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What is Workday@Simmons?

Workday is an innovative, cloud-based administrative software solution that will replace our legacy application, Colleague, with a more modern and robust platform for managing information and the day-to-day business functions of the University. With the addition of Workday Student to the platform, students will now register for their Fall 2021 classes through Workday, replacing AARC. Other systems - including Moodle and Starfish - will continue to be used.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Workday project is to transform, modernize, and simplify administrative processes at Simmons in order to improve workflows, ensure data accuracy and transparency, and strengthen the University’s position in the higher education marketplace to ensure long-term success.

What do I need to know about the project?

Goals

  • Align our technology with our business needs

  • Improve employee and student access to information

  • Reduce long-term costs

  • Increase our competitiveness in the marketplace

  • Integrate with the aims of Strategy 2015 & 2022

Phased Transition

  • Phase I was focused on Human Capital Management (HCM) and Payroll and was completed in April 2015

  • Phase II was focused on Financials and went live on July 1, 2017

  • Phase III will focus on Student Information with Fall 2021 Student Registration scheduled to go live in March 2021 - followed by Fall 2021 billing in June 2021

Community Input

  • Throughout the project, our team are meeting with stakeholders from across the University to discuss your needs, current processes, and desired outcomes