Oracle and Workday leaders are talking about SaaS growth

Archrivals Oracle and Workday Agree on One Thing: SaaS Market Booming

October 15, 2019
It’s surely a great understatement to say there’s no love lost between Oracle and Workday. But the leaders of both companies are in violent agreement over the voracious appetite for SaaS applications among large organizations. At a recent investors conference, Workday cofounder and CEO Aneel Bhusri spoke on this trend. “The cloud is now viewed
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Workday Rising 2019 preview

Workday Faces 3 Key Questions as $4-Billion Run Rate Looms

October 14, 2019
Well on its way to a $4-billion annualized run rate, Workday is approaching that point where a large and successful company needs to address strategic questions in order to become a very large and very successful company. The company’s annual customer conference, Workday Rising, opens today. So it’s the perfect time to take a look
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Workday Adaptive Insights logos

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The latest episode of Cloud Wars Executive Insights about Workday's cloud strategy

Workday’s Cloud Strategy | Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights

June 10, 2019
Here’s my conversation with Leighanne Levensaler, who is Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Workday, and Managing Director and Co-Head at Workday Ventures. This is also episode eight of “Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights.” As the tech companies in our Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings drive transformation not just in individual corporations but also in
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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.
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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:
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