Workday Initial Setup

NickStuchbery
Lead Consultant, Owner at Dodai Consulting Corp
The installation is complex. There are two reasons for this. One is that you need a Workday partner to implement the setup for you. In order to be a partner, you have to have an organization or group of consultants who are trained by Workday to implement the product and support it. It is a closed environment and Workday keeps everything pretty much in check. It is complex in the fact that you have to have somebody — either Workday or a Workday partner — implement it for you. The deployment will usually anywhere from three months to 12 months or more. It depends on the number of users or the number of modules and how complex the expectations are for the implementation. All the different flavors of how complicated an organization wants the implementation to be — all that becomes a factor in the length of the deployment. The number of people required for maintenance on Workday varies around the same sort of desire for complexity. You usually have at least one person in-house to watch the implementation and you will have a contract with somebody to supply you with support. That might be a partner contracted for 800 hours a year or whatever the specific terms might be. Then you "lose it as you use it" or you have an ongoing maintenance contract with somebody. View full review »
reviewer1286721
ServiceNow Solution Consultant at a software R&D company with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup is pretty simple. You may need some help, but it's not very complex. Depending on the complexities, it can take two to three months to deploy. View full review »
AmitRai
Senior Software Engineer at SOAIS
The initial setup is straightforward. The length of time required to deploy Workday depends on the complexity of the requirements. The average is probably one week. View full review »
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reviewer1182807
Co-CIO & Enterprise Architect at a printing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The initial setup was easy. It's on the cloud, so you just set how many users you need and they activate it and that's it. The setup normally takes around a week. The time it takes depends on the technicalities and functionalities. View full review »
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