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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

AU is collaboratively defining our new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, Workday.

Workday is American University’s single platform used for your HR, Finance, Payroll, and Learning needs. Workday provides a user-friendly and modern experience, which enables access to the data that you need…all in one comprehensive enterprise system.

Getting Started with Workday

Please begin your Workday experience by logging on to with your AU single sign on credentials. Use your Getting Started Guide to review and complete all actions listed here.

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Several legacy systems will sunset as we transition to Workday. Please use the Sunsetting of legacy systems table to review these system changes. 

We appreciate the dedication and collaborative spirit of the AU community as we successfully implemented Workday for HR, Finance, and Payroll. We look forward to working with you during the upcoming Workday Learning implementation and invite you to visit our service portal to request help, view jobs aids and training.  

Vision Statement

American University’s Workday ERP System implementation will enhance efficiency and the user experience for faculty, staff, and students using AU’s information technology systems. The Workday implementation will create a strong foundation of standardized, integrated, and effective HR and financial systems and processes that provide accurate, timely, and relevant information.

Guiding Principles

Simplify and Standardize Processes

Simplify and standardize processes by using delivered functionality whenever possible to provide user friendly tools that will enable transparency and accuracy and support compliance requirements.

Design Beyond Implementation

Enable an enduring and scalable ERP system that considers current and future cross-functional needs across American University.

Avoid Replicating Legacy Processes

Embrace change and design forward looking processes that incorporate established best practices to deliver a system that provides users with the ability to access the right information at the right time.

Respect One Another and Foster an Environment of Collaboration and Transparency

Break down siloes and empower the project team to work together to make thoughtful, deliberate, and timely decisions that will be proactively communicated to prepare the campus community for future changes.

The AU +Workday Change Network is a group comprised of over 90 staff members. The Change Network influences the success of the AU + Workday implementation by:

  • Supporting and socializing the change within their unit.
  • Delivering targeted peer-to-peer communications and project updates.
  • Driving awareness, engagement, and user adoption.
  • Supporting peers and colleagues through the change and post-go-live.

Our partnership involves Human Resources, Payroll, Finance, and Budget—collaborating together to support this initiative.

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Workday Learning Go Live

  • April 1, 2024

Workday Talent and Performance

  • Coming June 2024

Visit the  Sunsetting of Legacy Systems page to be aware of all the major system changes coming after Workday Go Live Jan 2, 2024.

Learn and review commonly used terminology to get ready to use Workday.

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Workday Training

Registration is now open for all Workday Training. 

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Learning is now live in Workday

Workday replaces AsuccessfulU as AU’s learning and development hub. Use Workday to enroll in classes, develop skills, and enhance your knowledge.

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Student Workers

Workday is here, and that will change how our student workers report time worked. Learn the steps you need to take today.

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Key Changes

The Workday transition will enhance the user experience for faculty, staff, and students.

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Newsletters and Announcements

Stay up-to-date with all communications, read about project highlights, and find the latest news update. 

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Project Leadership

Our partnership involves Human Resources, Payroll, Finance, and Budget—collaborating together to support this initiative. 

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