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Workday and Aberdeen Asset Management

Aberdeen Asset Management is a full-service, pure-play asset management group focused on meeting the worldwide investment needs of institutions, private investors, and the advisers who serve them. Formed in 1983, Aberdeen Asset Management operates in 25 countries, managing assets of £308.1 billion as of March 31, 2017. Listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, Aberdeen Asset Management is one of Europe’s largest public, pure-play investment managers.

Workday offers us a more sophisticated way of thinking about our organization, succession planning, talent management, and objectives.

Andrew Laing

Deputy Chief Executive

Overview
Challenges
  • Outdated legacy system
  • Lack of independence for managers, making them reliant on HR for many tasks
  • Limited support for certain functionalities, such as talent management 
  • Outdated user interface
  • Limited reporting capabilities
Results
  • Single system-of-record
  • Intuitive applications that are easy to use
  • Easy-to-access information for managers and employees
  • Better reporting capabilities
  • Improved ability for managers to focus on more-strategic initiatives
  • Scalable system as the company grows