Betterworks vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Betterworks
Score 6.8 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Betterworks offers intelligent performance management software solutions. Its enterprise-ready SaaS platform helps workforces and organizations achieve their potential with tools that foster greater manager effectiveness and employee performance, with the goal of increasing engagement and retention. The Betterworks solution combines generative AI and data analytics to enable organizations to make smart, data-informed decisions linked to performance, calibration, skill…N/A
Workday HCM
Score 8.2 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
BetterworksWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BetterworksWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsVolume discounts apply.
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Community Pulse
BetterworksWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Betterworks
Chose Betterworks
BetterWorks is great at implementing the Objectives and Key Results framework, and it also provides a framework for employee feedback and performance reviews. However, BetterWorks' capabilities to follow up on specific tasks or activities are limited, and you would need to …
Workday HCM

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BetterworksWorkday Human Capital Management
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
9.0
4 Ratings
18% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.04 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.04 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.04 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking9.04 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
7.2
3 Ratings
10% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans8.02 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Plan weighting8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking3.22 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.02 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking8.03 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders3.23 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency9.02 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Reporting8.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
96 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.588 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.887 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.759 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
80 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.743 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
74 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
25 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.525 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
40 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.837 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Betterworks
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.440 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.940 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.444 Ratings
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User Ratings
BetterworksWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
8.8
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(22 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
BetterworksWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Betterworks
BetterWorks really helps keep track of quarterly objectives, as long as the entire company follows the OKRs framework. The objectives and key results of each employee can be linked to the general objectives of the organization and that really helps align on the same mission. I wouldn't recommend using BetterWorks as a standalone platform to follow up on objectives if the rest of the organization is not on board with the OKRs framework.
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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
Betterworks
  • Web based platform with everyone being able to access it anytime anywhere
  • Allows for company wide OKRs management and promotes transparency
  • Has some reporting functionalities
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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
Betterworks
  • It's sometimes hard to see ONLY your milestones and goals
  • Having more default units of measure might be nice (or being able to save your own custom ones)
  • Native integrations with software (like HubSpot) would be great
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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
Betterworks
We've been using it for going on four quarters now and it's become part of how our team plans our work for the quarter, holds ourselves accountable, and decides who is doing what work and why. Without it we'd certainly have to replace it with something else - plus it's so nice to see the other departments and top company goals so easily.
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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
Betterworks
Overall the platform is clean and easy to use. It's quick to learn and not unnecessarily complex. While a few specific filtering features can be wonky it's nice that it's simple and clean. There are a lot of icons where words may be more appropriate in the navigation but otherwise the platform is easy to use and quick to hop into and check in.
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
I have used Asana, Jira, and VersionOne. I find BetterWorks the most intuitive and organized. It is fairly easy to use and learn, as long as everyone else does the same. Since the team implemented the quarterly reviews and stayed on top of using it, it has been successful so far.
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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
Betterworks
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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
Betterworks
  • A tool like this was highly viewed by the new hires as it shows the company's commitment to track everyone's contribution to corporates goals
  • Provides transparency into what each team does
  • The implementation was a big effort
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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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Screenshot of Betterworks Goals with Google Sheets IntegrationsScreenshot of Betterworks Conversations with AI AssistScreenshot of Betterworks Advanced AnalyticsScreenshot of Betterworks Calibration 9-box with filter optionsScreenshot of Betterworks Engage TopicsScreenshot of Betterworks Goals integration with Microsoft Teams