Accenture + Workday for Education and Government

Transforming systems for student services, human resources, finance, and accounting

Workday capabilities

The Accenture Workday Business Group is a leading Workday Education and Government services partner with significant project experience deploying Workday HCM, Payroll, Financials, and Student functionality. We’ve been serving public sector and higher education organizations since 2010, and we’ve expanded our team and bolstered our capabilities with the acquisition of the Workday practice from Sierra-Cedar.

With in-depth specialization and decades of experience in higher education and government, Accenture is uniquely positioned to guide organizations through their transformation projects, tailoring each journey to their specific needs.

"Our remote Workday implementation is going so well! It is a pleasure each day to work with such great talent from the Accenture consulting team. Together we are working hard, staying focused, meeting deliverables and finding time to laugh a little."

— Alan Vanderburg, Consultant Manager, Tulsa County

By the numbers


Workday E&G practitioners.


Workday deployments as prime contractor.


Accenture E&G clients live on Workday (77) or in progress.


Number of colleges/universities Accenture has helped deploy & optimize Workday.


Workday student live or in progress.


Number of remote ‘go-lives’ in 2020 and 2021.


Number of Financials projects live or in progress.


Accenture Workday government clients.


Workday government clients, where a partner was involved, included Accenture.

Transformation powered by Workday

Financial Management

Putting finance at the center of data and analytics to gain insights that improve productivity across the organization and unlock new value.

Human Capital Management

Delivering seamless workforce experiences with integrated HR & talent solutions, from benefits to payroll, to recruiting to learning and beyond.

Workday Student

Creating an intuitive student experience that changes the way students navigate their college experience.

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Hear from our experts and get their insights on the most pressing issues.

How can you stop your employees from leaving?

There is a turnover challenge in public service today. Ryan Gaetz explores the importance of transforming the employee experience.

Why hope isn’t a talent management strategy

Public service organizations must engage the talent they have and recruit the talent they need.

Do you know what’s going on with your people?

Making well-being in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, it helps your people realize their true potential.

"Being engaged in such a transformative and significant initiative, while meeting our benchmarks and financial commitments, has been truly rewarding, and Accenture has been a key part of that."

— Patricia Patria, Chief Information Officer, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Past webinars

Technology and the Workforce of the Future

Hear from Wyatt Sterusky from Maricopa County, AZ as he discusses why the county chose to modernize their organization. View the webinar.

Workday Adaptive Planning: Government & Higher Ed

Join this session about how Workday Adaptive Planning has become an essential tool to navigate challenges organizations face today. View the webinar.

Workday Analytics & the City and County of Denver

See examples of how Denver is using Workday Prism Analytics and the benefits of actionable data. View the webinar.

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Awards & recognition

The 2021 Workday Partner Industry Innovation Awards honors select Workday Services Partners for their innovation, expertise, and commitment to bringing industry innovation to customers while extending key Workday solutions.

Accenture was selected for its Workday Prism Analytics Accelerator for Public Sector. This solution provides public sector clients with an industry-focused package of data discovery and an accelerated path to unlocking the power of their data, while emphasizing collaboration and knowledge transfer. Deploying the Workday Prism Analytics Accelerator helps reduce costs and free up resources.

Other recognition:

World Partner Government Innovation Award

Accenture design framework for Workday

Achieve transformation powered by Workday

"Thank you Accenture for the work that you do on behalf of Mission to the World. It is rare to find a vendor that through their professionalism and personal interactions have come to be viewed as a trusted partner in our ministry at MTW."

— Jon Atkins, Director of Technology Planning & Learning, Mission to the World

Our leaders


Acquisition bolsters Workday capabilities

Acquisition enhances Accenture’s leading position in the Workday ecosystem and broadens services to higher education and government.

Penn State modernizes payroll systems

A new enterprise-wide human resources and payroll system based on Workday® software.

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