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ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is great at making sure that all the necessary information is where it needs to be.
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Workday HCM

Workday is a great tool if companies want to consolidate the number of platforms they use to keep track of employee related information. The layout of the platform is easy to figure out for first time users and from my own experience, works decently on mobile devices. The tool also offers many ways to create a more visualized layout of the company and teams for those who are new or those who are looking to get a broader image of the people within the organization.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
Workday HCM
8.8
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Workday HCM
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Workday HCM
8.5
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Workday HCM
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Workday HCM
8.5

Human Resource Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
9.2

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
9.1
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.8
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.7

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.4
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.4
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.6
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.6
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.1
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.1
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.6

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.8
Candidate ranking
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.1
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.7
Candidate development
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.7

Recruiting / ATS

ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Requisition Management
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.2
Company Website Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9
Publish to Social Media
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
Workday HCM
8.4

Pros

  • SmartCompliance is exceptionally user friendly, it does not require a lot of technical skill or training to navigate and leverage the site.
  • ADP's client support staff is some of the best I've worked with over my career. They are generally very responsive and quick to identify and resolve client issues and concerns.
  • They have moved to a point where the majority of the client services offered are all on one unified site - rather than having to navigate to multiple sites to perform multiple functions
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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

  • Some of the SmartCompliance modules (i.e. Aline) are fairly new, thus can be a little buggy in the initial usage. Items like historical data from the prior PAT system are slow to move over, meaning multiple log ins are still needed to access history
  • Customer Service support is great, but sometimes it can be difficult to get Technical Support involved to assist with things like troubleshooting data integration issues or site specifications to build/improve data flow.
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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

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 2 answers
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
We have dubbed Workday the 'Georgetown Management System' or GMS for short. I expect Workday will be around for quite some time to come. I hope that we can continue our partnership with them to build a great product that will continue to serve higher education as well as the commercial space.
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
Based on 3 answers
Its easy to use just need additional changes to make some functions easier to find on the interface
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Workday HCM7.5
Based on 10 answers
• User inteface is very elegant and well-designed. As a result product is quite intuitive.
• Not having a direct relationship with the vendor is problematic though (because of our company size, we are obliged to work with a consultant). Any time we want to make changes to the user interface, we have to go through the consultant which is expensive
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM6.6
Based on 8 answers
Workday is okay - it looks nice on the outside, but they still have some bugs to deal with in the software so that it is more user-friendly and functioning for customers.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM7.3
Based on 7 answers
We have had no issues. The system is responsive and there is nothing that times out
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 3 answers
The account managers have too many clients to give great customer service all the time. I had to complain to get better customer service
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Workday HCM8.1
Based on 8 answers
Support is provided by OneSource, the reseller. They really have no expertise and their level of technical expertise is poor. When we went to our training, the room was filled with OneSource people going through the same training. We finished training in 1 day, they took 4 days. They are hardly experts. Workday has come out with two more releases since then and Onesource have doubled in size in the last year – so it’s hard to see how they can keep up.

There is an online community/portal that is pretty good. There is however no easy answer to “guided completion”
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Workday HCM9.1
Based on 6 answers
We attended a one day class at OneSources’s facility, provided by a subcontractor to OneSource.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Workday HCM8.0
Based on 11 answers
We had a small team - 5 of us total. It would have been nice to have a little larger team, but we made it work. Definitely helped that for our first payroll our 3rd party partner OSV was onsight. This minimized issues.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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I have been in this business for over 20 years and I am familiar with all HCM solutions. Workday stacks up on top because of its superior user interface. It is easy to use and end users are familiar with the navigation. It is also very easy to configure. Configuring a business process is simple and with some training, you will not need to have technical staff or consultants to make those changes.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

  • SmartCompliance allows us access to our employee garnishment related documents.
  • SmartCompliance allows us access to our company tax related documents.
  • SmartCompliance allows us to easily upload documents to ADP for review/resolution.
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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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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

Workday HCM

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