Salesforce, Air Liquide push international growth with Workday

Salesforce, which has more than 78,000 employees and hundreds of thousands of global customers, has expanded its use of Workday to support continued global growth. 

The organisation has selected Workday Financial Management, Workday Accounting Center, Workday Adaptive Planning, and Workday Prism Analytics, building on its existing use of Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Recruiting, Workday Time Tracking, and Workday Payroll for the United States and Canada.

Technology from Salesforce, which saw revenue growth of 25% in its fiscal year 2022, helps companies digitally transform to grow their relationships with customers and employees and drive efficiency and collaboration. 

As the company continues to expand globally and support its workforce, Salesforce is applying this same technology-driven approach with its own finance and ongoing HR transformation.

With Workday Enterprise Management Cloud, Salesforce will have finance, HR, and operational data in one adaptable system, providing greater insights, agility, and improved employee experiences. 

“We’ve seen first-hand the opportunity for cloud technologies in helping our customers drive better relationships with their customers,” said Faye Olson, Salesforce SVP of business technology, enterprise enablement. “We apply the same mindset to our own technology strategy – focusing on innovative solutions that create an agile foundation for us to adapt and grow.”

“Workday’s financial management and HR solutions offer a single system to create collaborative opportunities for our finance and HR organizations,” said Olson.

Meanwhile,  Air Liquide with a 11,000-strong workforce has successfully deployed Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to digitally transform its HR processes and capabilities across the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, with additional global deployments.

Through Air Liquide’s MyHR platform, employees can now use Workday’s mobile and self-service capabilities to more easily access information on teams, manage compensation, time entries, holidays, and time off. The platform also helps facilitate effective onboarding of new hires and provides true visibility across the entire talent acquisition process.  

Adding to this, Air Liquide is currently deploying Workday Recruiting, Workday Talent Management, Workday Learning, and Workday Adaptive Planning.

With this transformative change, the French company, which was founded in 1902, will be able to overcome the challenges of having decentralised HR processes associated with legacy systems. The move to digitally transform its HR capabilities is the first of its kind in Air Liquide’s long history and has been well-received by employees in APAC. It has also been recognised as an industry leader, winning the ‘Best Use of Technology’ award at HR Fest Awards 2022.

Following this successful deployment, Air Liquide will now roll out this same technology platform design across its global operations.  

“We are a highly diverse and global business with employees coming from a range of backgrounds and cultures, hence having a single, unified HR platform enables us to build upon our inclusive culture,” said Yee Lin Chong, Air Liquide, head of HR digital solutions in APAC.