Since we first announced our intent to open up the Workday platform, we’ve worked hard to develop a solution that pushes agility and adaptability to the next level, helping our customers and partners extend beyond core Workday applications to meet essential and changing needs.
Today, we have two major updates to share as we advance our platform journey.
First, the product offering originally known as Workday Cloud Platform—for customers and partners to build applications and extensions on top of the delivered capabilities in Workday to meet their unique business needs—has been renamed Workday Extend. We’ve evolved the Workday Cloud Platform moniker to reference the broader portfolio of tools and solutions that support extensibility across Workday. This includes Workday Extend as well as Workday Integration Cloud—the set of integration capabilities included with all our products for accessing external systems, exchanging data, and automating processes.
Second, and most importantly, we’re excited to announce that Workday Extend is now generally available to customers.
And this couldn’t come at a more critical time. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many businesses overnight and forced a new level of responsiveness. Those organizations that already work in the cloud are seeing the benefits of a system that is far more flexible and powerful than is possible with on-premise systems.
Let’s circle back to why we decided to bring two extensibility solutions—Workday Extend and Workday Integration Cloud—together under a single portfolio. Our extensibility story starts with Workday Integration Cloud. Since its introduction in 2011, Workday Integration Cloud continues to be our proven and widely adopted enterprise-class integration solution. Just in this last year, Workday Integration Cloud supported more than 115 million customer integration requests.
Workday Integration Cloud is a key element of our platform solution, and including it in the Workday Cloud Platform portfolio does not change or impact how our customers access this vital technology. Workday Integration Cloud remains an included core capability for all Workday applications.