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SAP, Oracle, and Workday Reviewed by Customers: Who’s #1?

March 29, 2021
Customer evaluations of 400 cloud-software implementations compiled by peer-review research firm Raven Intel show that while SAP, Oracle and Workday all have certain strengths, the question remains open: who’s #1 in customers’ minds? In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, SAP is #5, Oracle is #6, and Workday is #8.  Raven Intel has compiled
Workday Co-CEO Chano Fernandez

Workday Co-CEO: Liberating CFOs from ERP Limitations

March 24, 2021
As Workday expects CFO spending on financial applications to rise dramatically, the company believes that advanced-technology approaches to finance and operations will give CFOs better insights and more flexibility than ever before. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Workday is #8. Traditional finance tools, often part of a large suite of applications, were
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri says that CFOs are ready to commit fully to cloud

CFOs Finally Ready to Surge into the Cloud: Workday co-CEO Bhusri

March 3, 2021
Declaring that “finance transformation is upon us,” Workday co-CEO Aneel Bhusri said CFOs who have had to battle through the pandemic with inflexible on-premises systems are on the verge of making full-scale commitments to the cloud. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Workday is #8.) During Workday’s FY21 Q4 earnings call last week,
Workday co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and Chano Fernandez

While Oracle, SAP and Salesforce Snub Co-CEO Model, Workday’s Loving It

January 18, 2021
About a year and a half ago, the world’s 4 biggest enterprise-apps companies had very different feelings about the co-CEO model: Oracle, SAP and Salesforce all had co-CEOs, while Workday had a single CEO. But today, Workday is the only 2-CEO vendor in the bunch—and co-founder and co-CEO Aneel Bhusri is thrilled with his new
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

Aneel Bhusri Unplugged | CEO Cloud Outlook 2021

January 14, 2021
On a Zoom call late last year, Workday co-founder and co-CEO Aneel Bhusri shared with Bob some compelling thoughts about the rise of a new corporate soul and perspective, the need for CEOs in every industry to put more focus on employee health and well-being, and what his current "Pied Piper" top priority is within
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

Workday Battles Oracle, SAP with AI and ML Plus Hot New Products

December 11, 2020
Walmart just went live with an advanced cloud HCM system connecting its 1.7 million employees across the globe in what might be the largest cloud HCM deployment ever. And the enterprise-software vendor serving those 1.7-million Walmart associates is Workday. You can see how and why that happened in our in-depth analysis of where Workday’s headed
Workday CEO and Co-Founder Aneel Bhusri, who helped the company post dazzling Q3 results

Workday’s Dazzling Q3: Goes Live with 2.9 Million Users at Walmart, Accenture, UPS, GE

November 24, 2020
Workday’s strong fiscal-Q3 results overshadowed an extraordinary achievement: global icons Walmart, Accenture, UPS and GE all went live on Workday HCM in Q3 with those 4 companies representing almost 3 million new users. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Workday is #8.) Overall, Workday said it helped a total of 190 customers go
CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who will speak on Thursday's earnings call

Oracle Q1 Earnings: Why Larry Ellison Will Hammer Amazon, SAP and Workday

September 8, 2020
A couple of years ago, Oracle earnings calls were long on Larry Ellison’s visions of overtaking Salesforce as the world’s leading SaaS provider, and short on details of exactly how Ellison planned to become a legitimate player in cloud infrastructure. But later this week when Oracle (#6 on the Cloud Wars Top 10) releases its