Dear Brown University Colleagues:

On July 8, 2013, Brown University went live with Phase II of the Workday project: Workday Financials. Building on the success of the HR/Payroll (HCM) implementation one year ago, this unified system will modernize and improve the way Brown delivers human resource, payroll, and now financial management services to all members of the University community. With Workday Financials, business processes will be streamlined, automated, and more transparent. In addition, Brown’s financial leaders will have better and easier access to data for planning, reporting, and analysis.

Workday Financials also gave us the opportunity to redefine Brown’s Chart of Accounts. The new Financial Data Model for Brown will:

  • Meet financial reporting and management needs
  • Enable standardization of financial data and reporting
  • Provide greater transparency and easier access to financial information
  •  Improve decision making with better data to support all financial transactions

Please use this website as a resource as we continue to add functionality to Workday. If you have an immediate question or concern about financial information or employee expenses, we encourage all those with security roles to review the training materials posted on this site. We also encourage those faculty and staff who don't have a security role to review the new self serve features in Workday Financials. Users may also submit an Electronic Help Request, call the Workday Support Line at 863-WORK (9675), or visit the Open Lab to resolve their issue.

Thank you for your patience and flexibility in adjusting to Workday these past two years. I am excited that this integrated business solution will address our constantly changing management and compliance needs in the areas of human resources and finance and will be more supportive of Brown’s mission of excellence in teaching and research.


Beppie Huidekoper
Executive Vice President for Finance & Administration and Workday Executive Sponsor