Enterprise software provider Workday on Tuesday launched its full cloud-based student information system, Workday Student, after about three years of development. The company, known for its finance and human resources software, in 2013 announced that it would enter the student information system market, and has since then rolled out components such as curriculum management and enrollment on an annual basis.
Speaking to Inside Higher Ed, Liz Dietz, Workday's vice president of student strategy and product management, said the company is "betting on the unified platform." While other newcomers in the enterprise resource planning software market say colleges will want to "unbundle" their software, picking components from a variety of vendors, Dietz said Workday's customers are telling the company they don't want to spend the time making sure software from different providers can connect to one another. Following the rollout of the full system to Workday's customers, the company plans to focus on multimedia and student success features, Dietz said.
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