Workday, a leader in enterprise cloud solutions for finance and human resources (HR), on Thursday announced that it had officially launched its business in Thailand.
The move comes as part of a global growth strategy to build a stronger presence in Asia, bringing human capital management, financial management and analytical application capabilities to new markets.
Workday’s Thailand office will support both local businesses such as Agoda Thailand, Principal Healthcare Co Ltd (a subsidiary of Principal Capital Public Co Ltd) and Bangchak Corporation Public Co Ltd, as well as Workday’s global and regional customers, many of which have operations in Thailand. Glico Thailand is the latest company to join its local customer list, with the partnership also announced on Thursday.
To mark the launch, Workday hosted a panel discussion on “Engaging Thailand’s Future Workforce” featuring local business visionaries and academics. The panel discussed how companies now face increasing challenges to attract and retain the best talent for sustainable growth, and how new trends in HR and technology would change the way people work.
David Hope, Workday’s president, Asia Pacific, said each generation of employees have different values and priorities and it is essential for HR managers to identify what is important, be it career progression, stability, workplace diversity opportunities or something else. For example, millennials are becoming increasingly attracted to the idea of on-demand work. These on-demand services promise workers more control over the structure of their working day, and contribute to workplace flexibility that millennials desire. Workday’s technology can help Thai businesses to thrive and make better use of their HR and financial data.
The cloud is increasingly vital to businesses around the world, and the impact is being felt in Thailand as more businesses are adopting cloud-computing services for HR.