Speculation continues to increase that Workday is in fact building a
SIS. There's no formal announcement, but informally the company has been
discussing plans for weeks. Key hires continue.
are that a formal beta group of SIS institutions could be announced by
the time the Workday user conference convenes in September. Of course,
the institutions have to sign agreements and as far as I know,
negotiations are incomplete.
With a long history of building successful applications for higher education, Dave Duffield has always been committed to higher education. It's no secret that Liz Dietz joined Dave in April. On LinkedIn, her position is "Higher Education Change Agent".
When I was offered the opportunity to join PeopleSoft in 1995 to build
the public sector and higher education business unit, I was ecstatic. I
thought that PeopleSoft's SIS and full ERP offering was the most
exciting thing that could ever happen in higher education technology. At
the time, PeopleSoft had a successful HRMS and Financial business but the public sector and higher education business unit had not been initiated.
The team was formed over the summer of 1995 and I and John Mc