Workshops offer intro to Workday

WorkCyte updates

The WorkCyte website tracks the implementation progress for Workday and other enterprise systems, and provides monthly updates. Questions and comments can be submitted online.

The WorkCyte team is taking its show on the road, scheduling workshops to introduce employees to the Workday enterprise system that will replace Iowa State's decades-old "legacy" software. Two workshop topics are planned, with multiple sessions offered for faculty, staff and student employees.

The "Employee Self Service and General Navigation" workshop kicks off with the first of three sessions Oct. 31. WorkCyte team members will introduce Workday basics, such as terminology and a brief overview of the system. They also will demonstrate some tasks all ISU employees will perform in Workday, including personal data management and payroll options (direct deposit, payment election, etc.).

The "Financial Management and Reporting" workshop will provide an introduction to Workday's financial transactions and reporting tasks. Participants also will learn about Workday's foundation data model (FDM), the bedrock on which the system is being built for Iowa State's specific needs. Three sessions of the workshop are being offered, beginning Nov. 28.

Everyone is welcome

All faculty and staff are welcome at both workshops. Employees who regularly handle financial transactions -- such as expenses, payroll or procurement/purchasing -- are strongly encouraged to sign up for the "Financial Management and Reporting" workshop.

Workshops are free, but registration is requested via Learn@ISU. Search the WorkCyte catalog for the desired session. Capacity is limited, but a waiting list is available for automatic enrollment if space becomes available.

WorkCyte workshop sessions

Registration opens 30 days in advance and closes four days prior to each course date. Workshops will be held in 0198 Parks Library.

Topic: Employee Self Service and General Navigation

  • Oct. 31, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Nov. 1, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon

Topic: Financial Management and Reporting

  • Nov. 28, 1:30-3 p.m.
  • Nov. 29, 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Dec. 5, 10:30 a.m.-noon