“Knowledge is power, and it can help you overcome any fear of the unexpected. When you learn, you gain more awareness through the process, and you know what pitfalls to look for as you get ready to transition to the next level.”
—Life Coach Jay Shetty
While the above quote was made in reference to individuals, it’s equally appropriate for corporations. Knowledge is indeed power, and the many different types of reports generated by Workday® provide crucial knowledge—employee data that empowers a company to make human resource decisions that matter.
Here are some of the different types of Workday® reports:
As the name suggests, these are reports at their most basic. While they may have limited design options, they are useful for creating simple reports that summarize data. That data can be viewed, filtered, and sorted, then provided as spreadsheets or PDFs.
Advanced reports are responsible for the majority of your reporting—employee data that can be filtered, grouped, and summarized through a variety of complex design options. The data can be divided with multi-heading levels and multi-level sorting. Advanced reports allow for the type of complex insights crucial to HR. The built-in functionality of advanced reports includes security, and a variety of ways to generate and view data.
Matrix reports are a useful way to parse data, similar to pivot tables and crosstabs, allowing the user to group that data into columns and rows that can then be further sorted and configured. Matrix reports are particularly effective for analyzing organizational patterns.
When a company has a need for analyzing group data filtered by time period, and importing the resultant workforce trends into Workday®, trending reports are the perfect tool.
Composite reports do exactly that, they composite and collate data from multiple Workday® reports, including the Advanced, Matrix, and Trending, and multiple time periods, providing a single comprehensive report.
By the act of transposing rows for columns, transposed reports allow for simple, easy-to-read side-by-side comparisons useful to Workday® users.
Search reports allow Workday® users to search for specific objects, groups, or values within reports.
Make informed, strategic business decisions with better data. The IJA Strategies team has the knowledge and experience to help you get the most out of these and other Workday® reports in order to push your business forward. Speak with an expert.