Workday Rising Day Two Keynote Recap

Published On: September 28th, 20233.2 min read

Day two at Workday Rising 2023 featured an opening keynote by  co-CEO, Aneel Bhusri. He announced it was the largest  to date; the conference's growth is a reflection of ‘s growth and they expect to be a Fortune 500 company in the next year. Some exciting stats related to that:

  • 50% of Fortune 500 companies are customers
  • Half of existing customers are core customers (use Workday for both Human Capital Management and Financial Management)

Aneel shared how Workday's core values of Employees, Customer Service, Integrity, Innovation, Fun, and Profitability continue to be a focus for the company. Through Profitability, Workday is able to focus on initiatives like the Workday Foundation.

ERPA can attest to Workday's local outreach and impact; ERPA's headquarters is located in Columbus, Ohio, home of The Memorial Golf Tournament which is presented by Workday and provides charitable contributions to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

AI is the Hot Topic in This Year's Workday Rising

Of course, the hottest topic in this year's is  and . Workday has been investing in AI and ML for ten years and this explosion of AI could be one of the biggest transformations seen in many years.

What does AI mean for Workday customers? Aneel shared Workday's emphasis is on creating a better human experience. There are three ways that Workday is able to differentiate:

  • Platform approach
  • Unrivaled dataset
  • Trust
ERPA Workday Rising 2023: Workday and AWS

Product leaders from  and Financial Management highlighted areas where AI and ML are already being used:

  • Flex teams
  • Demand forecasting in Hospitality and  (while Workday continues to invest across all industries)
  • Journeys for Students (a newly released feature)
  • Job descriptions (over 30 million job descriptions are written in Workday annually) written in
  • Workday Help
  • Expense reports directly forward to WD Expenses
  • Talent Retention
  • Growth Plans

Workday Hub has also benefited from AI and a new Manager Insights Hub is available today at no additional cost to Workday customers.

In closing, Aneel emphasized that Workday continues to focus on the user experience because as a company Workday is all about the people.

How to Connect with ERPA at Workday Rising 2023

ERPA is proud to be a gold sponsor of the 2023 conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from September 25 through September 29th. We'll be in booth #516 and hope you join us online or in person as our Workday team of experts present two informative sessions:

A Bridge to Better : Solving for the Long-Term, Not Deployment

  • Thursday, September 28th
  • 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

ERPA invites you to join Michelle Nguy, Cytokinetics' Associate Director of Payroll, as she explains what you should do when the handoff from your implementation partner isn't enough. Learn why Cytokinetics sought ERPA as a partner and what a “bridge” solution looks like and its impact.

ERPA Workday 2023 Booth Number 516

Avoiding Hard Lessons the Easy Way: How Kandji Makes the Most of Workday Without Prior Experience

  • Friday, September 29th
  • 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Brett Pugliesi, Kandji's VP of HR, and Queen Lee, People Operations Manager, will discuss how to manage through a deployment with limited bandwidth and deadlines, support a team (and company) with zero prior Workday experience, to make the most of your Workday investment.

Join ERPA at Workday Rising 2023 in San Francisco

Join ERPA at booth #516 at Workday Rising in San Francisco from September 25th to 29th. ERPA will be there as a Gold Sponsor.

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