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Automatically sync all of your Workday users into Vendr.

Chris Morris avatar
Written by Chris Morris
Updated over a week ago

This article applies to:


Premium Procurement

Estimated time: Less than 20 mins

About this article

Automatically provision and de-provision users in Vendr using Workday. This article covers installing the integration.

How it works

The Workday integration syncs your Workday users into Vendr in just a few clicks. Connecting Vendr to your Workday instance lets you quickly deploy Vendr across your entire organization. Whenever a user is added or leaves your organization, they'll automatically be added or removed from your Vendr organization.


Common uses of the Workday integration

Automatically provide access to Vendr to all of your employees

Provide access to Vendr in a few clicks and keep those users in sync with your Workday directory.

Sync key employee details

Effortlessly sync key employee details such as Name, Email, Title, and Manager from Workday to Vendr with just a few clicks.

Assign approval steps in procurement requests to an employee's manager.

Streamline the approval process by ensuring tasks are routed to the appropriate stakeholders for review.


  • Must be a Vendr admin

  • Must be a Workday admin

  • Do not have an Identity Provider integration already installed in your Vendr organization


You can only connect an HR integration or an Identity Provider. You cannot have both connected at the same time. If you already have an identity provider like Okta, we recommend you connect your identity provider instead of your HR system for the most flexible user management experience.


To give users access to Vendr for seamless account provisioning and de-provisioning using Workday, you will:

Create an Integration System User (ISU)

  1. Log into your Workday tenant

  2. In the Search field, type Create Integration System User

  3. Select Create Integration System User task

  4. On the Create Integration System User page, in the Account Information section, enter a user name, and enter and confirm a password.

  5. Click OK


You'll want to add this user to the list of System Users to make sure the password doesn't expire.

Assign the Integration System User

Now, add this Integration System User to a Security Group:

  1. In the Search field, type Create Security Group

  2. Select the Create Security Group task

  3. Click OK and then on the Create Security Group page, from the Type of Tenanted Security Group pull-down menu, select Integration System Security Group

  4. In the Name field, enter a name

  5. Click OK. Then on the Edit Integration System Security Group (Unconstrained) page, in the Name field, enter the same name you entered when creating the ISU in the previous step.

  6. Click OK and then In the Security Group, you will need to edit the Domain Security Policy Permissions and add the following GET operations.

  7. In the search bar, type Activate Pending Security Policy Changes to view a summary of the changes in the security policy that needs to be approved. After reviewing policies, approve the pending security policy changes in order to activate them.

Get the Web Services Endpoint

We'll need access to your specific Workday web services endpoint:

  1. Search in Workday for Public Web Services.

  2. Open Public Web Services Report.

  3. Hover over Human resources and click the three dots to access the menu.

  4. Click Web Services > View WSDL.

  5. Navigate to the bottom of the page that opens and you'll find the host.

  6. Copy everything until you see /service. This should look something like


The password used cannot contain an "&" sign. Please make sure to exempt the ISU Account from MFA and SSO

Install the integration

  1. Navigate to Vendr and then select admin and then all integrations

  2. Select Workday from the HRIS and click Integrate

  3. Review the data the integration will have access to, then click Continue.

  4. Enter your Workday Web Services Endpoint URL then click Submit.

  5. Enter the credentials for the Integration System User in Workday then click Submit.

  6. Enter your Workday Tenant Name

  7. Click Finish Setup.

πŸŽ‰ Congrats! Your integration is now connected.


Vendr only accesses the following data from your Workday organization.

πŸ‘οΈ Vendr will be able to view:

  • Data about your employees

  • Data about your employee's employment

  • Data about your teams

  • Data about your groups

🫳 Vendr will be able to do:

  • Nothing

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