About Workday

Workday will change the way FAU conducts business by automating, streamlining, and standardizing current business processes in human resources and financial management. Its cloud solution meets the University's 21st century operating requirements and mitigates the risks of system failure, security breaches, and regulatory violations.

Workday's unified administrative solution for HR, payroll, and finance is currently used by more than 200 clients including Brown, Broward College, University of Miami, Georgetown, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, and USC. Compared with conventional Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions, Workday delivers more than 200 best practices to its clients and is the least costly to implement.

What does this mean for Florida Atlantic University?

By replacing its aging computer systems that are becoming more costly and increasingly difficult to support, Workday will enable FAU to improve the way it administers and delivers key human resource, benefit, and financial services to faculty and staff. Many paper-driven, labor-intensive business processes like the Personnel Action Form (PAF) will now be automated, making it easier and faster to submit and track changes. In addition, policies and processes will be built into the new system to ensure consistency and transparency.

What does this mean for you?

Workday will impact all members of the FAU community, enabling offices and individuals to better manage their personal information. With 24/7 access from any computer or mobile device with Internet capability, you will be able to update your address, request vacation time, change a beneficiary, and view compensation and benefit information. For those staff with financial responsibilities in their job description, you will be able to review account balances and approve reimbursements. FAU managers will also have easy access to staffing and organizational information.


About Sierra-Cedar

Sierra-Cedar (formerly called CedarCrestone), is our Workday implementation partner that will provide strategic planning and change management, business process mapping and improvement, and systems implementation and integration. Sierra-Cedar's Workday Certified consultants average over 13 years of  higher education experience .



Project Scope

As part of the multi-year Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) initiative, FAU is upgrading the information technology that drives its financial, and human resources systems. The Workday Project is a University-wide, collaborative effort to design and implement an integrated human resources and financial management system. When fully implemented, Workday will improve the delivery of HR services and allow us to streamline and automate processes and procedures using a next-generation platform that can support the University’s mission. The campus community will benefit from the system’s intuitive, web-based applications with self-service and mobile capabilities. Workday is designed to work the way we work today and will help create a more nimble, process and data driven organization.


Project Mission

The FAU Workday Project mission is to work collaboratively across campus to configure, and implement a unified HR and Payroll information system that streamlines processes and procedures, provides access to timely, accurate business intelligence, facilitates compliance and reduces risk.

The implementation of this system will unlock productivity, enhance interdepartmental collaboration and innovation, provide the tools to support growth and free up resources to focus on strategic initiatives that support the University's mission.

 Last Modified 11/8/16