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Denny's Software Purchases and Digital Transformation Initiatives

Last updated on 2020-08-18 10:08:27

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 4000 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: Altametrics Timekeeping for Time and Attendance in 2017, Altametrics Scheduler for Workforce Scheduling in 2017, Workday HCM for Core HR in 2017 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 Altametrics, 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 $541.0 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

203 East Main Street
Spartanburg, 09966 , SC
United States
1 864-597-8000
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Enterprise Software and Cloud Applications being used by Denny's

Vendor Old Product New Product Category Market Users VAR/SI When Live
Altametrics Legacy Applications Altametrics Timekeeping Time and Attendance HCM n/a n/a 2017 2017
Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Core HR HCM Subscribe Subscribe 2011 2012
Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Workforce Scheduling HCM Subscribe Subscribe 2017 2018
Subscribe Subscribe Subscribe Recruiting,Applicant Tracking System HCM Subscribe Subscribe 2015 2015
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IT Decision Makers and Key Stakeholders at Denny's

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Subscribe Subscribe Sr. Director, Human Resources Subscribe Subscribe
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