Workday alternatives

Workday
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance.Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organisations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.
Workday alternatives are:
NetSuite, Salesforce, SuccessFactors, Kronos
Here are the latest news about Workday:

2015 Workday is going to fund machine learning startups


Workday, the finance and human resources SaaS software provider, announced a new program called Workday Ventures, an investment arm focusing on startups with a machine learning bent. It intends to fund 10-12 companies this year and it has already funded several companies including Thinair, a security service; Unbabel, an online translation tool; Metanautix, a company creating tools to make sense of big data and Jobr, a mobile tool for searching and applying for jobs. As early stage startups with an emphasis on machine learning, these are the types of companies Workday is hoping to work with. Unlike a typical venture capital firm, Workday isn’t setting up a fund with a specific amount of money looking for a set return on its investments. Instead, it sees this as a strategic, rather than a financially motivated project.



2014 Workday acquires HR predictive analytics company Identified


Online ERP and HRM giant Workday has acquired Identified, a company that offered predictive analytics human resources software. Workday says that the company’s “product development team is expected to enhance search capabilities and accelerate the delivery of predictive analytics and machine learning throughout Workday’s suite of applications.” Identified provides professional job search engine and analytics-based recruiting software. Part of its secret sauce was its patent-pending, artificial intelligence technology called “SYMAN,” which aims to organize the masses of disparate, incoherent professional data that lives in social media profiles in order to identify new insights into the job market.