WorkDay HCM

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Workday HCM
Workday logo
Workday logo
Original author(s)Workday, Inc.
Written inXpressO, Java, Scala, Python, Ruby
Operating systemCross-platforms
TypeHuman Capital Management
LicenseSaaS

Workday HCM is SaaS Human resource management solution made by software company Workday Inc.. Workday HCM has a wide breadth of functions aimed at unifying human resource capabilities into a single, easy-to-use system[1]. This software is used as HRM by some of the biggest worldwide companies.

Workday Inc. targets global midsize and large organizations with its HCM suite. Notable enhancements this year include expanded use cases and efforts around skills analytics, enhanced employee profiles, credentials and developing an internal talent marketplace. As of May 2020, more than 3,200 organizations had purchased Workday HCM, with more than 650 new customers year over year. Workday’s efforts around the Skills Cloud have driven several of its new enhancements. Its ML-powered Skills Foundation assists with planning, predicting and employee experience, and currently has 400 live customers.[2]

Based on Gartner 2020 report, Workday, Inc. is a Leader in this Magic Quadrant. Workday targets global midsize and large organizations with its HCM suite. Notable enhancements this year include expanded use cases and efforts around skills analytics, enhanced employee profiles, credentials and developing an internal talent marketplace. As of May 2020, more than 3,200 organizations had purchased Workday HCM, with more than 650 new customers year over year. Workday’s efforts around the Skills Cloud have driven several of its new enhancements. Its ML-powered Skills Foundation assists with planning, predicting and employee experience, and currently has 400 live customers.[3]

Functional areas[edit]

Workday HCM has two main parts of its software:

Releases[edit]

Current release is Workday 2021R1. Twice a year, in September and March, Workday – UW’s integrated, cloud-based human resources and payroll operations system – releases major feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience. Workday releases are named for the calendar year in which they became effective + their release number (i.e., R1 for Release 1 in March or R2 for Release 2 in September).[4]

Programming languages[edit]

In order to build applications with the same look and feel at a fast pace, Workday developed an internal language and abstraction layer called XpressO (XO). XO abstracts application developers from having to worry about the underlying platform, allowing them to focus on building applications of varying complexities with configurable security and access layers. These developers expose their data models and functionality through web services and REST APIs so customers can integrate with and/or extend the Workday applications.[5]

But in general, at Workday they use a variety of programming languages including Java, Scala, Python and Ruby. In particular, there is a thriving interest in functional programming methods and languages across Workday. They are constantly evaluating new languages, programming styles, and software toolkits to create scalable software that is easy to build, test, and maintain.[5]

References[edit]

  1. "Workday HCM - HR tools product overview". TechTarget.
  2. "HCM Vendor Strengths and Cautions". Gartner.
  3. Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 1,000+ Employee Enterprises "Vendor Strengths and Cautions". Gartner. November 2020.
  4. "Workday Releases". University of Washington. March 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Sneak Peek into Workday's Technology Stack". Workday Technology. November 2017.