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Company overview

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, helping customers adapt and thrive in a changing world. Workday applications for financial management, human resources, planning, spend management, and analytics have been adopted by thousands of organizations around the world and across industries—from medium-sized businesses to more than 45 percent of the Fortune 500. For more information about Workday, visit workday.com.

For more about the Workday story and key milestones, please visit Our Story.

Corporate Headquarters
Headquarters in Pleasanton, California, with offices across North America, EMEA, and APJ. All Workday office locations can be found here.

Founding Date
March 2005

IPO Date
October 2012

Global Employee Head Count
Approximately 12,400

Core Values

  • Employees
  • Customer Service
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Fun
  • Profitability

For more about core values at Workday, please visit workday.com.


Office of the CFO: Workday Financial Management is the Workday flagship application suite for finance. Other products targeting the CFO include Workday Accounting Center, Workday Adaptive Planning (also applicable to the Office of the CHRO), Workday Expenses, Workday Grants Management, Workday Prism Analytics, and Workday Projects.

Office of the CHRO: Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) is the Workday flagship application suite for HR. Other products targeting the CHRO include Workday Adaptive Planning (also applicable to Office of the CFO), Workday Expenses, Workday Help, Workday Journeys, Workday Learning, Workday Payroll, Workday People Analytics, Workday Prism Analytics, Workday Recruiting, Workday Talent Optimization, and Workday Time Tracking.

Office of the CIO: Workday analytics and technology products targeting the CIO include Workday Benchmarking (an offering available as part of Workday Data-as-a-Service), Workday Extend, Workday People Analytics, and Workday Prism Analytics.

Office of Procurement: Workday’s suite of spend management applications helps customer organizations meet their source-to-pay needs. Products within this suite include Workday InventoryWorkday Procurement, and Workday Strategic Sourcing.

Industries: Workday products can be configured for specific industries, including education, financial services, government, healthcare, insurance, life sciences, manufacturing, nonprofit, professional services, retail and hospitality, and technology, among others. Workday also offers Workday Grants Management, Workday Professional Services Automation, and Workday Student for higher education.

Customer Facts

  • Workday serves approximately 7,900 customers globally (includes acquisitions).
  • Workday aims to maintain a customer satisfaction rating over 95 percent, and achieved a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating in 2019.
  • The Workday customer community represents more than 45 million workers.

Sample of Workday Customers:
Workday Financial Management customers include
Airbnb, Aon, Aurecon, Banner Health, Care.com, City and County of Denver, Conde Nast, Consumer Direct Management Solutions, Continental Casualty, Cushman & Wakefield, Denny’s, Equiniti, First Financial Bank, Groupe Foncia, J.B. Hunt, KeyBank, Life Time Fitness, Louisiana State University, MGM Macau, Netflix, New York Public Library, Panera Bread, PGA European Tour, Rabobank, Ryder Truck, Sacramento Kings, Salmat, Sanford Health, Sharp HealthCare, Sky Betting & Gaming, Transurban, TripAdvisor, TX Group, Unum, Yale

Workday Human Capital Management customers include
Accenture, Airbus, Bank of America, BBVA, BP, Centrica, Chevron, Citigroup, Comcast Communications, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Fast Retailing, The Gap, Inc., General Electric, Hitachi, Home Depot, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise, Humana, IBM, Kohl’s, Lloyd’s Bank, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, MGM Resorts, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Nordstrom, Pfizer, PNC Bank, Primark, Procter & Gamble, Roche, Rolls-Royce, Qantas Airlines, Sanofi, Santander, Shell, Siemens, Sumitomo Chemical, Sutter Health, Target, ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, Unilever

Learn more about these and other Workday customers.

Industries Served:
Education, Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Retail and Hospitality, and Technology, among others.


Workday worldwide revenue growth since Fiscal Year 2013 is summarized below. For additional financial resources, please visit Workday Investor Relations.

Fiscal Year Date Ending Total Revenue Total Revenue Growth Subscription Revenue
FY 20 January 31, 2020 $3.63B 28.5% $3.10B
FY 19 January 31, 2019 $2.82B 32% $2.39B
FY 18 January 31, 2018 $2.14B 36% $1.79B
FY 17 January 31, 2017 $1.57B 35% $1.29B
FY 16 January 31, 2016 $1.16B 48% $920.2M
FY 15 January 31, 2015 $787.9M 68% $613.3M
FY 14 January 31, 2014 $468.9M 86% $354.2M


Leadership Team
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Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder and Co-CEO
Chano Fernandez Co-CEO
Dave Duffield
Co-Founder and Chairman
Robynne Sisco
President and Chief Financial Officer
Tom Bogan Vice Chairman
Jim Bozzini
Chief Operating Officer
Christine Cefalo Chief Marketing Officer
Ashley Goldsmith
Chief People Officer
Carin Taylor
Chief Diversity Officer
Emily McEvilly Chief Customer Officer
Jim Stratton Chief Technology Officer
Sheri Rhodes
Chief Information Officer
Rich Sauer Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Pete Schlampp Executive Vice President, Product Development
Sayan Chakraborty Executive Vice President, Technology
Leighanne Levensaler Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and Managing Director and Co-Head, Workday Ventures
Jim Shaughnessy Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs

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Board of Directors
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Dave Duffield Co-Founder and Chairman
Aneel Bhusri Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer
George Still Jr. Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Mike Stankey Vice Chairman
Michael C. Bush Independent Director
Ann-Marie Campbell Independent Director
Christa Davies Independent Director
Carl M. Eschenbach Independent Director
Mike McNamara Independent Director
Lee J. Styslinger III Independent Director
Jerry Yang Independent Director