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Workday looks out across South Africa

Workday has announced the opening of its first office in South Africa. The office, located in Johannesburg sees the company increase to 14 the number of countries across EMEA. The country unit is headed up by Zuko Mdwaba who only joined the company in January 2018 from SAS. This is perhaps the surprising element in…

Bhusri refinances Workday Ventures and reshuffles leadership

Workday has announced a $250 million fund for Workday Ventures. In a second related announcement it has also unveiled some senior leadership moves. Significantly, this is not about bringing in external resources but of promoting those already in place. New look Workday Ventures Workday Ventures was first launched in 2015 with investments into four firms:…

Did Office Depot Inc snub Workday for Oracle?

  Oracle has announced that Office Depot, Inc has selected a range of Oracle Cloud Applications including Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud. The announcement is notable because Office Depot EU selected Workday around the time of its de-merger from Office Depot Inc. Aurelius Group completed the acquisition of the European operation in January 2017.…

Workday starts major push in Japan

Workday has announced the appointment of Rob Wells as President, Japan. He assumes the role after heading up Workday in Australia and New Zealand. Workday is clearly looking to expand in a region where it already has a significant number of customers, including several headquartered there. These include Hitachi, Fast Retailing, and Nissan. Wells took up…

Pernod Ricard continues Cloud transformation with Workday

Workday has announced that Pernod Ricard has selected Workday Human Capital Management to support the needs of its global workforce. Pernod Ricard plans to roll out the cloud-based software to all 18,500 employees across 86 countries. This latest announcement Is part of a larger journey for Pernod Ricard. It currently uses JD Edwards Enterprise One…

Workday adds multi-factor security from Duo

Workday is integrating security tools from Duo to add additional levels of security to its products. Workday customers can now access Duo’s security tools from the Workday interface. This deal means that Workday customers can now use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to improve security. Josh DeFigueiredo, chief trust officer, Workday said: “Integrating Duo with Workday is…

Ceridian moves towards IPO (or acquisition)?

In a brief press release Ceridian has announced that it is in an early stage of filing for an IPO. It has confidentially submitted a Form S-1 to the US securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The SEC will now carry out a review process. Once completed Ceridian will move forward, subject to market conditions, to…

Workday acquires SkipFlag

In a short blog post by Joe Korngiebel, CTO, Workday the company announced the acquisition of SkipFlag. Korngiebel described SkipFlag as: “a disruptor in the enterprise knowledge management space! SkipFlag uses deep learning to help people make sense of mountains of data across multiple applications used by today’s workforce.” SkipFlag was founded by Peter Skomoroch…

Oracle beats Workday to ERP contract in marathon process

Oracle has beaten Unit4, CampusManagement and Workday to a new ERP contract at the member colleges of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium. The final selection was between Oracle and Workday. The contract will see it deploy Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud, Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Cloud and Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud at three…

Oracle smashes cloud targets with more to come

Oracle announced earnings above expectations in its Q2 results. Total revenues were up 6.6% to $9.6 billion. Cloud SaaS revenues were up 55% alone to $1.1 billion and cloud PaaS revenue up 21% to $396 million. Even on-premises software revenues were up 9% to $7.7 billion. The latter showing a strength in the loyalty of…