Microsoft announces global partnership with Workday

Microsoft today announced a global, strategic partnership with Workday that will expand the business solutions joint customers can use to continually optimize the way work gets done. Microsoft and Workday will deliver integrations across Microsoft Office 365 and Workday’s finance and HR applications.

“Connecting the productivity tools in Office 365 with Workday’s finance and HR applications will enable customers globally to uncover new ways to produce great work that ultimately drives their businesses forward,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and CEO, Workday. “Our partnership with Microsoft is yet another example of our commitment to empowering customers to increase productivity and drive performance with Workday – all in an intuitive experience that mirrors how they prefer to work.”

“Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet, and key to this is forging strategic partnerships with companies including Workday,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. “Blending the power of Workday’s cloud-based finance and HR applications with the cloud productivity of Office 365 will enable our customers to simplify their businesses processes, enhance collaboration, and infuse more intelligence into their organizations.”

The following new integrations will further streamline this work experience, enabling joint customers to:

  • Simplify collaboration and better adapt to continuous organizational changes: Connecting Office 365 Groups with Workday will enable joint customers to simplify collaboration and transform how work gets done across organizations, teams, and projects. Leveraging the Microsoft Graph API, this integration enables organizational changes within Workday to be automatically reflected in Office 365 Groups. For example, should an employee move to another team, the Office 365 Groups they belong to will automatically reflect this change across email, calendars, and shared documents, ensuring the right people are involved in collaboration at all times.
  • Simplify day-to-day tasks to increase productivity: Enabled by Microsoft Flow and Workday’s dynamic business process framework, joint customers will be able to eliminate mundane tasks and manual processes by automating workflow across any third-party applications in the Microsoft Flow ecosystem and Workday.
  • Maximize time and resources: Connecting Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) with the Microsoft Graph will provide people and teams with rich, actionable insights into the company’s communication and collaboration trends. Using Microsoft MyAnalytics (formerly Delve Analytics), employees will be able to better understand how, when, and with whom they are spending their time as well as ways to make the most of it.

These integrations will begin in the second quarter of 2017. Microsoft also said that they will continue to work with Workday on delivering more integrations in the future.

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