Workday, a renowned leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, made an exciting announcement today regarding its successful collaboration with Razer, the global lifestyle brand for gamers. Razer has successfully implemented Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) as its core HR platform, marking a significant milestone in its pursuit of innovation and operational excellence.
Razer, known for its commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation in gaming and lifestyle products, is now turning its attention to redesigning its HR processes. The goal is to enhance operational efficiency and solidify its reputation as an employer of choice in the gaming industry.
With a presence in 19 offices worldwide, including key locations in Singapore, Germany, and the USA, Razer employs a diverse workforce of 1,500 individuals dedicated to building a gamer-focused ecosystem. To effectively manage its global team, Razer required HR solutions that could break down geographical silos, encourage collaboration, facilitate quicker decision-making, and create an engaging work environment for its employees.
The implementation of Workday HCM has been a pivotal step in achieving these objectives. Razer now utilizes Workday’s platform to support performance management, recruiting, and time tracking functions, driving the transformation of its people and culture practices to support ambitious growth and profitability goals. Notably, the adoption of Workday HCM has fostered a unified company culture, established group-wide practices, and enhanced alignment in performance management processes, resulting in increased productivity.
April Wan, Vice President, Global Head of HR at Razer, expressed the significance of digital transformation in their HR processes, stating, “Digital transformation of our people and culture processes is key to ensuring that we continue to stay ahead of the curve and enable Razer to be an organisation that is not only a great place to work but also a place to do great work.”
The partnership between Razer and Workday is founded on a shared commitment to innovation and digital transformation. Leveraging the agility of Workday’s platform, Razer has streamlined and automated numerous HR processes, including onboarding and learning and development initiatives across the organization. As a result, Razer has achieved synergies, cost savings, and heightened productivity. One remarkable success has been the reduction in the time taken to implement organizational changes, from four weeks down to just one week, allowing more time for strategic business initiatives.
Pannie Sia, General Manager, ASEAN, Workday, emphasized the alignment of values between the two companies, stating, “Razer shares the same commitment to advancing digital transformation and innovation as we do, and that makes us a great fit as partners. Working together, we have helped Razer optimize its HR processes for a thriving work environment that supports strategic decision-making for growth while adapting to evolving business needs.”
Razer’s HR digital transformation journey has not gone unnoticed, with the company earning recognition through several awards, including the ‘Great Place to Work’ accolade in 2021 and 2022 and ‘The Straits Times’ Singapore Best Employer 2022’.
The collaboration between Razer and Workday exemplifies the power of technology and innovation to transform HR processes, fostering a culture of excellence and empowerment within the gaming industry leader. With this partnership, Razer is poised to continue its journey of innovation and success in the global gaming ecosystem.