IBM on Monday said it will acquire Meteorix, which provides Workday services.
The move, which comes ahead of Workday's Rising customer powwow in Las Vegas, gives the cloud human capital management software provider a boost. One of Workday's challenges was throughput.
IBM already provides implementation services and consulting for SAP and Oracle shops by aligning with Workday too it will be more cloud friendly. It's not hard to connect the dots here: IBM installing Workday finance and human resources software will allow it to also pitch its analytics and cloud wares too.
In a statement, IBM tipped its hand: "Advancements in cloud, mobile, analytics and cognitive computing allow both finance and HR executives to operate with a more complete, real-time picture of their organization."
Meteorix by IBM services standards is small. The company has more than 200 certified Workday consultants. But those consultants have a bevy of implementations under their belt. Now that IBM is a Workday services provider there will be more consultants in the field to implement cloud finance and HR applications.
Here's a look at what Meteorix provides.
You could argue that the acquisition is a triple win. Consider:
- IBM gets access to cloud friendly companies for its analytics, mobile and cognitive computing wares.
- Meteorix gets to scale as part of IBM services.
- And Workday gets a much larger channel.
Financial terms weren't disclosed.