Workday is taking a big step forward by opening up our platform to customers and a broader ecosystem of partners, independent software vendors, and developers. Read more from Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri.
Like all companies, Workday does everything possible to avoid system failures. Unfortunately, they can still happen and when they do, we have a special obligation to our customers to bring systems back online quickly and securely given our status as a leading cloud vendor.
Today we're formally launching the Workday Integration Cloud Platform, marking an important day for Workday, our customers, and our partners. Everyone in the Workday ecosystem can now use a proven set of tools we've developed to build integrations that connect Workday with other business systems and applications.
I am generally an optimistic person, and looking ahead at 2010 things feel pretty good. Conversations with HR and IT professionals are more upbeat than they’ve been in a long time. And even though analyst predictions for IT spending are only looking a little better than last year, companies seem to be back to planning and starting projects.
2009 has been another year of milestones for Workday. We’ve now passed the 100 customer mark and in spite of the toughest economic environment in a generation Workday is on track to grow bookings more than 50 percent this year. Customers are not just embracing Software-as-a-Service in large enterprises -- in the past quarter we are starting to hear large companies considering SaaS as a lower-risk option to an on-premise ERP deployment. That’s a huge change in perspective from a year ago.
Our first Workday Rising Europe exceeded our expectations, and we’re still hearing from customers about the value they received and what they’d like to see next year. The conference packed in plenty of insights, news, and updates. This video captures highlights of the opening keynote featuring our Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, EMEA President Chano Fernandez, and others at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London on April 1, 2014.
We've consolidated some of the most significant product news highlights from the Workday Rising Executive Keynote into a 14-minute video. Watch as Workday Co-Founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri and other leadership team members share what's new in Workday.
As an admitted technology junkie, I love watching as companies such as Google, Salesforce.com, Apple, Facebook and a revitalized Microsoft continue to deliver innovation at such an unrelenting pace. I’ll openly admit to having a first-edition iPad, Droid and even a Palm Pre (which is a better device than its market traction suggests).
For those of us that live in the SaaS or cloud world, Dreamforce is the main event of the year. This year's Dreamforce, held the last week of August, was no exception: 45,000 people registered to attend and some great product announcements came out of the event. It was a personally exciting time for me, as we announced a major partnership with salesforce.com, and earlier that week hosted our second Workday Tech Summit.
The Workday team, like any SaaS provider or IT organization, does everything possible to eliminate the possibility of unplanned system failures. We also have detailed plans in place for getting customers back online as quickly as possible in the event of an unplanned outage.
This week we’re hosting our Workday Rising customer conference, one of our favorite events of the year. It provides us the opportunity to get together with customers and partners to announce new products, share our future vision, and to hear more about what’s on their minds. It’s also the time when we reveal the results of our annual customer satisfaction survey.
During the Workday Rising keynote in Chicago, Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield joined Workday product leaders to announce new products and provide other updates. Watch this short video to learn the highlights.
Workday Co-Founders Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield were joined by other leadership team members at Workday Rising 2015 to celebrate 10 years of shared successes with customers, employees, and partners. The team also announced breaking product news and revealed plans for future innovations. Watch this video for the highlights.
This week marks a major milestone in our history. Ten years ago, following a vision for a new company we discussed over breakfast at a diner in Truckee, Calif., we started Workday.We’ve also just received a well-timed and very special birthday gift: Fortune named Workday to its “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. This follows news of our No. 4 ranking as best place to work in Ireland last week, and our top rankings in other regional workplace surveys over the years. To understand the significance of this recognition, let’s go back for a moment to that day in Truckee.
I had the rare and great opportunity to attend the opening two days of Dreamforce last week. Rare, because I can’t remember the last user conference I went to as an attendee rather than a speaker (turns out it’s a lot less stressful to be in the audience.