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Workday HCM

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Workday HCM

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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

I can't imagine a scenario where it is less appropriate than any other 360 tool. It's easy to use, customizable, and inexpensive. Reports are easy to interpret. Great tool for anyone looking to implement a new 360.
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Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Performance and Goals

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Subordinate goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
Individual goal setting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Performance tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2

Performance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Plan weighting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Performance improvement plans
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Review status tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Rater nomination workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Review reminders
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Workflow restrictions
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
Multiple review frequency
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Reporting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
7.0
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Employment history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Job profiles and administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Organizational charting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.3
Organization and location management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.3

Payroll Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
Pay calculation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.6
Benefit plan administration
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.5
Direct deposit files
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
Approval workflow
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2

Employee Self Service

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
9.1
View company policy documentation
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.8
View job history
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.7

Asset Management

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9

HR Reporting

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.2
Report builder
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Pre-built reports
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9

Onboarding

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4
New hire portal
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.6
Manager tracking tools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.3

Succession Planning

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.6
Create succession plans/pools
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.8
Candidate ranking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.1
Candidate search
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.7
Candidate development
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.7

Recruiting / ATS

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Requisition Management
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.2
Company Website Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Publish to Social Media
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool
Workday HCM
8.4

Pros

  • Competency library is robust - includes pretty much any competency that you would need
  • Excellent customer service, both online (demonstrations of how to) and via phone/email
  • Completely customizable - different targets can have different competencies, rater types, rating scales, etc.
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  • Offers a vast amount of stock reports that help meet HR Compliance needs.
  • Mobile access, which allows employees to take ownership of updating their records.
  • Workday's configurable model allows our organization to set up clear and efficient business processes to help create best practice processes for job changes, merit, bonus, and development.
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Cons

  • It took us a little while to figure out how to set up a 360 (we didn't watch the demo videos until later), but once we did, it was very easy to use.
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  • Workday HCM does not have the functionality to hold state tax elections unless the payroll module is purchased. A workaround at my last company was to create a document category, and then have the employee upload the tax documents. A report was ran at payroll submission to pull these documents. The down side was that they then had to be manually processed into payroll. At my current company, the tax elections, both state and federal, are made in ADP - a business process is programmed within on-boarding that takes the employees outside of Workday to make these elections and then brings them back in to finish the on-boarding process. I'm sure Workday does this as a way to up-sell their product. However, it has resulted into a drawback and hindrance instead.
  • At my last company, there were 13 US pay groups, with several hundred locations, cost centers, and so on. It would be great if Workday had the ability to limit the selection of cost centers and locations based on pay group. For example, for one company/pay group, there are only a certain number of valid locations and cost centers. However, Workday allowed any cost center or location to be chosen for the employee. This caused integration failures into ADP US and ADP Canada when invalid locations and cost centers were chosen.
  • As Workday is the record of source, all allowances should be entered and approved in this system. In theory, it should flow to payroll from here, with the charge number, and then on to the GL. In my current company, many types of allowances are used with many different charge numbers. The charge numbers may not match the home department for the employee as the employees work on many different projects, and the allowances are subject to change based on the project. The charge numbers on the allowances could conceivably change each month for some employees. For one-time payments, a work around with work tags were able to be utilized in a customization field with the charge numbers so that the integrations from Workday would bring over both the one-time payment with the charge number. Allowances do not have that capability. This was a big problem for my current company, and one we are still working thru. It appears that a report will be downloaded from Workday from our data management team, and then input into FileMaker with the charge numbers from there. Then, an output will be sent to payroll. It is taking quite a bit of maneuvering and extra work. No one is very happy with our work around or the fact charge numbers could not be entered.
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Likelihood to Renew

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.6
Based on 2 answers
Customer support and the cost of the product would be my number one reasons. Customer support is fantastic!
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Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
After some initial challenges with change management, Georgetown has been successfully using Workday for over two years. We will go live this year with Financials replacing our current highly customized Peoplesoft Financials system. We have high confidence in a successful financials implementation and have been very pleased with Workday's responsiveness and adaptability to the needs of higher education.
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Usability

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM7.5
Based on 10 answers
Workday's on a great path in terms of user experience. Their goals is to deliver a use experience that doesn't require training or instruction, like Amazon on the consumer side for example. That's hard to do when you're talking about complex business processes and important and sensitive employee information, but they're doing it well
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Reliability and Availability

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Workday HCM6.6
Based on 8 answers
We have had no problems.
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Performance

EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool9.0
Based on 1 answer
The system is easy to use, the Echospan support is fantastic and the cost is very competitive.
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Workday HCM7.3
Based on 7 answers
From my perspective, the system runs like a well oiled machine and I have not had any issues with customers complaining about speed. If a report is taking long to run, the report can run in the background and you can go about your business. For larger enterprises, there is additional space and machines to process the application in what Workday refers to it as Extended Configuration Tenant
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Support

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM8.1
Based on 8 answers
Workday is still learning about the needs of higher education. I have seen rapid improvement in support and knowledge over the last year so am confident this will continue to improve. Overall however, I have found the Support Team to be extremely responsive and Workday offers the advantage of having support across several timezones so that we never wait more than a few hours for a response.
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In-Person Training

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Workday HCM9.1
Based on 6 answers
The instructors are knowledgeable, the ability to do hands-on exercise throughout are invaluable. The materials are useful reference after training is over. However, for basic functionality the system is pretty easy to pick up and there are plenty of free classes and tools so that only the system support and implementation team really need to take formal Workday training.
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Online Training

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Workday HCM7.0
Based on 7 answers
There are 11 different courses. They have on-demand training one hour sessions and host half day training sessions – e.g. report writing split across 2 half days, where you go into a classroom online instructor led. The online stuff is all provided by Workday.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM8.0
Based on 11 answers
It was implemented before my joining the company. At my last company, we used Workday professional services.

Based upon my experience at my last company, I would rate the implementation experience an 8/10. There are different ways to set things up and we had different people telling us different things. It set us back a couple of times.

Regarding configuration advice, we could set things up where every manager has supervisory organizations, or have it financially based i.e. aligned to cost center/department. We chose the individual manager path and I think we should have chosen a department route. Going down the individual manager path, to maintain the information, we have to inactivate a supervisory org whenever a manager changes/leaves.
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Alternatives Considered

Both EchoSpan and the other vendor supplied comparable products, so the major difference was the cost involved. EchoSpan is much more affordable and offers a very similar quality of report.
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Workday is much more intuitive than PeopleSoft. It also touches everyone in the company, where PeopleSoft is more behind the scenes. The reporting module is much more in depth. In addition, the customization is what you make of it in Workday, while Peoplesoft is more of a prepackaged product. Workday is the wave of the future, and where software is going - it is all cloud-based, has a great mobile app. It is easy to use, and auditors love it
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Scalability

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No answers yet
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Workday HCM8.0
Based on 1 answer
Workday has released Financials and is continuing to develop it's Human Capital Management footprint with the addition of Workday Recruiting. I think customers will find that is easy to add on additional functionality in the system.Workday does make it easy for customers to make changes without relying on IT resources. The Business Process framework is a visual tool that allows functional resources to make changes and see the flow of the transaction
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Return on Investment

  • It has allowed feedback from many employees so certain issues that needed to be dealt with became more transparent.
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  • In my opinion the key benefit is that managers have better information - actionable, real time data at their finger tips. They don’t have to ask people for information.
  • When I talk to others about deploying Workday – in most cases, they assume they will reduce headcount for systems administration. In fact you will need to increase. Each area requires expertise knowledge. Since everything is changing so fast, you need people who are focused in each area. However, you need a different level (lower level) of expertise so that's less pricey.
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EchoSpan 360-Degree Feedback Tool

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Workday HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details