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
Workday co-CEOs Aneel Bhusri and Chano Fernandez

What Did Oracle, Salesforce and SAP All Scrap But Workday Just Revived?

September 4, 2020
The co-CEO model might be dead and gone at fellow cloud powerhouses Oracle, Salesforce and SAP, but Workday last week revived the unconventional management structure to allow co-founder and now-co-CEO Aneel Bhusri more time to focus on products and strategy. Bhusri’s new partner in leading Workday into the challenging future is Chano Fernandez, who prior
Workday execs monitor its Q2 growth

Workday Says Limitations of Legacy Systems (SAP & Oracle) Boosted Q2 Growth

August 31, 2020
With strong Q2 results pushing Workday’s stock price up 13% in a single day, company leaders cited the debilitating limitations and shortcomings of legacy systems as a leading factor in the recent surge to the cloud for many businesses. While Workday executives in last week’s earnings call did not specifically mention the company’s two primary
Ashley Goldsmith of Workday talks employee well-being during COVID-19

Employee Well-Being During & After COVID: a Chat with Workday’s Chief People Officer

July 30, 2020
As SaaS powerhouse Workday helps thousands of customers around the world deal with the COVID-19 crisis, chief people officer Ashley Goldsmith is leading Workday’s own efforts to carefully orchestrate a return to work with its overriding priority of employee safety. “For Workday, employee safety and well-being has been and always will be our top priority.