Continuous delivery = continuous innovation. We deliver innovation to our customers when it’s ready. We progressively roll out changes and features in a sensible way to continuously enhance the customer experience while avoiding regressions.
We didn’t invent this process: consumer internet companies such as Netflix and Google push out small, incremental updates to users all the time. Nobody bats an eye, because it just works without disruption or chaos. Why should you expect any less of your enterprise application vendors?
Because Workday innovation is delivered without disruption to your business, you get a different kind of choice. You get to decide when you want to turn on the new features and functionality included in our updates. This approach lets you realize the benefits of innovation when it makes sense for your business, and without requiring a disruptive update to get there.
Real innovation on your time. In the past, businesses would upgrade their applications because they wanted access to new capabilities. The promise at the other end of the upgrade had to truly be worth the operational pain associated with the update. Workday has turned that concept on its head. Now, you’re no longer balancing between the pain of an upgrade with the gain of new capabilities.
Next time an application vendor pitches you on the value of a flexible upgrade schedule, ask why. It’s seemingly a nice choice to have, but the question glosses over a basic fact: Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive, but some vendors don’t have the architectural underpinnings to deliver updates that just happen, quickly and easily. As a business, you have higher priorities, and that’s the kind of update you should expect—and that you deserve.