As one of the world’s largest social welfare organizations, and with more than 1,650,000 members working in over 128 countries, it’s safe to say The Salvation Army has a large headcount to track. This was especially true for the organization’s Australian territory known as Salvos, as they house numerous job categories including officers, volunteers, workers, and independent contractors.
So when Sambit Das, a Workday Data Test Lead, was assigned to the Salvos project of migrating over 200,000 rows of data for 10,000 workers from multiple legacy systems into Workday, he knew he was in for a challenge. “The state of systems and data flow at Salvos was complex, with no single source of truth of the national workforce,” Das says. “The sheer volume of historical data was overwhelming. It was duplicated, unlabeled and unharmonized in different systems like Microsoft Excel spreadsheets and hard copy files. Creating organizational reports such as national level workforce reporting, tracking integrity checks, and training compliance data was time-consuming.”
“We needed a solution that could automate our data migration and transformation processes in an easy and repeatable way.”