One of the most complex — and critical — planning aspects for organizations switching from a traditional HR management system (HRMS) to a software-as-a-service application such as Workday is making the right choice about conversion and storage of historical HR data.

Companies often struggle with decisions about how much and what type of data to convert and store — either internally in Workday, externally in a data warehouse, by retaining reporting access to the old system, or through a combination of these or other options.