PLEASANTON, CALIF. — July 22, 2013 — Workday, Inc. (NYSE: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, announced today that WGBH Boston, an award-winning public broadcaster serving southern New England, has selected Workday’s full suite of enterprise cloud applications including Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Financial Management, Workday Payroll, Workday Time Tracking, Workday Grants Management, Workday Procurement, and Workday Expenses.
WGBH is PBS’s largest producer of television and web content, including the series Nova, Masterpiece, Frontline, Antiques Roadshow, and Arthur, and a producer and distributor of radio content. It serves New England audiences with 11 public television services and three public radio stations. Faced with a changing media landscape and unprecedented shifts in technology, consumer behavior, and distribution, WGBH is constantly innovating its business model to provide the most enriching programs and services for the public. With Workday, WGBH will move from multiple systems and databases containing vast amounts of complex data to one cloud-based system for HR, finance, and analytics that will enable it to be highly strategic, more efficient, and easily scalable with change and growth.
Built-In Analytics for Improved Decision Making
Designed in a pure object model using in-memory technology, Workday’s cloud-based system will provide business users across the organization, from back-end functions such as finance to front-end such as production, with real-time access to relevant information from one source, delivered in easy-to-understand visual snapshots of data. Armed with built-in analytics capabilities, WGBH employees will have the information they need at the point of decision, enabling them to be more efficient and strategic in achieving their goals. For example, with HR and finance data in one system, human resource managers will have direct access to spend data that can help with recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.
Greater Visibility into Grants Management
Workday’s unified system also includes specialized industry capabilities for non-profit and government sectors, including a fully featured grants management application. Able to handle the most complex requirements, Workday Grants Management will help WGBH improve efficiencies and gain greater visibility into grant activity.
Given the amount of travel involved with producing television, web, and radio content, WGBH employees need to be able to work from anywhere and access information when they need it. Workday’s enterprise applications are accessible from any mobile device, so WGBH employees will be able to perform tasks typically reserved for desktops and have access to relevant data at their fingertips, such as budget information and resource allocation for a new production.
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“With Workday, we are giving our people across the organization the access, capabilities, and business insights they need to maximize resources and deliver the highest level of service and programming to the public,” said Vinay Mehra, chief financial officer, WGBH. “We are excited to have technology that will make us more efficient operationally, so we can focus on growth and bringing innovative and inspiring content to our audiences.”
“With Workday, WGBH will move from the limitations of multiple systems to one system for HR and finance, empowering its people and transforming the way they work,” said Dave Duffield, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday. “WGBH also will benefit from specialized functions built-in for non-profits that will help it increase efficiencies, to deliver greater value and impact.”
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organizations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.