Our Thoughts on IT Matters

Keep Posted on Industry News and Events


Workday Customer Blues: Their Evolution from Market Disruptor to Market Dominator

Where we were: Enter the Disruptor Workday's journey to becoming the market leader in the human capital management (HCM) space is a story of innovation, strategic partnerships, and capitalizing on market shifts. Founded in 2005 by former PeopleSoft executives, Workday entered a market dominated by the old guard, established players like SAP and Oracle. However, Workday differentiated itself by offering a cloud-based solution, a modern user interface, and a focus on user experience, which really resonated with both HR professionals and executives. Workday's growth was further fueled by its strategic partnerships. In 2010, it formed a key ...

Read More

State of the HCM Market: Where’s the Money Going?

The HCM market continues to be a growth category in technology representing over $17 billion in total worldwide spend in 2021. Global HCM players have been working feverishly to solidify and grow their base of Clients and get them locked into a platform for several years to shore up stock price and shareholder value. Like most market dominant players, these firms are more focused on driving average revenue per Client up, than they are on innovation. But with the rapid pace of change in the workforce, many customers are finding these large market players are not nimble enough to meet their needs. And if the investment money flow is any ...

Read More

Act Now: Workday Fiscal Year End is January

Introduction Workday was ranked #1 in NET(net)'s Top 10 HCM HRMS Suppliers for 2021 blog. The cloud-based system mostly known as a Human Capital Management (HCM) platform for global workforces is delivered as a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and offers the following modules: Human resource management Business process management Reporting and analytics Benefits administration Compensation management Talent management Survey framework Employee and management self-service Program and Project Management Payroll and Workforce Management Professional Services Automation Enterprise Planning Higher Ed Student Support Spend Management Many ...

Read More

UKG: The Kronos and Ultimate Software Merger One Year Later

April 1, 2020, Ultimate Software and Kronos merged to create one of the larger players in the HCM market. Six months later, the company rebranded the merged entity to UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). Now that just over a year has passed since the merger and with direct experience working with our Clients and the combined companies, we thought now would be a good time to assess where the company is in the landscape of HCM solutions, and where you should be encouraged (while exercising caution) in executing agreements going forward. You may also remember them as a 'one to watch' on our Top 10 HCM HRMS suppliers for 2021. Common Threads Unlike many ...

Read More