As of August 2015, Workday claims that its product provides a more valuable alternative to its clients' existing information systems. The company offers information system products with various management and analysis capabilities for different parts of an organization. Through integrating these various applications into the company's single platform, Workday designs its information system products to be simpler, faster, smarter and more reliable than others.
As of August 2015, Workday offers products for Human Capital Management, Financial Management, Financial and Workforce planning, Data Analytics, Professional Services Automation, and Education. Within these platforms, clients can tailor their individual applications to support their specific needs. By defining and managing their own business processes, reporting, integrations and custom data requirements, clients can leverage Workday's functions and data capabilities in ways most beneficial to them.
Workday works to create a unified community around its product. The company solicits customer input in designing new versions of its software through "Brainstorm Sessions," wherein customers can vote on preferred product features. Workday also provides forums for customers to share ideas, suggestions and best-practices with one another.
All of Workday's products are "cloud" based, meaning that the applications and data are stored on Workday's own servers in off-site datacenters. Workday takes every step to ensure that its data centers are reliable, and has achieved 99.9 percent uptime over the past two years.