Ascendify vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ascendify
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Ascendify, headquartered in San Francisco, offers their talent recruitment system, featuring ATS, referral system, onboarding guidance and pulse surveys, talent matching, career website, and other features.N/A
Workday HCM
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Top Pros
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Features
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Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
6.6
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
42 Ratings
2% below category average
Job Requisition Management8.01 Ratings7.740 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.01 Ratings8.133 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.01 Ratings7.930 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.01 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Customized Application Form6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention5.01 Ratings6.433 Ratings
Candidate Search5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.01 Ratings7.134 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.01 Ratings8.038 Ratings
Reporting7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
89 Ratings
5% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings7.975 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.284 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.086 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.782 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.281 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.880 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.254 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.0
74 Ratings
13% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.063 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.151 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.313 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings6.158 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings6.764 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.461 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.537 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
68 Ratings
5% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.067 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.967 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings6.754 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.3
88 Ratings
10% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.777 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.786 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.567 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.853 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.977 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.5
22 Ratings
17% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.522 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.2
74 Ratings
5% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.670 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.472 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.660 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
52 Ratings
5% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.648 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.448 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.1
55 Ratings
13% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.545 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.554 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings6.447 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.253 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
58 Ratings
1% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.349 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.753 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.153 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.247 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ascendify
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.5
36 Ratings
19% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.131 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.834 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.133 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(101 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(21 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Ascendify
An industry-leading cloud-based talent acquisition solution that includes an all-in-one platform for recruitment, onboarding, onboarding communications, job postings, applicant tracking, candidate management, compliance and more. Great for large enterprises looking for a powerful solution to meet the challenges of today’s talent acquisition programs.
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Workday
Workday human capital management is well suited for organizations to manage their employee records. It is also well suited for managing the employee's salary details, also the details of past salary changes, promotions, etc. It has options to keep track of employees' goals for the year, where they can keep track of their progress, and also managers can view the progress or share feedback. This is very helpful for tracking career progress and providing feedback. Other options, like training assigned to employees, can also be seen in Workday; users will get alerts by email for any new assignments or due assignments, etc.
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Pros
Ascendify
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Workday
  • Groups employees in management hierarchies and creates Org Charts that are easy to navigate and allow for visualizing management chains regardless of employee locations
  • Intuitive and easy to use. The Workday search functionality works very much like Google; one can search for anything that they have access to in the database and drill down into the various details. All information is connected through hyperlinks and users can easily keep digging into the details for as far as their security access would take them.
  • Tasks such as to do, review or approve items are sent to the user's Workday Inbox, very much resembling email. Notifications about outstanding "to do" items are also sent to each the user's work email address on a daily basis.
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Cons
Ascendify
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Workday
  • The web interface is awful
  • Terrible, terrible, UI. No modern features like auto-save. I can't count the times I have lost work.
  • Their UX team (if it even exists) must be aliens, because I can't see how humans would have come up with the UI conventions they have.
  • Who creates a website application where you can't open stuff in multiple browser windows and tabs easily?
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Likelihood to Renew
Ascendify
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Workday
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
Ascendify
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Workday
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
In 2014, Workday has changed the update process. There will be two updates a year; the updates will be delivered to customers typically in a 24 hour window during these two weekends a year. They also keep the Community up-to-date about any planned outages, etc. There is weekly scheduled downtime on Friday night.
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Performance
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Workday
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 Rating
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Workday
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
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
I have done for report writing and mass imports (EIBs). They give materials and you run through examples, i.e. you don’t just watch them do tasks, so that is helpful. Training is expensive – a single reporting writing class is $600 per person for virtual training
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Implementation Rating
Ascendify
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Workday
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
Ascendify
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Workday
Unfortunately, I do not recall the brands of the other human capital management software programs or tools I used at my current company or workplaces prior. I do think that is a testament to Workday with its strong branding and compelling features. I was not part of the selection process of Workday but have enjoyed my experience.
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Scalability
Ascendify
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Workday
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
Ascendify
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Workday
  • Positive ROI, we were one of the first organizations that went with Workday HCM, and we received numerous discounts. Cloud systems are the way to go and we feel the system is stable for our growing work force.
  • The user conferences have been helpful to network and learn more deepness in the modules and functionality.
  • Right off the bat, our implementation costs were lower than budgeted and we had less 'billing' surprises.
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