I have watched few demos and have gone through many articles and I am speechless when I see some of the them . However I dont know what is really happening in the backend and if everything is really simple and easy as they show in the demo?
Today I was thinking about this part: is everything is really simple and easy as they show in the demo?
During our sales cycle, we had lots of questions while we watched the demos, and the answer to everything was basically, 'Yes! You can do that via configuration! It's flexible!' As were finding out though, it's not completely 100% the case. For example...
Configuring Org Chart functionality in Workday
Workday HCM offers some interesting 'organization chart' capabilities. If you want more details of org chart functionality, here is a free job aid on that topic that I found while searching online. Job aids posted by other companies can be quite useful, as mentioned. :) Here are a few screenshots from that document to illustrate...
When you're in WD, you can click on the blue 'org chart' button from a Worker:
Then, it brings you to the Org Chart page in WD. From here you can navigate up/down and around the Org Chart:
It's nice looking functionality, especially if you don't have anything. Of course like every other HRMS, it's not as great as the niche player software applications, such as OrgPlus.
How does it look from the backend/setup perspective? It's quite simple to configure, actually. There are multiple 'views' of the org chart, or various org chart options. So you can have an 'Employee' org chart (as above). Or you can have a 'location' org chart or a 'supervisory' or chart or a 'pay group' org chart. Then, you can provide different data elements on these various views.
Each is quite simple to set up, just point and click to select the org chart fields to display, as well as whether or not to display the emp photo: