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collected through the Workday’s Brainstorm online customer community. Workday is a software-as-a-service (SaaS), multitenant solution, and all the company’s clients use the latest version of the software. However, clients can turn off functionality that might not be necessary for their particular context. From a functional perspective, new enhancements were targeted at: • Financial Management With this update, Workday aims to tackle multinational enterprise demands by adding global tax and payment
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: to read documents and brainstorm feedback. Incorrectly assuming those tasks will be completed by all participants prior to the actual meeting will compromise the meeting agenda and require those who did complete the work to sit through a review for those who did not. 5. Prepare for the Inevitable: Risk Management Risk management is a clear focus on the identification of risk and the reduction in probability and impact of that risk. Begin by brainstorming the business, legal, technical and organizational
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