September Feature Release brings several Workday user interface updates

Beginning September 9, Workday will receive a variety of updates to the home page and user interface, helping employees perform navigation and tasks more efficiently.

Learn more about each update below:

Faster page loads

Several enhancements improve the performance of page loading in the Workday user interface. When you transition from one page to another, then back to the first page (example: from a task back to the Workday home page), Workday no longer performs a hard refresh of the origin page.

Consolidated search results

Workday now displays the corresponding definitions for Workday tasks, reports, steps, and landing pages in the same search result, reducing the amount of total search results that appear. This enables you to more easily scan your search results and find what you’re looking for more quickly. Users can only see definitions in the search results that they have access to.

  • Example: A search for “Enter Time” used to show 2 report results: both the report and the report definition with the definition under both. Beginning September 9, it only shows the definition once, reducing the repetition.

Modal page and popup function

Modal pages are windows containing tasks or notifications that display in front of the content of a main page, freezing the content behind them. The September feature includes the following improvements to the styling and behavior of modal pages and popups:

  • Headers and “X” (close) buttons are displayed on all modal pages.
  • The header and footer will now be displayed in the same location.
  • The size of some modals will be fixed so that the modal size does not change as you interact with the page.

Additional home page enhancements will be available for Managers. Learn more about these updates here.

This update is part of the September Feature Release. You can learn more about Feature Releases and what to expect by visiting the Feature Release Hub on the Modernization website.