Customers Looking for Fast Time-to-Value Continue to Choose Software-as-a-Service Over On-Premise Solutions
PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - Workday, Inc., the leader in
enterprise-class SaaS-based Human
solutions, has now brought more than 60 customers live on Workday HCM,
and phase-one deployment times are currently averaging under 120 days.
Workday customers range from mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500
Companies that want to go live in days, not years, are selecting
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) over on-premise ERP solutions.
-- Workday now has more than 60 customers in production across 49
-- Companies using Workday SaaS HR and Financial Management solutions
eliminate the need to purchase additional hardware and servers, install and
tune database software, physically install the application software or deal
with ongoing maintenance.
-- With Workday, customers configure, rather than customize, their systems.
Customization of on-premise systems is a time consuming process that
requires change to the underlying software code, making every patch,
service pack, upgrade, report, or integration a costly and complicated IT
project. Instead, Workday's multi-tenant SaaS allows customers to
configure and reconfigure software anytime, as business needs change --
with no IT impact.
-- Workday issues three updates per year, ensuring that customers always
have access to the latest features and functionality. Since Workday is
configured not customized, updates take approximately 14 days rather than
the months or years it would take to upgrade in the on-premise world.
-- Independent ERP consulting firm Panorama Consulting recently
studied more than 1,300 ERP customers
. The study found that ERP
implementation timeframes for organizations larger than 500 employees
averaged more than 25 months, over six times the Workday average of 120
More than 25 customers have gone live on Workday in 2009. Recent go-lives
(8,000 employees) -- A
leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies, ConvaTec
was spun off from Bristol-Myers Squibb in fall 2008. ConvaTec was able to
deploy Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to support open enrollment
for its U.S. workforce in just 31 days. Since then, ConvaTec has also gone
live with Workday in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, and Egypt with plans for 25 additional
countries in 2009.
employees) -- The HR team at Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ
), a global leader
in outsourced managed computing and network infrastructure for IT
applications, needed an HR solution that could adapt to their changing
business requirements and global processes. In just 120 days, Savvis
deployed Workday HCM in 14 countries and Workday Benefits Network for
employees in the U.S. Using Workday, the HR team can configure or update
workflows in just minutes.
-- Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
(1,200 employees) -- International law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge
needed an HR solution that could be deployed quickly to support its global
operations and fast approaching open enrollment period. Workday delivered
an on-time, on-budget implementation, bringing the company live on HCM in
the U.S., United Kingdom, and Hong Kong in just 175 days.
(2,000 employees) --
StoneRiver, a spin-off of financial services company Fiserv, was given
approximately 10 weeks to transition its 2,000 employees from the parent
company's solutions to its own HR system of record. StoneRiver deployed
Workday Human Capital Management in 38 days. (See related news
employees) -- Websense, a Web security, email security, and data loss
prevention solutions company, needed a solution that would support HR
functions and regulatory requirements around the world as it expands
globally. In just 90 days, Websense went live on Workday HCM in 38
countries, replacing two existing on-premise applications. Websense is
currently implementing Workday Benefits Network in anticipation of its fall
open enrollment period.
Comments on the News
"We're changing the game in enterprise software. By leveraging the
delivery model, Workday is transforming
implementations altogether, offering solutions that are less complex, more
cost-effective, and much simpler to deploy than on-premise systems," said
Dave Duffield, Workday CEO and chief customer advocate. "Workday
deployments are typically 30 to 50 percent less expensive than on-premise
ERP, and take a fraction of the time and effort. I'm ecstatic to see so
many customers gaining value from 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 95 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 www.workday.com
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