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Workday reports: A brief guide to optimization

Reports in Workday are critical. They’re a gateway across the organization to information that’s stored and secured in your Workday tenant. Creating reports can be a fairly straightforward task but it is critical that the report be efficient and not overly complex. 

There are some essentials to consider in building a custom report or managing a standard report. These include: 

  • A strong understanding of the domain and the functional requirements to limit the data being returned
  • Knowledge of the Primary and Relational Business Objects that may limit the number of database reads
  • An understanding of how to
    • Leverage index data sources
    • Optimize calculated fields
    • Implement static fields
    • Run report log validation
    • Execute performance tuning

Fill out the form below to view a brief review of each of these topics, as well as a case study on reducing report runtime from over 6 hours to 1.5 hours.