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Published on June 26th, 2017 | by University Communications

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Workday FAQs

Do you have questions about Workday? We have answers!

Why did Saint Leo decide to implement Workday?
University Technology Services recommended Workday, based on its success as a cloud-based solution. The Board of Trustees approved the partnership with Workday and agreed that implementing this service was a critical step in making Saint Leo systems more efficient and easy to use.

How will employees benefit from Workday?
As the system is rolled out, employees will see that many tasks will be easier—and will be all in one place. On this user-friendly platform, you’ll be able to complete and approve timecards, fill out expense reports, create a purchase order, hire new employees, and so much more! Also you’ll be able to access Workday from your desktop, tablet, or phone.

When will employees be trained to use Workday?
Employees will be trained at least 60-90 days prior to each component going live.

How soon will employees use Workday?
The Human Resources and Payroll functions of Workday will go live on January 1, 2018. The Finance and Accounting functions will go live on July 1, 2018.

Will we still need to use Colleague?
Yes, for now. Saint Leo will continue to use Colleague for student records. In the years to come, we may transfer student records to Workday, but that is part of a long-term plan.

What other universities and companies use Workday?
A number of leading universities and companies trust Workday for their financial and human resource management needs. Among them are Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, Florida Atlantic University, High Point University, Louisiana State University, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, University of Miami, University of Virginia, Yale University, Amazon, Avon, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Choice Hotels, First Solar, Groupon, Hewlett Packard, Hootsuite, LinkedIn, McGraw Hill Education, National Geographic, Netflix, Target, T. Rowe Price, Toyota, Unilever, Vera Bradley, and The Washington Post.

Is Workday connected to Lions SHARE?
Workday will be connected to Lions SHARE in the future.

How is the system being implemented?
An internal Workday team has been named at Saint Leo, and these team members are working with IBM to manage the project. A master schedule has been devised for all the key team members and departments, with systematic updates, meetings, and testing.

If you have questions we didn’t answer, please email them to workday@saintleo.edu.

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