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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri, who called out SAP and Oracle on a recent earnings call

Workday CEO Hammers Oracle and SAP over Shortcomings in Fortune 500

March 3, 2020
The inability of Oracle and SAP to consistently deliver successful HCM cloud deployments for longtime corporate customers has opened the door for Workday to snatch those HCM accounts, Workday CEO Aneel Bhusri said last week. During Workday’s Q4 and full fiscal-year earnings call, Bhusri cited the company’s excellent results in HCM during Q4: 11 new
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The stage during Workday rising, where the future of enterprise apps was discussed

Workday, Machine Learning, and the Future of Enterprise Applications

February 25, 2020
As Workday prepares to release quarterly and 12-month financial results later this week, it’s worth considering the implications of its tagline: “Built for the Future.” In an industry filled with huge competitors led by high-profile CEOs, Workday’s always marched to its own indie beat: low-profile, calm, and generally under the radar. While I don’t think
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Cloud Wars analyzes Workday in 2020: its challenge will be to extend its lead over SAP and Oracle.

Workday’s Beating Oracle and SAP in Fortune 100—Can It Continue?

January 16, 2020
(Latest in our series on the top challenges facing the Cloud Wars Top 10 in 2020.)   With Workday’s quarterly revenue getting awfully close to $1 billion, its demonstrated ability to win big HR deals within the world’s largest corporations has set it apart from primary rivals SAP and Oracle. But the big challenge for Workday
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