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Checking out the competition: Workday January 22, 2008

Posted by Duncan in Oracle, PeopleSoft.
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A colleague spotted that the Workday website has some online demos posted.

For those unfamiliar with Workday it’s the next project of Dave Duffield, the co-founder and ex-chairman of PeopleSoft.  See http://www.davesnextmove.com/

Some of the UI is pretty new (the org charts, related items and inline analytics are nice) but some of it is really reminiscent of a more ‘web 2.0’ style of PeopleSoft (the stars for required fields, the prompts, the date lookups etc).

Workday_screenshot

It’s interesting they’ve used Adobe’s Flex/Flash to enhance the UI rather than Ajax or Microsoft’s Silverlight, and they’re using the ‘home page’ as more of a functional than a structural portal – definitely a step in the right direction.

The demos are here:
http://www.workday.com/resources/product_previews/index.php

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