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Workday and MuleSoft: Enabling Hybrid Integration

The enterprise is shifting, adapting to new and emerging technologies. The evolution from on-premises systems and services to those in the cloud has changed the way companies do business. No longer are organizations employing heavyweight solutions with high upfront costs and long-term commitments. Instead, businesses are moving towards a “best of breed” approach, implementing SaaS applications and services from the industry best. Many businesses are shifting entirely to the cloud, others are figuring out how to make the switch, still, others are seeking ways to manage a hybrid solution that resides both on-premises and in the cloud.

The growing popularity of Workday, leading provider of enterprise cloud platform applications for talent management, human resources management (HRM), payroll, financials and more, has led to widespread adoption of the HRIS system. Many organizations that have implemented the system are entirely in the cloud, but numerous others have valuable data still housed in on-premises legacy systems. Creating connectivity between these on-premises systems with those in the cloud has posed numerous challenges for businesses as they adjust to the needs of the disparate New Enterprise. This New Enterprise, with its explosion of endpoints, applications, data sources and APIs, has disrupted how businesses organize their enterprise, moving them from their own four walls out to the cloud.


Workday Delivers a Robust HCM Solution

Workday provides a wide variety of solutions for human capital management as well as financials management. Talent management from Workday encompasses employee onboarding, performance tracking, as well as career development and HR management helps businesses with organization, compensation, payroll and more. The Workday Financials Suite helps businesses manage accounting and finance, revenue, and expenses. Each of these solutions requires connectivity to third-party SaaS applications, on-premises systems, services and legacy system data sources. Synchronizing Workday and business processes with companies such as ADP for candidate screening and Cornerstone for learning management employee onboarding and training processes extensively. Creating connectivity with SAP ERP, Oracle, PeopleSoft and other on-premises databases ensures businesses have a complete view of their employees and potential candidates. For businesses of all kinds, Workday integration with SaaS providers is just as crucial as integration with on-premises systems such as SAP ERP and Oracle Databases that house vital customer information that helps create a single customer view. With numerous solutions connecting to an array of on-premises legacy systems as well as SaaS applications in the cloud, creating hybrid connectivity between all components throughout the enterprise is crucial.

Workday Integration Challenges

Organizations have created connectivity between Workday and applications and services through integration tools as well as by implementing point-to-point integration. Integration tools help provide a quick and simple connection between two endpoints, but as the number of endpoints and the complexity of the integrations increase, a simple tool cannot deliver complete results.

Businesses have also made use of point-to-point integration in order to connect and synchronize data between Workday and various systems, services, data sources and APIs. This approach establishes a direct connection between endpoints, resulting in tightly coupled integration. Because of this, change must be made directly by experienced developers, slowing down processes and leaving the connections vulnerable to breakage at even the slightest errors. Moreover, because of the complexity of the integrations and numerous endpoints that need to be connected, this method quickly becomes an intricate mess. With fragile connections vulnerable to breakage at the slightest changes, point-to-point integration lacks reliability and scalability.

In order to overcome the challenges of the New Enterprise, an integration platform capable of integrating both on-premises and SaaS applications is crucial.

MuleSoft Delivers Integration Platform for New Enterprise

To help businesses with their hybrid integration needs, MuleSoft offers the Anypoint Platform, an integration platform for the New Enterprise. Businesses looking to create seamless connectivity between Workday, or any applications, with numerous other endpoints throughout the enterprise can do so quickly and easily with Mule Runtime and CloudHub. Mule Enterprise Service Bus and MuleSoft’s cloud integration platform as a service (iPaaS), CloudHub, enable seamless connectivity across the ecosystem. Hybrid integration with applications and service both on-premises and in the cloud is easier than ever with MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform at the core. Moreover, with numerous other products such as Anypoint Studio, DataWeave, Anypoint Connectors and more, businesses can quickly and easily create connectivity, synchronize data, and automate business processes.

MuleSoft is a Connect Workday Partner, authorized to develop and support connectors for Workday integration. MuleSoft’s Anypoint Workday connector makes it easy for businesses to integrate existing SaaS and legacy systems with Workday, enabling them to get the most from their Workday implementation. Even more, MuleSoft’s Anypoint Workday connector makes it easy to create connectivity with applications, systems, and services that may not be natively supported by Workday, providing your organization flexibility for future growth. Contact MuleSoft today to get started with Workday hybrid integration and more for your enterprise.

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