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How 5 European Medium Enterprises Are
 Leveraging Workday


Succeeding as a medium enterprise business is no easy feat. They need to embody the nimbleness of a smaller organisation, but contend with the same challenges around growth, productivity, and risk as larger organisations—often with fewer resources at their disposal. That makes it even more important for medium enterprises to work smarter and put processes in place that allow them to operate most efficiently. They need a solution that’s just right and can scale with their business needs.

At Workday, many of our mid-sized customers are tackling these challenges head on—and making amazing strides. Our single system offers them a unified experience so their teams have one source of truth and access to the capabilities that they need for greater efficiencies across finance, HR, and payroll. We’re thrilled to highlight some of their stories below and share their insights.    

As Europe's leading listed commercial property company and one of the largest in the world with 72 prime shopping centres in major European cities, Unibail-Rodamco required an HR system capable of supporting its 2,000 employees. Learn why the business selected Workday to transition its HR operations to the cloud for increased speed and agility across its operations.

“As we prepare for the future, it is important that we adopt an HR system that can support fast growth and change while also giving us deeper visibility into our workforce globally. With Workday, we will have a flexible foundation for growth, greater analytics to help us make informed decisions, and modern tools and capabilities to more effectively manage and engage our people.” —Sylvain Montcouquiol, CHRO, Unibail

Scout24 AG, operator of the leading German digital classifieds platforms ImmobilienScout24 and AutoScout24, and with more than 1,000 employees, required a talent management strategy capable of supporting its European growth strategy. Scout24’s decision to choose Workday Human Capital Management also delivers data-driven decision making based on Workday’s integrated reporting capabilities.

“For Scout24, it's critical to have tools like Workday in place to continually find and retain top talent and keep our employees engaged as we grow and expand. Workday shares our commitment to deliver the best solutions that allow our employees to achieve more every day. It understands that an engaging user experience is crucial when delivering HR software as this will help us create a more connected workforce and drive our future success.” —Judith Jungmann, Senior Vice President Human Resources & Communications, Scout24

CIOs are the executives best-suited to harness the speed and power of digital transformation. They have insight into all areas of the business and the technical know-how and experience to understand how technology can support business goals. However, CIOs often face challenges convincing organisational leaders and their teams to embrace these changes. The CIO at HKS, Inc., an employer of 1,350 staff, shares tips on how to  clearly communicate digital transformation objectives and gain enterprise-wide acceptance in, “The Innovative CIO: The Catalyst to Driving Digital Transformation”.

“The CIO needs to make sure that everyone understands what the end goal is and their role in making these changes. You have to break that fear down with continuous communication.”—Mark Overton, CIO, HKS Inc

At English Premier League team, Southampton Football Club, having the ability to bring financial management information and HR data together is just as important as the team’s performance on the pitch. Learn how Southampton FC selected Workday to improve visibility and insights into real-time data, for its 350 full-time employees and 1,200 temporary staff, which will enhance its decision-making processes across the organisation in “Southampton Football Club Doubles Up with Workday”.

"Just as Southampton FC has made significant investments in our players, stadium, and facilities, ensuring we have the right technology to support our growth is imperative. Moving HR and finance to Workday will not only allow us to digitise and standardise our key people and finance processes, but we now have a tool that we are confident will grow with us and meet our demands in the future." —Matthew Reynolds, IT Director, Southampton FC

Skandia, Sweden's largest independent, customer-owned banking and insurance groups, with more than 2,000 employees in Sweden, Denmark, and Lithuania, needed to increase the efficiency of HR processes, while improving its ability to meet the requirements of incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. Find out why Skandia made the decision to replace its legacy HR systems with a modern cloud system that could keep pace with the organisation’s digital transformation agenda.

"Out of the suppliers we reviewed, Workday offered the most proven system when it came to the features, information security, and continual delivery of new functionality required to digitalise our HR operations. We were also attracted by the high levels of satisfaction that other customers shared with us about their Workday experience." —Marie Ågren, Head of HR, Skandia

We’re honoured to be a part of our customers’ journeys and look forward to achieving more together.