TORONTO, Dec. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - PwC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Balkon Inc., a Canadian services organization focused exclusively on deploying and optimizing Workday (NYSE: WDAY), a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
The acquisition of Balkon Inc. makes PwC the largest Workday Services Partner in Canada and further enables the firm's ability to deploy Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) for clients. With the acquisition, PwC's Workday team in Canada now includes more than 35 people who have experience deploying Workday at over 25 different clients, as well as access to more than 200 global consultants who have deployed Workday in over 100 countries.
Brian Pratt, president and CEO of Balkon, says, "By coming together, we're better able to service clients and address their complex challenges by leveraging PwC's global Workday deployment capabilities."
Chris Stanton, co-founder of Balkon, adds, "Since Balkon's inception in 2012, we have expanded rapidly to help organizations across the country replace their HR systems with Workday's cloud solution. We've gained a reputation for the quality of our services and joining forces with a strong brand like PwC will enable us to continue to grow and deliver the quality services that our clients and the marketplace have come to expect from us."
With Workday technology, PwC can help clients:
- Deploy one of the leading finance and HR solutions on the market
- Leverage mobile and cloud to drive business transformation
- Maximize workforce effectiveness
- Increase visibility into financial operations with real-time business insights
- Leverage analytics to help customers make more informed business decisions
- Manage the impact of growing IT costs
- Increase organizational agility & innovation
"We're delighted to welcome Balkon to PwC. Our business transformation skills coupled with Balkon's technology expertise are a perfect match. We can now bring these capabilities and experience to our existing and new clients to help drive their HR and finance transformations," says Diane Horton, national leader, People and Change, PwC.
With the acquisition, PwC plans to quickly expand its Workday capabilities in the key markets of Calgary, Toronto and Montreal, and will be hiring key resources in these markets to support its growth. Those interested in joining the team can apply in the coming days at www.pwc.com/ca/careers
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