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We have been delivering successful ERP and SaaS implementations and upgrades to clients across the public and private sectors for nearly ten years. In 2003, we started our business supporting large-scale implementations of PeopleSoft ERP solutions such as HR, Payroll and Financial systems. In late 2006, we began forming alliances with leading SaaS providers such as and Taleo. By mid-2007, we added Workday implementation services as our foundation offering, making the transition from being exclusively focused on legacy and packaged software solutions to helping shape the growing SaaS space.  We now focus on implementing Workday solutions.

Since the inception of our Workday partnership, we have experienced a period of sustained growth as a result of our ability to meet customer needs and execute successful Workday deployments. Our growth and brand recognition within the Workday community has enabled us to attract and retain the top talent in the industry. The success of our Workday practice has enabled us to continue investing in the growth and continuous improvement of our business. As a result, we offer unmatched services in the marketplace, across HCM, Payroll, and Financials implementations. In the past two years, our employee headcount has more than doubled and we have expanded our company offerings in the following areas:

  • Added Financials and Change Management & Training Service offerings
  • Global deployments
  • Industry focus to include education and government.

Collaborative Solutions believes in setting a good example. We want our communities to thrive, and we know we must give back in order to continue enjoying the benefits they provide to each of us. We recognize the importance of civic engagement and community interaction, and we encourage our employees to support local charities in their own communities.

Collaborative Solutions is a Corporate Sponsor for the yearly event Walk Now for Autism forAutism Speaks, which funds research, knowledge transfer, legislative support and alternative treatment for those with Autism.  Support of Autism Speaks is the primary focus of Collaborative Solutions charitable efforts.  As an organization, we make a significant donation as a Corporate Sponsor and we have team members participate as walkers in the event.

As a progressive and socially aware company, our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives focus on being involved in our communities, conscious of our environmental footprint and responsible in our business practices. We are firmly committed to integrating these objectives into our overall business plan, and we continue to improve upon our CSR performance year after year

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Whether you are a college recruit or an experienced hire, your initiative, creativity and hard work will take you as far as you want to go at Collaborative Solutions. We encourage new ideas and new approaches and believe our entrepreneurial atmosphere is only part of what makes Collaborative Solutions a highly motivating place to work.

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    Company Culture true to its billing

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    Current Employee - Workday HCM Consultant
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    I've been with Collaborative for several months and each month has been better than the last. From the interview process to project staffing to executive town halls, I've been impressed. My decision to join Collaborative was definitely the right one - I received offers from other Workday partners, but Collaborative was hands-down the right choice for me.

    Collaborative has a very strong training and mentoring program. From their initial pre-bootcamp, through Workday services core and beyond, I felt that I had great support from fellow Collabies. Not just from my manager and assigned training buddy, but Collabies from all over the world. The fact that Collaborative has so many people with 5+ years of Workday experience has helped build the foundation that helps others succeed faster than they normally would.

    Collaborative made a very nice gesture over the holiday season by bringing all of us together across several geographies. Even those of us who aren't near a regional office were given the opportunity to fly in to one of the parties. The executive team was very forthcoming during the live town hall. They answered each question directly and spent a lot of time speaking with people afterwards individually or in small groups.

    To sum it up, I was looking for a place to call 'home' for several years. Company culture is very important to me. I had heard wonderful things about Collaborative and everything I heard has been true.


    Collaborative is primarily focused on Workday so if you have desires to get involved with other HCM system of record software, you don't have options. This is not a con for me, but could be a con for those who come from a big-4.

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    Keep up the great work. Happy to be a Collabie!

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Collaborative Solutions Interviews

Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 2015

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Collaborative Solutions.

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    The process was very smooth. Their recruiter was a great representative of the company and everyone I spoke with was very professional and proud of Collaborative. It was approximately 4 weeks from my application (they use Workday for their Recruiting app) to the offer.

    I felt that the interviewers genuinely wanted to make sure I was a cultural fit. The questions were very behavioral / culture focused in nature rather than assessing my functional skills. I come from a PeopleSoft background so I thought that most of the questions would be focused on PeopleSoft. While there were a few, most of the questions focused on project situations, teamwork, and "playing well in the sandbox".

    I interviewed (and received offers) from 3 different Workday partners. Based on Collaborative's reputation, its Glassdoor reviews, and the incredible people I met through the interview process, the decision was easy.

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Collaborative Solutions Awards & Accolades

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Best Small Firms to Work For (#10), Consulting, 2013
Future 50 Award Winner, Smart CEO, 2014
20 Most Promising Education Technology Consulting Companies, CIO Review, 2013
Best Places To Work, Washington Business Journal, 2014
Best Consulting Firms to Work For (Small), Washington Business Journal, 2014
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Headquarters Reston, VA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

Collaborative Solutions is a go-to Workday consulting partner with a 96% customer satisfaction rate. Since 2007, we have successfully deployed Workday HCM, Payroll, and Financials solutions for over 200 global Fortune 500 companies, medium-sized businesses, and education and government institutions. We have deployed in over 100 countries for organizations ranging from 1,000 to 200,000 employees. As an original Workday partner and customer, we have a firm grasp on the full spectrum of Workday solutions, offering a unique and seasoned perspective.

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