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ApplicantPro

ApplicantPro is excellent for small and mid-sized companies that need an easy and cost-efficient way of getting their jobs posted and getting lots of applicants. It does interface with some HRIS platforms, but for most cases it may not interface with all HRIS platforms.
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Workday HCM

This is a perfect solution for a large workforce with multiple moving departments. This allows for people to have access essentially 24/7 to some of their most commonly asked questions. The ability to track vacation time off, sick time, leave (parental/military/medical), and personal days is seamless. Another function our employees seem to like is the ability to track all of their work history in one place. There is a consistent timeline that lets them see where they have been and how they have progressed. With the addition of our leadership development schedule, it becomes very evident what their next step is
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantPro
7.2
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantPro
7.2
Workday HCM
8.2
Company Website Posting
ApplicantPro
7.9
Workday HCM
7.9
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantPro
8.5
Workday HCM
8.0
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantPro
7.6
Workday HCM
7.8
Customized Application Form
ApplicantPro
6.0
Workday HCM
Resume Management
ApplicantPro
7.4
Workday HCM
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantPro
6.1
Workday HCM
8.0
Candidate Search
ApplicantPro
8.4
Workday HCM
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantPro
8.5
Workday HCM
7.9
Collaboration
ApplicantPro
6.5
Workday HCM
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantPro
4.9
Workday HCM
Email Templates
ApplicantPro
7.4
Workday HCM
User Permissions
ApplicantPro
7.5
Workday HCM
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantPro
7.6
Workday HCM
8.4
Reporting
ApplicantPro
7.0
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
9.1
View company policy documentation
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee recognition
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.8
View job history
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.7

Asset Management

ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
7.9
Tracking of all physical assets
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
7.9

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.5
New hire portal
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.6
Manager tracking tools
ApplicantPro
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Pros

  • Applicant Pro has been great for our company. The ability to push the job to several free job boards (including several local options), as well as paid services, makes Applicant Pro a great bang-for-the-buck applicant tracking system (ATS).
  • The system is user friendly, which makes it easy for hiring managers to go in and go through resumes hassle free.
  • For our recruiting team, Applicant Pro provides plenty of tools tell help us be successful, such as messaging (including a built-in texting system), facilitating background checks, and other great features.
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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

  • While Applicant Pro interfaces with many HRIS platforms to streamline onboarding, unfortunately this option is not available for us (though I'm not sure if that's Applicant Pro's fault or our HRIS provider's fault).
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  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
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Likelihood to Renew

ApplicantPro9.0
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product that is easy to use and implement.
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Workday HCM9.7
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

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Workday HCM7.2
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
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
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Workday HCM8.0
Based on 8 answers
wonderful in house ticketing system with workday team and quick response
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In-Person Training

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Workday HCM9.6
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

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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

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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

These two systems are similar in that they track applicants, can store offers, automate email responses and allow easy job posting. I think that PeopleSoft is a little more advanced and has more overall options/safeguards, where as ApplicantPro is still in a learning phase both within themselves and for us as a company
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We previously had an old version of PeopleSoft which was very hard to use. It was only used by HR, with no employee or manager access. Reporting was based on tables and queries and it was not intuitive. This is a huge improvement.
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Scalability

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Workday HCM7.3
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

  • There have been a few times where we have been able to catch duplicate applicants or applicants that come through different sources applying to the same job.
  • We are able to keep track of all of our offer letters in one area.
  • The automation features are useful for our company.
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  • Our previous system was homegrown and lacked in many areas. Going to Workday has given us a single source for all HR data that is easy to search and find what you are looking for.
  • Workday allowed us to streamline annual processes like performance reviews, raises, and benefits election. It has simplified these processes for the employees and provided more actionable data for HR.
  • Integration with other applications allows our user data to be used by other applications that need it. We simply output a file with username and ID to other apps that require that info.
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Pricing Details

ApplicantPro

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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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