Accenture + Workday for Education and Government

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

Workday partner government innovation award

2021 Workday Partner Industry Innovation Award

Workday prism analytics accelerator, Public Sector
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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


Dedicated Workday Education & Government practitioners, the largest number of dedicated and industry focused professionals in the Workday ecosystem.


Workday deployments as the Prime Contractor in Education & Government, the most of any systems integrator in the ecosystem.


Accenture Education & Government clients who are live on Workday (75) or are in progress with their Workday deployment.


Number of Colleges and Universities Accenture has helped deploy and optimize Workday.


Accenture Education clients who are live on Workday Student or are in progress with their Workday Student deployment.


Our Accenture Workday Education & Government Practice Leadership’s combined years of experience working with Education & Government clients.

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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Why hope isn’t a talent management strategy

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

Dreaming of cost predictability? How to get it.

Evolving from legacy back-office systems and adopting new cloud-based platforms is key to getting real cost predictability.

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

What does it take to be a leader in the Workday ecosystem? Discover how we’re pushing boundaries through our recognition.

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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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