Workday‘s patent involves a method and system for monitoring tasks related to database information. The system verifies user authorization, retrieves relevant data, filters information based on user permissions, and records task execution details. This innovation enhances data security and user access control in database operations. GlobalData’s report on Workday gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Monitoring tasks with respect to database information

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Workday Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11886608B2) describes a system that includes a storage component and one or more processors. These processors are configured to receive a task execution request related to a database within a database system, associated with a user identifier. The task involves generating a report containing compensation details for an employee of an organization linked to the database system. The system then determines if the user is authorized to perform the task, retrieves a specific set of information from storage, selects a subset of this information based on the user's access permissions, and records the task execution request along with user and subset information.

Furthermore, the patent details additional features of the system, such as storing task-related records in a logging queue, committing these records to a log based on specific criteria, and enabling searchability of the log by authorized users within the database system. The system also incorporates machine learning processes to detect anomalies in tasks and take appropriate actions, leveraging historical task data. Additionally, the system allows for automatic initiation of tasks based on user context and information relevance, particularly focusing on user and employee data within the database system. The patent also covers a method and a computer program product storing instructions for executing the described task execution process within a database system.

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