Netflix builds new apps while simplifying its IT infrastructure.

“Using Workday Extend to enhance our external PO process has helped us automate a critical path to close the books and perform our financial close more quickly.”—Director of Finance and People Technology


Netflix wanted to leverage a single UI and notification framework to enhance, extend, and replace existing Workday capabilities while simplifying its IT infrastructure.

Why Netflix chose Workday Extend.

Netflix was able to implement many apps, including an External Supplier PO Request app that extended the Workday Supplier Portal. The app automated the majority of supplier PO requests. It was developed in fewer than 10 weeks using Workday app components, replacing Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel®, and integrations.

Apps deployed.

Netflix started with the External Supplier PO Request app, and then built other apps, including Internal PO Request, Job Requisition, and Open Connect Inventory Management.

Netflix Workday Extend app screen shows a list of recent PO requests and options to create and find requests

Benefits and results.

Improved time to close.

Netflix processes supplier PO requests, invoices, and financial commitments more quickly. By removing the need for spreadsheets as data sources or manual reconciliations, employees have improved the speed and accuracy of accrual bookings.


of time spent on PO creation reallocated to reviewing

Automated processes.

Netflix removed the need to manage separate application environments in Google Sheets, Microsoft Excel®, and integrations. It also improved the scalability of its finance operations by eliminating numerous emails between suppliers and internal stakeholders.

Automated critical path to close

Eliminated 80% (international) and 20% (U.S.) PO requests

Accelerated development.

Netflix now has a consolidated support and development team for Workday that uses consistent tools for security and process management. This helps accelerate development and also removes the need for regression testing procedures related to the Workday update process.


estimated reduction in development time/effort

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