The partnership with Slack, announced March 21, will let customers access Workday from within the Slack interface to access co-worker information, give employees feedback or request time off without having to leave Slack.
“While work is becoming more transparent and collaborative, teams are more distributed than ever,” wrote Joe Korngiebel, Workday’s chief technology officer, in a blog post. “Employees will be able to engage with HR in a way they haven’t been able to before. Without having to move to another application, they will be able to resolve many of their questions and issues in an intuitive and familiar way.”
Korngiebel also said that Workday will add additional functions across the Workday application suite, and while he didn’t specify what those might be, it’s clear Slack is just one of many partners Workday is opening its opening its platform to.
“Many of our customers are embracing applications like Google Cloud, Microsoft Teams, Slack, and Workday by Facebook to help fuel new ways of working and collaborating — and we are actively partnering with these companies to further the future of work,” Korngiebel wrote in a separate blog post.
Workday’s recent announcements focus a lot on the concept of an “open approach” to innovation, and Korngiebel pointed to the different ways customers will be able to work with Workday.
“Whether they want to request leave in Slack, find out a coworker’s office location in Microsoft Teams, or leave a colleague feedback in Workday by Facebook, Workday will be there, through our open approach.”