During Workday Rising 2022 in Orlando, FL, I sat down with Trey Henderson, who is Vice President and Corporate Controller at Match Group, the parent company of Match.com and other digital platforms. Match Group kicked off its partnership with Workday in 2017, as part of Trey’s efforts to escape what he calls a “cycle of death” in the accounting department. Since then, Workday Financials has “revolutionized” how things work at Match Group, from its use of data to WFH effectiveness to allowing employees more time with their families.
Match Group, Workday Financials, and the Employee Experience
The Big Themes:
- The “fourth phase” of Match Group’s business: Following the launch of Match.com in the 90’s and the breakaway of Tinder in the 2010’s, a new phase is coming that’s heavily focused on video, AI, augmented reality, language translation, and more.
- Eliminating manual work and “cycles of death”: Trey shares some of the struggles his team had before installing Workday Financials, and the impact that those challenges had on employee morale.
- Helping the accounting teams demonstrate value: Generally, accounting is a cost center, but Trey says that the implementation of game-changing software like Workday is an important way to highlight his department’s value to the larger business.
The Big Quote: “We believe that adding technology and adding the right people can provide that value, so [employees] get to spend more time with their families. So we’ve more or less revolutionized where we were, to provide that better value.”