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Workday lands Kimberly-Clark deal

Many companies with multinational units and far-flung operations look to software as a service to ramp up quickly and consolidate reporting tools.

Workday said that Kimberly Clark, the consumer goods giant, will deploy the company's cloud-based human capital management application to 57,000 workers globally.

Overall, Workday's implementation will cover 60 countries.

Many companies with multinational units and far-flung operations look to software as a service to ramp up quickly and consolidate reporting tools. NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson has said that multinational consolidation is a common use case for his SaaS ERP system.

Kimberly-Clark is the company behind Kleenex, Scott, Huggies and other brands. The consumer products giant said that it was looking to modernize its architecture as well as get a single system for workforce tracking and analytics.

The Workday deployment is under way in nine countries in South Asia as a test case. That rollout will be followed by North Asia, Middle East, Europe and Africa and Latin America. The North American leg of the deployment will be last.

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