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Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis

While the Recruiting module itself is difficult to get it the way we need, moving applicants into HR has saved us tons of time since it is fully integrated. Everything works well together and the support services teams for all modules are outstanding. Within Recruiting, there are no integrated Reference check capabilities, so it has to be done manually outside the system. With the volume of seasonal hiring we do, we simply don't have the time to do this effectively. If there was a way to run reference checks and have them flow back to the employee record in the form of an attachment for their file, it would be awesome!
Gail Bettcher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ascentis
7.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Ascentis
8.1
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Ascentis
7.9
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Ascentis
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ascentis
6.6
Workday HCM
8.5
Organizational charting
Ascentis
6.0
Workday HCM
9.1
Organization and location management
Ascentis
7.4
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ascentis
6.7
Workday HCM
7.5

Payroll Management

Ascentis
7.6
Workday HCM
8.3
Pay calculation
Ascentis
8.4
Workday HCM
8.4
Support for external payroll vendors
Ascentis
7.6
Workday HCM
7.6
Benefit plan administration
Ascentis
6.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Direct deposit files
Ascentis
8.8
Workday HCM
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Ascentis
7.3
Workday HCM
8.1
Reimbursement management
Ascentis
6.7
Workday HCM
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Ascentis
7.6
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
Ascentis
7.4
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
Ascentis
7.7
Workday HCM
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ascentis
7.7
Workday HCM
8.7

Employee Self Service

Ascentis
7.5
Workday HCM
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ascentis
7.9
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Ascentis
8.3
Workday HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
Ascentis
7.4
Workday HCM
8.9
Employee recognition
Ascentis
6.6
Workday HCM
8.3
View job history
Ascentis
7.1
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Ascentis
5.3
Workday HCM
8.1
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis
5.3
Workday HCM
8.1

HR Reporting

Ascentis
6.3
Workday HCM
7.7
Report builder
Ascentis
6.5
Workday HCM
8.0
Pre-built reports
Ascentis
6.6
Workday HCM
7.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ascentis
5.9
Workday HCM
7.3

Onboarding

Ascentis
7.3
Workday HCM
9.0
New hire portal
Ascentis
7.5
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis
7.1
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

Ascentis
6.5
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Ascentis
6.5
Workday HCM
8.5
Individual goal setting
Ascentis
6.6
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Ascentis
6.3
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance tracking
Ascentis
6.5
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

Ascentis
6.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Ascentis
6.2
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Ascentis
6.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Ascentis
6.3
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Ascentis
6.2
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Ascentis
4.9
Workday HCM
8.9

Succession Planning

Ascentis
5.5
Workday HCM
8.7
Create succession plans/pools
Ascentis
5.1
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate ranking
Ascentis
5.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Candidate search
Ascentis
6.5
Workday HCM
8.9
Candidate development
Ascentis
5.0
Workday HCM
8.7

Recruiting / ATS

Ascentis
7.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Ascentis
7.7
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Ascentis
7.9
Workday HCM
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Ascentis
6.6
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Ascentis
6.8
Workday HCM
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ascentis
5.5
Workday HCM
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ascentis
7.7
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Ascentis
6.8
Workday HCM
8.1

Pros

Ascentis

  • The scheduling function provides a good platform that allows employees to see what their schedule is. If multiple departments have need of their time, they can look and see availability. If none, they can negotiate with the employee's direct report to get them in. We use it to coordinate both work hours and training hours.
  • It can be programmed to notify if someone clocks in/out early/late and awards points accordingly. Our frontline staff have a work requirement for in/out timeliness. It lets Managers know when and where to intervene with HR to bring this performance focus back into line.
  • If there are log-in/out errors, Supervisors can easily make corrections. This is important when there are issues that might affect an employee's points.
Drew Bishop | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ascentis

  • NovaTime is the biggest hiccup that we've consistently encountered with Ascentis. We've encountered some of the same issues time and time again throughout our cooperative and I've opened numerous tickets and I've yet to feel like those issues have been resolved. Generally, the program will work, however, when it doesn't it creates frustration with the employee group.
  • I've noticed that when NovaTime has gone down an email has now been sent out notifying the administrators. This is a positive step!
  • I'm wondering if HR and payroll, can, at some point, be one of the same program. I know that with the most recent web updates it sounds like it's moving to one complete system so you don't have to go to two different spots to seek information. If that information was in one spot that would be helpful.
Megan Hoffmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.1
Based on 9 answers
This rating would be a 10 if it were not for some issues we have been having recently with the benefit carrier connections. The carrier connections are critical for us so how these issues are resolved will be key in our renewal decision.
Kelly C. Neill, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.1
Based on 8 answers
Overall, it is fairly usable for the average user as long as he/she is at a computer, laptop or a larger tablet and has the ability to view the employee self-service webpage on an internet browser. Because it does not have an app or other mobile interfaces right now, it makes it difficult for it to be useful for most of our employee population who utilize their phones to access the internet. As for the HR professional who would be also working on this interface, it is somewhat easy as about two-thirds of the screens are fairly user-friendly and easy to navigate. Nevertheless, it still leaves about one-third of them that are not as user-friendly and would require more technical knowledge to figure out how to best use them.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.0
Based on 12 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
Amanda Easton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 answers
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.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Ascentis

Ascentis 7.1
Based on 104 answers
During a transition, we had an issue where there was no one in the company who had the SQL database password, which was needed in order to pull over historical data. Ascentis technology team worked tirelessly and were able to get into the database and make a smooth transition of the data.
Dawn Haag-Hatterer, JD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.4
Based on 22 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.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 8.0
Based on 1 answer
First, to clarify our "in-person" training was done mainly through Web-X meetings and conference calls. It was the closest thing we got to as far as an "in-person" training for this software. However, for the large majority of it, this type of training worked out well. We were able to share our screens and the trainer was able to share his/her screen. We could follow along with what we were doing in our database in real time and see how different functions worked and how manipulating our information could produce different results. It was also nice in that it provided for real-time results if something hadn't been coded correctly or we were having issues as to why something wasn't working the way we thought it should be. However, it did have some downsides in that we often had to rely on a conference phone and that made it difficult to hear people on both sides. Also, sometimes the trainers had internet difficulties when working from home and that caused issues with the WebX meetings.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.6
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Ascentis HR has a number of online training videos to watch on a number of different topics. I gave it a lower rating because there is not much interactivity with the videos and it seems to cater to really only one or two learning styles. Plus, one has to be pretty motivated to go to a separate area to access the videos and then pull up a specific one to watch it and then learn. From my experience, people know that they are there, many just don't take the time and effort to go find them and actually watch them - especially since the username and password are different from their normal username and password.
Jennifer Steffens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.0
Based on 7 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation

Ascentis

Ascentis 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was very easy to implement, but the customization pieces should really be fleshed out in order to determine the full need of an organization at the time of implementation. I believe if a little more time was spent on the requirements, the recruiting module would not have to be customized again at a cost at a later date.
Mary Meadows | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 12 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ascentis

1. Customer Service - listens to clients (per our due diligence during evaluation phase and own experience thereafter)2. System ability to interface with in-house systems. (Other vendors evaluated could not guarantee success.)3. Report Writing - prewritten + ad hoc. User-friendly. Payroll staff could write. Freeing up IT resource time. (+ Payroll more self-sufficient)4. Import/Export Capabilities. (Not all systems are equal)5. Garnishment / Third Party Check module. (Had vision from prior in-house system, this was the only vendor that had what we wanted in this area.)6. Employee satisfaction with increased payroll department efficiency and Ascentis Employee Self-Service.
Dottie Abston, CPP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ascentis

Ascentis 5.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ascentis

  • By far, fewer errors in capturing information or giving information
  • Easily see what benefits an employee has enrolled or declined and historical information
  • Easily see what compensation an employee has had historical, or where their compensation is at currently
  • Easily see what positions an employee has had within the company for how long, and why they were transferred
Catherine Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Gave us almost 4 hours per HR rep back on new hire day 1. We have a start date every 4 weeks and the manual entry of paperwork that was able to be eliminated with Workday has allowed us to put more HR reps in the classroom to aid with more important day 1 tasks.
  • Simplified search - the backend information is now housed in a simple database that allows me to pull with employee first or last name, or user ID.
  • We paid more for this solution, but we've seen a 33% increase in employee interaction since doing so.
Zach Wasson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ascentis

General

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

Workday HCM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ascentis
7.2
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Ascentis
6.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Ascentis
7.1
Workday HCM
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Ascentis
8.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Ascentis
8.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Support

Ascentis
7.1
Workday HCM
8.4

In-Person Training

Ascentis
8.0
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Ascentis
6.0
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation

Ascentis
6.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Ascentis
5.0
Workday HCM
10.0

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