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179 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 100
30 Ratings
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

I believe that Appian is very well-suited to provide an approval work-flow. For making requests where there is a specific hierarchy of approvals that must occur, it is great. For example, if an employee needs to make a capital request for a long term project, the number of approvals can be set based on the amount of the items/work that is to be capitalized. If the amount is < 10000, maybe only manager approval is required. If the amount is over 10,000, Department Budgetary approval is also required. Over 25,000, Finance approval is required. Over 100,000, executive approval is required. Appian makes it very easy to set these conditions and send out tasks based on them. Appian also Excels at reporting. Appian provides the tools to report on any of the data that is captured in the request. This data can be exported to Excel to be used for audits or data management. Data can be reported in a variety of ways grid format, generate a pdf, or with charts and graphs. I don't believe that Appian should be used to replace any cost accounting type of functions. There are enterprise systems, such as Oracle that do a better job with that. Appian's strength is providing workflows.
Christine Mulready | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

Workday is a very innovative platform that offers plenty of options and resources to its users in their daily lives. I have used Workday in three of the organizations I have worked in the past for. I am also a current user of Workday through my employer. Workday is best suitable for any retail or customer-facing environments. More and more companies are using Workday to even have strong candidates apply for a job. This helps them navigate their way through a platform that they will be using in the near future.
Zahra Najib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Low-Code Development

Appian
8.2
Workday Financial Management
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.6
Workday Financial Management
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
8.2
Workday Financial Management
Platform Security
Appian
9.3
Workday Financial Management
Platform User Management
Appian
7.6
Workday Financial Management
Reusability
Appian
7.9
Workday Financial Management
Platform Scalability
Appian
8.6
Workday Financial Management

Payroll Management

Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Pay calculation
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Benefit plan administration
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Direct deposit files
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Salary revision and increment management
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Reimbursement management
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7

Customization

Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
API for custom integration
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
Plug-ins
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0

Security

Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.9
Single sign-on capability
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.9
Role-based user permissions
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.9

Reporting & Analytics

Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Dashboards
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7
Standard reports
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Custom reports
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.7

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.0
Accounts payable
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Accounts receivable
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Expense management
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
Global Financial Support
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.8
Primary and Secondary Ledgers
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
Intercompany Accounting
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
Localizations
Appian
Workday Financial Management
8.0
Journals and Reconciliations
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Configurable Accounting
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Centralized Rules Framework
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8
Standardized Processes
Appian
Workday Financial Management
9.8

Order Management

Appian
Workday Financial Management
10.0
Credit card processing
Appian
Workday Financial Management
10.0

Pros

Appian

  • I have observed after version 17.1 we have a lot of good features in Appian that improve usability (UX). This adds real value in this competitive Digital space.
  • You can understand business use case and convert it to a logical process automation.
  • Process Modeller has improved a lot and providing smart services use adds more value.
  • Service integration helps us to seamlessly integrate with third-party systems
Ravi Joshi, PMI-ACP® | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

  • We specically wanted a cloud financial management system that we could use in China and communicate reports to the headquarters organization and roll-up reporting. It performs well.
  • It was reasonably priced since we are not a for-profit company and need the Workday flexibility for finance and accounting operations. Most of our requirements are met with this one system.
  • The system worked efficiently with the additional security we built on to keep confidential. Many reports are ready off-the-shelf or easy to develop, which is a strength.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Appian

  • Advanced functionality requires use of the Appian expression language. The more advanced the logic, the harder it is to build with the expression language. This means development expertise is more relevant if you need advanced functionality, which I imagine applies almost all the time. I would much prefer if they allowed some common language such as JavaScript out of the box.
  • Debugging has proved difficult. It’s easy for developers to get the app to or feature to a “working” state but it needs robust alpha testing.
  • Deployment can be tricky. When a solution gets big and there are many teams and dependencies, it needs a careful process to ensure things don’t break.
  • Reasuability of Appian objects is both a pro and con. Reusing objects across apps may be more trouble than its worth because of creating heavy dependencies. Experience is helpful to strike the right balance.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

  • We only used this system for a short time before switching over to new software, but nothing from my experience. There are a lot of great tools with Workday Financial Management, I'm sure our other departments could have made great use out of features like inventory, expenses, or procurement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 16 answers
We recently renewed our license with Appian. We are convinced that its flexibility, relative ease of use, the support they provide, there mobile advancements and their general willingness and desire to see us succeed all contributed to our reason to renew our agreement with Appian
Michael Campbell, PMP,CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.6
Based on 45 answers
Great platform for providing business process management. Fairly easy to learn tool (especially now that I have seen the evolution over 5 years). More difficult to master, but there is a great community that is always willing and able to help solve your problem.
Helmut Arnold | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

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Support Rating

Appian

Appian 8.1
Based on 123 answers
We have a mixture of onsite and offshore support by Appian and their partner Cognizant. Our stated support hours for the business are 9-5pm Mon-Fri. Cognizant being located in India provides us with coverage up to 9pm should anything happen that needs urgent attention. Appian Cloud Support are also there should we have any issues connecting to the application.
Paul Cabrelle | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

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In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
As analyst I participated in a developer boot camp. At times it was hard to keep up but most of the time it made sense. Trainer took the time to explain and slowed pace down to answer questions etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

No score
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Online Training

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Really great training platform. Very visual and easy to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

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Implementation Rating

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 8 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
Peter Newnam | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

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Alternatives Considered

Appian

The main advantage of Appian is the cost structure that is more suitable for starting a test-project to see how develop in Appian and most of all how Appian is accepted inside the company. In few weeks you can show the first results and start the journey on digitalization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

  • It is a simple and intuitive solution that can be customized for your specific needs.
  • It unifies HR and finance, giving you predictive analytics, real-time insights, and global visibility.
  • It offers a single version of the tool to meet the requirements of diverse companies.
  • It integrates seamlessly with a large number of business apps and systems.
Zahra Najib | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Appian

  • Our objective to reduce customer effort when dealing with government by 25% was exceeded. In the process of applying for an alcohol licence renewal alone, we saw approximately 80% reduction in time and effort for the business customer - and that was just a prototype! Imagine the possibilities when this is taken into a live environment!
Lynley Johnston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Financial Management

  • As a new starup affiliate five years ago, we did not have a huge budget. The ROI was met relatively quickly, no surprises here.
  • With minimal consulting assistance, this made the implementation cost reasonable, if any software implementation could be considered reasonable.
  • It was a risk to implement Workday Financial Management in one country but we did leverage it with HCM in the states.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Workday Financial Management

Pricing Details

Appian

General

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

Appian Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0
Standard60.002
Flat FeeContact Sales3
EnterpriseContact Sales4
  1. per user per month
  2. one fixed price per app, unlimited users
  3. unlimited number of apps, priced by user
Additional Pricing Details

Workday Financial Management

General

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

Workday Financial Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Appian
8.3
Workday Financial Management
9.8

Likelihood to Renew

Appian
9.0
Workday Financial Management

Usability

Appian
8.6
Workday Financial Management

Support Rating

Appian
8.1
Workday Financial Management

In-Person Training

Appian
9.0
Workday Financial Management

Online Training

Appian
10.0
Workday Financial Management

Implementation Rating

Appian
9.0
Workday Financial Management

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