Investors Include T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Janus Capital Group, and Bezos Expeditions
PLEASANTON, CA – October 24, 2011 – Workday, Inc., the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll, and financial management, has closed $85 million in Series F financing. The round was led by new investors, including T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Janus Capital Group Inc., and Bezos Expeditions, the personal investment company of Amazon.com founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos.
Workday was founded by Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri in 2005 to offer a cloud alternative for mid- and large-sized enterprises saddled with on-premise deployments of legacy software. Today, Workday offers Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions, making it easy for organizations to rip and replace entire traditional administrative ERP systems. More than 230 companies – accounting for over two million users – have selected Workday.
"We believe the caliber of this group of investors underscores the market opportunity before us. The world’s largest and most global enterprises are moving their business management solutions to the cloud,” said Aneel Bhusri, Workday co-founder and CEO. “With this capital, Workday will continue to expand its core technology, products, go-to-market capability, and administrative infrastructure. Dave and I couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome T. Rowe Price, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Janus Capital Group, Bezos Expeditions, and the other investors to Workday."
Allen & Company LLC served as financial adviser to Workday and assisted the company in putting together this financing.
Workday is the leader in enterprise-class, software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses, combining a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers unified Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions designed for today’s organizations and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, Workday offers a fresh alternative to legacy ERP. More than 230 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Visit us at www.workday.com.
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