New Workday Integration Cloud Platform Helps ISVs Keep It Together
How can MSPs and cloud integrators plug customers’ existing IT infrastructure into cloud services? Perhaps HR and financial SaaS provider Workday, launched by PeopleSoft’s founder, has the answer. It’s called Workday Integration Cloud Platform, designed to give developers and channel partners a way to plug existing business applications into the Workday cloud ecosystem.
The benefits of this new so-called iPaaS — that is, integration-platform-as-a-service — are threefold, according to Workday co-CEO Aneel Bhusri’s blog entry:
- First, the Workday Integration Cloud Platform’s open, web-based, supposedly easy-to-use tools simply make it cheaper for a partner to build and maintain a cloud integration.
- Second, it opens the doors wide for cloud ISVs and integrators to develop products that integrate with Workday offerings, similar to what Force.com did for Salesforce.
- And third, it lets service providers and cloud integrators develop and share highly-refined methodologies for successful integrations.
Interestingly, Bhusri is very clear about the fact that, at least for now, Workday isn’t interested in an application development platform, instead focusing company energies entirely on the integration aspect. Workday claims it’s the first offering of its kind in the HR, financial, and talent management verticals.