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Optimize Workday’s New Pricing Metric Categories and Allocations to Avoid Higher Costs

Published: 22 March 2019

ID: G00376707

Analyst(s): Dawn Hubbard , Lori Samolsky


Recent changes to Workday’s full-service equivalent pricing metric can affect final costs both positively and negatively. Sourcing, procurement and vendor management leaders must carefully analyze and negotiate pricing categories to optimize subscription costs.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • SPVM Leaders Negotiating Workday Deals Who Fail to Leverage Pricing Metric Categories Will Incur Higher Costs
  • Workday’s Part-Time Category and Allocation Changes Can Drive 5% or 25% Higher Quantities
  • Workday’s New Laborer Category Definitions Are Vague and Lack Role Clarifications

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