Sep 06, 2017
Have you checked out this year's Workday Rising session calendar? If you’re anything like me, you always wish there were more hours in the day to go to sessions when you’re at a conference. So many learning options, such little time! As you know, Workday Rising is the place to learn how to overcome business challenges, make connections, and discover how technology can lead your business to a bright future. Of course, with hundreds of sessions to choose from within a four-day span, it can be hard to know what to slot into your schedule.
You should start by identifying your organization’s greatest challenges, and consider what sessions match those business topic areas. For example, you may have deployed human capital management (HCM) technology at your company and want to continue driving value. On the other hand, you could be just starting your HR and Finance transformation journey and want to understand the key steps your organization should take to make your deployment a success. Luckily, there are sessions that cover just about every scenario, learning level, or question you can imagine.
So, what sessions would I attend if I was heading to Workday Rising? Call me biased (okay, I am biased!), but the sessions led by Collaborative Solutions customers Burlington Stores, Legg Mason, and Booz Allen Hamilton have key business takeaways no matter your current situation. Read on to see which one you should attend.
You: Are Beginning to Think About Replacing Legacy Software and Want to Know the Benefits of Cloud-Based Software
You Should Attend: Not Just a Trend: How Burlington Stores Achieved Continuous Growth with Workday
Description: Are you at the start of your HR and Finance transformation journey, and want to know more about how a unified, cloud-based software could help you achieve cost and productivity efficiencies? Collaborative Solutions customer Burlington Stores will be presenting at Workday Rising on just that! The breakout session will feature how the retailer grew with Workday from their initial launch in 2014 until present day, and is continuing to expand. Burlington will share how their Workday journey helped them to streamline business processes, achieve cost savings, and make better strategic decisions with accurate real-time information. Check it out on Wednesday, October 11 from 2:30- 3:30 pm.
Your Key Takeaways:
- Learn the benefits of a unified platform as a non-customized solution
- Understand how Workday enables self-sufficiency for the HRIS and Payroll organizations
- Learn the benefits of leveraging real-time data to make accurate and strategic decisions
- Understand how Workday helps to reduce technology costs, increase employee engagement, and provide scalability and flexibility for a growing business
You: Have Selected an HCM and Financial Management Software, But Want to Understand Deployment and Change Management Best Practices
You Should Attend: How Unflinching Courage Was (And Is) Critical to Booz Allen Hamilton’s Success in Implementing Workday
Description: So, you’ve chosen to replace your legacy system with a modern, scalable HCM and Financial Management solution and want to make sure you drive success during the deployment. Or maybe you’ve started your deployment and want to improve the change management processes. Then you’ll want to check out this session from Booz Allen Hamilton! They found that a complete system change impacting talent (sole source of revenue) is a daunting task that requires unflinching courage. They will share how their values supported them through the (mostly) good, bad, and ugly of their Workday journey, and were strengthened as a result. Learn how they employed client practices, leveraged their strong culture and partnership with Collaborative Solutions, and how unflinching courage is key to going further together. Attend this session on Wednesday, October 11 from 2:30- 3:30 pm.
Your Key Takeaways:
- Learn how to drive user adoption success with change management and process analysis
- Learn how to let Unflinching Courage be your guide
- Understand how Workday works to solve your organizational challenges
- Learn the importance of leveraging key internal methodologies to support both the project planning and the people behind the project
You: Have Deployed Workday, but Want to Enable Continuous Value for Your Business Needs
You Should Attend: Building an Efficient, Streamlined Workday Support Model for Continuous Value
Description: Have you already deployed Workday, but want to make the most of your investment in the technology? Then you should check out our customer Legg Mason’s session at Workday Rising. Having a defined support model is key to driving continuous value from Workday, and in this session, Legg Mason will discuss how their evolving support model has helped enable post-production efficiencies to meet their changing business needs. Learn best practices on the importance of streamlining your support team and taking advantage of partnership opportunities within Workday Community. Add it to your calendar for Thursday, October 12 from 12:30- 1:30 pm.
Your Key Takeaways:
- Learn how a single support team for full platform allows you to be efficient and effective in supporting Workday.
- Understand the role of your support team going into implementation and how to continuously evaluate and adapt
- Learn the benefits of being active Workday Community members and partnering with Workday in design partner groups to drive Workday functionality.
No matter which sessions you choose to attend, you’ll leave Workday Rising with actionable information to support your organization’s HR and Finance transformation journey. We’ll see you there!
Are you too excited to wait till October or won’t be able to attend Workday Rising this year? Check out these recorded options on-demand, instead!