Our story.

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 HR and finance 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.

  • February 2005
  • November 2006
  • August 2007
  • September 2009
  • March 2010
  • July 2011
  • October 2012
  • September 2013
  • June 2014
  • Truckee Diner

    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.

  • A Star Is Born

    Workday debuts and announces the general availability of its first application, Workday Human Capital Management.

  • Workday Financials

    Workday announces the beta release of Workday Financial Management, an entirely new model for helping companies manage revenue, resources, and financial accounting.

  • 100+ Customers

    More than 100 companies in 46 countries have selected Workday as their cloud platform for HR and finance.

  • Talent Management

    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.

  • First Unified Higher Education Solution

    Workday unveils a unified administrative solution uniquely designed for higher education and announces strategic design partners and early customers.

  • Workday IPO

    Shares of Workday jump as much as 83 percent in a red-hot trading debut following its initial public offering.

  • Big Data Analytics

    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.

  • Happy Customers

    With the highest customer satisfaction rating of any major enterprise application vendor, Workday counts hundreds of the world’s largest companies as its customers.

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