The need for better digital capabilities never seems to stop. New business and system requirements—as well as new opportunities—surface unpredictably, sparked by business process changes, market shifts, new compliance requirements, and competitors. External events also impact us, stretching workforce structures, demand for skills, or financial priorities seemingly overnight. Taken together, this is creating a digital acceleration gap—where most companies struggle to keep up with the pace of change—demanding IT teams to deliver new digital business capabilities faster than ever, while keeping a vigilant eye on security.
Enter Workday Extend, a technology platform to confidently build, deploy, and manage new business capabilities for finance and human resources (HR) (read below how Netflix and Unum are benefitting from Extend). Workday Extend is architected on the same platform as Workday’s applications, delivering enterprise scale and speeding development. Apps developed with Workday Extend are accessed from a Workday user’s home screen, dashboard, or related actions—retaining the consistent, familiar user experience that comes with Workday, simplifying uptake and ultimately increasing user adoption. The business functionality provided by Workday Extend apps deeply interacts with core Workday data and processes, and those are interactions that external systems can’t replicate.
We’ve enhanced Workday Extend with two powerful new