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Meet the technology platform powering the industry’s top-rated enterprise planning software

Now you can model virtually anything

Workday Adaptive Planning Technology Stack
Holistic Planning Diagram

Company-wide planning

In business, everybody plans

From finance pros to business users, everybody in your organization should be engaged in planning, analysis, and reporting. That’s why our platform makes planning easy and accessible via desktops, mobile devices, and Microsoft Office. With Workday Adaptive Planning, you can create models for virtually any kind of functional use. Model and plan at the workgroup level, then combine those plans into a comprehensive, holistic model of the business.

Elastic Hypercube Technology

Intelligent, scalable, and flexible to model, analyze, and report without compromise

The core of our platform, the patent-pending Elastic Hypercube Technology is the in-memory engine that delivers the power and performance you need, when you need it. Model, report, and analyze at any scale and complexity. Here’s how:

Workday Adaptive Planning Elastic Hypercube Diagram


Knows what it needs to calculate – and only calculates that

With our fine-grained understanding of model dependencies, Workday Adaptive Planning built Elastic Hypercube Technology to speed results for even the largest and most complex models with the intelligence to only calculate changes when needed. You don’t have to wait for the whole model to recalculate all over again.

We don’t waste memory and calculation cycles on unneeded cells. Instead, our efficient dynamic caching eliminates the cell bloat that plagues traditional systems, enabling rapid calculations on multidimensional models of virtually unlimited size.


Adds memory and computing power when you need it

Elastic Hypercube Technology not only efficiently calculates complex models, it elastically adds memory and compute power when needed to calculate model elements in parallel. That’s dynamic, automatic scaling. It means you can compare as many scenarios as you want, at the same time, without sacrificing performance.


Lets you model what you want and analyze freely

Model the way you think about your business: tabular models and views for workforce and cube views for revenue planning. Report and analyze freely without any cumbersome setup or additional reporting cubes.

No compromise. You never sacrifice ease of use to get world-class modeling scale and speed.
Planning open to all systems

Open platform

Integrate with anyone

Your plans, analyses, and forecasts depend on data from your CRM, ERP, HCM, and other systems. Our open APIs and integration framework make that easy by letting business users manage data integration themselves, with our data integration user interface. Or use your existing integration infrastructure, via our open APIs. We offer automated data integration for companies of all sizes with CRM, GL, HR, and payroll systems such as Workday HCM and Financial Management, SAP, NetSuite, Oracle Financials, Sage Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Salesforce, and many more.

World class security in the cloud

World-class security

Your data is safe with us

When you entrust Workday Adaptive Planning with your data, you’re relying on a proven cloud-based, multi-tenant environment that’s SOC 2 Type II and GDPR ready. With our application security, comprehensive auditing, and encryption, you can be sure your data is reliably stored while your users enjoy secure access.

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Power of One

Non-stop innovation

We’re in (very) good company

At Workday, we’re uniquely positioned to take advantage of innovations from the industry’s most visionary technology teams. For you, that means continuously evolving solutions aimed squarely at meeting your current needs and anticipating what’s next. And for Workday Adaptive Planning customers who choose to deploy the acclaimed cloud ERP and HCM software suite from Workday, it means unleashing The Power of One—a seamlessly unified experience to plan, execute, and analyze your business. (And our services-based architecture allows us to unify into the Workday Power of One without so-called “re-platforming.”) As a stand-alone solution, Workday Adaptive Planning will always be best in class. But since we’re in such good company, we’ll be even better in suite.

Learn how powerful cloud technology from Workday Adaptive Planning can help your organization.

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