Workday
Why Workday’s acquisition of Platfora makes sense.
I’ve spoken to a few people this week who have expressed surprise at Workday’s acquisition of Platfora.  I wanted to pen this blog to explain why I feel it makes sense. What is Platfora? Platfora is an Hadoop-only, big data discovery platform that includes data preparation and visualisation.  Its goal is to empower business users to…
The ‘Phased Roll-Out’
Implementing new systems is hard. However much people hate the old systems, they have learnt to live with them, how to get round them, and they are a fantastically useful target for blame. Implementing new HR systems is particularly hard. As a “hygiene factor”, people “just” want HR to function flawlessly with no attention and…
Building rigidity into HR processes
Organisations replacing or upgrading their HR systems to the new generation of consumer internet applications epitomised by Workday HCM encounter a new landscape of readily configurable, rapidly deployed Business Process definitions. This infinitely tweakable “chocolate box” of a toolset provides the ability to encode rules, enforce behaviours and generate a panoply of ‘to-do’ tasks and…
HR Transformation Finally Comes of Age 
It is just over 18 years since Dave Ulrich first started talking about HR Transformation in the form we know it now. During that time, many promises have been made but not delivered, and HR has mostly not transformed itself as envisioned, but rather evolved gradually. What Was The Vision In his 1996 book “Human…
Workday Rising – A View from a First Timer!
After the busy buzz of Workday Rising it was a quiet trip home. That is, in part, because the Customer Appreciation Party was the night before! We all left feeling energised, positive and having had a great week with the whole Workday community. It was my first time at Rising, and it would be safe…
Kainos: Why We Chose Workday
Brendan Mooney, MD of Kainos discusses why he chose Workday HCM to improve the HR, training and development process for his team at Kainos, working on the deployment with the Kainos Workday Implementation team, and how Kainos Smart helped automate testing and make significant time efficiencies in the implementation process. Workday HCM unifies HR, talent…
Workday doesn’t just deliver SaaS you know
  Famed for their evangelical implementation of the SaaS delivery model, Workday is the manifestation of ‘true cloud’ software; however it is their lesser-publicised delivery model I want to discuss– embedded iPaaS. PaaS Categories PaaS provides infrastructure software, such as integration mechanisms, storage areas and runtime environments, upon which applications are built and deployed, examples…
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