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ADP TotalSource

ADP TotalSource is my company's PEO. Being an HR department of one, the support I received from the was worth its weight in gold. They have so many resources already in place that I was able to make use of instead of researching and creating myself. One part of having them as a PEO that I wasn't a fan of, was the limitations we had in choosing our benefit carriers. They had contracts with two health carriers to choose from. So if we weren't happy with rates, there was only so much room to negotiate, at the carriers knew that.
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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

Human Resource Management

ADP TotalSource
8.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
ADP TotalSource
7.3
Workday HCM
8.8
Employment history
ADP TotalSource
8.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Job profiles and administration
ADP TotalSource
7.7
Workday HCM
8.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Workday HCM
8.4
Organizational charting
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Workday HCM
9.3
Organization and location management
ADP TotalSource
7.4
Workday HCM
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP TotalSource
9.4
Workday HCM
8.3

Payroll Management

ADP TotalSource
8.7
Workday HCM
8.8
Pay calculation
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Workday HCM
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP TotalSource
9.7
Workday HCM
8.6
Benefit plan administration
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Workday HCM
8.5
Direct deposit files
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
9.2
Salary revision and increment management
ADP TotalSource
9.3
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP TotalSource
8.5
Workday HCM
8.9
Approval workflow
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Workday HCM
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
9.2

Employee Self Service

ADP TotalSource
8.3
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
ADP TotalSource
8.7
Workday HCM
9.1
View company policy documentation
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.8
View job history
ADP TotalSource
8.4
Workday HCM
8.7

Asset Management

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9

HR Reporting

ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Report builder
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Pre-built reports
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9

Onboarding

ADP TotalSource
8.8
Workday HCM
8.4
New hire portal
ADP TotalSource
8.5
Workday HCM
8.6
Manager tracking tools
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance and Goals

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Individual goal setting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Performance tracking
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.2

Performance Management

ADP TotalSource
7.6
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance plans
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Performance improvement plans
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Review status tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Multiple review frequency
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
8.6

Succession Planning

ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
7.6
Create succession plans/pools
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
7.8
Candidate ranking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
7.1
Candidate search
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.7
Candidate development
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
7.7

Recruiting / ATS

ADP TotalSource
7.4
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Requisition Management
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Company Website Posting
ADP TotalSource
8.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Publish to Social Media
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
7.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP TotalSource
6.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
ADP TotalSource
7.0
Workday HCM
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
ADP TotalSource
9.0
Workday HCM
8.4

Pros

  • The prebuilt reports were excellent
  • TotalSource came with the Employee Service Center support - the best part of TS
  • The software integrated with our time keeping system which made payroll a little easier
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  • Reporting- this is a huge aspect for me. I can customize reports and create my own "calculated fields" to quickly pull out any information from the system that I need. The reports can then be automated to run on a set schedule so they are there waiting for you when you need them.
  • User friendly interface- our employees are using this system on a daily basis so it is important for it to be user friendly. I think Workday does a good job making their setup very intuitive and easy to use
  • Community- Workday has a "community" website where other users post questions and answers. I have found it to be very helpful to get feedback from the Workday experts and other users.
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Cons

  • I wish that there was a feature that would allow you to do some financial planning with your money.
  • If you can't remember your password or username, it is really hard to retrieve and they always take a long time to get back to you.
  • One other con is that it is not always the easiest to navigate and sometimes you don't realize that you have gone to a different screen and then it gets you out of everything and you have to do the log in process all over. This would be more of an issue if you were using a computer instead of the mobile app.
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  • Time Tracking in countries with complex work-week and shift schedules is a challenge. I expect we'll continue to see improvements with Workday planned global expansion.
  • I would love for Workday to provide in-depth training at no cost for system administrators. We are able to manage the system and our needs independently. Depending on the project, it may take us longer and we may not really be optimizing the process or system if we're missing knowledge and experience that would help us do so.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
We have made a huge investment already. And despite some teething problems, we really like the software.
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Usability

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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

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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

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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

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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
Some training is offered online. Cost is per-person. This also gets quite expensive. Training doesn’t follow a logical path A to B. Starts in middle. When you try to do it afterwards at your desk, difficult.
• Training scenarios are not very real
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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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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

We use ADP simply to to track pay for employees. We really like more of the functionality of Workday as it is really easy to import org charts and track performance. The graphics and appearance of these sections are also really nice! We also use Workday to track time off as it was more popular among employees to use when we asked them to compare more options. However, ADP is much better at tracking pay and because it carries information over from previous jobs, employees really like this as well!
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More cloud compatible and designed from scratch for cloud and friendly / easily adoptable landscape and architecture, and latest HCM trends and functionalities built-in.
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Scalability

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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

  • Employee satisfaction with the Employee Service Center was high
  • TotalSource's employee support is like having a PT HR employee on staff!
  • At times, if I needed a tailored report, it would take time to get ADP to build it for me and get it back. Not a lot of time, but not as easy as doing it myself.
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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 TotalSource

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

Workday HCM

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