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.
logo for Workday, which is responding to competition from Oracle in HCM

As Oracle Guns for #1 in HCM, Workday Slashes Deployment Times

July 7, 2020
With its own commitment to great customer service intensified by Oracle’s undeniably strong momentum in HCM, Workday is rolling out a program to help large customers deploy new applications more quickly and at lower cost. While the program has been in place for a couple of years for mid-sized enterprises, big corporations have been telling
Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who says that analysts prefer Fusion HCM to Workday

Oracle-Workday Showdown: Larry Ellison Says Analysts Prefer Fusion HCM—Do They?

June 22, 2020
With Oracle declaring its intentions to displace Workday as the world leader in cloud HCM, Larry Ellison last week claimed that industry analysts rate his Fusion HCM applications as superior to Workday’s HCM solutions. (See Oracle Calls Out Workday on HCM Growth, Customer-Sat Scores, Loss of Goldman Sachs.) That’s not a surprising claim from Ellison—every
Oracle founder Larry Ellison, who slammed Workday for losing Goldman Sachs

Oracle Calls Out Workday on HCM Growth, Customer-Sat Scores, Loss of Goldman Sachs

June 18, 2020
Larry Ellison says Oracle will displace longtime #1 Workday in cloud HCM on the strength of Oracle’s higher HCM growth rates, higher customer-sat rankings from analysts and its conversion of Goldman Sachs as a major HCM customer. Citing another trend as Oracle’s friend, Ellison said that more and more customers who are buying cloud ERP
Empty desks, emblematic of the need for business recovery that Aneel Bhusri recently talked about

Global Recession Exposing Deep Flaws in Traditional IT: Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri

June 3, 2020
While you’d expect Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri to tout cloud technology over traditional IT, Bhusri said yesterday that the limitations of on-premises systems are hampering the recovery efforts of companies that haven’t moved to the cloud. Last week, as Workday reported that quarterly revenue topped $1 billion, Bhusri mentioned on the earnings call that the
Salesforce and Workday CEOs; the two companies will team up, per Workday Q1 earnings call

Workday Hammers Legacy Model, Tops $1B, Embraces Salesforce & Microsoft

May 28, 2020
Workday is reinforcing the battles lines in the Cloud Wars as it tightens its long-standing alliances with Microsoft and Salesforce, highlights the shortcomings of on-premises apps during COVID-19 and exceeds $1 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time. The upshot is that Workday’s becoming even more of a power player in the Cloud Wars.
Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri, who will speak on the earnings call May 28th

Will Workday Whack Oracle and SAP Again on Earnings Call?

May 27, 2020
As Workday continues to thrive against much-larger competitors, CEO Aneel Bhusri has been hammering home his belief that Oracle and SAP simply cannot match Workday’s ability to drive high levels of success for the world’s largest corporations. Workday releases its fiscal Q1 earnings later today. And I think it’s highly likely that Bhusri will once
Cloud Wars logo with text: Coronavirus Response: What Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday Are Doing

Tech’s Coronavirus Response: What Salesforce, ServiceNow and Workday Are Doing

March 18, 2020
As the global disruption of COVID-19 (or coronavirus) intensifies, major tech vendors are reaching out in a variety of ways to support and engage with employees, contractors and other stakeholders. This is the first in an ongoing series exploring those responses. While no doubt all of the superb companies in the Cloud Wars Top 10
Oracle chairman Larry Ellison, who recently spoke on the company's Q3 earnings call

Larry Ellison’s View: Oracle Whipping Workday, Kicking AWS, Sacking SAP

March 16, 2020
Leaning into Oracle’s strong fiscal-Q3 earnings results, founder and chairman Larry Ellison tried last week to make the case that his contentious company is winning its battles in the cloud with primary rivals Workday, Amazon and SAP. While Ellison always uses Oracle’s quarterly earnings calls to claim superiority over his rivals, he can be particularly
CEO Aneel Bhusri, who is turning up the heat vs. Oracle at Workday

Workday Vs. Oracle and SAP: Turning Up Heat in Red-Hot Financials Market

March 10, 2020
While Workday has long been synonymous with the HR market, its fast-growing Financials business and greatly enhanced product lineup have made it a very serious competitor for traditional heavyweights Oracle and SAP. For its fiscal started Feb. 1, Workday said it expects revenue for its Financials portfolio to grow in the “low 40’s percent” while