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Workday HCM Integration Solutions

Workday offers a number of applications to help businesses keep processes running - none more important than the Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) Suite. As businesses evolve and adopt a “best of breed” approach to their enterprise ecosystem, Workday HCM integration with various applications, systems, services and APIs throughout the enterprise is crucial.


HCM and Integration Needs

Workday’s HCM Suite covers an extensive number of applications that merge human resources, talent management, recruiting, benefits and more into a single platform.

  • HR Management keeps the company in order with solutions to help organize, staff and compensate employees.
  • Talent Management aids with employee onboarding, performance management, and career development.
  • Workday Recruiting helps recruiters find, engage and hire candidates as well as manage referrals, social media integration, offers, and sourcing analytics.
  • Benefits Management enables organizations by giving them control to manage and modify benefits plans and eligibility.

Workday’s HCM Suite helps companies keep their business running, however, today, digital transformation is disrupting the way in which organizations are set up. Businesses are adopting a “best of breed” approach in which they employ applications, systems, and services that have been identified as the best of their type. This method has caused an explosion of endpoints, data sources, and APIs throughout the enterprise, all equally important in helping run the enterprise.

Common Challenges of HR Integration

Creating connectivity between numerous HR applications and services is a common challenge among businesses as numerous scenarios call for integration. As recruiters find potential candidates and track applications, the information needs to be synchronized with databases and ERP systems such as SAP. Moreover, master file integration provides organizations with a 360 degree view of the employee. Streamlining the I9 approval process and automating employee onboarding requires integration with applications such as ADP, Taleo and Jobvite. Moreover, synchronizing employee information with backend systems as well as payroll and benefits systems such as Concur, Ceridian, and Towers Watson is crucial to obtain a complete view of the employee.

Many of these systems and applications can be easily integrated natively through Workday, yet many of them require some sort of integration tool be put in place. Businesses have tried to overcome integration challenges by creating custom connectivity and implementing point-to-point integration. This approach applies custom code directly between two endpoints, creating a tightly coupled dependency between them. Although this solution creates connectivity between endpoints, it is limited in complexity due to its fragile nature. Moreover, this method is not future proof; as more and more endpoints need to be integrated, the ecosystem becomes increasingly complex and fragile.

Without a robust integration solution in place to synchronize and connect disparate systems and services, businesses remain disjointed  - ultimately slowing down business processes.

Workday HR Integration Solution

MuleSoft offers an integration platform to help connect businesses to a wide range of third-party SaaS applications, systems, and services. The MuleSoft Anypoint Platform™provides a robust set of solutions to help businesses achieve the full potential of the New Enterprise.

With out-of-the-box connectivity, Anypoint Connectors make it easy to connect Workday to hundreds of popular on-premises and SaaS applications. Users can easily build integrations within Anypoint Studio, MuleSoft’s graphical design environment, and deploy them directly to CloudHub, an integration platform as a service (iPaaS). MuleSoft’s numerous other products, such as Mule as an ESB, Anypoint Service Registry, DataWeave and more, are all a part of the greater MuleSoft Anypoint Platform and work together to provide businesses with an end to end solution for their integration needs both on-premises and in the cloud. Learn more about what the Anypoint Platform can do for you, or contact us today to get started.