HP Takes Workday Under Its Wing

HP evolves from patron to Workday consultant and integrator, charity doing services for a cloud-based HR applications.

Hewlett-Packard is branch a knowledge as Workday’s largest patron into an formation practice, announcing on Tuesday a launch of HP Enterprise Applications Services for Workday.

HP’s new use will concentration on implementing Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) applications, that HP itself uses to support a some-more than 300,000 employees. HP will assistance companies with formulation and scoping projects, change management, module management, pattern and contrast of applications, and formation with advantages systems, business comprehension platforms, payroll services, and more. The partnership will assistance Workday perform what has been healthy direct for new HCM deployments.

“We’re mostly offered into HP’s existent patron base, so it’s vast companies that know us well, where we have a presence, and where HP is noticed as a devoted partner,” pronounced Claude Ferguson, VP for craving services, tellurian Workday lead, in a phone talk with InformationWeek.

[Want some-more on Workday apps? Read Workday Recruiting Extends Cloud-Based HR Suite.]

HP is no foreigner to craving focus consulting and formation services. The HP Enterprise Services business, that was obliged for some-more than scarcely $24 billion of a company’s $112 billion in income in 2013, has consulting and doing practices around SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, and Salesforce.com craving applications, among others. The Workday use fits with a growth-oriented “New Style of IT” beginning during HP by that it’s adding services around cloud computing, large data, security, and mobile computing.

Workday’s multi-tenant, software-as-a-service applications are hosted by that company, so it wouldn’t seem to be an event for HP cloud services or, obviously, HP hardware. But Ferguson pronounced that a Fortune 500/Global 2000 companies that HP caters to competence wish assistance with other aspects of their cloud computing initiatives.

“Other services we can hang around a Workday plan embody cloud-strategy consulting, IT organizational formulation around relocating to a cloud, or an craving confidence plan complementing a Workday implementation,” he explained.

HP’s possess knowledge with Workday began in 2012 when it protected a company’s HCM apps. The doing plan began in Jan 2013, and it took 15 months to hurl out Workday’s apps companywide. The group of 50 HP employees who oversaw that plan will form a core of a new HP Enterprise Applications Services for Workday practice.

HP will not offer doing services for Workday Financials applications for now, though Ferguson pronounced it competence supplement support in a future. HP itself does not use Workday Financials apps.

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Doug Henschen is Executive Editor of InformationWeek, where he covers a intersection of craving applications with information management, business intelligence, large information and analytics. He formerly served as editor in arch of Intelligent Enterprise, editor in arch of … View Full Bio

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