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Companies Across Several Industries Join the Workday Cloud

Workday Advances HCM Industry Leadership With New Customers

PLEASANTON, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/12/12 -- Workday Inc., the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll, and financial management, today announced seven companies that have recently selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to meet the needs of their evolving workforces and business environments.

The following new customers represent the diversity of companies across multiple industries that have recently chosen Workday (workforce numbers are approximates):

  • Essilor of America, Inc. (healthcare/manufacturing, 9,000)
  • Exelis Inc. (aerospace and defense, 20,000)
  • GameStop Corp. (retail, 40,000)
  • Medtronic Inc. (medical technology, 45,000)
  • The Standard (financial services, 3,100)
  • Toyota Financial Services (financial services, 3,300)
  • Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (automotive retail, 6,100)

Unified HCM SaaS Solution
Workday will provide these companies with a unified HCM solution, helping them gain greater visibility and actionable insights into their businesses, including workforce capacity, costs, capabilities, and performance. Workday's underlying technology architecture and built-in business processes allow customers to easily configure and adapt their organizational structures to meet the needs of their global workforces and footprints. These new customers will use Workday Payroll and/or Cloud Connect for Third-Party Payroll to pay their workers around the world.

Workday's SaaS delivery model ensures customers have the very latest, innovative technologies and applications through the delivery of updates three times per year over a matter of days. This model dramatically reduces IT costs and complexity, allowing customers to focus on the most important aspects of their businesses.

The Market Leader in HCM
Workday designed its industry-leading HCM solution to include customer-focused features such as built-in actionable analytics, mobility, and manager and employee self-service, which are easily adaptable to meet users' needs. As business requirements evolve, creating a more mobile, diverse, and skilled workforce, Workday HCM provides the flexibility that companies of every size need to grow.

Comments on the News
"Enterprises continue to see the opportunity to transform their HR strategies, empower their workforces, and grow their businesses with Workday," said Dave Duffield, Workday co-founder and co-CEO. "We are excited to have these companies join us as customers, and are committed to delivering exceptional experiences that help all of these organizations achieve new levels of success."

"Workday's configuration flexibility, integration platform, and usability make it a good choice for both medium-size companies seeking simplicity in cost of ownership and large multinationals interested in HR process transformation," noted Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst Paul Hamerman in the January 2012 report, "The Forrester Wave™: Human Resource Management Systems, Q1 2012."

About Workday
Workday is a leader in enterprise-class, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for managing global businesses, combining a lower cost of ownership with an innovative approach to business applications. Founded by PeopleSoft veterans Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri, Workday delivers unified Human Capital Management, Payroll, and Financial Management solutions designed for today's organizations and the way people work. Delivered in the cloud leveraging a modern technology platform, Workday offers a fresh alternative to legacy ERP. More than 310 customers, spanning medium-sized organizations to Fortune 50 businesses, have selected Workday. Visit us at www.workday.com.

Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in this document, our website or other press releases or public statements that are not currently available are subject to change at Workday's discretion and may not be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Workday, Inc. services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features and functions that are currently available.

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