• Get Started With Workday Training •   • The Road to Launch •   • What’s Included in Workday •   • Benefits of Workday •   • Frequently Asked Questions •   • The BSU Workday Team •   • The Maryland Connector Newsletter •


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Save the Date for Workday: July 1, 2024!

Bowie State University will soon replace the current Human Resources and Finance System (PeopleSoft) with Workday, a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning system designed to meet the specialized needs of higher education. The project, known as Maryland Connect, is a collaborative effort of five University System of Maryland schools. Bowie State is joined by Coppin State University, Frostburg State University and the University of Baltimore. 


Get Started With Workday Training

All employees will have access to a personalized suite of training modules for Workday based on your role in the university. Instructor-Led Training and Learning Labs will officially open in May and continue through June!

Begin your training with a Workday Basics 101 Learning Lab, using the button below.

Register for Workday Training NOW!

Workday Sneak Peeks

Get a sneak peek into the transformative features of Workday. View recordings of Wake Up with Workday webinar sessions offered in April 2024.

The Road to Launch

After more than two years of preparation, the Workday Project team began the final phase of implementation that began in the summer of 2023.

2023 Summer/Fall

Project team end-to-end testing

Project team training materials review & approval

2024 Winter

User Acceptance Testing (UAT) training pilots

2024 Spring

End user training in HCM and Finance activities begins

2024 Summer

Workday Go Live on July 1, 2024


What’s Included in Workday


  • Foundation data model
  • Financial accounting
  • Payroll accounting
  • Budget
  • Customer accounts
  • Grants
  • Supplier accounts
  • Expenses
  • Banking and settlements
  • Procurement
  • Projects
  • Adaptive planning
  • Business assets

Human Resources

  • Compensation
  • HCM core
  • Payroll
  • Benefits
  • Talent and performance
  • Time tracking
  • Absence and leave
  • Learning
  • Recruiting
  • Academic staffing

Benefits of Workday

For Executives

Workday provides real-time data and insights, equipping leaders with the information they need for strategic and timely decision-making.

For Managers

Workday aids in resource planning and performance tracking, allowing managers to effectively align their teams with overall business objectives.

For Finance Professionals

Workday simplifies complex financial processes, offers real-time reporting, and enhances transparency in financial operations.

For IT Staff

Workday's cloud-based architecture reduces the burden of system maintenance and upgrades, allowing IT teams to focus more on strategic tech initiatives.

For HR Professionals

Workday not only streamlines the recruitment process, but also simplifies the entire hiring and onboarding process. For Managers Workday aids in resource planning and performance

For Employees

Workday allows employees to manage their personal information, submit spend authorizations, file expense reports, and track their performance.

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