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Maryland moves HR to the cloud

The state of Maryland will replace and consolidate its legacy, on-premise human resources software with a unified system from Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance.

For several decades, Maryland relied on a legacy mainframe with multiple, stand-alone applications for personnel, time tracking and benefits.  But because that system lacked proper data management and reporting capabilities, individual agencies developed and maintained their own reporting tools. Before long, information silos and redundant efforts were common across the state.

As part of its aim to standardize IT in the cloud, Maryland wanted to replace its legacy HR system with a unified, multitenant cloud that would scale and adapt to the state’s long-term needs.

With Workday, 45,000 employees across 54 agencies will be able to easily access and manage their personnel, time tracking and benefits information in the cloud. And state leaders will get better insight into their teams by having  a global view of the workforce and agency management.

With Workday, Maryland expects to:

  • Reduce the cost and burden of maintaining multiple legacy systems by moving to ongoing delivery of features and technical functions in the cloud.
  • Streamline workforce-related business processes within and between state agencies.
  • Deliver an intuitive, self-service experience to employees.
  • Equip state executives and agency management with real-time workforce analytics and reporting.
  • Improve security and risk mitigation with internal controls and audit tools for regulatory compliance.

Posted by GCN Staff on Aug 26, 2014 at 12:17 PM


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