Workday names Huron an Advisory Services Partner

19 November 2014 Consultancy.uk

Global business advisory firm Huron Consulting Group has been named an official ‘Advisory Services Partner’ by enterprise cloud provider Workday. Under the alliance, Huron is authorised to support clients with Workday-related consulting and implementation services.

Workday is a software vendor that offers cloud-based human capital management and financial management services. Since its establishment in 2005 the firm has booked impressive growth: the firm currently has 2,600 employees and is valued at more than $10 billion. Workday competes with large rivals such as Oracle or SAP, mainly by offering online services at a fraction of the cost of the incumbent vendors.

Huron Consulting - Workday

To support global clients with Workday expertise, implementation services and solutions, the provider has established an ecosystem of trusted partners, which consists of advisory-, software- and payroll partners. Several well-known consulting firms belong to the advisory partner ecosystem, including among others AccentureAon HewittCapgeminiDeloitteKPMGPwC, Towers Watson, and since last month also Mercer.

In line with Huron’s ambition to grow its cloud offerings, the firm decided to also apply for a partner status in Workday’s advisory partner ecosystem, explains James Roth, CEO of the consultancy. “The agreement with Workday is a critical part of our expanding cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) strategy. As the marketplace increasingly views the cloud as integral to enterprise system strategies, Huron is preparing for an increase in related deployment services.” Following a due diligence on Huron’s track record in Workday services and solutions, green-light was given and the US-headquartered advisory firm was accepted into the network. “Huron has an excellent track record of helping organisations leverage and maximise their technology investments,” says Randy Hendricks, President at Workday. “We are excited for them to join the Workday services partner ecosystem, and we look forward to the value and expertise they will bring to our mutual customers to help them transition to the cloud.”

James Roth - Randy Hendricks - Laura Yaeger

Huron will from an industry-perspective focus purely on clients in the education and healthcare sectors, and from a functional perspective cover Workday Financial Management, Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Student. “As trusted advisors to universities, academic medical centers, and healthcare organisations, we are excited to offer consulting services on Workday’s cloud-based financial management, human capital management and student applications,” comments Laura Yaeger, EVP at Huron Education.

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