After working to uncover the mysteries of our solar system’s planets for nearly 15 years, Jim Stratton brought his passion for problem solving to Workday. In this post, our CTO explores what he sees around the corner for Workday and our customers, the challenges we can help them solve, and how guitar playing improves his thinking process.
According to our latest global study, retail organizations are ahead of other sectors in understanding the importance of digital revenue and, more importantly, having the agility to act quickly on opportunities.
The CIO at Webber Wentzel, a prominent full-service law firm based in South Africa, talked to us about how the firm leveraged technology to navigate these unprecedented times, and its roadmap for the future.
Matt Sherman, our general manager of Workday Student, shares highlights about our student system and the momentum we’re seeing as more and more higher education institutions look to transform and elevate the student experience.
For U.S. federal agencies looking to attract and retain talent and modernize human resources operations, moving to the cloud is the logical choice. Learn more about how to empower employees, make HR a more strategic partner, and bring predictability to budget cycles.
More than one-third of professional services firms now expect that 75% or more of their revenue will come from digital within the next three years. Industry experts from PwC and Workday recently partnered to explain what this means for the industry’s future.
Digital transformation is more than just deploying new technology—it’s rethinking how you operate your entire organization. Florida Gulf Coast University CIO Mary Banks discusses how the school’s own transformation is enabling the leadership team to make better decisions that impact costs, productivity, and success.
Andrew Dubowec, chief growth officer at League, and Cristina Goldt, general manager, talent optimization at Workday, discuss how the pandemic dramatically upleveled the importance of the employee experience and how employees use their benefits—all the way up to the C-suite.
Workday leaders Pete Schlampp, executive vice president of product development, and Jeff Gelfuso, chief design officer, talk about why a consumer-like user experience in the enterprise is more important than ever.
Aneel Bhusri, co-founder, co-CEO, and chairman at Workday, shared insights on Workday product innovation, how we’re empowering customers, and how we’re helping organizations develop paths for growth at our Conversations for a Changing World digital event.
When you’re evaluating cloud vendors, it’s important to understand how their technology platforms scale and whether a service can quickly adapt to meet your business needs. At Workday, we believe true scale is achieved if a service can handle the most demanding workloads of every customer—all at once, every day.
We commissioned Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to test the idea that a faster speed of digital transformation has become the new normal. Our global study found that not all digitization efforts are created equal.
Not every “cloud” is the same. Government finance and human resources teams should carefully weigh the differences between an enterprise management cloud approach and simply migrating existing ERP systems to a hosted data center.
Workday CIO Sheri Rhodes recently talked with Miriam McLemore, AWS enterprise strategist, as a guest on AWS’s Conversation with Leaders series. Rhodes discussed how the pandemic increased collaboration, why we shifted to a product-focused IT operating model, and how our Workday on Workday approach benefits customers.
Workday recently had the honor of being a Platinum Sponsor of VMware’s Women Transforming Technology Conference, an event that aligns with Workday Ventures’ goals and vision to support a strong, inclusive future.
The acceleration gap was already emerging prior to the pandemic, but the past year tested every organization’s ability to respond. Based on our work with thousands of customers worldwide, we’ve found seven imperatives businesses need to thrive in the “next normal.”
Barbara Cosgrove, vice president, chief privacy officer at Workday, discusses the European Commission's newly released, final version of new Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), which provides clarity for companies that transfer personal data outside of Europe.
We’re excited to announce an even more immersive and productive experience for users of our Workday for Microsoft Teams app. This should translate into greater worker productivity and engagement, and most importantly, organizational success.
At the Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, Shivvy Jervis, a futurist, speaker, and broadcaster, discussed her research on human motivation and how business leaders can best engage an increasingly distributed workforce.
At our Workday Elevate Digital Experience 2021 in the UK, leaders in finance, HR, and technology discussed how they’re reducing complexity, engaging employees, and driving innovation through digital transformation efforts.
Paul Wright, CIO of vehicle components-maker Accuride, talks about how he helped the company detangle its technology footprint while gaining functionality, how the company saves time and money with Workday Extend, and how strong business partnerships lead to successful digital transformation projects.
Many legacy enterprise application vendors are now asking their customers when they want to schedule their updates—as if this is a good thing. At Workday, we ask, “Why do updates have to cause disruption at all?” Hint: They don’t have to.
Workday Extend empowers our customers to confidently build, deploy, and manage new business capabilities for finance and HR. Architected on the same platform as Workday's applications, Extend delivers enterprise scale and speeds development.
Learn how the financial services company extended the power of Workday to make the employee experience smoother and more productive—especially as it looks ahead to bringing employees back to the office.
Keith Lohkamp, senior director, healthcare industry strategy at Workday, talks with Ray Wang, principal analyst, founder, and chairman at Constellation Research, about technology trends and strategies healthcare organizations are adopting to keep up with industry standards and adapt in the changing world of healthcare.
While the pandemic has created many challenges, The Salvation Army Australia and City Developments Limited of Singapore have also found the disruption has led to new and better ways of working. Learn more from their talk during our digital event, Conversations for a Changing World.
Leighanne Levensaler, executive vice president of corporate strategy at Workday and managing director and co-head of Workday Ventures, discusses how the pandemic has accelerated key business initiatives such as cloud computing, worker reskilling, and inclusive company cultures.
When we look back on 2020, we’ll likely regard it as the year digital transformation reached escape velocity. Jim Stratton, chief technology officer at Workday, expects big leaps in these technology areas this year.
The increasing use of AI and ML is raising new questions around privacy, ethics, and regulation. Workday’s Jim Shaughnessy talked with Amie Stepanovich from the University of Colorado, Boulder to learn more.
Sarah Richardson, vice president of IT change leadership at Optum, and Joe Wilson, chief technology officer for North America at Workday, discuss how healthcare IT is evolving, the importance of alignment across business functions, and how communication is key for effective digital transformation.
We’re thinking of common business challenges in fresh ways to help make our customers more productive, collaborative, and informed. Learn more about our built-in Workday Productivity Suite, consisting of Workday Drive, Worksheets, and Slides for early adopters.
COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of digital transformation for many businesses. Carolyn Horne, our president, EMEA, looks at how a disruptive 2020 has acted as a catalyst for change—and how business leaders are increasing agility and building resilience within their organisations.
The COVID-19 pandemic has damaged local economies and led to high unemployment. We believe there is an innovative solution to help address these challenges: the creation of skills-based talent marketplaces.
This blog looks at how a modern higher education software enables educational leaders to foster student success, develop more effective business processes, gain deeper insights across the organization, and navigate a disruptive landscape.
At this week’s All Raise VC Summit 2020, female/non-binary investors are gathering virtually to discuss how to create a more equitable future for all. Betsy Bland, vice president and managing director of Workday Ventures, shares how our portfolio companies are helping to elevate people and reduce barriers to opportunity.
During times of disruption, it’s critical for businesses to have the right skill sets to be able to quickly respond and adapt. Trenton Cycholl, vice president of business technology at Citrix, shares how machine learning can help companies close the skills gap.
Kevin Kain, director of financial planning and operational analysis, and Kristen Raber, corporate director, Cloud Innovation Lab at ChristianaCare, share how the healthcare provider has rapidly adapted to change while continuing to drive digital transformation within the organization and provide affordable, high quality care for the communities it serves.
The second installment of our global survey, “Organizational Agility: The Roadmap to Digital Acceleration,” found that the pandemic has forced business leaders the world over to take a hard look at what they’re doing right, and what needs improving inside their own organizations.
Skills are the fundamental currency of the changing world of work, and we believe our skills cloud is a true differentiator for talent optimization. Workday CTO Jim Stratton provides a closer look at how we’ve engineered skills cloud to provide the greatest possible value to our customers.
Cooperative purchasing agreements and group contract vehicles allow higher education and public sector organizations to adopt cloud-based finance, human resources, planning, and student technologies more quickly and efficiently.
Artificial intelligence (AI) enables business leaders to focus their time on the challenges that really matter. Workday Co-Founder and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, Nasdaq President and CEO Adena Friedman, and Fortune President and CEO Alan Murray share their thoughts on how AI will further shape the future of business.
Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) decision in the “Schrems II” case, some wondered what it would mean for cross-border data transfers and whether they remained valid. Upon more analysis, they remain intact—with some caveats.
On today’s Workday Podcast, we examine the role AI and ML play in economics and the intricate relationship between human, machine, and society at large. Ajay Agrawal, co-author of “Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence,” joins Workday Executive Vice President of Technology Sayan Chakraborty to discuss the AI landscape and how it has changed since the book’s publication.