Friday, October 28, 2011

Wipro and Workday Enter into an Alliance to Help Customers Build 21st Century HR Organizations

Yesterday at Workday Rising 2011, Wipro Technologies, the global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) announced that it has entered into an alliance with Workday. Wipro will provide Consulting and IT Services to clients deploying Workday solutions. Workday is the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll, and financial management.

Wipro has identified Cloud Computing to be the driver of a new wave of innovation. Wipro has helped customers adopt and integrate cloud services into their enterprise systems with an integrated solutions approach and managed IT as a service.

According to a Forrester report*, the Software as a Service (SaaS) market today represents the largest public cloud market by far, with USD 21.2 billion in total revenues in 2011. By 2016, SaaS will have total revenues of USD 92.8 billion — accounting for roughly 26% of the total packaged software market.

In today’s rapidly changing business environment, HR organizations are responding by building 21st Century HR operations by leveraging new technologies, strategies and models. Workday’s innovative cloud based business management solutions combined with Wipro’s vast experience in optimizing and integrating cloud based solutions will enable organizations to achieve accelerated value.

Wipro’s Human Capital Management Services helps customers build a "people plan" based model using solutions that range from deploying new technology or creating a shared services center to outsourcing and best-shoring.

Wipro is Diamond sponsor at Workday Rising 2011. Wipro will showcase its unique HCM offerings that help customers accelerate business value with Workday, including Wipro’s Cloud & Beyond for HRO. Cloud & Beyond for HRO is an innovative BPO solution that will integrate Workday with Wipro’s process and workflow management tools supported by Wipro’s implementation expertise, process support and transition management services. This unique solution will allow clients to manage HR operations in a more effective and efficient manner. Experts from Wipro will present on how they drive business value as a Human Capital Management Transformation partner to global organizations.

"We are excited to join forces with Workday and the opportunity it creates to rapidly accelerate the momentum Workday has built in the enterprise market," said Preet Takkar, Global Head - Cloud Applications & Solutions, Wipro Technologies. “With increasingly decentralized workforces, the rise of social networking, and rapidly evolving government, privacy, and regulatory compliance requirements, the value of a truly integrated enterprise solution is significant. It effectively aligns industry best practices with the overall business objectives of a company.”

“Wipro is one of the leading global systems integrators when it comes to experience in delivering enterprise solutions.,” said Jeff Pulver, vice president, Business Development, Workday. “The combination of their services expertise with Workday’s industry-leading solutions will deliver tremendous benefits to clients.”

Forrester Research, Inc. Report “Sizing The Cloud: Understanding And Quantifying The Future Of Cloud Computing”, published April 21 2011

About Workday Rising

Workday Rising 2011 is the company's fifth annual gathering of Workday customers, partner sponsors, prospective customers, and employees coming together to learn, collaborate, and network. It is Workday's largest customer event of the year, with overwhelming support from Workday's customer base of more than 230 companies.

About Wipro Technologies

Wipro Technologies, the global IT business of Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company, that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro Technologies delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" – helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro Technologies has 120,000 employees and clients across 54 countries. For more information, please visit

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