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Company overview

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

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 7,900

Core Values

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

For more about core values at Workday, please visit Workday.com or read this blog from Workday Co-Founder and Chairman Dave Duffield.


Workday Financial Management is our flagship application suite for finance. Associated products include Workday Expenses, Workday Financial Performance Management (FPM), Workday Grants Management, Workday ProcurementWorkday Planning (Financial Planning), and Workday Projects.

Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) is our flagship application suite for HR. Associated products include Workday Learning, Workday Payroll, Workday Planning (Workforce Planning), Workday Recruiting, and Workday Time Tracking.

Workday analytics and technology products include Workday Prism Analytics, Workday Data-as-a-Service, and the Workday Cloud Platform.

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 Inventory (for Healthcare), Workday Professional Services Automation (for Professional Services Organizations), and Workday Student (for Higher Education).

Customer Facts

  • Workday has more than 1,900 customers, with more than 70 percent live.
  • Workday aims to maintain a customer satisfaction rating over 95 percent, and achieved a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating this year.
  • Workday has more than 26 million users.

Sample of Workday Customers:
Workday Financial Management customers include
Airbnb, Aon, Arizona State University, Brown & Brown, Caliber Holdings, Care.com, CEC Entertainment Concepts, City and County of Denver, Conde Nast, Continental Casualty, Cushman & Wakefield, Denny’s, First Financial Bank, GoDaddy Inc., J.B. Hunt, Life Time Fitness, Louisiana State University, Netflix, New York Public Library, Nuffield Health, The Ohio State University, Panera Bread, Sacramento Kings, Salmat, Sanford Health, Sky Betting & Gaming, TripAdvisor, University of Texas at Austin, Unum, and Virgin Voyages.

Workday Human Capital Management customers include
Adobe, Amazon, Airbus, Bank of America, BP, Centrica, Citigroup Management Corporation, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Fast Retailing, Hitachi, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise, Humana, IBM, Kimberly-Clark, Kohl’s, Lloyd’s Bank, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, MGM Resorts International, Morgan Stanley, Nissan Motor Company Ltd., Patagonia, Pfizer, Primark, Rolls-Royce, Qantas Airlines, Sanofi, Shell, Siemens, SunTrust Banks, Target, and 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 Growth Subscription Revenue
FY 17 January 31, 2017 $1.57B 35% $1.29B
FY 16 January 31, 2016 $1.16B 48% $929.2M
FY 15 January 31, 2015 $787.9M 68% $613.3M
FY 14 January 31, 2014 $354.2M 86% $354.2M
FY 13 January 31, 2013 $274M 104% $190M

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Leadership Team
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Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder and CEO
Dave Duffield Co-Founder and Chairman
Mike Stankey Vice Chairman
Mark Peek Co-President
Phil Wilmington Co-President
Robynne Sisco Chief Financial Officer
Ashley Goldsmith Chief People Officer
Stan Swete Chief Technology Officer
Diana McKenzie Chief Information Officer
Christine Cefalo Chief Marketing Officer
Jim Bozzini Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Customer Operations
Petros Dermetzis Executive Vice President of Development
Chano Fernandez Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations
Mike Frandsen Executive Vice President of Products, Support and Delivery
Jim Shaughnessy Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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Board of Directors
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Dave Duffield Co-Founder and Chairman
Aneel Bhusri Director and CEO
George Still Jr. Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director
Mike Stankey Vice Chairman
A. George “Skip” Battle Independent Director
Christa Davies Independent Director
Mike McNamara Independent Director
Lee J. Styslinger III Independent Director
Jerry Yang Independent Director