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Alight + Workday

Workday Financial Management

A true partner for your finance function

Powering transformation with Workday Financial Management


Finance teams are facing increased pressure to deliver more value to the business. This means eliminating inefficiencies, spending less time on manual processes and shifting focus to deriving actionable insights to support strategic initiatives and enable growth. That’s where Alight and Workday can help.

HERE'S THE CHALLENGE

Traditional finance platforms are static

Traditional finance functions often operate in silos using disparate systems and technology, making it difficult to adapt to the change.

HERE'S HOW WE SOLVE IT

Agile technology built for the future

With Workday Financial Management you can streamline your finance business processes and take advantage of automation opportunities to increase efficiency, enhance the user experience and reduce operational risk.

The finance partner that helps you drive growth

Focus less on transactional activities and more on data and insights. With Alight as your partner, you can enjoy streamlined configuration, automated processes and optimisation expertise you can trust.

200+

Workday Financial Management projects completed

85+

Workday Financial Management optimisation customers

240+

Workday Financial Management certifications

How we help


Preparing your workforce for change

Moving from spreadsheets and outdated systems is a big change. With an effective change management strategy led by a team of experts who know Workday, you can get your workforce excited for the transformation and ensure your user adoption goals are met from day one.

De-risking your project

Defining project requirements and objectives can become complex. Our readiness workshops uncover the major challenges, decisions and obstacles that you’ll face during the deployment. Mitigating these issues upfront helps keep your project running smoothly, avoiding risk and unforeseeable costs along the way.

Finance expertise you can count on

Deploying Workday Financial Management is more than just a technology change. You have the opportunity to review the way your finance function operates and redefine what you want to be. With Alight as your partner, you benefit from industry best practices, configuration recommendations and our unique point of view as a Workday customer to help guide your decision making.

Enhanced data and insights

Real time, accurate and trusted finance data is critical for your business. With access to 180+ pre-configured finance reports and pre-built solutions for Workday Prism and Workday Adaptive Planning, you can be confident in your reporting, analytics, forecasting and budgeting strategy, and delivery, right from the start.

Ensuring long term ROI

Workday is continuously innovating. Keeping pace is critical to long-term return on your investment. Alight’s optimisation services range from urgent production support and technical guidance to comprehensive release management, automated testing-as-service and user adoption support, all designed to ensure you stay up to date and leverage the latest Workday capabilities.

Introducing automation

Automation is key to simplifying your finance processes. You can save time, reduce costs, improve accuracy and free up your team to focus on strategic initiatives. Our digital workers enable touchless finance processes. We embed process analytics that track and trend automation exceptions to streamline your procure to pay processes and deliver continuous improvement.

Why Alight


Experience

We are proud to have one of the largest and broadest team of certified experts with true finance and accounting backgrounds that partner with you, every step of your journey. Our 10+ years of experience means there’s rarely a challenge our team hasn’t seen before.

Alight’s industry-leading integration, data conversion, diagnostic and testing tools help reduce your project’s timeline and avoid manual work for your team, ensuring your Workday Financial Management deployment stays on time and budget.

Our experts have developed industry-leading deployment accelerators that get you live quicker while reducing your spend. On average, our accelerator program helps reduce project timelines by up to 30%.*

*accelerator programme available for organisations with 3,500 – 10,000 employees.

FAQ


A digital finance function doesn’t just adopt cloud technology. Successful digital finance teams must leverage modern best practices and technology to automate processes across workstreams and incorporate data and analytics into their core processes.

Workers in a digital finance function can continuously plan, forecast and analyse readily available data to deliver on the business strategy and growth.

Workday Financial Management enables organisations to digitise their finance function with a single system to support transaction processing, multidimensional reporting, consolidation and compliance. The user-friendly platform enables finance professionals to efficiently manage processes, drive business strategy and growth as well as stay on top of risk and compliance both locally and abroad.

Hear Alight CFO, Katie Rooney, share some of the benefits Alight has seen since going live.

Workday partners like Alight combine extensive Workday product knowledge with deep finance and accounting experience to design, configure and deploy an optimised solution that meets your organisation’s unique needs.

We understand the complex nature of finance and can provide guidance, recommendations and industry best practices to help you truly transform the way your finance function operates. Our end-to-end services are designed to help your team become as efficient and effective as possible both now and in the future.

This will depend on the size of your organisation and the scope of the project. On average we would expect the deployment to take anywhere from 6 to 12 months. Keep in mind that there are many variables such as your chosen approach (Workday Your Way or Workday Launch), selected functionality, countries in scope, number of employees and also the complexity of your organisation and how much preparation is needed.   

Alight has an accelerator programme for organisations with 3.5k – 10k employees where the deployment timeline for Workday Financial Management can be reduced by up to 30%.

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Customer story


Expanding Workday financials for global business objectives: TELUS International

"Alight did a fantastic job walking us through our system and advising us based on what they’ve established through their experience as best practice as we set requirements and designed our processes, so that by the time we were ready to go live, we had a good understanding of how to use our new system effectively and efficiently."

Mark Howitz, Senior director ERP & IT for TELUS International

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