Applaud partners with Workato to deliver seamless personalized employee experience

The partnership means Applaud’s customers gain access to over 400,000 additional automations - part of Workato’s ever-expanding recipe library

Applaud, the leading workforce experience layer, announces a new partnership with automation platform Workato, bringing seamless personalized employee experiences into the workplace.

One of Workato’s first partnerships in the EMEA region, the relationship will enable Applaud’s customers, including employers and HR teams, to tap into the companies’ ‘recipe library’ of over 400,000 automations. This will mean Applaud customers, who use the digital employee experience platform to streamline their HR tech and employee wellbeing offerings, can deliver even greater personalized experiences.

Embedded directly into the no code Applaud platform, customers will now be able to tap into thousands of additional automations ranging from onboarding & offboarding documentation, admin, payroll, employee gifting, employer & employee feedback.

Normally it takes anywhere up to 18-24 months to build automations from scratch. By onboarding Workato, Applaud and its customers will cut this time down significantly, gaining immediate access to secure integrations and pre-built automations, in a quick-to-scale solution.

The platform requires no coding experience and comes equipped with automated error handling. Deployment is instant, meaning HR teams and organizations of all maturity levels will benefit, and end customers will be able to further personalize their employee experiences - essential during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The full suite of automations will be accessible via the Applaud digital experience layer, meaning end customers do not have to waste time and energy searching cross-platform to create the employee experience they want. Workato’s solution is best-in-class, secure, scalable, and cost-effective.

Commenting on the news Duncan Casemore, Co-founder and CTO, Applaud said:

Organisations are going through a period of unprecedented change, with workers operating remotely and HR having to move the majority of its operations online. Investing in the right HR tech and work tech is crucial.

Applaud provides customers with a centralized experience layer that is easy to use and manage. Our platform enables HR teams and employers to pick and choose the automations that best fit their organization and employees; offering great personalization."

“By partnering with Workato - one of the best names in the business - we can further expand the number of automations available, giving customers all of the support they require during these testing times & enabling them to request additional automations ad-hoc.”
- Duncan Casemore, CTO, Applaud


Gautham Viswanathan, Chief Product Officer at Workato said: ‘With Applaud, HR professionals can easily automate business processes that span departments and systems by leveraging Workato's low-code/no-code automation platform that features hundreds of pre-built integrations. 

“With no coding required, anyone in HR can automate and create compelling employee experiences.”

- Gautham Viswanathan, Chief Product Officer, Workato


About Applaud

Applaud is the workforce experience layer that makes digital HR simple. Applaud was founded in 2008 by Ivan Harding and Duncan Casemore, driven by a mission to create HR technology that focused completely on the employee. Applaud’s layer is designed to support your existing HR services, reigniting your existing HR technology, not replacing it to deliver one united workforce experience.

  • All your employee and manager services in one place
  • Easy to use consumer-grade experience, anywhere, any time
  • Integrates with your current HR content and systems of record
  • Makes work simple, improves workforce experience


About Workato

Workato is the leading Enterprise Automation Platform. Recognized as a leader, Workato is the only enterprise platform that enables both business and IT to integrate their apps, automate business workflows, and drive real-time outcomes from business events, without compromising security and governance. Workato is trusted by over 7,000 of the world’s top brands and fastest-growing innovators. For more information, visit


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Published May 11, 2021 / by Duncan Casemore