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Project Team Outlines Key Differences Between Workday and Banner

As announced in September, SLU has selected Workday to replace Banner as our new administrative system. The move to Workday will provide more modern tools while enabling improvements to SLU’s business processes.

SLU’s goal in making this change is to strengthen the University by implementing innovative, best-in-class technologies and processes that better support and align with its excellence in teaching, research and patient care.

Below are examples of how Human Resources expects how Workday will help streamline HR processes and reduce redundancy. Additional improvements will be communicated in the coming months as the project team continues with the project. Improvements to finance business processes are expected to be identified in early fall.

Performance Reviews 

Current State

Future State

Self- evaluation completed on paper documents

Self- evaluation stored within Workday

Employee job performance evaluated on nine core values

Streamlined and simplified to three core values

Peer-to-peer feedback only available via SLU Sparks

Feedback to colleagues can be provided any time

 Recruitment Process

Current State

Future State

Lengthy SLU job application process

Quicker and easier application process with the ability to autofill from uploaded resume

One job posting website for both internal and external positions

Internal job application site to enhance career development

HR Business Processes

Current State

Future State

Position changes handled by EPAF forms

Simplified business process within Workday – EPAF forms are eliminated

Mix of paper and online benefit election forms

All benefit elections completed online

To generate reports requires combining data from multiple sources

All data for reporting purposes will be housed within Workday

For more information about the Workday project, visit Workday@SLU or email the Workday Project Manager, Jackie Manikam.