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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, planning, 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 11,400

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 Grants Management, Workday Procurement, Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud (Financial Planning), and Workday Projects.

Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) is our flagship application suite for HR. Associated products include Workday Learning, Workday Payroll, Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud (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 2,800 customers, with more than 70 percent live.
  • Workday aims to maintain a customer satisfaction rating over 95 percent, and achieved a 97 percent customer satisfaction rating this year.
  • The Workday customer community represents more than 40 million workers.

Sample of Workday Customers:
Workday Financial Management customers include
21st Century Fox, Airbnb, Aon, Brown & Brown, Caliber Holdings, Care.com, City and County of Denver, Conde Nast, Continental Casualty, Cushman & Wakefield, Denny’s, First Financial Bank, Giant Tiger, J.B. Hunt, Life Time Fitness, Louisiana State University, Netflix, New York Public Library, The Ohio State University, Panera Bread, Sacramento Kings, Salmat, Sanford Health, Sky Betting & Gaming, TripAdvisor, Unum, WeWork, Yale

Workday Human Capital Management customers include
Amazon, Airbus, Bank of America, BP, Centrica, Citigroup, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Fast Retailing, Hitachi,Home Depot, HP Inc.and HP Enterprise, Humana, IBM, Kohl’s, Lloyds Bank, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, MGM Resorts, Morgan Stanley, Nissan, Pfizer, PNC Bank, Primark, Rolls-Royce, Qantas Airlines, Sanofi, Shell, Siemens, Target, 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 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

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Leadership Team
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Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder and CEO
Dave Duffield Co-Founder and Chairman
Robynne Sisco
Co-President and Chief Financial Officer
Chano Fernandez
Tom Bogan CEO, Adaptive Insights, a Workday Company
Jim Bozzini
Chief Operating Officer
Christine Cefalo
Chief Marketing Officer
Petros Dermetzis
Chief Products Officer
Ashley Goldsmith
Chief People Officer
David Clarke Chief Technology Officer
Sheri Rhodes
Chief Information Officer
Rich Sauer Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Jim Shaughnessy Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary
Leighanne Levensaler Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, and Managing Director and Co-Head, Workday Ventures
Sayan Chakraboty Senior Vice President, Tools and Technology
Emily McEvilly Senior Vice President, Services

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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
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