Succeeding as a medium enterprise business is no easy feat. They need to embody the nimbleness of a smaller organization, but contend with the same challenges around growth, productivity, and risk as larger organizations—often with fewer resources at their disposal. That makes it even more important for medium enterprises to work smarter and put processes in place that allow them to operate most efficiently. They need a solution that’s just right and can scale with their business needs.
At Workday, many of our mid-sized customers are tackling these challenges head on—and making amazing strides. Our single system offers them a unified experience so their teams have one source of truth and access to the capabilities that they need for greater efficiencies across finance, HR, and payroll. We’re thrilled to highlight some of their stories below and share their insights.
After Ensono split from former parent company Acxiom, it wanted to keep its technology foundation capable of supporting its growth as an infrastructure and cloud services company. By automating more processes and having all of its finance and HR data in one place, Ensono is spending more time working side-by-side with clients to help them achieve their business goals. Learn about the company’s systems strategy after the split and the benefits its realizing with Workday in, “Workday Community Voices: Supporting Rapid Growth at Ensono with a Single System.”
“We have aggressive revenue growth goals over the next five years; in order to successfully meet our goals we have to ensure we have a strong enterprise system in place to withstand all the inevitable changes.”—Alan Cole, vice president and controller, Ensono
Transwestern, a leading national commercial real estate firm, needed to better align two of its major divisions and find ways to help employees spend more time with clients and less time on administrative tasks. It was also managing 15 different systems—not a scalable solution. Last year, the company selected Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management. Find out how moving to a cloud-based finance and HR system supports the company’s continued growth and commitment to team happiness in, “Transwestern Selects Workday to Support Aggressive Growth Plans.”
“From the minute a new employee walks in, we want this commitment to be communicated. Workday will help make some of those first experiences, like onboarding, positive and engaging. It says a lot about your company if that process is streamlined, the systems are clean and easy to use, and have a cool factor.”—Mike McLain, chief accounting officer, Transwestern
CIOs are the executives best-suited to harness the speed and power of digital transformation. They have insight into all areas of the business and the technical know-how and experience to understand how technology can support business goals. However, CIOs often face challenges convincing organizational leaders and their teams to embrace these changes. The CIO at HKS, Inc., shares tips on how to clearly communicate digital transformation objectives and gain enterprise-wide acceptance in, “The Innovative CIO: The Catalyst to Driving Digital Transformation.”
“The CIO needs to make sure that everyone understands what the end goal is and their role in making these changes. You have to break that fear down with continuous communication.”—Mark Overton, CIO, HKS, Inc.
At AAA Northern California, Nevada, & Utah, which provides automotive, insurance, and travel services, gaining the trust of its customers is a top priority. That starts with having accurate data: knowing how long members stay with them, why they stay, and why they might leave. Learn how Workday is helping the company better understand this critical customer information in, “Q&A with Dustin Cramer, Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at AAA NCNU.”
“It’s important that the data in those reports tell a story about the business, so I think about creative ways to take all the data from our scorecards—which indicate how our business is doing—and use Workday Composite Reporting to ensure that our monthly reporting is meaningful.”—Dustin Cramer, director of financial planning & analysis, AAA NCNU
Shelter Insurance Company, which provides home, life, auto, and business insurance, needed one system of record for financial data to create transparency across business lines and divisions. They selected Workday to move their finance operations off legacy technology and into the cloud. Learn about the company’s deployment and how Workday partnered with them to build their financial data model in, “Diary of a Deployment: Workday Financial Management at Shelter Insurance.”
“We’re excited about the analytics capabilities built into Workday, and part of our planning at this stage is looking at how we can answer these types of questions much more quickly—even as fast as just a few clicks of a mouse. Our goal is to help the business partners get answers to their own questions through Workday’s self-service capabilities.”—Mark Stinson, director of corporate accounting, Shelter Insurance Co.
We’re honored to be a part of our customers’ journeys and look forward to achieving more together.