Ruggiero: When it comes to services, at the core of the platform we are providing tools and methodology to enable customers to design, build, and deploy applications on the Workday Cloud Platform. This starts with our core services, including helping customers manage the application lifecycle, from designing the data model to deploying robust applications.
We have also simplified authentication and integration to Workday APIs with a new single API endpoint and inbound and outbound web hooks. Workday applications are all powered by Workday’s Business Process Framework, and now through the platform customers can create their own business processes. And of course, all applications built on the Workday Cloud Platform are secured using Workday’s configurable security.
Another important thing to note is that we are opening access to some of our underlying technology services to enable customers to build applications that behave like Workday applications, including presentation services, conversation services, content management, and data and analytics. We are exposing some of Workday’s underlying machine learning algorithms and statistical models through the data and analytics services, including time series forecasting, recommendations, and anomaly detection.
Across our suite of applications, including Workday Human Capital Management, Workday Financial Management, and Workday Student, we are investing heavily in APIs to enable applications to work seamlessly with Workday data and transactions. And, I’m excited to share that we are delivering a new Workday query language so you can query Workday’s data model with an intuitive syntax.
All of these services are built to let you focus on building business applications, and not worry about provisioning infrastructure services. This is just the beginning, as we will continue to invest in the platform to make even more capabilities available in the future.