Workday is a cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) system that enables functionality of human resources and payroll systems across the Texas A&M University System.
The company, Workday, was founded in 2005 and made public in 2012. Many universities and Fortune 500 companies are adopting Workday because of its ease of use, the flexibility the system provides, low cost of ownership, focus on providing functionality specific to higher education, and the collaborative nature of the functionality design process.
Workday has a modern interface and delivers services over the Internet. Workday stores everything in the cloud, eliminating the need to store and protect data locally. Workday has many options which represent best in class business processes and functionality.
Workday data centers adhere to the strictest physical security measures. In addition, Workday encrypts every attribute of customer data within the application before it is stored in the database.
Protecting and securing our customers’ data is fundamentally important to Workday. Privacy and security at Workday are not add-on features; they are embedded in our service and business model. All Workday, customers are always on the same version of our software. This enhances our ability to innovate and our ability to protect our customers’ data. We can respond to security threats quickly by pushing security updates to our entire customer base and ensuring common data handling standards. We also operate on a unified security model. This includes user access, system integration, reporting, mobile device, and IT access.
We’re committed to key security and privacy concepts that promote a secure, safe regulated environment: