Salesforce and Workday to integrate SaaS product lines

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Salesforce and Workday are to integrate their entire product lines for joint customers.

Both firms will standardise on each other’s applications and platforms, with Workday planning to integrate Salesforce with its Human Capital Management (HCM), Financial Management and Big Data Analytics products.

Furthermore, intends to integrate Workday into its applications and platform, including Salesforce Chatter for collaboration throughout the enterprise.

The plans were outlined in statements released by the two firms, featuring remarks from Salesforce chief Marc Benioff and Workday co-CEO Aneel Bhusri.

"Aneel and I both agree that and Workday need to unite our clouds," said Benioff.

"'s CRM integrated with Workday HCM and Financial Management is the best of both worlds: the customer applications from combined with HR and Financials from Workday.”

The two companies also plan to build new integrations between the Salesforce and Workday applications. For example, Workday will build new Salesforce connectors for Workday Financial Management and Workday Big Data Analytics.

"Integration will enable our customers to buy complete enterprise cloud solutions end-to-end from both Workday and Salesforce. Together, we will deliver the world's first comprehensive solution for running the world's largest enterprises completely in the cloud," said Bhusri in a conference call to media and analysts.

Other technical capapbilites resulting from the partnership are expected to include the ability of users to build applications using data directly from Workday's applications. Chatter users are also expected to be able to receive Workday updates directly, allowing customers to collaborate and share workforce data in real-time.

Workday HCM users will be able to use data from Salesforce to improve productivity and engagement, while Workday Financial Management users will be able to use data from Salesforce to looked into financial and operational performance, it is hoped.

The two companies will provide more details around this partnership at’s Dreamforce Conference in November later this year in San Francisco.

Rene Millman

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