Louisiana Tech University, Southeastern Louisiana University, and the University of New Orleans have completed the transition to the Workday platform after a multi-year implementation process.
Workday offers state-of-the-art, cloud-based enterprise resource planning software that supports institutional management at the universities, equipping staff with new tools that help modernize business processes, human resource management, data organization and information systems.
“This is the culmination of incredible effort by staff and leadership at these three institutions, and their work will pay dividends for years to come,” UL System President and CEO Jim Henderson said. “The transition to Workday’s advanced technology ushers our campuses into the future, allowing us to shift our focus from working with outdated systems to our efforts on continued growth and improvement.”
Three institutions working collaboratively with one System-level implementation manager allowed for administrative efficiencies throughout the transition process resulting in immense cost savings.
“Seeing these three institutions come together with such commitment and focus has shown the value of having a common goal,” said Robert Steele, Vice President for Higher Education at Workday. “This successful project not only sets the stage for a cooperative Workday Student deployment, but it helps lay the foundation for other schools within the System.”
The older software the universities relied upon in the past was quickly becoming obsolete and was unable to be updated as new technologies emerge. Workday’s cloud-based delivery ensures the software can be updated to keep up with the universities’ evolving needs.
Workday integration will go beyond the universities’ HR and financial management with the addition of academic management. Once added, important university functions such as scheduling, fee bill payment, and retention management will all be completed through Workday.