It’s no surprise that we’ve seen changes in just about every industry over the past couple of years. Higher education is no exception.

When it comes to shifts in budgets, enrollment, student engagement, and more, a unified campus is more important than ever. Student and faculty satisfaction, financial health, and the ability to adapt must be top of mind for all higher education institutions.

Workday® Student ­can help. Here are some of the top benefits.

It’s modern

Change within higher education institutions can be tough. That’s why many are still operating with decades-old, outdated systems. Workday® Student was created in this generation for this generation. With insight from some of the top universities, Workday® has ensured it has the modern capabilities needed to address the challenges of today and the future.

Worried about switching from your current system(s) to a new one? See how IJA Strategies approaches change management (Spoiler: We make it easy and fun).

It changes when you do

In the past two years, schools and universities have had to adapt like never before. Workday® Student shifts, grows, and adjusts when you do. Simply put, you’ll never be locked into a system that doesn’t meet your exact needs. It’s fully customizable and can be configured to your specifications now and as things evolve over time.

Furthermore, Workday® Student can support traditional and nontraditional teaching models and academic periods, which is especially important in today’s environment. For example, with the help of Workday® Student, one university was recently able to go 100% remote in just three days during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s mobile-first

We know that college students are always on the go. Workday® Student is mobile-first for smartphones and tablets. Whether in the library on a laptop, in a dorm room on a tablet, or walking across campus on a cell phone, students have access to the important information they need on any device, at any time, and in any place.

It’s efficient

Streamline the admissions process, provide a seamless financial aid experience, ensure students are on the right academic path towards graduation, maintain accurate student records, send reminders about action items, and more. Those are just some of the ways Workday® Student improves efficiency—making stacks of paperwork and manual processes a thing of the past and freeing up time for both students and staff. One college recently went from using 40 (!) different systems to using Workday® and saw an ROI of 189% due to greater efficiencies.

It allows for better decision-making

Workday® provides access to real-time financial, student, and HR information, giving leaders at your institution a comprehensive view. Not only does this allow for clear, strategic decision-making, the access to real-time data allows universities to adjust at any point during the quarter or semester if needed, not just when the period closes.

IJA Strategies is committed to helping universities and higher education institutions get the most out of Workday® in order to promote student success. Learn more about our higher education services.