Enterprises putting HR in the cloud

Global businesses are moving the management of workforce relations into the cloud to eliminate siloed working through a single HR system across regions.

Global businesses are increasingly moving the management of workforce relations into the cloud to eliminate siloed working through a single HR system across regions.

Four multinational companies, including UK insurance firm Direct Line, have moved their HR systems, including payroll and financial management onto cloud-based software from Workday, which claims to provide a lower cost of ownership than traditional enterprise HR software, as well as intuitive self-service tools, ongoing service innovation and global coverage.

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services, engineering company Ramboll, and hotel chain Scandic are the other firms that have moved to Workday’s HR in the cloud.

"We continue to make good progress on our transformation plan,” said Mark Martin, HR director at Direct Line Group. “We are continuing to build capability with our systems and we have chosen Workday as our core HR system and an integral part of our HR transformation strategy."

Last year global business services company Rentokil Initial moved the management of its 66,000 human resources in 59 countries to Workday’s cloud offering. Other customers include Aviva which has 46,000 staff, Yahoo with 14,000 staff and Symantec which employs 20,000.

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