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Microsoft forms new partnership to increase customer productivity

By Sam Worthington
Fri 30 Sep 2016
FYI, this story is more than a year old

An array of IT professionals, developers, partners and CEOs, have all congregated in Atlanta for Microsoft’s annual Ignite conference.

While this event played out, one of Microsoft's partners - Workday - made an important one at their conference too.

Workday and Microsoft have declared a global strategic partnership that looks to expand the business solutions joint customers can use to continually optimise the way work gets done.

The companies have also unveiled plans to deliver integrations that mirror where and how people want to work across Microsoft Office 365 and Workday’s finance and HR applications

The announcement was made by Workday Co-founder and CEO Aneel Bhusri at the Workday Rising summit. 

“Connecting the productivity tools in Office 365 with Workday’s finance and HR applications will enable customers globally to uncover new ways to produce great work that ultimately drives their businesses forward,” says Bhusri.

“Our partnership with Microsoft is yet another example of our commitment to empowering customers to increase productivity and drive performance with Workday – all in an intuitive experience that mirrors how they prefer to work.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made a video appearance at the conference. He highlights the fact that their mission is to empower every person and organisation on the planet.

“Key to this is forging strategic partnerships with companies including Workday,” he says.

“Blending the power of Workday’s cloud-based finance and HR applications with the cloud productivity of Office 365 will enable our customers to simplify their businesses processes, enhance collaboration, and infuse more intelligence into their organizations.”

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