Two promising outfits go hands-in-hands

Two prominent outfits decide to join forces to stand out in the global market _ AirAsia has selected Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) as the partner of its digital transformation journey.

AirAsia is a top-tier low-cost airline. The Kuala Lumpur-based company, which operates flights to more than 140 destinations spanning 22 markets, has tried to transform all of its business areas for improved efficiency and faster growth.

As a part of its efforts, Malaysia’s biggest airline has rolled out Workday’s cloud technology for HCM to its 22,000 employees across the world. Workday is a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.

Workday said that its HCM enables customers to uncover workforce insights for quicker and more informed decisions in optimizing human resources and talent management operations.

AirAsia’s digital transformation encompasses our people and culture as much as it does our business model. In doing so, we have looked closely at each stage of our Allstars’ career to see how best to leverage technology and use data,” said Varun Bhatia, chief people and culture officer of AirAsia.

Workday met our criteria for an enterprise-level, integrated, and cloud-based mobile HCM platform with strong reporting and analytics. We also appreciate Workday’s active and responsive partnership, along with strong customer support.”

Workday Asia President Rob Wells also expressed his high hopes for the collaboration.

We are proud to be a partner to AirAsia, one of the most people-centric airlines in the world and a company that shares our vision of digital innovation and empowering people,” Wells said.

We will be working closely with AirAsia in its journey to transform its employee experience and maintain its position as one of Asia’s largest and leading low-cost airlines.”

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