Feature Release

New receipt scanning feature in Workday Mobile

An upcoming receipt scanning feature in Workday Mobile will make the process of adding receipts to expense reports quicker and easier. Beginning September 10, WSU employees will use a new OCR, or Optical Character Recognition tool, to photograph or upload legible images of receipts to Workday using the mobile app. This new technology scans the […]

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Workday revamps inbox with requested new features

As part of the fall Feature Release on September 10, Workday is making significant updates to the inbox to improve layout and give users more options for organizing and navigating their tasks. New features include: The name of the Workday Inbox changing to “My Tasks” A new inbox-specific search field Filters that are easier to […]

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Updates to Global Navigation display

An upcoming update to the Global Navigation display makes it easier to find and access some features and menus on the Workday home page.  Starting September 10, the Global Navigation icon, located in the upper left-hand corner of the Workday home page, will now feature the word “Menu” to help users locate the icon and […]

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Update makes org charts more accessible

Starting September 10, Workday org charts will be easier to view and understand. This enhancement, part of the latest Feature Release, improves quick navigation, enhances color contrast throughout the entire org chart, and adds accessibility options to make the org chart easier to access and use. To learn more about the upcoming Workday Feature Release, […]

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Spring Feature Release brings Workday updates

The next Feature Release will take place over the weekend of March 11 and 12. This is Workday’s first of 2 bi-annual updates for 2022. Here are some things you can expect after the update: VISIBILITY IMPROVEMENTS FOR BUTTONS, CHECK BOXES, AND RADIO BUTTONS Radio buttons and check boxes: A bolder outline makes these easier to see, […]

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Budget date field added to spend authorization

As of the September 2021 Feature Release, you can now select a budget date on spend authorization lines, providing you with the flexibility to determine which budget period the spend applies to. This eliminates the need to wait to submit spend authorizations until the budget period starts, making it easier to manage your planned spend and […]

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Avoid new payee option in expense reports

With the latest update, Workday added the option to create expense reports for non-workers, on behalf of students. However, WSU will not use this option since we don’t process student financial transactions in Workday. You’ll see help text added to the Create Expense Reports for Non-Workers task and any reports involving expense reports to remind […]

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New Search Options for Grants Users

Grants users have typically had to set their search preferences to All of Workday in order to see grant /award results, which can increase time spent performing searches, and can be frustrating. Following the Feature Release on September 10-11, grants users can find all search results related to Grants Management in the Grants category when […]

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Reports and tasks look different with Workday update

The next Workday update makes it easier for you to keep track of where you are in Workday, no matter which task or report you’re working on. When you access a report or task, Workday grays out the main task or report and displays the prompt in focus in the center of the screen. It […]

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New Monthly Time Calendar View

Following the Workday Feature Release on September 10-11, employees may view their entered time within the Time Entry Calendar for the period of a month, rather than by week. The calendar will default to weekly view; however, employees may toggle to monthly view using a new option in the upper right-hand corner of the Time […]

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