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Workday Adaptive Planning

Workforce Planning

With Workday Adaptive Planning,  you can develop the best workforce plan for any scenario, adjust the manpower plan to match the company plan.

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Plan Your Workforce For the Future. Today.

Strategic workday planning is more flexible and gives you more confidence.

With Workday Adaptive Planning, you can develop a standardized plan across business departments.

Headcount, cost, and resource planning

Create models of hiring, transfer, salary, bonus, salary increase, and staff resources to meet operational needs. Optimize the organizational structure.

Strategic workforce planning

Model location, role, cost, preparation time, etc. The ability to identify demand gaps, and measures to fill the gaps (buy-build-borrow).

Talent Planning

Model key skills abilities, needs, and gaps based on location, cost, preparation time, etc. Gain internal skill insights to optimize talent sources (buy-buildborrow-bot)

"Our finance team starts the process alongside our HR team, which supplies us with critical information on our entire workforce. "

- Financial Planning and Reporting Manager, Pinsent Masons

Overview of Workday Workforce Planning

Relying on spreadsheets and outdated planning platforms can leave you unable to adapt to the dynamic nature of your business.

Plus, you’ll have a workforce plan that’s out of sync with finance and corporate plans. That’s why we built Workday Adaptive Planning for the workforce.

Now you can model your optimal workforce, plan for any scenario, standardize plans across business units, and collaborate to develop workforce plans that integrate with your corporate plan.

Workday Adaptive Planning Provides a Bright Way Forward

You can flexibly use human planning to raise it to a high level, enabling the human resources department to effectively collaborate with financial and key business partners.

Raise the manpower plan to a new level

Strategic manpower planning is a part of Workday Adaptive Planning. You can view or manipulate manpower data to plan without restrictions.

  • Integrate real-time data from HCM and ERP systems.

  • Plan, optimize and adjust your current and future manpower plans.

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Model your best manpower combination

Model-based on skills such as location, warm-up time, labor cost, etc. Then compare multiple hypotheses, find the optimal organizational structure, and let the right person take the right role at the right time.

  • Create or modify your own global or local business driver with one click.

  • Maintain a single standard workforce model throughout the enterprise, even for entities with different business and revenue models.


Cooperate to develop a dynamic personnel plan

Deploy self-service tools to allow managers to integrate recruitment strategies with their business plans while allowing human resources and finance departments to understand current and future expenditures.

  • Share plans with business leaders and people managers-while restricting access to sensitive data.

  • Allows anyone to add input in Excel, so the plan includes key bottom-up input.

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Let everyone be reasonably arranged

Workday Adaptive Planning's human planning function solves this problem through a built-in workflow, so human resources and financial professionals can always know where to approve, and what to submit and approve.

  • Keep track of common scheduled tasks and collaborate using discussion and unit notes functions.

  • Use a powerful audit trail to monitor and correct issues.

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Analyze and adopt plans quickly and easily

Use the intuitive dashboards and reports to monitor and analyze costs, see open positions, and break down your workforce distribution and composition.

  • Evaluate the abilities of your current employees to meet future needs, prepare for promotion or transfer, and avoid risks.

  • Track your plan according to the actual situation, analyze the coverage and gaps of the plan.

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Seamlessly integrate manpower planning and budgeting with financial planning

Manpower planning should be an integral part of corporate planning. With Workday Adaptive Planning, you can automatically provide data from multiple sources, including HCM, CRM, GL, and ERP systems, so you can use the actual data of the company to plan the number of employees, wages, bonuses, payroll taxes, and working hours.

This integration can help you reduce the risk of errors and free up time to focus on human strategies. Most importantly, you can quickly deploy Workday Adaptive Planning for employees without IT assistance.


Create scenarios and manpower plans across different business units

With Workforce Planning in Workday Adaptive Planning, you can create business scenarios and standard manpower plans across complex and multiple business units. Manage a single strategic labor model distributed throughout the enterprise, and construct a specific business and income models for each business unit. 

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Closely link planning to execution and analysis

To be more effective, your workforce plan needs ERP and Human Capital Management (HCM) data to gain insights into key personnel indicators and actions, and act as a driver for financial planning and reporting.

On one platform, analyze key skill requirements, identify gaps and how to best fill them, and then use the business process framework to put the plan into action on Workday.


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