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Murdoch University selects Workday and Collaborative Solutions for business transformation

By Contributor
Wed 11 Aug 2021

Murdoch University has selected Workday in a major business transformation focused on providing a world-class service for its employees, covering finance, human resources, and planning systems. 

The university joins more than 150 higher education institutions worldwide that have implemented Workday to help them adapt to organisational changes, gain greater insight, and improve financial planning, forecasting, and analysis.

The transformation will see Murdoch University replace various legacy systems with Workday’s enterprise cloud applications for HCM, finance and planning with Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Adaptive Planning. 

Murdoch University’s deputy COO and director of IT services says Workday will enable better decision-making by providing leaders with the ability to streamline business processes and enhance the employee experience.

“Importantly, this will provide a best-in-class platform and enable Murdoch people to focus more on value-add activities,” says Grant. 

“By reducing the time our people spend on time consuming, manual processes, the more time they will have to improve the student experience at Murdoch University.”

Workday managing director and VP Stephen Jack says the company looks forward to helping the university enhance processes and deliver a transformational finance and HR experience for their employees.

“The past 18 months have shown us the importance of digital agility in business and having the right technology backbone in place to make strategic and informed decisions,” he says. 

“Murdoch University has embraced this need for agility.” 

The university has joined other higher education institutions in Australia, including Macquarie University, Deakin University, Swinburne University of Technology and Flinders University, in selecting Workday for business transformation. 

Flinders University was the first Australian university to launch Workday HCM. Its motivation for moving to a cloud-based enterprise solution was driven by the vision to streamline organisational management, enhance responsiveness and meet — or exceed — staff and students’ expectations.

Last year, when announcing Flinders University was implementing Workday, Flinders University director for people and culture Steve Barrett says: “Introducing Workday is an exciting change for Flinders. We’ve reviewed and refined over ninety of our processes with a focus on making life easier for our people and removing time consuming administrative processes.” 

Macquarie University VP for people and services Nicole Gower says before Workday HCM, the university had a ‘patchwork’ approach to HCM, making it challenging to allow different systems to properly work together. 

“There had been lots of duplication and manual work causing gaps in what the systems could deliver,” says Gower. 

“We appreciate how Workday is providing better integration and filling the gaps in workforce planning and talent management.”

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