When it comes to making the most of your Workday investment, companies need a reporting consultant to provide the resources and internal know-how to manage data, run reports, and ensure data accuracy and consistency across the entire organization.

That’s where our team of expert Workday Reporting consultants comes in to help!

Read on to learn how our team of Workday consultants helped an industrial chemical company out of Pennsylvania improve the functionality of their existing Workday platform, create new Workday reports to enhance operational efficiency, and streamline data security initiatives across teams.

Let’s dive in!

Providing Additional Workday System Support

“It was kind of like everything was on fire, but no one knew where it was coming from or how to stop it.”

When our team of Workday consultants was first brought on, the client desperately needed additional support for their existing Workday platform. Their Workday landscape was functioning with less-than-optimal efficiency, and their internal team needed more bodies to handle all the tasks.

From outlining business requirements for the internal Workday landscape to running quick reports to determine the severity of Workday issues, helping HRIS teams prioritize work, assigning the right employees to the right tasks, and more, our team acted as the primary point-of-contact and a trustworthy liaison for the internal team.

In addition to offering additional technical and reporting support for the internal team, our consultants were tasked with improving employee buy-in across the organization. This involved outlining the specific changes that needed to be made to their Workday landscape, providing additional details for implementing new features and capabilities, and guiding employees through each step of the implementation process.

Improving the Quality and Accuracy of Existing Data

“Poor data quality became the scapegoat for other issues across their Workday system.”

One of the biggest initial challenges involved poor data quality and a lack of trust in the existing Workday system. And, when it came to identifying the underlying cause of inefficiencies or issues within their Workday landscape, internal employees used bad data as their excuse rather than checking existing reports or creating custom reports for better visibility.

Bad data eroded confidence across the company, making it difficult to keep employees on the same page and committed to core business processes within their Workday system.

And, because our Workday consultants understand the ins and outs of Workday and have experience with all kinds of Workday issues, they were able to help cleanse existing data sources, leverage basic and matrix reporting tools to organize the data, and improve employee confidence and trust in the system.

Prioritizing All Workday Reporting Needs

“The client was pretty good at understanding the issues at hand, but they lacked the internal knowledge and support to handle reporting tasks on their own.”

From building new payroll and benefits-related reports to running audit reports to help employees understand the scope of the data issues and assisting users in leveraging Workday Report Writer to run and check their reports, our Workday Reporting consultant team handled it all. This helped internal team members feel more comfortable with completing Workday reporting tasks on their own and made it easier to maintain data accuracy and consistency across the board.

And, by leveraging the core capabilities of the Workday Reporting solutions and other analytics platforms, our consultants could deliver reporting tasks, facilitate and maintain communication between teams, keep reporting needs at the top of the priority list, and ensure data and reports were used correctly.

Your technology. Your priorities. Our expertise. That’s just the way our Workday consulting team rolls.

Navigating Multiple HRIS Teams

“Continuous head-butting between the US team and global teams made it hard to get approvals, make quick decisions, and keep everyone on the same page.”

With multiple HRIS teams operating in different countries with different initiatives, our client lacked connected and collaborative solutions and suffered from complicated organizational roadblocks. This not only made it difficult to get approval for new solutions or changes but also affected data security across the entire Workday landscape.

Our team of consultants was brought in to help improve communication between locations, mitigate implementation issues, and navigate inbound and outbound integrations between systems. And, with complex problems that placed a unique strain on additional consulting resources, this client needed a team of consultants who could stay focused, inform key stakeholders, and work diligently, no matter what.

Luckily for them, our Workday team was able to do just that!

By leveraging extensive knowledge and experience in various Workday landscapes, our reporting consultants helped the client proactively identify issues within the system, improve the speed of approvals for urgent security needs, and facilitate more efficient communication between each area of the organization.

Outlining the Best Practices for Workday Implementation

“The most important tip for any Workday implementation is ensuring end-users are comfortable with the system before leaving them to do everything on their own.”

By getting end-users involved and up-to-speed early in the implementation process, they were more prepared for the changes made to their system and better able to handle reporting tasks, like navigating calculated fields or leveraging BIRT reporting tools to create new reports.

Initiating and maintaining strong communication with internal employees made it easier for our consultants to drive better knowledge transfer across teams and ensure data management and reporting functions are used correctly and efficiently.

Where Does Surety Systems Fit in the Picture?

From helping you develop leading global HR strategies and navigate pre and post-implementation challenges to leveraging the power of your existing Workday solutions, generating reports to improve visibility and consistency across company locations, and prioritizing tasks to keep everyone on the same page, a reporting consultant from Surety Systems is here to help.

Our team of senior-level Workday consultants has what it takes to handle all your most important Workday project needs and assist in implementing solutions. Even better, we keep your needs at the top of the priority list, so you don’t have to worry about completing complex implementation tasks on top of your day-to-day tasks.

Getting Started with Our Team

Interested in learning how Workday Reporting solutions can improve data management and organization for your internal teams? Ready to get started on a project with our team of expert Workday consultants?

Contact us today for more information!