Preparing for Workday

UBC has selected Workday as the core enterprise system to replace UBC’s Student Information System (SIS), Human Resource Management System (HRMS), and Financial Management System (FMS). The decision to choose Workday came after an extensive procurement process, due diligence, and input from the UBC community, including demonstration events on both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

Many universities in Canada and the United States are implementing Workday because of its ease of use, ability to configure, higher education best practise functionality, and lower cost of ownership. As part of its evaluation, UBC consulted with other research-intensive universities using Workday to leverage lessons learned to successfully plan and deploy to the campus community.

Workday is an industry-leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud-based platform that provides users with a 21st century experience that continually evolves. Workday consistently passes rigorous third-party compliance audits of security, confidentiality, availability, and privacy controls with 99.9% uptime in the past two years. UBC’s Workday tenant will be hosted in Canada at an Amazon Web Services facility.

Resources for Workday Go-Live

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Top Tips for Using Workday

The Integrated Renewal Program’s website includes a “How do I…?” cheat sheet on some of the most commonly asked Workday questions.