Workday

A Workday Services, Advisory, and AMS Partner

Our Workday Partnership

Navigator's partnership with Workday helps us help our clients effectively manage their most important assets – their finances and people.

Workday Services Partner -  helping education and government customers deploy Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workday Student. 
Workday Advisory Services Partner - advising clients in a number of areas surrounding the adoption of Workday Financial Management, Workday HCM and Workday Student. 
Workday Application Management Services (AMS) Partner - providing the operational support that allows clients to focus on business transformation, growth, customer satisfaction, and get maximum value out of their Workday investment.
Our Workday Partnership

Offerings

Business Process Analysis

Navigator’s experienced business process analysts work with your subject matter experts to assess, analyze, document, and recommend a streamlined business process. We work with the implementation team to configure the most efficient process - and the one that works best for you - into the Workday system.

Change Management

Change management is at the heart of any successful business transformation. During the course of your initiative, Navigator examines your organization, talent, learning, leadership, communication, culture, and change readiness. Together, we focus change initiatives on these areas which clear the way for enthusiastic adoption of the key policies, processes, and organizational alignments necessary to make your Workday implementation a success.

Project Management

We blend technology expertise with a keen understanding in project management. With this combination of skills, we effectively lead the strategy, planning, evaluation, estimating and overall program management. We understand how to adapt your specific project management methodology to meld with Workday’s standard delivery processes.

Quality Assurance Management

This is your check / balance that everything is progressing according to plans. We perform project reviews during which we evaluate adherence to the approved business case, to the requirements collected during the planning phase, and to any applicable change requests or scope changes that occur. This process continues through the life cycle of the Workday implementation, providing critical visibility to monitor your project’s health.

Solution Assessments

Our consultants review your ERP, offering an objective assessment of how Workday could meet your needs. Together, we arrive at the parameters that drive a Workday recommendation to assure your investment will deliver you reliability, usability and optimized performance. We understand the need to shift the conversation away from the acquisition of assets to the acquisition of services that enable you to run your organization.

Our People

Marcelo Casella
Marcelo Casella
Workday Lead

As the Solution Lead for Workday, Marcelo has over 20 years of work experience, with 17 years of management experience. Marcelo’s experience is concentrated in Information Technology / ERP serving Education Industry clients.

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Derek Sharp
Derek Sharp
Senior Vice President
Workday Executive Sponsor

Derek has over 28 years of consulting experience in project management, systems development, technical infrastructure, operational support and e-learning for commercial, higher-education and government clients. Before joining Navigator, Derek was a former partner with Accenture’s Public Sector practice where he implemented custom and commercial off-the-shelf human services solutions including welfare eligibility and unemployment insurance systems.

Derek is originally from Columbus, Ohio and received his degree in Computer Information Systems and Marketing from Ashland University in Ashland Ohio. He is married to Allyson Williams and has four children, Brandon, Briana, Gabrielle and Jonathan. Derek is an avid runner and has participated in the Los Angeles, Pasadena and Las Vegas marathons over the past few years.

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Jim Carr
Jim Carr
Vice President of Consulting Services

Jim Carr joins Navigator as Vice President of Consulting Services. Jim brings over 25 years of software and business consulting experience to his leadership role with Navigator. Throughout his career, Jim has been a thought-leader in the software service industry. Jim’s focus has been on challenging the status quo and driving efficiencies into software deployments. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in creating innovative approaches to delivering consulting services.

Prior to joining Navigator, Jim co-founded and launched one of Workday’s fastest growing service partners – Alchemy – and served as the Chief Operating Officer. In his role there, Jim created a unique blend of tools and technology, with an innovative “design partner” approach, to partner with his customers. This model is proven to deliver the highest value in the most cost effective manner.

Before founding Alchemy, Jim spent nearly 11 years at Workday. While at Workday, Jim was the third consultant hired and worked with all of Workday’s first 125 customers. Jim helped launch the Professional Services organization and served in a variety of leadership roles. Jim was instrumental in creating the Sales and Services Methodologies as Workday prepared to go public. Jim then co-created the Lifecycle Deployment Program (LDP) focused on Workday’s Medium Enterprise market segment. This approach has been leveraged by over 1,000 Workday customers.

Jim is originally from Ohio, and received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Material Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University.

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Our Insights & News

Navigator is now a Certified Workday Higher Education - Medium Enterprise Partner
Navigator is now a Certified Workday Higher Education - Medium Enterprise Partner
We are excited to announce that we received the official certified Higher Education – Medium Enterprise Partnership status with Workday! This means that we can implement Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financials for higher education institutions and not for profit organizations within the medium enterprise category (less than 3500 employees) without the oversight of Workday.
You’re Live on Workday, Now What?
You’re Live on Workday, Now What?
After months of designing, building, and testing, your organization is finally live on Workday. Now you’re faced with a new set of questions:
  • Is my team well equipped and structured to handle the needs of the organization?
  • How will my team get the skill sets necessary to support the bi-yearly Workday releases and adapt to organizational changes?
  • How will our organization decide what the roadmap and future functionality rollout will look like?
  • How will I handle attrition on my team in this competitive market?
  • Do I need a Workday Support Partner? How can they help me realize my return on investment (ROI)?
Navigator Management Partners has helped clients answer these questions for years. 
Navigator Management Partners Becomes Workday Services Partner
Navigator Management Partners Becomes Workday Services Partner
Navigator Management Partners (‘Navigator’, navmp.com), a management and technology consulting firm, today announced that it has become a Workday Services Partner. Workday (NYSE: WDAY) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

Why Navigator?

  • True lifecycle services - strategy and planning through post go-live
  • Market and thought leader in organizational change management - it's embedded in everything we do
  • 100% referenceable