Aneel Bhusri Co-Founder & Co-CEO
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance, HR, and planning. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. Organizations ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises have selected Workday. Workday curiosity led the company to create something new—a finance, HR, and planning system that evolves as business evolves, and a company that’s out to do right by employees, customers, and the world. The company partners closely with the customers to understand their needs. Then Workday innovates to give the customer’s the technology to get there. The company’s core values give a framework for leadership and daily decisions, and help to enjoy the company’s time at work. Sounds so simple, but too often companies get caught up in politics, ivory-tower attitudes, and market mania instead of focusing on the things that probably made them successful in the first place. “We aim for innovation not only in our development organization but also in the way we approach all aspects of our business. We say what we mean, and mean what we say. We stick to our commitments, treat everyone equitably, and communicate openly and honestly.” says Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder & Co-CEO.
Workday also feels it’s important to have a sense of humor - it makes the company’s work that much more enjoyable. The company also invests in community and company events that help the employees and their families feel a connection to Workday beyond business as usual. Long-term economic success is what helps the company provide employees and customers with the best productivity tools, solutions, and services. While important, profitability is not why Workday exists. Workday’s approach to diversity is simple—it’s about embracing everyone. From cultivating a culture where all employees can bring their best selves to work to deploying diversity initiatives that support all, the company is doing what it takes to build a more equitable workplace and world. The company’s commitment to building a more equitable world shines through in Workday’s everyday practices. The company hires and develops a diverse workforce, cultivate the employee- first culture, shape corporate policies, and invest in underrepresented communities around the world—and the company is just getting started.
Workday’s customers don’t think of them as just another software vendor. They think of the company as a partner in every sense of the word—in it for the long haul and committed to helping them confidently lead their organization in a changing world. The company wastes no time in delivering ROI for the customers. By getting to know the customers’ needs and creating a plan to help them deploy fast, Workday helps the customers get right back to focusing on their key business objectives. And with 70% of the customers live, the company knows the approach works. “We take our relationship with you seriously, and that includes preparing you, guiding you, and working closely with you to resolve any issues that come up. We connect you with the tools, experts, or resources you need, and we won’t quit until you’re satisfied.” says Aneel Bhusri, Co-Founder & Co-CEO. Workday’s online community lets the customers suggest features, submit feedback, and share best practices with the peers. The company has delivered more than 4,000 ideas that came straight from customer brainstorms. It’s a culture of collaboration people won’t find with anyone else.