Werner Enterprises, one of the most prominent truckload carriers in the United States, wanted to modernize its trucking management system and adopt new technology to improve its processes across human resources, finance, asset management, supply chain and reporting.
Focusing on its reporting and general ledger first, Werner sought to bring its financials into Workday’s digitized cloud-based system. Doing so would establish a blueprint to provide time savings, real-time reporting, increased automation and a foundation to build upon.
Werner chose Accenture as its partner to not only deploy Workday but advance its modernization journey with agile and collaborative ways of working.
"We value the relationship we have with Accenture and have every confidence in their expert Workday guidance. It’s important to feel you’re ‘in it together’ and we have that with the Accenture team."
— Keri Johnson, Senior Manager, Program Management & Continuous Improvement, Werner Enterprises
Using a customized approach, the teams started Werner's Workday Financials deployment by developing flexible timelines that adapted to Werner's needs. The aim was to first solidify the general ledger integration into Workday and then build on that foundation.
Accenture used its finance knowledge to adapt the traditional Workday processes for Werner. This approach turned the Workday deployment into more of an art form. Time was spent upfront to get all the elements into Workday so Werner's reporting would be efficient, data-driven and close faster.
Throughout the implementation, the teams collaborated to guide the change management process and overcome challenges like resource constraints.
A valuable difference
Setting foundations for the future
The Workday Financials solution is a huge time saver for Werner's divisional reporting, reducing the time to create reports from 5-7 days to about 20 minutes. Around 30 daily users benefit from Workday’s reporting, journal entry and allocation abilities, and 1,000+ workers access the general ledger reports.
With the success of the Workday Finance deployment, Werner and Accenture continue to build upon the foundation, adding operational functionality and improving Werner's customer and associate experiences.
By simplifying processes for associates, customers get what they need faster, propelling Werner toward its goal of being the most technologically advanced trucking company in the U.S.
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Managing Director, Lead – Workday Practice, North America