Salesforce.com and Workday, a provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, today announced plans to integrate the entire Salesforce and Workday product lines to enable their customers' mutual success.
Salesforce.com plans to standardize on Workday's applications, and Workday plans to standardize on salesforce.com's applications and platform. Workday plans to integrate Salesforce with Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Financial Management, and Workday Big Data Analytics. Additionally, salesforce.com intends to integrate Workday into its applications and platform, including Salesforce Chatter for collaboration throughout the enterprise.
The two companies plan to build new integrations between the Salesforce and Workday applications. Workday will build new Salesforce connectors for Workday Financial Management and Workday Big Data Analytics.
Major technical capabilities of the partnership are expected to include the following:
- Force.com users can build applications using data directly from Workday's applications.
- Chatter users can receive updates directly from Workday, allowing customers to securely act upon, collaborate around, and share workforce data in real time.
- Workday HCM users can use data from Salesforce to fuel greater workforce productivity and engagement.
- Workday Financial Management users can use data from Salesforce to achieve greater visibility into their financial and operational performance for improved decision making.
"We've enjoyed a long-standing relationship with salesforce.com, and today's announcement is another exciting step forward driven by our mutual customers," said Aneel Bhusri, chairman, co-founder and co-CEO of Workday, in a statement. "By deepening our partnership, we continue to make it easy for enterprises around the world to leverage the cloud to transform their businesses with the proven combination of salesforce.com and Workday."
"It's a great day for the cloud," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, in a statement. "Aneel and I both agree that salesforce.com and Workday need to unite our clouds. Salesforce.com's CRM integrated with Workday HCM and Financial Management is the best of both worlds: the customer applications from salesforce.com combined with HR and Financials from Workday."