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Workday joins AU Govt's DTA Cloud Marketplace; expands services on AWS
Fri, 25th Jun 2021
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Workday has been appointed to the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Agency Cloud Marketplace.

The Digital Transformation Agency Cloud Marketplace was launched in April 2021 as a replacement for the Cloud Services Panel. The marketplace offers a way for government organisations to access cloud technologies.

The marketplace is split between two procurement categories, namely cloud consulting and cloud services.

Workday's applications such as Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workday Adaptive Planning, are now all available to Australian federal, state, and territory government agencies.

Workday Australia and New Zealand managing director and vice president Stephen Jack says the appointment enables the company to offer the Australian government a range of cloud applications for finance, human resources, and planning.

The company has also expanded its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud offering in Australia, enabling customers to meet data sovereignty requirements and to maintain performance, scalability, and security.

Commenting on the news, Jack says, “Now, more than ever, cloud technology is crucial to digital acceleration and provides the agility organisations need to succeed in this changing world.

Workday's Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management are available on AWS, in addition to the existing Workday Adaptive Planning offering.

AWS Australia and New Zealand head of channels and alliances, Davinia Simon, says the news is a milestone in a longstanding partnership.

“It not only underscores Workday's rapid pace of innovation and growth, but also enables more global organisations to take advantage of the full scale, reliability, and performance of AWS.

Earlier this year Workday was named a Leader in Gartner's 2021 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Core Financial Management Suites for Midsize, Large, and Global Enterprises.

Gartner writes, “This year, we have included FP-A capabilities in the evaluation where Cloud Core Financial Management vendors have brought them to market. FP-A is quickly becoming a point of differentiation for many vendors in the study and will continue to drive customer acquisition.

Workday was selected as a leader based on its completeness of vision and ability to execute. It is the fifth consecurity year Workday has been named in a Gartner Magic Quadrant.

Workday Financial Management general manager Terrance Wampler commented at the time that, “For finance organisations, having proven solutions that support current and emerging finance processes provide a clear competitive advantage.

“Customers can more easily distil actionable insights from all of their data, quickly remove friction from finance processes, and continuously plan to deliver the strategic business partnership that their organisations require from finance.