What is Workday?


Workday is an innovative, cloud-based platform for the modern and mobile workforce. Together with strategic design partners at several universities, Workday developed the first higher education based human resource & financial management solution in the cloud.

Workday is delivered in the cloud and leverages a modern technology platform, which will provide SJU employees greater information accessibility. Workday provides unified Human Capital Management (HCM) applications designed for today’s organization and the way people work.

Workday will give you greater control over personal information through 24/7 access to your information over a secure network. The self-service functionality allows employees to update their personal contact information, view pay stubs, and deductions, view and update benefits, access directory information, and much more!

What are some of the benefits of Workday?

Workday is designed to support the unique needs of higher education. In addition to 24/7 access to information over a secure network, Workday’s Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud-delivery model offers employee and manager self-service, enabling staff to update or access their information privately from any computer or mobile device with internet access. We will be able to streamline multiple systems and services, provide single-sign on, and automate some processes to create a smoother experience and provide more functionality for all SJU employees.

Will Workday impact me?

Workday impacts all staff, faculty, and student employees during this first phase of the Workday implementation set to go live on June 1, 2022.

I've heard Workday will roll out in phases - what are they?

  1. Workday HCM: June 1, 2022
  2. Workday Finance: June1, 2023  
  3. Workday Recruiting and Talent: May 1, 2024


Accessing Workday

What devices can I use to access Workday?

Workday can be accessed from a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone (Apple or Android devices) with a secure internet connection. You can learn more about the mobile app and how to download it in this Knowledge Base article.

Will Workday work with any internet browser?
Any browser will work to access Workday (Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome, etc.). Workday does not have a preferred browser. If you use a specific configuration for IE as a necessary part of your job, you should try using another browser running a more up-to-date version (Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) for Workday access.



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