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2015-09-29

Workday Inc.: Workday Unveils Workday Learning

New Application to Offer More Personalized Learning Experience to Align
Employee Development and Business Growth

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 29, 2015) -Workday, Inc.(NYSE:WDAY), a
leader in enterprise cloud applications forfinanceandhuman resources, today
unveiledWorkday Learning, a new application intended to offer a more
personalized, meaningful learning experience for organizations to evolve and
encourage career development at every stage of the employee lifecycle.
Workday Learning will be built into the fabric of Workday's unified suite of
applications including Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) and Workday
Financial Management, providing customers with a single system to cultivate
their workforce, close talent gaps, and drive business growth.

Announced atWorkday Rising Las Vegas 2015, Workday Learning embodies a shift
from talent management to people enablement focused on engaging individuals
with more rewarding, diverse work experiences that drive greater alignment
between employee development, workforce productivity, and better business
outcomes.

A Continuous, Meaningful Learning Experience that Knows the Learner

Traditional learning management systems (LMS) are generally perceived as
lackluster, tedious, and uninspiring. They sit outside of daily work, lack a
connection to an employee's day-to-day needs, and do not provide the kind of
training that will help an individual progress in his or her current role.

Built with the learner's needs in mind and incorporating feedback from
employees at organizations includingathenahealth,California College of the
Arts,Cornell University, andMcKee Foods, Workday Learning will address the
gaps that exist with current learning management systems. Taking advantage of
rich data from Workday HCM, Workday Learning will offer an intuitive,
meaningful learning experience that knows the learner and recognizes where
the individual sits in the employee lifecycle -- whether it's the first day
on the job, a new manager, or someone cultivating core skills and expertise
in a current role.

Workday Learning is intended to provide customers with:

* A Collaborative Community to Gain and Share Knowledge - Leveraging the
latest collaboration and social learning technologies, Workday will enable
employees to consume, create, and share content on any device, at any time.
Whether it's shooting and sharing a video tutorial from a smartphone, or
flipping through pages of training material on a tablet, Workday Learning
will encourage an interactive community for learning, teaching, and
coaching that meets the needs of today's digital workforce.
* Content with Context - Workday Learning will be able to recognize users and
make tailored learning recommendations based on who they are, what they do,
and their stage in the employee lifecycle. For example, the system could
recommend a video to a new manager, accounting for personal preferences and
learning experiences completed by others in similar roles or at a similar
stage in their career.
* Support for Diverse Learning Experiences - Workday Learning will enable
customers to fully support a wide spectrum of developmental experiences
spanning short, easy-to-digest micro learning activities and in-depth jumbo
learning programs as well as mandatory certification and compliance
training.
* Built-in Measurement and Insights - In combination with Workday HCM and
Workday Financial Management, Workday Learning will equip customers with
complete visibility into day-to-day learning activities and overall
learning effectiveness. For example, a team manager could quickly
understand how employees are tracking against individual development plans,
and organizational leaders could better identify and optimize learning
initiatives that positively impact business goals.

Availability
Workday plans to make Workday Learning generally available to customers in the
second half of calendar year 2016.

Comments on the News

"Our customers have made it clear that they need a progressive solution that
enables them to offer more personalized learning, development, and career
opportunities in order to engage and retain their best people," said
Leighanne Levensaler, senior vice president, products, Workday. "Workday
Learning will be seamlessly unified with Workday's suite of applications to
provide a smarter, more intuitive system that knows employees, what kind of
work they do, and what they need to achieve job and career success. As a
result, employees will be empowered to connect more and share relevant
content with each other -- creating a collaborative work environment where
learning is continuous and ubiquitous."

"Having the opportunity to help shape several Workday products over the years
has proven that Workday not only cares about what we as customers need, but
seeks to understand our experiences and create something far better than we
had imagined," said Mark Newsome, director of human resources, McKee Foods.
"Workday delivers on what it promises and creates viable alternatives to some
of the old, stale offerings we often see in the marketplace. I am confident
Workday Learning will be a fresh, new approach that addresses the gaps that
traditional learning environments have struggled with for so long, without
sacrificing the core infrastructure needed in a learning system."

"Workday Learning has the potential to solve distinct challenges higher
education institutions face in meeting the training needs of their staff,
faculty, and larger community," said Mara Hancock, chief information officer
and vice president of technology, California College of the Arts. "Learning
built into Workday HCM will serve as a community-wide tool that can help
overcome many of the boundary limitations found in a traditional LMS where
the line between community members are hardened, and social and collaboration
components are bolted on rather than unified in one system."

"Learning and career development are among the leading drivers of employee
engagement and organizational success," said Josh Bersin, principal, Bersin
by Deloitte, Deloitte Consulting LLP. "With floods of expert content now
available, much of it published in video and mobile format, companies need a
unified and compelling platform to help make learning discoverable and
personalized. With its focus on making learning content easy to find,
produce, share, and intelligently recommended, Workday Learning has the
potential to improve the employee learning experience."

Additional Information
Please visit the Workday blog for additional perspective about Workday
Learning:

* Read the blog:An Inside Look at Workday Learning: Reinventing How Employees
Learn with perspective from Leighanne Levensaler, senior vice president of
products, and Amy Wilson, vice president of HCM products
* Read the blog:3 Questions with Paul Sparta, a Founding Father of Learning
Management Systems

About Workday

Workdayis a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications
forfinanceandhuman resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial
management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for
the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government
agencies. More than 1,000 organizations, ranging from medium-sized businesses
to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, among other
things, statements regarding the expected performance and benefits of
Workday's offerings. The words "believe," "may," "will," "plan," "expect,"
and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and
assumptions. If the risks materialize or assumptions prove incorrect, actual
results could differ materially from the results implied by these
forward-looking statements. Risks include, but are not limited to, risks
described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),
including our Form 10-Q for the quarter ended July 31, 2015 and our future
reports that we may file with the SEC from time to time, which could cause
actual results to vary from expectations. Workday assumes no obligation to,
and does not currently intend to, update any such forward-looking statements
after the date of this release.

Any unreleased services, features, or functions referenced in this document,
our website or other press releases or public statements that are not
currently available are subject to change at Workday's discretion and may not
be delivered as planned or at all. Customers who purchase Workday, Inc.
services should make their purchase decisions based upon services, features
and functions that are currently available.

© 2015. Workday, Inc. All rights reserved. Workday and the Workday logo are
registered trademarks of Workday, Inc.

Contact Information

Media Contacts:

Jeff Shadid
Workday
+1 405 834 7777
Jeff.Shadid@Workday.com
Lisa Stassoulli
Workday
+44 (0)7568 377476
Lisa.Stassoulli@Workday.com

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