Kainos expands its European Workday operations

Date posted
1 June 2021
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Kainos expands its European Workday operations

Kainos acquires Cloudator’s Workday division 

Belfast, UK, 31st May 2021 - Kainos, a leading digital technology company and Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) Services Partner, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Cloudator Oy’s (“Cloudator”) Workday division. This acquisition further strengthens Kainos’ investments in the European markets and expands its partnership with Workday. 

Founded in 2011 in Helsinki, Finland, Cloudator offers services for the full suite of Workday enterprise cloud applications, including Workday Financial Management,  Workday Human Capital Management and Workday Adaptive Planning. It has been a Workday Services Partner since 2012, and in this time has participated in more than 100 Workday projects, across more than 20 industries, with companies across Europe currently depending on Workday products deployed and supported by Cloudator. 

Cloudator is one of the most experienced Workday Services Partners in the Nordics with projects spanning the globe. It will retain its Payroll product, which works with Workday Human Capital Management. Cloudator’s CEO, Jarko Uzal, will continue to lead this part of the business.  

Cloudator has offices in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, Estonia and the Netherlands, with employees based across 11 countries.  

The acquisition of Cloudator’s Workday segment will further increase Kainos’ Workday presence in Europe, adding 55 specialist Workday employees across the continent. 

The terms of the acquisition have not been disclosed.   

Commenting on the acquisition, Brendan Mooney, CEO, Kainos, said: 

"We are delighted to welcome Cloudator’s Workday team to Kainos as we continue to expand our Workday Practice. The team's expertise, experience and strong track record of customer delivery aligns with our business, and we are thrilled to have them on board.  

We are proud to be a European partner-of-choice for forward-thinking companies looking to deploy Workday’s enterprise management cloud.  This acquisition confirms Kainos as one of the largest Workday partners in the Nordics region, underpinning our ability to support the accelerating customer base here in Europe.” 

Jarko Uzal, CEO, Cloudator, added: 

“I am delighted that Cloudator’s Workday division has joined Kainos. They share much in common: a culture of excellence focused on customer service, a belief in the power and potential of the Workday ecosystem, and offerings that are truly best-in-class. I wish my former colleagues and Kainos every success in the next stage of their journey.” 

Carolyn Horne, President of EMEA, Workday, commented:  

“Workday’s growth trajectory in the EMEA region continues at pace. Our partners are a critical part of our combined success, based on our obsession with giving customers the very best expertise in the market and delivering projects on time and on budget. Kainos’ acquisition of Cloudator is great news for our customers and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Kainos as it expands into the Nordic region, to drive this continued success in EMEA.”