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Savvis Live on Workday Human Resources

2,200 Savvis Employees and Managers in 14 Countries Now Use Workday

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - April 28, 2010) -  Workday, Inc., the leader in enterprise-class SaaS-based Human Resources (HR), Financial and Payroll solutions, today announced that Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises, is live on Workday Human Capital Management (HCM). More than 2,200 Savvis employees and managers are using Workday to manage their HR operations.

What's New

  • Savvis had outgrown the legacy service bureau-based HR application it had been using for the past four years. The system had proven difficult to use, time consuming and expensive to customize, and employees had not broadly adopted it for managing the business -- providing little value to managers and increasing the burden on the HR staff.
  • Savvis needed a solution with an intuitive user experience that helped managers get their work done day-to-day, while supporting efficient and consistent HR processes.
  • The company also needed an HR system that was flexible enough to support hundreds of supervisory organizations, and that could be configured to support unique business processes and regulatory requirements for all the countries in which it does business.
  • In just 120 days, Savvis went live with Workday HCM.
  • Approximately 2,200 Savvis employees and managers across 14 countries now use Workday.
  • With Workday, the Savvis HR team can configure business processes in just minutes, without requiring IT support. This same task proved virtually impossible in the previous application.
  • Workday uses Savvis facilities to host one of its datacenters.

Comments on the News
"Savvis' deployment is a terrific example of the speed, cost savings and agility that Workday delivers for our customers," said Dave Duffield, Workday co-CEO and chief customer advocate. "The ability to go into production with an HR system in 120 days, while also enabling complex organizational structures and highly-tailored workflow, demonstrates the capability and value of Workday's SaaS system of record. I congratulate the team at Savvis for their success and look forward to working with them in the years ahead."

"Savvis' employees access their work applications via Cloud and utility computing environments, and they expect ease of use that is comparable to that of consumer Web applications like Facebook, Amazon and Google," said Mary Ann Altergott, senior vice president of Corporate Services at Savvis. "Workday's applications work like the consumer Web, with simple, intuitive navigation; the use of search, links, and tags; and a focus on helping the manager or employee complete whatever job or task they need to get done. That approach, delivered in a flexible SaaS business model, provides significant, measurable value to Savvis on a daily basis."

About Workday
Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global 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 130 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to global Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Workday Human Capital Management, Workday Financial Management and Workday Payroll 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

About Savvis
Savvis, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVVS) is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprises. More than 2,500 unique customers, including 30 of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500, use Savvis to reduce capital expense, improve service levels and harness the latest advances in cloud computing. For more information, please visit

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