Workday Integration Interview Questions and Answers

1. What is Workday Integration? 

Workday provides a single architecture, cloud-based enterprise architecture that combines finance, HR, and analytics into a single system. Workday integration cloud is a complete solution to build, manage, and deploy integrations to and from Workday. It’s a foundational element of the Workday Stack and, at its core, powered by an embedded enterprise service bus (ESB).

For accelerating the integration development process, the Workday Integration cloud supports connectors for the non-workday system. Also, it supports the development, management, and monitoring tools for complex and custom integrations.

Workday integration is designed to balance the high-security standards, powerful insights, agile updates, and intuitive UI across devices.

2. What does a Workday Integration developer do?

Builds and supports the existing systems integrations with API layers that are scalable and global at the core.

3. Does Workday have an API?

Workday embraces open, standard-based web-services APIs that provide complete access to business operations and processes. These web services-based APIs offer an integration format (REST or SOAP) coordinated with all leading client-side languages and integration middleware platforms.

4. Describe Workday Cloud Connect.

Workday supports a wide variety of tools and infrastructure to address the challenges of integrations. Workday Cloud Connect rounds out Workday’s Integration solutions.

It extends Workday core business apps through prebuilt connections to third-party services and solutions. Each integration deployed in the workday cloud provides you with all the benefits of a fully hosted and managed application.

With Workday Integration Cloud Connect, you can benefit from an accelerated and simplified integration process, including market best practices.

5. Name important workday types Integrations.

Workday Integration cloud supports three types of integration solutions:

  • Enterprise Information Builder (EIB) 
  • Workday Studio 
  • Cloud Connect 

6. Does Workday integrate with SAP?

Integrations between SAP and Workday use Workday services, connectors, and Studio web services APIs.

7. What are the key benefits of Workday Integration?

Following are the key benefits of using Workday Integration:

  • Workday integration security is up-to-date and makes use of a single safety model on procedures and devices.
  • Workday Integration makes it simple for users to access dashboards.
  • Workday allows your teams to make most of your integrations.
  • Workday Integration gives the companies the adaptability to adjust their integrations as their changes eventually change.
  • Eliminates the need to own or manage on-premise or cloud integration middleware by deploying integrations to the Workday enterprise-class integration platform
  • Without coding, even non-technical business teams can create custom integrations.

8. Will integrations with Workday be less complex?

Yes. To facilitate integrations, Workday supports a wide collection of packaged integration tools -

Integration Cloud Platform: Allow integrations to build, deploy and manage in Workday Cloud.

Integration Cloud Connect: Workday’s environment of packaged connectors and integrations are handled in the Workday Cloud. This is a vendor-supported approach that shifts the cost, risk, and integrations burden from the customers to Workday.

Application Programming Interfaces (APIs): Offers various APIs to support all integrations to and from Workday.

9. What is the use of Workday Studio?

For custom integration involving complex needs, Workday Studio is used. It’s an integration tool that provides a functionally rich graphical integration design environment. You can drag and drop a variety of reusable components to manage the plumbing aspects of building integrations.

Integrations created within Workday Studio can be deployed to and run on the Workday Cloud Infrastructure. 

10. Explain about Workday Cloud Connect Package

Workday Cloud Connect Package includes a collection of connectors that speed up the deployment to both known and unknown third party systems; It orchestrates end-to-end integration with logic processing and error handling needed on the Workday integration.

You have the flexibility to customize the services orchestration within the Workday Cloud Connect Package that match the specific integration requirements. 

The integrations built using Workday Cloud Connect Packages run inside the Workday cloud.

11. Describe WSDL.

Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) is an XML format used to describe the network services as a set of endpoints running on messages containing either procedure-oriented or document-oriented information.

They are important as they define how XML documents should be formatted as input or output of Workday Web Services.

12. What prefix is used for searching integrations?

“intsys:” is the prefix used for searching integrations.

13. List out the Workday Integration ID types.


  • Workday ID
  • Reference ID
  • External ID

14. What do you know about Workday Connectors?

Workday Connectors enables businesses to extend the Workday capabilities and seamlessly coordinate with third-party SaaS apps, systems, services, etc., that are vital to the human resources environment, such as talent management, recruiting, payroll, core HRM, and more. 

Pre-packaged Workday integration provides businesses with instant connectivity to the Workday API, allowing companies to interface with the workday API for all the human capital management requirements.

15. Mention a few pre-production and post-production Workday Tenants?

  • Pre-production Workday Tenant: Production tenant and Sandbox tenant.
  • Post-production Workday Tenant: Implementation tenant and Gold Tenant

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