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Workday Selected by CAE

Global Leader in Aviation Simulation and Training Chooses Workday Human Resources and Talent Management in the Cloud

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 22, 2011) - Workday Inc. today announced that CAE Inc., a global leader in modeling, simulation, and training for civil aviation and defense, has selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to support its continued expansion. Workday is the leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll, and financial management.

What's New

  • Montreal, Canada-based CAE employs more than 7,500 people at over 100 sites and aviation training locations in more than 20 countries, with annual revenues last year exceeding C$1.6 billion.
  • CAE continues to expand into new markets worldwide, and required a modern HR and talent management system to support global growth.
  • CAE selected Workday because it is a global, integrated HR and talent management system, and will provide the tools and capabilities to better understand and develop its workforce.
  • CAE recognized additional benefits of Workday's SaaS-based solutions, including:

Comments on the News
"Workday is a true global solution with integrated talent management," said Bernard Cormier, vice president of human resources at CAE. "The SaaS model offers multiple benefits and, when fully deployed, Workday will deliver real-time workforce analytics to management and will support our continued growth into new global markets."

"CAE plays a critical role in global aviation, providing flight simulators and training for pilots and aircraft crewmembers at sites throughout the world," said Dave Duffield, co-CEO and chief customer advocate at Workday. "We're honored CAE chose Workday to support its global workforce."

About Workday
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 240 customers, spanning mid-sized organizations to Fortune 500 businesses, have selected Workday. Visit us at

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