Posted by John Malikowski on March 29, 2012
Deloitte’s integration of Aggressor, LLC (Aggressor), a fast-growing boutique consultancy based in Pleasanton, California, is exciting for those of us in HR, who have seen the transformational power of cloud-based computing and the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model.
Aggressor has been 100 percent focused on Workday – a leading cloud-based SaaS HR and Finance solution – and is one of Workday’s largest Alliance partners. By combining Aggressor’s resources with Deloitte’s already strong Workday practice, Deloitte will immediately become the largest Workday consultancy in terms of number of practitioners, number of Workday implementations and client qualifications.
That’s exciting from a business perspective, but even more because it’s an indicator of the tremendous growth in cloud-based solutions and the still untapped potential for organizations to use those solutions to transform their HR and Finance functions. With SaaS and the cloud, not only is it possible to save costs and improve effectiveness—but also to accelerate the value delivered from the transformation. Deloitte now has market-leading capabilities to help our clients all along the cloud continuum. This includes building a business case, implementing the Workday HR & Finance solution, implementing a total transformation and providing on-going support and optimization services.
Bottom line: Workday and its SaaS solutions wouldn’t be growing so rapidly if it didn’t provide substantial benefits and return on investment (ROI) for their users. We’ve seen the positive results our clients have realized and are excited to have the power to help more companies around the world join the cloud revolution.
|John Malikowski is a principal in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Human Capital practice with over 25 years of experience in Human Resources (HR) and large scale project management. He is the global leader for Deloitte’s Workday practice.|