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The Homeowners Guide to Workday Release Management

Mar 15, 2018 HR Outsourcing

The Homeowners Guide to Workday Release Management

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR WORKDAY INVESTMENT WITH AMS, PART 1

Homeowners know all too well: When you buy a home, you have to maintain it. The yard has to be trimmed. Light bulbs have to be changed. Broken appliances have to be fixed or replaced. And to increase your home’s value, improvements or additions may be necessary.

As the homeowner, you can do all this yourself—and some people do—but a lot of people will hire an expert. And the same is true with Workday’s suite of enterprise cloud applications. Though unparalleled in its efficiency and user friendliness, Workday still requires post-deployment maintenance. With the right resources, that work can be done entirely within your organization. But for many others, it makes more sense to lean on a Workday service partner with proven expertise.

This is the first in a eight-part blog series explaining how Workday Application Management enables organizations to maximize their Workday investment. And with the release of Workday 30 not too far in the rearview mirror, we want to start with release management.

WHAT IS RELEASE MANAGEMENT FOR WORKDAY?

Workday leads the market by releasing two comprehensive updates every year. This is great news for customers, because it gives every Workday user the same access to the all the newest features and functionality.

But researching these features and completing the necessary testing and configuration to implement them can place strain on your HR, Finance and HRIS teams. That’s why we always say that implementation is just the beginning. Workday partners offering Release Management leverage their subject matter experts to help you take the guesswork out of this process, providing recommendations, planning, testing and more.

Release Management goes beyond reducing administrative burdens—it enables Workday customers to maximize their ROI.

5 BENEFITS OF RELEASE MANAGEMENT

By leaning on a Workday partner for help with the release management process, you can:

  • Identify which new features are a priority for your organization
  • Successfully test and deploy these new features
  • Reduce your team’s stress and capacity challenges
  • Meet the dynamic needs of your organization
  • Redeploy your team to focus on more strategic HR and Finance activities

TAKE YOUR WORKDAY KNOWLEDGE A STEP FURTHER

Sweat equity is a term some homeowners are all too familiar with, and the idea behind it works remarkably well in the context of Workday. Some organizations are blessed with everything they need to optimize their Workday suite on their own. But as this datasheet illustrates, there are many benefits to entrusting the release management process to a skilled partner.

To learn more about this service—or any of the seven other ways of maximizing your Workay investment—register for this Application Management Services webinar. In addition to providing some Workday tips and tricks, we will share how AMS has helped other Workday customers, and give you the opportunity to ask our Workday experts any questions you may have.


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