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Likelihood to Recommend

Appian

Surely Appian is not a Site Development Tool. So we should avoid the use of a system for just UX development. We should look for process automation as much as we can mature the use cases.
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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

Low-Code Development

Appian
7.6
Workday HCM
Visual Modeling
Appian
7.1
Workday HCM
Drag-and-drop Interfaces
Appian
7.5
Workday HCM
Platform Security
Appian
8.8
Workday HCM
Platform User Management
Appian
7.8
Workday HCM
Reusability
Appian
7.8
Workday HCM
Platform Scalability
Appian
6.4
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

Appian
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Appian
Workday HCM
8.8
Employment history
Appian
Workday HCM
8.4
Job profiles and administration
Appian
Workday HCM
8.2
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Appian
Workday HCM
8.4
Organizational charting
Appian
Workday HCM
9.3
Organization and location management
Appian
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Appian
Workday HCM
8.2

Payroll Management

Appian
Workday HCM
8.6
Pay calculation
Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
Support for external payroll vendors
Appian
Workday HCM
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Direct deposit files
Appian
Workday HCM
9.1
Salary revision and increment management
Appian
Workday HCM
8.6
Reimbursement management
Appian
Workday HCM
8.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
Approval workflow
Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
Balance details
Appian
Workday HCM
8.6
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Appian
Workday HCM
9.2

Employee Self Service

Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Appian
Workday HCM
9.3
Update personal information
Appian
Workday HCM
9.1
View company policy documentation
Appian
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
View job history
Appian
Workday HCM
8.7

Asset Management

Appian
Workday HCM
7.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Appian
Workday HCM
7.6

HR Reporting

Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Report builder
Appian
Workday HCM
8.6
Pre-built reports
Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Appian
Workday HCM
8.0

Onboarding

Appian
Workday HCM
8.8
New hire portal
Appian
Workday HCM
8.9
Manager tracking tools
Appian
Workday HCM
8.6

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance plans
Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Appian
Workday HCM
8.1
Review status tracking
Appian
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Appian
Workday HCM
8.2
Multiple review frequency
Appian
Workday HCM
8.7

Succession Planning

Appian
Workday HCM
7.9
Create succession plans/pools
Appian
Workday HCM
8.1
Candidate ranking
Appian
Workday HCM
7.5
Candidate search
Appian
Workday HCM
8.0
Candidate development
Appian
Workday HCM
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Appian
Workday HCM
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Appian
Workday HCM
8.4
Company Website Posting
Appian
Workday HCM
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Appian
Workday HCM
8.5
Job Search Site Posting
Appian
Workday HCM
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Appian
Workday HCM
8.2
Applicant Tracking
Appian
Workday HCM
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Appian
Workday HCM
8.6

Pros

Appian

  • Appian is great for sharing information across processes. The platform is designed such that objects from one application can be simply referenced in another (if your security permits it, of course.) This makes information sharing across processes quite simple from a technical implementation perspective.
  • Development cycles on Appian are shorter as compared to traditional methods. We're able to churn out solutions at a higher velocity.
  • Building a user interface is fast and simple. It has limited widgets but meets our needs 95% of the time out of the box. Appian regularly enhances there UI capabilities.
  • Appian has drag and drop UI building, so a proficient Appian designer can build the interface in real time along side the business stakeholders.
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Workday HCM

  • Mobile Application - Simple and quick
  • Easy to navigate
  • Pay, vacation, sick, work history all in one spot
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Cons

Appian

  • Even if Appian is working a lot on it, it should improve the low-coding features.
  • Improvement of the form design not using sail.
  • Foster the connection for different customers, all of them using Appian. Having a process across companies and not only offices could be great.
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Workday HCM

  • Login ability can be rather "clunky" and un-intuitive
  • For goal setting, the back and forth for approvals can be rather tedious at times
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Likelihood to Renew

Appian

Appian 9.1
Based on 16 answers
Appian has become an integral part of our organisation and is heavily relied on
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Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 16 answers
It is work to make one system the source of truth for our data, but now that it is done, there is less work involved in staying on this path. This means for us that maintaining and/or implementing new modules like performance, finance, talent, etc. is simple. It's a no-brainer
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Usability

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 32 answers
The usability is quite high thanks to the modern appeal of the platform. In general, the possibility to build the form in a flexible way, lets the designers thinking about UX design principles and mostly co-design the front-end with users that will use it. By the last release, Appian added a lot of new items for form design that are improving a lot the possibilities designers have. The only doubt I have is in the evolution of the Record, Report and News section that sometimes can solve the same problem and you should choose only one of them.
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Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 11 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

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 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

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 8 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

Appian

Appian 8.4
Based on 55 answers
Appian updates happen automatically and regularly (about every two months or so). We are informed when updates are coming to understand the timing, and in our short timeframe (about 6 months) we have had no issues with functionality breaking
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Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.0
Based on 9 answers
wonderful in house ticketing system with workday team and quick response
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In-Person Training

Appian

Appian 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
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

Appian

Appian 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
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

Appian

Appian 8.2
Based on 3 answers
It was really seamless. SaaS in the true definition of the word. We logged on and started using the product. Very easy.
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Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 12 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

Appian

We were attracted to Appian for the following reasons:- industry leader for business process management systems- ease of use- low development platform- ability to build once and deploy to different environments- the availability of a java API enables us to interface with our online systems- simple to use and provides a common application to make adoption easier and reduce training requirements.
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Workday HCM

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

Appian

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Appian

  • Reduced headcount by removing manual processing and cross checking.
  • Reduced errors by automatically inputting data rather than manually keying.
  • Simplified training as processes are now standardised and far easier to use than previously.
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Workday HCM

  • The data analysis that Workday has made possible is a quantum leap from our legacy system. Our HR strategy initiatives are much more informed as a result.
  • Once we got past the initial adoption phase, self service of our team members has freed up HR staff resources to focus on other strategic initiatives
  • The completeness of the product suite has enabled us to jettison duplicate systems and has helped the overall cost of ownership from an IT systems perspective
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Pricing Details

Appian

General

Free Trial
Yes
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

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