What is Workday?

Workday is an innovative, cloud-based platform for the modern and mobile workforce. Workday is delivered in the cloud and leverages a modern technology platform, which will provide employees at WPI greater information accessibility. Workday provides unified Human Capital Management (HCM), Payroll and Finance applications designed for today’s organization and the way people work.

What are some of the benefits of Workday?

Workday enables 24/7 access to information over a secure network, supporting WPI’s goals and strategies. Workday’s Software as a Service (SaaS) or cloud delivery model allows services to reach customers with Workday functionality, offers employee and manager self-service, enabling employees to update or access their information privately from any computer or mobile device with internet access.

Does Workday impact everyone at WPI?

Workday impacts all staff, faculty and student employees during this first phase of the Workday implementation set to go live on October 1, 2018. 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 and access directory information, etc.

Have other institutions of higher education implemented Workday?

Yes.  Brown, Bowdoin, Carnegie-Mellon, Cornell, Bentley, Babson, Wellesley and Georgetown have implemented Workday. We will join these and others in helping to continue to design the features of Workday for higher education. 

Will Workday work with any internet browser?

Although any browser will work to access Workday (Internet Explorer (IE), Safari, Firefox, etc.), Google Chrome is the preferred browser. If you use a specific configuration for IE, which is 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.

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. Instructions for adding the mobile app will be sent prior to Go-Live.

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

Workday HCM, Payroll and Finance: October 1, 2018 
Workday Student: Rolling phases throughout July 2019 – 2021

Can I change my password from Workday?

You cannot change your WPI network password from Workday.

When will I receive training for Workday?

For most employees, training will occur in late summer and throughout the fall term.

What resources are available now?

Resources and materials are in development and will be available at its.wpi.edu as they become available.