Workday surpasses 2000 customers in Europe and rising

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Workday has revealed its applications are now used by over 2,000 customers in the EMEA region, as the company kicks off its Workday Rising event in Stockholm.

The figures come as Workday continues to scale rapidly in EMEA, spanning across European-headquartered companies including Asda, Basic Fit, franprix, Glovo, Mazars, and Telpark. The company has also seen significant growth in France, Germany, and the UK, along with other European countries. Workday applications are now used by more than 40 percent of the FTSE100 and DAX40, and more than 30 percent of the CAC40.

Workday watchers may not be too surprised by the news; in April the company saw greater expansion with the announcement of an all-new European HQ in Dublin, Ireland, poised to create 1,000 new jobs and increase Workday’s Ireland-based workforce by 60 percent. Clearly Europe is a region firmly set in Workday’s sights.

The Workday Rising announcement also underlines that both Workday’s HCM and finance solutions are being used by clients, showing the company’s depth of range in EMEA.

Commenting on the news, Angelique de Vries, president of EMEA, Workday, said: “There is incredible momentum in EMEA for Workday because of our ability to help companies effectively navigate change and drive positive business outcomes. Employee adoption is often one of the biggest challenges in new digital transformation initiatives, but the simplicity of Workday user experience and speed of the Workday architecture encourages rapid user adoption.

“Workday is committed to helping customers make faster, more informed decisions that help them fuel business growth.”

Hayley Tatum, chief people officer at Asda, one of Workday’s European clients, added: “We want to inspire and enable our colleagues. Workday will provide employees with the tools to learn and develop new skills relevant to their roles, while helping us to sharpen team and business performance.

“Workday’s agile technology architecture means that we’ll be able to take on tomorrow’s challenges, helping to ensure that our colleagues have the support they need.”