Discover the latest software purchases and digital transformation initiatives being undertaken by Denny's and its business and technology executives. Each quarter our research team identifies on-prem and cloud applications that are being used by the 9000 Denny's employees from the public (Press Releases, Customer References, Testimonials, Case Studies and Success Stories) and proprietary sources.
During our research, we have identified that Denny's has purchased the following applications: Workday Financial Management for Financial Management in 2017, Workday HCM for Human Capital Management in 2017, Workday Recruiting for Applicant Tracking System in 2015 and the related IT decision-makers and key stakeholders.
Our database provides customer insight and contextual information on which enterprise applications and software systems Denny's is running and its propensity to invest more and deepen its relationship with Workday or identify new suppliers as part of their overall Digital and IT transformation projects to stay competitive, fend off threats from disruptive forces, or comply with internal mandates to improve overall enterprise efficiency.
We have been analyzing Denny's revenues, which have grown to $630.0 millions in 2019, plus its IT budget and roadmap, cloud software purchases, aggregating massive amounts of data points that form the basis of our forecast assumptions for Denny's intention to invest in emerging technologies such as AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Autonomous Database or in cloud-based ERP, HCM, CRM, EPM, Procurement or Treasury applications.
About the Customer
Denny's is a table service diner-style restaurant chain. It operates over 1,600 restaurants in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Curaçao, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, New Zealand, Qatar, Philippines, and United Arab Emirates. It employs more than 8500 people.
Scope and Challenges
Denny’s had been on the same ERP system for 20 years, and while it worked fine it was not the best choice to support future growth. The company’s leadership team wanted a cloud-based system, to reduce IT spend, and stay open to the possibility of having HR and finance on the same platform.
Denny’s felt having a unified platform for its business units was important. When it went down the path of exploring those options with some vendors, it found that what was often presented as a unified front was more often an assembly of acquisitions. They decided to go with Workday; Workday Financial Management and Workday HCM both adopted in 2017.
Outcome and Implications
Integrating a cloud-based manufacturing solution with Workday helps the company to get additional insight into their manufacturing supply and production chains. They’re able to get into a lot of detail around manufacturing when they can pull HCM and financial data to understand if it’s the first or second shift that made a particular batch of wheels. All of this information allows them making good financial decisions.
“When you ask other vendors if they’re on one platform, they’ll tell you, ‘sort of,’ and we all know what that means,” Jay Gilmore, chief accounting officer, and corporate controller at Denny’s
|Vendor||Old Product||New Product||Function||Market||Users||VAR/SI||When||Live|
|Workday||Legacy Applications||Workday Financial Management||Financial Management||ERP Financial Management||n/a||n/a||2017||2017|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Human Capital Management||HCM||Subscribe||Subscribe||2017||2017|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Subscribe||Applicant Tracking System||HCM||Subscribe||Subscribe||2015||2015|
|First Name||Last Name||Title||Phone|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Sr. Director, Human Resources||Subscribe||Subscribe|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Vice President of Training||Subscribe||Subscribe|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller||Subscribe||Subscribe|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||SVP & Chief People Officer||Subscribe||Subscribe|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||SVP, Chief Marketing Officer||Subscribe||Subscribe|
|Subscribe||Subscribe||Sr. Director of Compensation & Benefits||Subscribe||Subscribe|