In 2005, software visionaries Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri met for brunch at a Truckee diner, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe. They decided to form a startup—one that would sell cloud-based finance and HR software. The two longtime friends had plenty of experience. Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairman. Aneel held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including senior vice president of product strategy. On that day in 2005, they resolved to build a company that would revolutionize the enterprise software market. The result is Workday.
Software visionaries Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri meet at a Truckee diner near Lake Tahoe and decide to form a startup—one that would sell user-friendly enterprise cloud applications for HR and finance.
Workday debuts and announces the general availability of its first application, Workday Human Capital Management.
Workday announces the beta release of Workday Financial Management, an entirely new model for helping companies manage revenue, resources, and financial accounting.
More than 100 companies in 46 countries have selected Workday as their cloud platform for HR and finance.
Workday now provides global organizations with a single system-of-record for both talent management and core human capital management with the delivery of Workday 10.
Workday unveils a unified administrative solution uniquely designed for higher education and announces strategic design partners and early customers.
Shares of Workday jump as much as 83 percent in a red-hot trading debut following its initial public offering.
New offering redefines how organizations unify multiple sources, sizes, and structures of data with Workday data to deliver the insights for critical workforce and financial decisions.
With the highest customer satisfaction rating of any major enterprise application vendor, Workday counts hundreds of the world’s largest companies as its customers.
700+ customers worldwide. 97% customer satisfaction rate. Wow, what a decade!
"We’ve seen a significant reduction in our total cost of ownership. We’ve seen a dramatic improvement in the real-time analytics that we get to run our business, and we now have a unified platform for the first time in company history."
"Workday provides the ability to manage your people in a single place and see that integration with how your company is performing financially. It is the only tool I know of that does that."
"Workday has helped us evolve from just reporting the numbers to being able to analyze the numbers and provide value back to the business."
"The accountability within the Workday system is phenomenal. We really enjoy having the audit trails to drill down into and see the detail all the way to the invoice level. It’s been an incredible asset for our financial analysts."