Reimagining capabilities and processes

HCM Innovation Project

Arizona State University has launched the Human Capital Management Innovation Project.

This plan involves implementing a cloud-based human capital management system responsive to changing business needs and improving the efficiency of administrative operations.

After an in-depth review, ASU has selected Workday Human Capital Management and Payroll software.

ASU views the project as an opportunity to reimagine its human resources capabilities and processes using an advanced HCM system that supports the university. ASU will begin implementing the project in spring 2023, with an expected launch in spring 2025.

The project includes the following goals and objectives:

  • Build organizational and cultural readiness.
  • Consolidate and standardize the usage of auxiliary or third-party applications.
  • Design and implement streamlined business processes and leverage process automation, workflow and document storage to improve the employee experience through transformed human resource processes to ensure transactional accuracy and efficiency.
  • Design a scalable system that will continue to meet the university’s needs during growth periods.
  • Expand and simplify management access to detailed information with real-time access to business intelligence, reporting and analytics for enhanced decision making.
  • Implement up-to-date best practices that allow for tracking of all applicable federal, state, local and international compliance regulations and guidelines. 

About Workday

Workday is a cloud management software-as-a-service provider for human resources, payroll and student and faculty lifecycle management. It has services that can perform administrative functions for the following operational processes.

  • Benefits
  • Compensation
  • Core HR and job data
  • HR analytics
  • Learning
  • Payroll
  • Professional development
  • Recruiting
  • Talent management
  • Time and attendance

Estimated project timeline

The Human Capital Management Workday Innovation Implementation team will develop and deploy the new Workday HCM system in the following phases: 

Phase Description Time frame
Readiness and plan Create foundational project documents and strategies. Jan–Apr 2023
Architect and configure Design processes, integrations, reports and more. May 2023–Apr 2024
Test Verify requirements and data accuracy through training and testing. May–Oct 2024
Deploy Provide training, convert data and activate the new system. Nov–Dec 2024
Support  Help the ASU community transition to the new system and processes.  Jan–Mar 2025


HCM executive committee

The committee comprises cross-functional leaders who ensure all aspects of the project are performed appropriately.  

Dr. Morgan R. Olsen

Rudy Bellavia

Lev Gonick

Anjali Halabe

Michael Latsko

Chelsea Tyrrell

Email the HCMWI Implementation team with questions or for more information.