HP Launches Services to Support Workday HR

Hewlett-Packard is out with its Enterprise Applications Services for Workday to help customers integrate and maintain the cloud-based human capital management service. In its announcement on Tuesday, HP pointed out that it is Workday's single biggest customer.

Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) is offered by that Pleasanton, California-based company, and it provides human resources, payroll and talent management in one system in the cloud. HP's role with its new service is to provide functional configuration, technology integration, change management, testing and program management to make sure, as HP says on its Web site, that "Workday data connects to the right endpoints."

Specifically, the company said its services include upgrading the existing legacy HCM solution; developing an overall enterprise cloud strategy; integrating with other enterprise applications and databases; working with strategies for mobile, Big Data, social and enterprise security; implementing a model for ongoing management; and providing capabilities for adaptation to new business requirements.

Largest Deployment

HP itself has rolled out the largest deployment of Workday yet, covering more than 300,000 employees in more than 100 countries in an on-premises implementation. HP CIO of Global Functions Scott Spradley said in a statement that, "given the sheer size and scale of HP, an on-premises, enterprise implementation project of this scope could take up to three years to complete, from design to launch."

Instead, Spradley said, HP delivered Workday to its own workforce in 14 months, "resulting in a significant upgrade in efficiency, usability, capability and satisfaction across the entire scope of employee and manager self-services."

Laura DiDio, an analyst with industry research firm Information Technology Intelligence Consulting, told us that, "over the past eight to 10 years, the services portion of HP has been eclipsed by the headlines about management tumult at the company." She added that such services are needed, since "people simply don't have the time...

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