Foundation Data Model

Foundation Data Model (FDM)

The Foundation Data Model (FDM) is the ‘chart of accounts’ used in Workday.  The FDM is a multi-faceted classification system that allows users to attach “worktags” to transactions. By labeling information with worktags that are shared between business areas (Finance, HR, Payroll and Student), the university can effectively report and analyze data.

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Foundation Data Model Forms & Resources


For additional information on the FDM, please refer to Workday for Core Users: Finance in the Administrative Resource Center

University FDM questions should be submitted to