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Workday’s Secret Weapon Has “Phenomenal” First Year

September 9, 2019
While Workday’s flagship HCM franchise and high-growth Financials business get most of the attention, the company’s acquisition a year ago of planning hotshot Adaptive Insights appears to be the catalyst for Workday’s ongoing success. Workday did not break out the financial performance of its Adaptive Insights Planning business in its recent earnings call. But CEO
CEO Aneel Bhusri speaks at Workday Rising 2018

Workday CEO: Oracle and SAP Can’t Match Us in Fortune 100

September 4, 2019
With half of the Fortune 100 having bought Workday HCM and 35 of those 50 customers in production, Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said last week that Oracle and SAP just can’t cut it in competition for the world’s largest corporations. These highly successful incursions into some of the world’s largest and most-influential corporations are enormously
Workday Perspectives: introducing new Digital Transformation research

Remember: Digital Transformation Is Just the Vehicle—It’s Not the Destination

August 28, 2019
Modern consumers represent a dizzying challenge for businesses because those people have more choices than ever before, more buying power than ever before, and less brand loyalty than ever before. And as digital technology has been added to that already-volatile mix, the situation for businesses has shifted sharply from challenging to existential: how do those
Marc Benioff and Salesforce are driving big SaaS revenue, along with Workday

How Big Is SaaS? Salesforce and Workday Revenue Could Hit $20B This Year

August 20, 2019
SaaS pioneers and long-time enterprise-apps allies Salesforce and Workday have a great chance to generate a total of $20 billion in revenue this calendar year. This reflects not only the two companies' impressive ongoing growth, but also the overall vibrancy of the dynamic SaaS segment of the market. The lion’s share of that $20-billion projection
Aneel Bhusri spoke about the new HCM partnership between Workday and Walmart

How Workday Helps Walmart Modernize Employee Engagement: the New HCM

August 19, 2019
Speaking at a recent investors conference, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri touched on the company’s massive deal with Walmart. He cited it as an example of how new people-based apps have doubled the size of the traditional HCM market. Bhusri, when asked to mention how customers are making employee engagement a vital part of

How Microsoft, Amazon and Workday Are Driving Machine-Learning Revolution

August 8, 2019
While every tech vendor in the Cloud Wars Top 10 is eagerly exploring the vast potential of machine learning, it was fascinating to see how #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon and #8 Workday used their latest earnings calls to highlight their broad efforts with a technology that’s rocketed into prominence in the past 18 months. Oracle’s
On Oracle's Q4 earnings call, CEO Mark Hurd called Workday "not competitive"

Oracle Hot Takes: Workday “Not Competitive,” SAP a Time Bomb, Microsoft Valued Partner

June 24, 2019
While Oracle was sharing some blowout Q4 results with the investment community last week, it leveraged the occasion to throw some trashy comments at competitors SAP and Workday while nuzzling up to new cloud partner Microsoft. Oracle’s competitive swipes typically contain more bluster than truth, and I was surprised for two reasons to hear company
Leighanne Levensaler spoke with Cloud Wars Live about Workday and the digital-transformation boom

Inside Workday: Digital-Transformation Boom Triggers New Opportunities

June 13, 2019
Quietly but intensely amassing a $47-billion market cap on the strength of 2,700 customers, Workday’s very likely to post its first $1-billion quarter later this year. In spite of its rapidly expanding revenue, customer count and product portfolio, Workday has remained deeply committed to core principles that have been indispensable parts of that success since
Workday on the rise: the company could soon have a billion-dollar quarter

Workday’s Path to a $1-Billion Quarter: 10 Key Insights

May 31, 2019
It’s extremely likely that within the coming year, Workday will report its first billion-dollar quarter. “Plucky little Workday”—what a myth!! Through its long-time focus on customer success, judicious acquisitions, rigorous deployment of modern technology and bold but steady leadership, Workday has become one of the most successful and fast-growing enterprise software companies in the world.

Why High-Flying Workday Is Pushing ML over M&A

May 30, 2019
After posting excellent quarterly results buttressed by last year’s acquisition of Adaptive Insights, Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said the high-flying company is focusing much more intensely on machine learning than on additional M&A. Before getting to that, here are a few quick details on Workday’s fiscal Q1 results for the 3 months ended April 30: