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Accenture, Aggressor, Collaborative Solutions and Towers Perrin Lead Sponsorships for Workday's Third Annual User Conference: Workday Rising

Altimeter Group Analyst Ray Wang Keynote to Discuss Enterprise Applications in the Era of the Cloud

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2009) - Workday, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class SaaS-based Human Resources (HR) and Financial solutions, today unveiled details of Workday Rising 2009 San Francisco. The three-day event, October 18-21 at the Palace Hotel, will feature more than 50 educational and collaborative sessions to help human resources, finance and technology professionals optimize their Workday deployments.

What's New

-- More than a dozen Workday consulting and technology partners will sponsor the event including: Accenture, Aggressor, Collaborative Solutions, Towers Perrin, Jeitosa Group International, OmniPoint, Primitive Logic, BTRG, Ceridian Tax Services, Cornerstone OnDemand, DayNine Consulting, Deloitte Consulting, Knowledge Infusion, NETtime Solutions, OneSource Virtual HR, RCM Technologies, Taleo, Wise Consulting Associates and Xactly Corporation.

-- R. "Ray" Wang, partner and analyst at Altimeter Group will present a keynote address on "Enterprise Applications in the Era of The Cloud and Web 2.0." Following a distinguished tenure at Forrester Research, Ray joined Altimeter to lead the Enterprise Strategy practice, bridging the emerging world of Web 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 business solutions with today's enterprise applications and technologies. Wang has provided enterprise strategy consulting to some of the world's leading organizations, and the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations named him "Analyst of the Year" in both 2008 and 2009.

-- Workday co-CEOs Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri will also keynote the conference to discuss the company's plans for 2010 and the state of Software-as-a-Service and enterprise software.

Comments on the News

"Workday Rising is a fabulous platform for collaboration, learning and exchanging ideas with our customers -- ideas that often become the foundation for future Workday products and services," said Duffield. "This year's conference promises to be our best ever, and I want to personally thank our fabulous group of partners for their committed support of Workday and our mutual customers' success."

Workday Rising 2009 is open to Workday customers and sponsoring partners, with special programs for qualified organizations interested in learning more about Workday solutions. Register at Event updates will also be posted to

About Workday

Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for human resources and financial management, providing new levels of business agility for a fraction of the cost of buying, deploying and maintaining legacy on-premise systems. More than 100 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Financial Management use modern, standards-based technologies to provide an unparalleled level of agility, ease-of-use, and integration capability. For more information about Workday, please visit

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