A Beginner's Guide to the Workday Employee Hub

Configuring Workday to manage the recruiting, hiring, and onboarding processes is a complex process. Many times, companies installing Workday invest a huge amount of time and money cleaning and aligning employee data. What if we told you there was an easier way?

Kitepipe specializes in Boomi-Workday integrations and just released a refreshed ebook, A Master Data Approach to Workday Integration. This ebook reviews helpful tips for successful Workday integrations, including the Workday Employee Hub.

One of the most important project phases for Boomi-Workday integrations is the Workday Employee Hub. Using the Workday Employee Hub, an integration layer that used Boomi MDH to distribute employee data across the enterprise from Workday, is the best way to ensure successful Workday integrations. That, and relying on support from Kitepipe’s IT consultants, of course!

But for Workday newbies, what exactly is the Workday Employee Hub—and how can it improve your Workday integration outcomes?

An Introduction to the Workday Employee Hub

As with learning anything, you must start at the basics. So, what is Workday? Workday is the premiere HR platform for human resource integrations. It has a massive user base, and it is an extremely vital resource for all companies that use it, as it eases employee integrations. Workday is the source of truth for most employee information, and it has the ability to feed into many applications.

Workday enables agile scaling for customers by providing a single system for finance, HR, PSA, planning, and analytics. Quickly and easily empowering Workday with more data takes that scaling to the next level. By making integration a strategic part of your deployment, companies can expand the use of Workday for their environments.

While Workday is an extremely useful tool, there are a few complications that can be a nightmare for IT teams when integrating Workday with other applications. These include:

  1. Maintaining point-to-point connections, duplicated connections, and peripheral applications, which can be a complicated, ongoing process.
  2. Clarifying which worker records have changed and why in Workday’s data model.
  3. Handling the contractor to employee conversion as two different records.
  4. Storing or sourcing worker data in multiple areas.

Luckily, Kitepipe has tips from their new ebook, A Master Data Approach to Workday Integration, to address these frustrations.

Workday Tips Everyone Should Know

Once in place, Workday is the essential source of truth about employee status, history, benefits and roles. Here are a few tips (and dos and don’ts) to get you started .

Tip #1: Implement The Workday Employee Hub

The Workday Employee Hub, Boomi’s data mastering module for efficient hub and spoke integration architecture, ensures your data syncs to all relevant endpoints.

Tip #2: Organize Your implementation Project Into Phases

There are seven phases to implementing Workday Employee Hub. Each phase supports the overall success of your Workday integrations. Examples of these phases include:

  • Engaging HR and IT leadership early.
  • Completing a Hub workshop to engage stakeholders.
  • Rely on hub and spoke integrations for flexibility.

Download our ebook for more tips.

Tip #3: Make Sure You’re Reviewing Your Data Quality

Kitepipe finds that 5 to 10% of workers have inconsistent, duplicated or missing data. 

Correcting worker data can be a large effort. With proactive detection,  know when worker data is out of alignment across systems. 

Learn more about handling data quality issues in our Workday ebook.

Tip #4: Keep These Project Dos and Don’ts in Your Back Pocket

Here are some quick “dos and don’ts” when using Workday Employee Hub: 

  • Do define the domain and models. 
  • Do phase the project. 
  • Do define the HR transitions and events
  • Do engage a partner. 
  • Don’t overestimate data quality

Download the free Kitepipe Workday Employee Hub ebook.

Unlock the Full Power of Workday with Kitepipe

While there are many useful Workday skills to keep on hand, there is no true substitute for a Boomi-Workday consultant. Through their unique knowledge, and profound understanding of Boomi, Kitepipe’s consultants can increase business velocity, and ease all points of frustration for your company during its Workday-Boomi integrations. 

To learn more about how Kitepipe can improve your company’s operations with Workday, contact a consultant today.

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