What is HR/Payroll Modernization?
HR/Payroll Modernization (HR/P) is a major initiative to replace the University's 32-year-old legacy payroll system with a modern, integrated human resources and payroll system. As the name reflects, HR/Payroll Modernization encompasses more than replacing a system. It also will provide a set of standardized processes to significantly improve support for critical HR and payroll work across the University, including the Medical Centers.
We are currently in the planning phase of the project, which will run through the third week of April 2014. During this period, the HR/P project team will finalize the implementation plan and begin training on Workday fundamentals—the foundational information needed to be able to get started on design activities.
The HR/P technical team also is preparing data for an initial data load, which will move existing HR/P data into a prototype that will be used in the design stage.
Workday to Provide HR/P Solution
Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a provider of enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) for human resources and finance, will provide the HR/payroll solution. With the SaaS approach, Workday provides access to a shared multi-tenant system using a web interface and the university pays on a subscription basis. The solution will help simplify the UW's internal technology maintenance functions and ensure that UW is always on the latest software release. IBM will partner with Workday to provide implementation services.