Workday enters multi-year partnership with Google Cloud

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Enterprise management vendor Workday has partnered with Google Cloud to accelerate digital transformation for businesses around the world.

Through the partnership, Google Cloud will help businesses across core industries such as retail and healthcare to run Workday enterprise applications for finance, HR, and planning.

Chano Fernandez, co-CEO and co-founder at Workday, said: “The combination of Workday and Google Cloud provides customers with an exceptional public cloud experience where they can take advantage of leading innovation services from both companies, helping to drive greater value from their enterprise investments.

“Together, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver industry-leading cloud capabilities so organisations can enhance workforce productivity and accelerate their digital transformations.”

The multi-year relationship will see joint go-to-market programs that unite both companies marketing activities and selling programs.

Additionally, the two companies will explore opportunities for co-innovation in industries such as retail, healthcare, and financial services.

Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud, said: “More than ever, businesses are looking for increased flexibility, openness, and choice when it comes to where their data is stored, accessed, and managed.

“By running Workday on Google Cloud, organizations can adhere to commercial data requirements, while maintaining the enterprise-grade security, scalability, and performance they expect from a trusted cloud leader like Google.”

The partnership will seek to boost Google Cloud’s 8% market share in the cloud infrastructure industry compared to its two stronger competitors, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

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