Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Workday, an on‑demand financial management and human capital management software vendor. Under the terms of the collaboration, Microsoft Azure will integrate with Workday Adaptive Planning while Microsoft Teams and Azure Active Directory will be used by the company.

Workday customers will now be able to use Adaptive Planning on Microsoft Azure. In return, Microsoft will roll out Adaptive Planning across its global finance division to help with forecasting and budgeting tasks.

Microsoft Teams and Azure Active Directory will now tap into Workday apps.

“Now, more than ever, planning takes center stage as companies return to the workplace, rebuild supply chains, and in some cases reimagine their businesses in our rapidly changing world,” said Tom Bogan, vice chairman of Workday. “With cloud planning at scale and even tighter integration to help customers collaborate, this partnership underscores what Workday was built for—to help customers unlock potential in their people and the business even in the most dynamic environments.”

Integration

Until now, Adaptive Planning has been running with Amazon Web Services and will continue to do so alongside Azure. Customers who use Microsoft and Workday apps will be able to use Microsoft Teams in Human Capital Management and Financial Management.

In fact, that Teams integration is available starting today. Wider links with Azure Active Directory and Azure’s connection to Adaptive Planning will go live in 2021.

“At Microsoft, we’re hyper-focused on continually innovating new ways to empower every person and organization around the world with the tools and insights they need to securely drive productivity and business performance,” said Gavriella Schuster, corporate vice president of One Commercial Partner, Microsoft. “In partnership with Workday, we’ll deliver new solutions that connect the people and financial insights of Workday to the cloud productivity of Microsoft Teams and cloud platform of Azure, so our joint customers can do more.”