Workday Updated Scheduled for Saturday
Twice a year, in March and September, Workday — SLU’s integrated, cloud-based administrative and finance system — releases feature upgrades designed to increase functionality and enhance the user experience.
Below learn about what changes users can expect, what steps (if any), users might need to take to prepare for the new upgrades, and what dates Workday will be unavailable during this routine maintenance.
Workday Unavailable During Release Update
Just like any major software upgrade, there is necessary downtime while the changes are implemented. Workday will be unavailable for use on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 1 a.m. through 8 a.m. This timeframe just extends the normal weekly maintenance by a few hours, but employees and administrators should make plans to anticipate this downtime.
New Features and Enhancements
While most updates coming this weekend will center around back-end improvements (which end-users will not notice), a few exciting changes are in the works with this round of updates.
- Improved Look for Team Org Chart – When reviewing Org charts in Workday (found after selecting the Team icon from a Worker’s Profile page), users will notice larger employee/position cards and enhanced color contrast for easier reading and navigation.
- Real-Time Validation for Required Form Fields – Allows errors to display during data entry instead of waiting for the user to hit submit and receive the error.
- New Manager Experience on Homepage – If the user is someone that manages people they will see a new section on your homepage entitled ‘Important Dates’. This will give you a quick glance at your team’s upcoming time off, birthdays, anniversaries, and University Holidays.
Workday Issues after Release Weekend
While ITS does not anticipate any major changes to Workday there is always a chance. If you experience any issues with Workday after the release, please contact the following: