A Fool-Proof Guide to Workday Testing


Mar 21

A Fool-Proof Guide to Workday Testing

In the past few years, the demand for cloud-based enterprise applications has grown tremendously. One of the biggest trends observed in the industry is the transition to cloud-hosted systems; for instance, moving from Human Resource Management System (HRMS) to Workday. Unsurprisingly, Workday has captured around 15% of the total HRMS market share in a short span of time. Workday transforms core business operations like Human Resources (HR), Payroll, and Finance. Its Financial Management platform is among the best and most comprehensive accounting solutions for large-sized companies that offer automated banking functions.

Testing Workday, be it during initial deployment or validating versioned and non-versioned updates post-go-live, is critical for ensuring that an organization’s production tenant runs smoothly and delivers a strong Return on Investment (ROI).

Need for Continuous Testing

A successful Workday implementation requires continuous testing. It is pivotal to test business processes and security role configurations. This essentially means that we need to perform testing while configuring the required Business processes and security configuration on Workday. Most importantly, we must test and certify when Workday rolls out its releases.

The ‘next big thing’ in Enterprise business testing is Test Automation. In almost every conversation about test and defect management platforms, one of the two questions that are invariably asked is “Do you offer test automation?” or “Do you tightly integrate with the Selenium (or UFT or other) platform we plan on acquiring?” IT organizations have woken up to the fact that manual testing is both a costly and resource-intensive process. Large investments in manual testing platforms offer scarce long-term ROI, as testers need to reallocate time for testing – over and over again.

An automated test repository covering 100% of business requirements is the nirvana of all IT and business leaders.

3 Key Factors to Consider While Choosing a Testing Platform

1. Ease of Initial Set Up & Configuration:

An automation tool should be easy to set up and configure. As a rule of thumb, you would not want your setup time to span for weeks.

2. Easily Understandable Test Outcomes:

Test results with traceable and annotated records that are easy to access and use. Here are some examples of the types of data that can be included in the outcome documentation

  • Acceptance criteria
  • Business impact (e.g., high, medium, low)
  • Comments
  • Date executed
  • Expected outcomes
  • Name of tester
  • Pass/Fail
  • Test case steps defined

3. Possibly Works Beyond Workday:

You would probably not want your entire automation budget to be spent on just one product in the portfolio. Hence, any testing platform should potentially be able to automate your other portfolio applications like Web, Mobile, on-premises, COTS, SaaS applications, etc.

Testing solutions that deliver 55% ROI for Workday

How CloudTestr Helps

CloudTestr is one such automation platform developed by Suneratech, which is powered by an AI-based test automation framework. Its aim is to make testing a non-event by offering all the testing artifacts available at your fingertips.

CloudTestr enables end-users to create test scenarios for business processes, integrations, and security. It makes your testing more efficient, better scalable, and less costly. You can run complete testing including end-to-end test scenarios through automation to test your tenant during every update so you can be confident that your processes work as expected.

CloudTestr is a Day-Zero Ready Automation platform for Workday, which essentially means that you start saving from thousands of hours of manual Workday testing alongside giving you 100% Business Assurance and offering full compliance with every change to your business process and Workday release.

A simple user interface allows testers to analyze business processes automatically and create test scripts for them.


With the right Workday testing platform and service, your organization can ensure that its Workday production tenant is working properly and delivering the best user experience. Moreover, with the right platform in place, you can be confident in your data and can help make better business decisions. Learn more about how Collaborative Solutions and CloudTestr can help your organization and how you can streamline your Workday testing to deliver better business outcomes.