Until now, planners were typically left with two familiar, but inefficient options:
Option 1: Overly complex and expensive legacy planning solutions that prevent true enterprise-wide planning and restrict access to a small group of “experts.”
Option 2: The chaotic and error prone combination of spreadsheets and emails that kill productivity and generate confusion (if you have nightmares about consolidating hundreds of spreadsheets and tracing errors to their source, you’re not alone).
Built with patent-pending Elastic Hypercube Technology, Workday Adaptive Planning offers power, scalability, and performance without compromising ease of use. This technology not only calculates complex models, but also adds memory and computing power when needed to evaluate model elements in parallel. With embedded intelligent planning powered by machine learning, users can model, report, and analyze with speed and flexibility.
Organizations rely on business applications such as ERP, HCM, CRM, and others for timely execution. Workday Adaptive Planning integrates with any business system and external data source to enable comprehensive planning, analysis, and reporting. Purpose-built domain intelligence makes it easier and faster for users to build and adapt functional models. Compatibility with Microsoft Office products enables the quick creation of board reports, and the web-based, highly customizable interface allows users to operate in a familiar Microsoft Excel environment.
When deployed with Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management, you have an enterprise planning and management system that lets you plan, execute, and analyze across your business.
Before Workday Adaptive Planning, I personally used 185 spreadsheets and 400 workbooks. Workday Adaptive Planning has allowed for greater flexibility and integrity within the budget system. I now use about ten spreadsheets that are linked and automatically updated with Workday Adaptive Planning OfficeConnect.
Bryan Schmidt, Controller