Workday: A New Approach to Audit and Control in Enterprise Software
Governance, compliance, control, and audit have traditionally been treated as afterthoughts, or even irritants, in the financial modules of classic “big ERP” software. It has been easy and, unfortunately, typical to ignore this topic when planning, building, and evaluating enterprise business software. Control concepts are not as urgent as transaction processing, as visible as financial reporting, or as exciting as analytics .
The Workday system for finance automatically adjusts controls when personnel or the organization changes—without requiring manual maintenance. Because all roles, permissions, and security constructs are included in the single system, tasks such as segregation of duties require no additional software or costs to maintain