New operations support customers in South Africa and help new customers move their businesses to the cloud

Workday, Inc.(NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced it is expanding its operations into South Africa with the opening of a new office in Johannesburg. Services partners that currently support existing local customers are also primed and ready to assist new Workday deployments in South Africa.

Workday started in 2005 with a clean sheet of paper in the cloud and a disruptive idea: to put people at the centre of enterprise software. Today, the company has more than 1,900 customers globally that have selected Workday for unique benefits including:

  • A commitment to customer satisfaction – Seventy percent of Workday’s rapidly-growing customer community—ranging from midsized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises—are live. Because of this intensive focus on customer success, Workday has consistently achieved a world-class customer satisfaction rating over 95 percent, including a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating this year.
  • One unified system – With Workday, organisations have a single system to streamline their finance and HR operational processes and create a more engaging experience for their employees. Workday’s unified suite of products, including Workday Financial ManagementWorkday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Planning, and Workday Prism Analytics, empowers customers with the only cloud system to plan, execute, and analyse their business through one secure environment.
  • A highly engaged community – New customers will join over 250 global organisations that are successfully deployed and using Workday in South Africa, including Aon, AstraZeneca, Cambridge University Press, Ferring, LafargeHolcim, Rolls Royce, TomTom, and South African-headquartered Dimension Data. As part of Workday’s collaborative community, customers have the opportunity to share ideas and best practices, and actively engage product teams on the next innovations.

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“Leading organisations trust Workday due to our long-standing industry reputation for having happy customers live on our products,” said Gonzalo Benedit, president, EMEA and APJ, Workday. “We have the right local team and partners in place to help organisations in South Africa drive their finance and HR transformations—with one unified system that is easy to use, quick to deploy, and ready to support future growth.”

With the new office opening, Workday now has a presence in 14 countries across EMEA, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK, as well as regional data centres in Dublin and Amsterdam. The company has approximately 1,300 employees based in EMEA.

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