Workday is for everyone – and every company, no matter its size

Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small company, Workday has the intelligent solutions you need to thrive. Across finance, HR and planning, we help you overcome the challenge of a changing world.

Companies of all sizes are succeeding with Workday

Four Workday myths, busted

Heard something that made you think Workday isn’t right for you?
We’re here to debunk those myths

Myth: Workday is too expensive and has no ROI for my organisation


We offer low-risk, fixed-fee packages that ensure on-time, on-budget implementation.


  • More than 95% of Workday customer deployments were completed on time in FY24.
  • Preconfigured packages get our customers live within just four to six months.
  • Workday Launch facilitates faster deployments resulting 42% faster time-to-value.

“For SMEs or for fast-growing companies, Workday is a very relevant partner since Workday can provide implementation times that many other large comparable vendors cannot deliver at the same pace.”– Mister Spex

Myth: Workday only sells to large organisations


We’ve learnt a lot about your challenges by working with many small and mid-sized organisations. In fact, plenty of Workday customers have fewer than 1000 employees.

“We've seen a lot of value with Workday since we went live 14 months ago. We have seen more streamlined processes. We have got a platform now that we can engage our workforce, our employees, our managers. Being a medium-sized enterprise ourselves I really do not understand why everybody wouldn't want to use technology, like Workday, that is continuously evolving to meet the needs of your organisation.” – Wellcome Sanger Institute
“I think it's a myth that [Workday is only suitable for large enterprises] as a small independent hotel group, I’m glad that we've proven that it can work as well.” – Lore Group

Myth: Workday is complicated, it’s too big and more than I need


With Workday, you get a unified system with over 700 pre-configured processes based on customers’ best practices that keeps things simple – so you don’t need a complex array of apps.

“Workday gives us the opportunity to build a skinny business process to keep everything very simple and over the period of time let the system configure according to how the needs evolve.” – Cambio Healthcare Systems
“Having a system where, at a flick of a switch, anybody could go in and understand what was going on was so important.” – PGA European Tour

Myth: More resources are needed to manage Workday


Workday actually frees up business and IT resources from manual, repetitive tasks. For instance, the British Heart Foundation reported £118K in productivity gains among retail staff and £126K in payroll efficiency and process savings.
Key Group
meanwhile reported strategic procurement work increased by 50%, with expenses processed in just seven days instead of 30.

“The anticipated time savings will allow us to focus more on value-add activities, such as providing insights and analysis to aid decision making, with less time needed to consolidate and reconcile all the financial data.”  – PPL
“We have been able to automate so many processes by using Workday. From OCR to H2H integrations, we are just so much faster than before.” – Designit

“Now everything’s on one system, colleagues can do everything much more easily, from looking at their payslip to booking training or putting their expenses through. As we add modules, we feel Workday is a system that’s growing and developing alongside us as a business.”

— First Central

Why Workday

Why do small and mid-size companies choose Workday?

Workday has a flexible suite with quick and simple deployment that enables faster time-to-value – perfect for smaller organisations. Our unified system simplifies the way you do finance, HR and planning.

Why do small and mid-size companies choose Workday?

Frequently Asked Questions

The ins and outs of Workday for small and midsize businesses.

What is a midsize business?

Small businesses can be considered those with fewer than 500 employees, while midsize businesses are considered to have 500 to 3,500 employees. But this varies regionally and industry to industry. For an in-depth understanding of how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are defined globally, and why those definitions matter read our blog: What Are Small and Medium Enterprises?


Workday AI levels the playing field between small and midsize businesses and large enterprises. From day one, Workday was designed as a multi tenant cloud with a unified data model. This means that all customers—both small and large—benefit from the clean, coherent data sets comprised of over 600B transactions per year across 65M+ users, representing organisations of various sizes and industries. All of this data serves as high quality fuel for training our AI models.

tifying-the-cloud-technology-thats-right-for-your-businA unified ERP platform, such as Workday brings together your finance, HR, payroll, and planning into a connected workflow that optimises processes and streamlines operations. This means that no matter your size or industry, you gain full transparency across the entire organisation so you can adapt to changing business needs.

SMBs that invest in ERPs benefit from increased productivity and efficiency, optimised business processes, and more engaging employee and customer experiences. The Workday platform unifies accounting, operations, and finance to streamline workflows. This enables organisations of all sizes to make confident decisions, drive flawless business operations, and empower people for maximum performance.

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