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Workday for UK Government: Six reasons why public sector organisations choose Workday.

Proven public sector experience

More UK public sector organisations than ever before count on Workday to run their agencies. Today, a number of public sector organisations employing over 100,000 workers across the UK are using Workday to transform their back office HR and Finance system. By using Workday they now have an rich real time insights, expectational employee experience and on the path to a full digital transformation.

“We wanted one system that joined together our finance and HR functions. That’s why we chose Workday.” Crown Commercial Service

World-class security

Workday is designed specifically for the cloud and has been proven to meet the requirements of organisations in the most heavily regulated and risk-averse industries worldwide. For Workday customers such as these, security is a top priority – and you can be confident that our security model will also meet the needs of your organisation. Not only does the cloud offer secure gateways for data access to protect sensitive information, but our added security measures also prevent data loss and ensure proper authentication of user access to the system as a whole.

“Prior to Workday, we needed a data centre, disaster recovery site, and staff to support these functions along with managing maintenance and upgrades. With Workday, we moved to a cloud model, giving us the ability to consolidate a number of these functions and optimise their benefits.” County of Placer

Intelligent data core

Workday brings finance, spend management, HR, planning and analytics together – all in a unified system. It provides a single source of reliable, real-time data to give you insight into the efficiency of your programmes and divisions. With Workday, you get full visibility into people, finance, and operational data to support fact-based decision-making and ensure you reach your strategic goals. And all customers use the same version of Workday, enabling knowledge sharing and continuous innovation.

“Integrating data has enhanced the information available to us and organisations like HMRC and pension providers.” Innovate UK

Intelligent Data Core

Tools to support a diverse and engaged workforce

Changing the workplace starts with changing how you hire, develop and promote your talent. Workday helps you remove bias at every step of the hiring process, from recruiting, screening and onboarding through succession planning and leadership development. The Workday VIBE Index™ empowers you to measure everything from hiring and promotions to your people’s sense of belonging so you can see where you stand – and take action accordingly.

Predictable cost model

Workday is delivered through a subscription-based cost model that includes services not found in traditional licensing models:

  • Mobile solutions
  • Ongoing software maintenance
  • Regulatory compliance updates
  • Secure data backups
  • Disaster recovery
  • Third-party data integrations
  • Embedded business intelligence and processes
  • Configurable and actionable analytics
  • Emerging technologies, including AI and machine learning

With Workday, you never have to set aside budget funds for an upgrade.

“With the Workday SaaS application, there are no on-site servers and IT staff dedicated to supporting the application and those servers. We don’t have to implement the system updates ourselves, which can be a very long and very difficult process.” City and County of Denver

Our public sector customers achieve extraordinary results

  • 60% reduction in annual budgeting cycle time
  • 83% decrease in time to fill open positions
  • 52% reduction in requisition to PO cycle time
  • 67% reduction in payroll processing times
  • 50% decrease in open enrolment processing times

“We needed a ‘game-changer.’ We needed something that would not only change the way people operate and shift us away from paper based work, but also help change the culture of our organisation.” British Heart Foundation

What your organisation can achieve with Workday

It can be challenging for governments to keep pace with this rapidly changing world. Workday can help. With one system for accounting, human capital management, budgeting, forecasting, and reporting and analytics, you can adapt quickly and improve efficiency, giving you more time for what matters most: serving your government employees and citizens.

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