Workday

  • Salesforce Ties Together Different Platforms With New Performance Edition

    Salesforce Ties Together Different Platforms With New Performance Edition

    Salesforce.com has pulled together several of its platforms to create what it calls the Performance Edition. The new service will combine the company’s Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Salesforce Platform with Data.com, Work.com and its new identity service. Other services that are part of the package include its web-chat platform for connecting customers with customer service help and… Read More

  • Defining A Successful IPO: $FB “Flopped” Yet Workday “Wins” By Handing $470M To Investors?

    Defining A Successful IPO: $FB “Flopped” Yet Workday “Wins” By Handing $470M To Investors?

    Congratulations, Workday. Its share popped 74% when it IPO’d today. Or should I say condolences? $470 million ended up in the pockets of investors instead of the cloud startup’s war chest. Meanwhile, Facebook is called a flop for filling its coffers with $10 billion by pricing shares at nearly twice its current value. This all raises the question, how should Silicon Valley define… Read More

  • HR Software Maker Workday Sets Price Range For IPO At $21 To $24 Per Share , Valued At Nearly $4B

    HR Software Maker Workday Sets Price Range For IPO At $21 To $24 Per Share , Valued At Nearly $4B

    Workday, a company offering online tools for enterprises to manage human resources, payroll, and finances, has set the terms for its IPO. The company is pricing its shares between $21 and $24 each, according to an SEC filing this morning. The company could raise as much as $628 million in the offering. At the high-end of the range, Workday is valued at nearly $4 billion ($3.8… Read More

  • Oracle Buys SelectMinds For Using Facebook And Social Networks To Recruit Employees

    Oracle Buys SelectMinds For Using Facebook And Social Networks To Recruit Employees

    Oracle has acquired SelectMinds, a provider of cloud-based, social talent sourcing apps that allow companies to use social networks such as Facebook to recruit employees. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is Oracle’s year for buying companies in the human capital management market (HCM). Earlier this year it acquired Taleo for $1.92 billion. Taleo’s solutions help… Read More

  • HR Software Maker Workday Files For $400M IPO

    HR Software Maker Workday Files For $400M IPO

    Workday, a company offering online tools for enterprises to manage human resources, payroll, and finances, just filed an S-1 form declaring its intention to raise up to $400 million in an IPO. Reuters reported in July that the company had quietly filed for an IPO but was able to keep the documents secret for a while longer thanks to the JOBS Act. Now it’s official — the S-1 is… Read More

  • The Math of TechCrunch, Part 2: Does It Play Favorites?

    Editor’s note:  Previously, in “The Math of TechCrunch, Part I: Is TechCrunch Still About Startups?” guest author Mark Goldenson analyzed more than 20,000 TechCrunch stories to find out how much we actually cover startups versus big companies.  In this post, he drills down by investors, authors, and market segments.  Goldenson is CEO of Breakthrough.com, a startup… Read More

  • TC50 Backstage: Reid Hoffman on a LinkedIn IPO and What Startups May Beat Him Out

    Here’s the thing I love about Reid Hoffman. There’s no “We-don’t-comment-on-rumors-and-speculation” BS with him. You ask him a question and he gives you an answer. So you don’t need a bunch of words from me, just go to the jump and watch our final backstage interview of the conference where Hoffman talks about whether LinkedIn will buy Xing and whether… Read More

  • Workday Raises $75 Million For Human Resources Software

    Workday, a financial and human resources SaaS provider, has secured $75 million in Series E funding led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) (which contributed $45 million) with existing investors Greylock Partners and Workday CEO and co-founder Dave Duffield also participating. Duffield founded PeopleSoft, which he sold to Oracle in January 2005 for $10.3 billion. The company has raised a total… Read More

  • Zoho People Launches for Free. Does Salesforce.com Have Anything to Worry About?

    If you’ve heard of Zoho, you probably think of Zoho Office, its suite of Web-based productivity software (word processor, spreadsheet, presentation). But Zoho Office is primarily as a marketing exercise. Zoho’s real business is in offering a series of Web-based enterprise apps that it started introducing last September—CRM, Project Management, Web conferencing, an… Read More