At Workday we talk a lot about how our architecture and cloud applications were designed to avoid a lot of the problems of legacy ERP software. Yet another big differentiator is how the Workday partner ecosystem also was designed to be better for our customers. What’s different about our approach struck me when I was attending my first Workday Altitude, our annual partner conference.
I just finished my first day at Workday as I write this blog post. Many have asked me why I would move from an analyst job to work for a vendor. A key part of my job as an analyst was to listen to and help clients make critical technology purchasing and deployment decisions. During those discussions, I would hear about the myriad of challenges they faced selecting, implementing, and supporting their applications, and gaining value from their investments.