Workday and Standard Life Aberdeen

Standard Life Aberdeen plc is one of the world’s largest investment companies, created in 2017 from the merger of Standard Life plc and Aberdeen Asset Management plc. Operating under the brand Aberdeen Standard Investments, the investment arm manages £557.1bn (an equivalent of  €629.9bn or US$735.5 billion) in assets as of June 30, 2018, making it the largest active manager in the UK and one of the largest in Europe. It has a significant global presence and the scale and expertise to help clients meet their investment goals.

Workday offers us a more sophisticated way of thinking about our organization, succession planning, talent management, and objectives.

Andrew Laing

Deputy Chief Executive

  • Outdated legacy system
  • Lack of independence for managers, making them reliant on HR for many tasks
  • Limited support for certain functionalities, such as talent management 
  • Outdated user interface
  • Limited reporting capabilities
  • Single system-of-record
  • Intuitive applications that are easy to use
  • Easy-to-access information for managers and employees
  • Better reporting capabilities
  • Improved ability for managers to focus on more-strategic initiatives
  • Scalable system as the company grows