Shares of Workday Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201157610/composite WDAY +0.63% rose nearly 6% in the extended session Wednesday after the cloud-software company reported sales above Wall Street expectations and announced a partnership with Salesforce.com Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200515854/composite CRM +0.66% . Workday said it lost $158 million, or 68 cents a share, in the quarter, compared with a loss of $116 million, or 52 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted for one-time items, Workday earned 44 cents a share, compared with 43 cents a share a year ago. Revenue rose 23% to $1.02 billion. Analysts polled by FactSet had expected an adjusted profit of 49 cents a share on sales of $1 billion. "The cloud is playing a critical role in today's climate, with organizations leaning on Workday to pivot," Chief Executive Aneel Bhusri said in a statement. Workday said that while it was "well positioned" to weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, it was lowering its fiscal 2021 subscription revenue guidance to account for the near-term challenges with the pandemic. It said it expects fiscal 2021 subscription revenue in a range between $3.67 billion and $3.69 billion, and fiscal second-quarter subscription revenue between $913 million and $915 million. The partnership with Salesforce involves further integration of Workday and Salesforce's Work.com, a new suite of applications and resources to help business with their reopening, the company said. Shares of Workday had ended the regular trading day up 1.2%.