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Workday Unveils Big Data Analytics For HR And Finance


Written by  Anil Sharma | 12 November 2012
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workdayWhile the trend so far has been big data analytics benefiting the businesses, its now moving towards custom domain analytics solutions. Workday, Inc., a major player in enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance, has unveiled Big Data Analytics specifically for HR and finance.

Powered by Datameer's distribution of Hadoop, the analytics is scheduled for general availability in the second half of 2013 as an add-on application sold separately. The solution allows human resources and finance organizations to make more informed business decisions based on a holistic view of worker and financial information combined with any third-party data with limited reliance on IT.

What this also means is that the data source for analytics can come from multiple sources like RSS, Social Channels, Web Logs, System databases and so on. All such data will be processed within integrated Datameer Hadoop and actionable insights provided via Workday Big Data Analytics solution. For those customers who does not need big data analytics, Workday already has an in-memory powered object model analytics capability that makes it possible to drill into data and generate reports quickly and "in-memory" instead of having to access data from a separate system.

The solution seamlessly integrates with current Workday platform ensuring a single user experience, security model and single source of data insights. The company has also promised a unified platform not just on web but similar experience on both mobile and tablets to visualize data analytics. The solution comes with default analytics view, however is salable to be customized and configured as per business needs without need for extra development. The solution boasts a thinner UI, a spreadsheet like interface and gives up the complex ETL processes.

“We are combining Workday data and any type of third-party data into our unified platform to create the analytics and dashboards in the intuitive Workday user experience our customers have come to expect,” said Aneel Bhusri, chairman, co-founder, and co-chief executive officer, Workday, in a statement.

Anil Sharma

Anil Sharma

Anil Sharma is a journalist with over 25 years of experience. He is associated with IANS (Indo-Asian News Service), a wire agency for India's largest state of Rajasthan, and as a stringer reporter for CNBC TV 18. Sharma has also worked for 11 years as a senior correspondent\senior sub-editor with a prominent Economic English daily published in Jaipur, India. Besides a graduate in commerce he also holds a MBA degree in finance.

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