Microsoft Azure and Workday partner for enterprise planning

Microsoft and Workday have announced a strategic partnership prioritising enterprise planning in the cloud.

Workday customers will also be able to run its Adaptive Planning software on the Microsoft’s Azure cloud and Microsoft will adopt Adaptive Planning for its global finance teams for planning, budgeting and forecasting.

The companies also unveiled new integrations between Workday’s suite of applications and Microsoft Teams and Azure Active Directory, that will enable customers to simplify day-to-day tasks and focus on collaboration, productivity and enhancing security.

Tom Bogan, vice chairman of Workday, said: “Now, more than ever, planning takes centre stage as companies return to the workplace, rebuild supply chains, and in some cases reimagine their businesses in our rapidly changing world.”

Workday for Microsoft Teams is available to all customers on Workday HCM and Workday Financial Management today. Microsoft Azure Active Directory capabilities and Workday Adaptive Planning on Azure will be available next year.

Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of One Commercial Partner at Microsoft, added: “At Microsoft, we’re hyper-focused on continually innovating new ways to empower every person and organisation around the world with the tools and insights they need to securely drive productivity and business performance.”

She added:“In partnership with Workday, we’ll deliver new solutions that connect the people and financial insights of Workday to the cloud productivity of Microsoft Teams and cloud platform of Azure, so our joint customers can do more.”

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