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  • Workday spans finance and HR with real-time planning tool

    Workday has long been known for its financial and HR software, and on Tuesday it rolled out a new enterprise offering that spans both areas with a focus on planning, budgeting and forecasting.

    Written by Katherine Noyes30 June 15 23:18
  • Workday targets professional services with new suite

    Anyone who's ever worked in professional services knows that the focus there on people and billable projects can open up a world of specialized requirements from any supporting business software. With that very distinction in mind, Workday on Thursday unveiled a new suite of financial and human-resources tools designed specifically for professional services users.

    Written by Katherine Noyes10 April 15 03:45
  • New SAP Cloud app targets finance professionals

    Hard on the heels of the recent announcement of its next-generation S/4Hana enterprise software platform, SAP has unveiled a new sSoftware-as-a-Service application aimed at finance professionals but delivering a consumer-like experience.

    Written by Katherine Noyes19 Feb. 15 07:03
  • Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

    Workday is expanding its move into analytics with a series of specialized, predictive applications designed to help staff in HR and financial management roles retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus05 Nov. 14 04:01
  • SAP giving Ariba an in-memory energy boost with Hana

    SAP is making good on a promise to migrate its Ariba e-commerce software to the Hana in-memory computing platform, and says an initial step has already produced staggering performance improvements.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus29 April 14 23:31
  • Workday rolls out revamped, HTML5-powered user experience

    Workday is launching a reworked user interface for its cloud-based HCM (human capital management) and financial software that it believes will appeal to employees of all ages, from millennials to workers who remember the days of green-screen terminals.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Jan. 14 15:02
  • Intuit revamps Quickbooks Online for ease of use, mobile devices

    Users of the online version of Intuit's popular QuickBooks small-business accounting software may find their workdays becoming a bit easier to manage, thanks to a new user interface and mobile application support.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Sept. 13 20:00
  • Workday rolls out Big Data Analytics module

    Workday has unveiled a new software module for its cloud-based HCM (human capital management) application that allows customers to analyze data from both Workday and third-party sources.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Sept. 13 11:03
  • COBOL-based system for $160 billion pension fund is a political football

    A COBOL (common business oriented language)-based system used to support New York's US$160 billion state pension fund has become the subject of controversy, with some officials claiming it poses a potential security risk and others defending it as "battle-tested," albeit set to be replaced.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus27 Aug. 13 20:01