In 2005, software visionaries Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield met at the Jax Truckee Diner outside of Lake Tahoe in California. They decided to form a start-up—one that would sell cloud-based applications for finance and HR. The two longtime friends had plenty of experience. Dave had founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and chairman of the board. Aneel had held a number of leadership positions at PeopleSoft, including senior vice president of product strategy. On that day in 2005, they resolved to build a company that would revolutionize the enterprise software market. The result is Workday.
Great ideas start with breakfast.
Software visionaries Aneel Bhusri and Dave Duffield meet at a diner in California and decide to form a start up that would revolutionize the enterprise software market.
A star is born.
Workday announces the general availability of its first application, Workday Human Capital Management.
A fresh approach to financial management.
Workday announces the beta release of Workday Financial Management, an entirely new model for helping companies manage revenue, resources, and financial accounting.
Workday Rising kicks off.
Workday hosts the first Workday Rising event—a gathering where customers, prospective customers, and partners can exchange best practices, share great ideas, and make new connections.
A great place to work.
Workday is named one of the Best Places to Work in the Bay Area, the first of many acknowledgements of its great company culture.
More than 100 companies in 46 countries have selected Workday as their cloud application for finance and HR.
Unifying HR and talent management.
With the delivery of Workday 10, global organizations now have a single system-of-record for both talent management and core human capital management.
Workday goes public.
On October 12, Workday achieves another huge milestone: A debut on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Workday jump as much as 83 percent in a red-hot trading debut following its initial public offering.
A campus in the cloud.
Workday announces plans to build Workday Student—the first true cloud application for higher education, designed in partnership with colleges and universities.
Workday announces the availability of Workday Recruiting, an end-to-end application that redefines the way today's hiring teams find, engage, and select the best internal and external candidates for open positions.
Workday celebrates 10 years in the cloud.
More than 1,000 customers and over 3,700 employees worldwide. What a decade!
New European headquarters.
Workday opens the doors to its new European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, supporting the company’s plans for continued innovation, expansion, and job creation across the region.
Opening up the Workday Cloud Platform.
Workday announces its plans to open up the Workday platform to customers and a broader ecosystem of partners, independent software vendors, and developers. This also marks the company’s first move into the Platform-as-a-Service market.
Expansion into South Africa.
Workday opens its doors in South Africa with a new office in Johannesburg.
Adaptive Insights joins Workday.
Workday announces the acquisition of Adaptive Insights, establishing Adaptive Insights Business Planning Cloud as the go-to planning solution for Workday customers.
Scout RFP joins Workday.
Workday announces the acquisition of Scout RFP, enabling customers to expand how they plan, execute, and analyze in a single system, with an innovative source-to-pay solution for optimal spend.