Spend Matters 50/50: Workday – A Provider to Watch in 2015

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We announced here and here our two (not ranked) lists: Spend Matters 50 To Know and 50 To Watch firms for 2015/2016. In the first case, this is our view of the 50 solution provider type organisations in the procurement industry that every senior procurement leader should be aware of and understand. The 50 To Watch are the up-and-coming firms  - those with interesting and relatively new solutions for our market. The 50 To Know are the key organisations in our industry that procurement executives need to have on their radar.

Having announced the lists, our US colleagues are now featuring each of the 100 firms in turn with an article giving an overview of each, with some headline Spend Matters thoughts on them. So on this site we will be giving you a brief extract of the US article, plus adding our own comments where we have anything useful to add from a European perspective. Sometimes we do, sometimes we don’t!

Here is what our US colleagues had to say about Workday:

"Workday’s state-of-the-art cloud technology platform architecture enables configurability, rapid enhancements, analytics, integration and the ability to support advanced scenarios that should help Workday serve the procurement function. Workday procurement software is best suited to firms running a broader Workday footprint and having requirements for managing indirect spending, with a focus on procure-to-pay and on services procurement in particular."

You can read more of what our US colleagues have to say here. In terms of Europe, Workday is very much an international business now, despite its US origins and leadership team, with large global blue-chip firms amongst their customers. The firm has ten offices in Europe, from Zurich to Stockholm , from Belfast to Munich. Nothing in southern Europe though, interestingly. There are also datacentres in Amsterdam and Dublin, and Workday Rising, their customer event for Europe, will take place in Dublin in early December this year.  It all points to an increasingly international outlook and presence.



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