Workday continues momentum across Europe with new customer acquisitions

16th November 2016

Workday, Inc. the provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, announced continued momentum with both medium and large enterprise customers across Europe. At Workday’s annual customer conference in Europe – Workday Rising Europe – the company announced that organisations including Airbus Group, CPA Global, and TomTom have joined the company’s existing community of customers, which includes Centrica, Northern & Shell, and Rolls Royce plc.





With a unified suite of applications including Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday allows European organisations to embrace the cloud and access real-time financial and workforce insights required to drive success today and in the future – all through a single system built in the cloud. 

“Enterprise financial management in the cloud is really taking off”, says Gary Simon, Chief Executive of FSN and leader of the FSN Modern Finance Forum on Linkedin which represents 48,000 senior finance professionals almost half of whom are in Europe.   

“The cloud provides ‘painless’ real-time visibility into the state of financial and people performance, allowing organisations to uncover the insights they need to grow,” he added. 

“Workday offers Centrica a unique opportunity to reshape people management in every part of our business, enabling our line managers to fully drive people processes for their teams and the HR function to step up as strategic partners to our business counterparts,” said Jill Shedden, group HR director, Centrica. “With one system for HR data, all of our countries now operate in a consistent way and our leaders are able to access people insights when and where the business requires. As a direct result of Workday, we have been able to make traction against our strategic goals.” 

“Our goal is to ensure that HR within TomTom fully supports operational effectiveness and aligns directly with company objectives. With more than 4,600 people working across 37 countries, TomTom looked to Workday to help deliver the best HR experience possible, replacing a mixed bag of systems that connected to one another with varying degrees of success,” said Arne-Christian van der Tang, senior vice president of group HR, TomTom. “With one system and source for HR data, we are able to optimise everything from recruiting, to onboarding, to day-to-day people management. As we continue to hire and develop the world’s greatest talent, it’s crucial to have tools like Workday in place to create the best possible experience for candidates and employees.” 

"Organisations across Europe need real-time insights that give them the agility to react quickly to changing market conditions and roll out new products and services globally in order to survive in a time of unparalleled disruption," said Chano Fernandez, president, EMEA & APJ, Workday. "More and more organisations are realizing the benefits of choosing one system that offers visibility into financials, people, and operations while providing the flexibility to adapt to new market demands and regulations. With Workday, customers can succeed in an era of business change, while continually preparing for future opportunities and challenges."