Plans: This integration is available for all Pro and Enterprise plan customers

Workday + Freshservice 

For all customers using Workday as their HR system of record, this integration helps you maximize the operational efficiency of your teams at scale. With this integration in place, you can now have a tight integration where employee information that is updated in Workday gets automatically reflected within your Freshservice interface.

This real-time sync can help you automate important employee workflows with precision like new hire onboarding, etc.


What is in it for you?

This integration between Workday and Freshservice facilitates 

1. Data sync between the two apps on employee information

2. OOTB automation (like onboarding) that requires minimal technical bandwidth

You can also customize the OOTB workflow recipes easily based on your specific requirements.

Who can enable the Workday-Freshservice integration?

Every Account Administrator within Freshservice can initiate this integration.

The customer must have an active Workday account with admin privileges to install the app.

Refer to the pre-requisites section below to understand how to configure your Workday account to enable this integration.


NOTE: Connect and authenticate your Workday app for this integration using this detailed documentation before starting the integration setup inside Freshservice.

Steps to authenticate your Workday app

You need to be on the Pro or Enterprise plan on Freshservice to access this integration.

How to install Workday Connector in your Freshservice account

1. In your Freshservice account, go to your Settings. Search for the Connector Apps section using the search tab. 

2. Click the Workday Connector tile from the list of apps. The Workday Connector details page opens up. 

3. Install the app by clicking the Install button and you will be directed to the Configuration page.

4. Enter the Domain URL and API key to connect your Freshservice account. Click Next.

5. Now enter the credentials to authenticate the Workday connection. For any questions on how to authenticate you can refer to this Workday authentication documentation.

6. Ensure all credentials marked as mandatory are filled. Then click Next.

7. Now, you need to set up Integration Permissions of your Workday account as follows on your Workday instance. The below screen has the exhaustive list of entries to ensure all your Worker data is authenticated to be fetched from Workday into Freshservice.

8. You'll see a 'Connection success' status indicating your app has been successfully installed.

How to activate or customize the out-of-the-box recipes

1. After installation, go to Settings >  Connector Apps. You will see your installed Workday app listed here. You have two options here

a. Configure App: Use this to edit the default recipes, view Overview dashboard metrics, and configure your Widget settings. These are explained in the upcoming section.

b. Settings: If you wish to go back to your configuration page and disconnect or re-authenticate Workday or Freshservice use this option.

Now let's see how to use the Configure App option.

2. Click on the Configure App button.

3. This takes you to a tab with Overview | Recipes | Widget Settings. Click on the Recipes tab first. 

4. Two out-of-the-box recipes are available for you to configure right away.

  1. Freshservice User Sync
  2. Freshservice Onboarding

5. You can Preview each of these OOTB recipes to see the default recipes before choosing to Start and activate the workflow.

6. If you want to customize the default recipe, you can Edit the recipe. The tab to customize your recipe opens up. 

To understand the detailed scope of the workflows and options available to edit and customize it, you can refer to the steps below.


Freshservice User Sync

  1. This workflow enables you to sync data between Workday and Freshservice where as a default, all fields that are passed on to Freshservice via. the API installed can be updated on Freshservice as and when it is changed in Workday.
  2. You can edit the recipe, delete a step in between, change the mapping of fields between Freshservice and Workday, copy a step, duplicate or customize advanced trigger settings, and more.
  3. Let’s see how best to use this workflow so that you can accommodate your business needs. 

Let’s start with an example of the default ‘Freshservice User Sync’ recipe setting.

Whenever there is an update in an employee record or the addition of a new employee, this workflow is triggered, and actions to update the records and relevant employee details happen automatically.

  1. To begin with, click Preview and start viewing and understanding the default workflow settings and recipes that are available out of the box.
  2. Each recipe has an option to customise via. Edit Recipe. Additionally, the substeps or intermediate triggers and actions can also be modified right from within your Freshservice screen.
  3. The default workflow that is pre-defined(and is customizable) follows the below-mentioned logic - 
    1. Trigger: Anytime an employee/user's details are updated or a new employee is added to the Workday database, this workflow is triggered.
    2. Filter: For every user sync workflow, we also set a historic date filter to define from which point in time, data should be fetched from Workday to run this recipe. You can choose to change the value of this historic date filter as preferred.
    3. Action: You can further set advanced conditioning for the trigger by using the ‘Set Trigger Condition’ toggle. This allows you to apply filters like triggering the action defined if the data is from <dd/mm/yyyy> and has Status = ‘Full-Time Employee’, etc.
    4. Customise: Furthermore, you can also apply and change the ‘if’ conditions to define the creation of a new user or agent, updation of an existing user, etc. based on your business use case.

Onboarding Workflow

Onboarding is another out-of-the-box workflow that is available in addition to the above workflow. This recipe can also be extensively customized according to your business needs.

Widget Settings

1. Once you have activated the workflows as per your need, you can move to Widget Settings

2. The widget will be turned off by default. To enable this setting, turn on the Workday widget toggle.

3. This set-up is two-pronged

    a. Toggle to enable the visibility of the widget inside the ticket details page

    b. The list of fields that need to be shown on the widget

4. You can understand how the widget will be displayed from the sample image shown on the right-side panel for your reference.

5. These are the following fields that will be available to be synced between the two apps

    a. Employee Details

        - Employee name

        - Employee ID

        - Employee Department

    b. Employment Details

        - Employee Status

        - Employee Designation

        - Reporting Manager

        - Name and Email

        - Start Date

        - Cost Center

Once the data between Workday and Freshservice starts syncing up, you can choose to display a select set of these user fields for your Freshservice agents to quickly access in the format of a widget.

This widget will be available within the tickets details page when the agent is handling a ticket of a specific requester/employee.

6. Based on the fields that you select here, a Workday widget will be available on each ticket for quick context of the employee for the agent to process the ticket. (refer to 'Sample of the fetched data' in the image below)

7. Once you check and select the fields that you want to be synced between the apps, you can click on Save.

8. Once you've set up the Recipes and Widget Settings, you can go to the Overview tab to understand your recipe's performance and the usage metrics for your specific setup. 


The Overview tab also helps you understand the total number of tasks that you've consumed (based on which your billing for the app will happen). It also helps you have a consolidated view of the number of successful job vs. failed jobs for a given recipe.

Refer to the FAQ section at the end to understand what 'a task' is.

How to use the Preview tab 

1. Once you've set up all the recipes you need for your specific use cases, you can Preview each recipe when needed. 

2. In the Preview window you have a set of tabs that gives you more granular details of your live recipes.

    a. Recipe

    b. Jobs

    c. Connections

    d. Versions

    e. Test Cases

    f.  Settings

3. You will also have a separate call out on your right-side panel to show the 

  1. Current status of your recipe: Inactive or Active
  2. Total number of Successful and Failed jobs
  3. A link that takes you to the Overview dashboard

How to access Workday information from your ticket details page?

1. Go to the relevant ticket that needs attention.

2. If your Workday integration is enabled, you will see a Workday details card on the right-side panel.

3. You can quickly see a summary of the most updated information on that specific employee without having to switch tools or tabs.

4. If you wish to change your Workday Settings and Configuration, you can use the shortcut from the same card - Workday Configuration.

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Pricing and Billing

The pricing model for Workday integration is usage-based pricing. You are billed based on the number of tasks that you consume while running the recipes. (To understand what are tasks and other billing related information, check the FAQ section at the end of this article)

TasksPrice point per packBilling cycle
Connector App Pack (Freshservice)5000USD 80Same as your subscription cycle

If you wish to top-up in between your billing cycle you can visit the UBX page and purchase an additional 5000 task pack.

Steps to follow to add more tasks and top-up

1. Go to Settings > Connector Apps

2. Now on the right-hand top corner of the screen, you can choose the Purchase Tasks option.

3. This will take you to the Plans and Billing page where you can top-up by buying the Connector App Tasks.

Workday Connector - Data Center and Data Processing

Data Center: For existing customers who are not in US or EU pods, the data will be processed via the US data center.

Data Processing and Security: We are not storing any PII data in the data centers. 

1. However, when a recipe is run, the respective Jobs will have logs of data being processed from the third-party system to Freshservice and vice-versa. 

2. These logs will be stored for 30 days post which they will be automatically deleted.

3. In the recipe there can be actions that fetch data including PII data as well, hence it will be in the logs for 30 days.

Data Access Control: The Account Administrator has the control to choose the API they wish to employ (depending upon their need) with no mandatory conditions from Freshservice.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What are tasks? And how is that relevant for billing and payment when the customer starts using the live app?

A task is any operation that happens between two apps. Ex: To create an employee in Freshservice when a contact is created in Workday, 1 task is consumed to check if there is an existing employee and 1 task is consumed to create the employee.


  1. Is there a possibility to trial the integration once it's live?

Yes. You will be given 500 tasks for free to trial any connector app. Once your 500 tasks have been consumed, you can purchase the add-on to get additional tasks.

  1. How will I monitor my task consumption?

You will be able to see the available tasks & tasks consumed from within a dashboard in the app. You will get an email whenever you are close to consuming all your tasks.

  1. What happens when I consume all my tasks?

Once you exhaust this limit, all your workflows will stop working. If you are signed up for auto-recharge, there will be an auto-purchase of tasks once all tasks have been consumed so there’s no delay in service.

  1. How do I pay for these tasks? What is the price point for the apps under Connector Apps?

$80 recurring add-on for 5000 tasks. You can buy multiple packs and it will be tied to your parent billing period.

  1. How can customers purchase additional packs for the data sync app?

Customers can purchase the add-on via the subscription page or by reaching out to their CSM/Support.

  1. Will my additional pack be carried forward?

No. All additional packs have validity until the end of your billing cycle regardless of the date of purchase.

  1. Does the session expire every month?

Tasks refresh at the end of the billing cycle. The number of tasks depends on what you have purchased.

  1. Do I have to purchase tasks for each app under Connector Apps separately?

No, the tasks can be consumed across multiple apps that you use.

  1. What happens in case a sync fails?

Failed jobs will be available on your customer dashboard. We can also investigate it from our end and ensure that the error is fixed and your data is up to date.

  1. Who do I reach out to if I have any queries regarding these apps? 

You can reach out to Our team will evaluate your requirements/query and get back to you.
If you are a new prospect, your Solution Engineer will help.
If you are an existing customer, you can reach out to your CSM.