Our Dublin-based team is critical to the development of Workday technologies and tools for integrations, deployments, and more. In fact, Dublin is the main development hub for Workday Learning, an exciting new application we plan to offer in 2016.
We’ve grown our technology talent in other countries, too. In Munich, we have a team of developers focused on platform technologies. A developer team in Reading, UK, helped us prepare Workday Payroll for our UK customers, and in Paris we have a team working hard on Workday Payroll for France, which we plan to offer in the first half of 2016.
Over in Amsterdam, the Workday Training Centre we opened last year has become incredibly popular with Workday customers and certified consultants. Every time I’m there it’s packed, and we recently doubled the size of the centre to meet demand. By the end of January we expect to have more than 700 certified partner consultants here in Europe.
Yet I have to save for last the growth fact we’re most proud of. Based on a global customer survey, we learned in September that our customer satisfaction rate rose to 98% this year from 97% in 2014. This is by far the most important measurement of growth for us at Workday, as nothing else matters unless we have strong customer satisfaction.
So as we collaborate, share, and learn as a community here at Workday Rising Europe 2015—and enjoy some well-deserved fun at tonight’s Customer Appreciation Party—let us celebrate these successes together. In its many different representations, growth is a beautiful thing that benefits us all.