Capstone has been in place for many decades at Muhlenberg and has become functionally and technically dated, thereby making it increasingly difficult to adapt to today’s institutional and compliance requirements.
Capstone is built on an old language called COBOL and has been heavily customized by the vendor to meet Muhlenberg's needs. This adds a layer of complexity that must be continuously addressed whenever updates or changes are made. Workday has been developed using current programming languages, and while we will not be able to customize Workday, we will be able to configure it in ways to support our programs.
Workday offers a simplified service delivery model whereby major updates are delivered to customers twice a year. As opposed to being hosted on campus, the Workday application is hosted within the Workday Cloud. In addition, integrations can be developed with Workday and other campus applications using an open, standards-based application programming interface
Workday enables 24/7 access to information over a secure network, except for planned downtime, allowing for self-service functionality by allowing access to information privately from any computer or mobile device with internet access
Create, manage, and maintain courses—including the attributes and the taxonomy for IPEDS reporting—using one easy-to-use curriculum management system
Let students view, access, and register for courses on their preferred device
Define students’ academic requirements, assess their achievements, and report their progress to help guide students on their journey to graduation
Gain better visibility into students' needs, ensuring greater success
Make fact-based decisions with a native analytics platform and personalized dashboards
Workday has made a name as an industry leader in Human Capital Management (HCM) and Finance
Gartner, a leading research and advisory company, named Workday as one of the leaders for Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for 100+ employee enterprises, alongside other industry leaders Oracle and SAP