Workday Dubs Google Cloud a ‘Preferred’ Partner

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Workday named Google Cloud as a preferred cloud partner across core industries including healthcare, financial services and retail. The company said Google Cloud will help businesses run Workday enterprise applications for finance, HR and planning in a public cloud environment.

Workday believes businesses must adopt digital strategies that help improve employee productivity and operational resiliency at a time when how people work is changing at some basic levels, specifically the adoption of hybrid and remote work. This includes providing cloud solutions that offer secure access to applications and data.

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More than 50 million users in some 8,000 organizations use Workday to support their finance and people operations, the company said. Many of these have different requirements about where their data can be stored, accessed and managed.

The relationship between Workday and Google Cloud is meant to provide customers with more choices to meet their specific business needs. Customers will be able to deploy Workday Financial Management, Workday HCM and Workday Adaptive Planning on Google Cloud’s infrastructure.

‘Exceptional Cloud Experience’

The combination of the two offerings “provides customers with an exceptional public cloud experience” that will allow them to take advantage of innovative services from both companies, helping to drive greater value from their enterprise investments,” said Chano Fernandez, Workday’s co-CEO.

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian agreed. “More than ever, businesses are looking for increased flexibility, openness and choice when it comes to where their data is stored, accessed and managed,” he said. Running Workday on Google Cloud will help organizations “adhere to commercial data requirements while maintaining the enterprise-grade security, scalability and performance they expect” from Google.  

Under the multi-year relationship, Google Cloud and Workday will build strategic, joint, go-to-market programs that include co-marketing activities and establishing co-selling programs. In addition, the companies will explore opportunities for joint innovation, “bringing even more innovative and transformative technologies to business,” Workday said. 

According to ZDNet, Google Cloud has been partnering with leading SaaS players as it seeks to improve its presence in target industries such as healthcare, financial services and retail.

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