: Deloitte’s Global Insurance Accelerator for Workday

This solution offers a secure cloud platform for transaction processing, accounting, reporting, and analysis. It consolidates claims and premium subledger data in Workday Accounting Center, improving data quality and enabling real-time KPIs. This streamlines financial processes across areas like close and consolidation, general accounting, transactional finance, expense tracking, analytics, budgeting, forecasting, audit, and internal controls. Leveraging pre-configured solutions, it accelerates Workday implementations and addresses insurance regulatory requirements.

Government: Accenture

Push Button Annual Comprehensive Financial Report

Accenture leveraged core functionality in Workday Financial Management and Microsoft Office Connect to create a “push button” annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR), as a seamless way to create the large, compulsory financial document. Government finance departments have long struggled with delivering the 300+ page ACFR efficiently each year. Accenture’s highly automated and repeatable solution significantly reduces the hours needed to prepare and review the ACFR, eliminates error-prone manual processes, and increases user satisfaction.

“Our partner ecosystem plays a pivotal role in bolstering innovation and delivering high-quality solutions to help our joint customers succeed.”

headshot of Matthew Brandt Matthew Brandt Senior Vice President, Global Partners Workday

Healthcare: Huron

Huron Supplier Portal Bill Only Requisition

This supply chain application from Huron is currently the sole healthcare bill only solution powered by Workday Extend in the Workday Marketplace. It helps automate and streamline the bill only requisition process by eliminating manual back-office work from clinicians’ daily activities so they can practice at the top of their license. Suppliers can also submit their request and receive a purchase order within minutes versus days, reducing time to payment.

Hospitality: PwC

Tips and Tokes Distribution

This application helps businesses configure and manage rules that calculate tip- and toke-related compensation, allocate earnings, and integrate related earnings directly into Workday Payroll. Dashboards and reports help enable simple and seamless insights into calculations and distributions by employee, jobs, and shifts. The solution encompasses various Workday technologies to support a seamless experience. It can also help minimize the need for third party applications, manual processes, or custom integrations to support business needs.

Integrated Software Vendor Solution: Alight

Alight Worklife Payroll Integration

This offering brings forth a powerful, end-to-end HCM and payroll solution. By leveraging Workday HCM and combining it with Alight's global payroll expertise, Alight provides software companies with a simplified, unified offering to seamlessly source, manage, and pay their global workforce. This certified integration stands out for its comprehensive capabilities and enhanced user experience, directly reflecting Alight’s commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions that drive efficiency, compliance, and success for clients globally.

Professional Services: Invisors

Product Resale Solution

Invisors has created a solution for organizations that have a resale revenue stream. This type of revenue stream is typical for many professional services organizations that mark up software and hardware products they provide to their customers. The solution connects an e-commerce system to Workday Financial Management and automates the flow of creating purchase orders, supplier invoices, and customer invoices within Workday. Overall, the solution reduces manual steps and allows each system to leverage its best-in-class capabilities.

Retail: Deloitte

Deloitte InstaView

This solution for retailers efficiently plans and monitors results that require the seamless integration of large volumes of data. Deloitte deployed this innovative solution for a joint customer (a global leader in sportswear), leveraging Workday Adaptive Planning, Workday Prism Analytics, and Deloitte’s Studio Integration Layer. The solution’s automated data import helped create a central dashboard, enhanced system performance, reduced IT costs, and allowed leaders to analyze and act on the data from a single platform. 

Technology & Media: Deloitte

Deloitte Content Accounting Calculator

Deloitte partnered with a media company joint customer to implement a Content Accounting Calculator using Workday Adaptive Planning, ensuring SOX compliance. This solution automates journal entries, integrates with Workday Financial Management, and improves FP&A processes.Tailored to the media company's requirements, it reduces manual tasks, boosts forecast accuracy, and lowers labor costs. With plans for expansion, it offers seamless integration and scalability, driving efficiency, accuracy, and productivity for its users.

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Workday Software Partner Innovation Awards

Financial Services & Insurance: DailyPay

On-demand Pay

Through integration with Workday Financial Management, DailyPay automates and streamlines the earned wage access process for financial services companies, meaning no extra work for payroll and ensuring minimal disruption to the payroll team’s workflow. The Workday integration with DailyPay leverages built-in API web services to capture data for the user roster, net earnings, direct deposit update, and gross earnings. 

Healthcare: HealthQlix

HealthQlix - LaborLytics

This is a labor management and productivity software tool designed for the healthcare industry to meet the challenging task of managing labor to volume. LaborLytics connects with Workday Prism Analytics to offer sophisticated pay period and daily productivity reporting for healthcare facilities, and extends that into real time staffing, detailed labor cost analysis, and position management and control functions. LaborLytics is uniquely designed to not only inform if hour and associated cost goals are being met but also exactly what improvements should be made and where.

Cross-Industry (oCHRO): SHAPEiN GmbH

Workday – On-premise Payroll Connectivity Solutions

This app integrates Workday HCM and a non-Workday payroll offering (on-premise and cloud versions) in real time with a seamless experience for end users and payroll admins. The solution processes over one million workers records across 98+ countries and 60+ client organizations. SHAPEiN works with clients through all phases of deployment, including after go-live support with its experienced and dedicated HRIT experts. With the product, SHAPEiN enables customers to run robust end-to-end HR admin and payroll processes.

Tech & Media: Rooster

Rooster Interview Scheduling

Engineered exclusively for Workday Recruiting customers and backed by bank-grade security, Rooster is transforming the chore of scheduling into an almost invisible process from screen to hire. With seamless, bi-directional integration, intuitive use, and AI-driven analytics, Rooster is setting the standard of scheduling excellence across diverse fields, empowering global teams to achieve more.

Moving Forward Together

“Our partner ecosystem plays a pivotal role in bolstering innovation and delivering high-quality solutions to help our joint customers succeed,” says Matthew Brandt, Workday senior vice president, global partners. “We are beyond grateful for their continued collaboration in extending the Workday vision.”

Congratulations to our services and software winners, and a sincere thank you to all of our partners for helping us power the success of our joint customers.

Curious about Workday’s services and software partners? Explore our partner ecosystem and discover how you can accelerate time to market, deploy new capabilities, and integrate third-party solutions.

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