Bridge vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Bridge
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Bridge is the corporate version of Instructure's talent and learning management platform. Bridge provides core learning and performance management software, including reporting capabilities. The company emphasizes customer service.
$12,500
per year
Workday HCM
Score 8.1 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
BridgeWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
Learning
$4
per month per user
Learning & Performance
$10
per month per user
Learning, Performance & Engagement
$11
per month per user
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BridgeWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
BridgeWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Bridge
Chose Bridge
Bridge was more intuitive, flexible, user-friendly, aesthetically pleasing.
Chose Bridge
We vetted over 20 LMS providers 3 years ago when we looked to partner with Bridge. I can attest that there is not a better solution on the market that is built with the end user at the center of design and implementation.
Workday HCM

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
BridgeWorkday Human Capital Management
Learning Management
Comparison of Learning Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
6.8
40 Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
-
Ratings
Course authoring7.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Course catalog or library8.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Player/Portal9.027 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning content7.036 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile friendly5.039 Ratings00 Ratings
Progress tracking & certifications9.038 Ratings00 Ratings
Assignments6.033 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance management3.030 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning administration9.032 Ratings00 Ratings
Learning reporting & analytics7.034 Ratings00 Ratings
Social learning5.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
83 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.270 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.278 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.777 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.875 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.775 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.850 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
69 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.948 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.656 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.560 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.635 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
64 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.163 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.051 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
82 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.872 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.062 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.148 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.171 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.5
21 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
68 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.864 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.466 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
49 Ratings
New hire portal00 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.845 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
53 Ratings
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.045 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.9
54 Ratings
Performance plans00 Ratings7.753 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.745 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.949 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.3
33 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.431 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.130 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Bridge
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
38 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.636 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.631 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.135 Ratings
User Ratings
BridgeWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(40 ratings)
8.1
(95 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(2 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.1
(42 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
8.0
(33 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
BridgeWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
GetBridge LLC
Bridge is suited for scenarios where you need ppl to complete steps in order or test that they received the correct amount of knowledge after watching a video. I do think Bridge is less appropriate for companies that use it in external training scenarios as there is some key functionality missing. We gotten very good at brainstorming and finding solutions/ways to get Bridge to work the way that we need it to
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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
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge is designed for the user so it is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Bridge includes an authoring tool so building custom content is fast and easy.
  • Bridge does a good job of providing user information for managers. Managers can quickly and easily see how many courses their reports are enrolled in and if anyone is overdue on required courses.
  • Bridge is also built with learning science in mind. There are multiple options for assessments, including an option for verified tasks to be completed to demonstrate proficiency.
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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
GetBridge LLC
  • Bridge could improve their categorization feature for trainings; folders would be great!
  • I'd like to see more ways to add content in the Bridge native environment in the future. Being able to create tables, infographics, and other training materials right in the system would be a great time saver.
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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
GetBridge LLC
It has been very useful to our organization in getting compliance training complete. We have a 24/7/365 organization with some folks only working 2 days a week during the summer only, many work full-time jobs elsewhere and can't make weekday programs and facilities don't have to alter schedules to get mass numbers of people through training like you have to do with live training..
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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
GetBridge LLC
Even our folks who fought using it realized how easy it was once they took their first course.
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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
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
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
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
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
GetBridge LLC
Always timely and knowledgeable assistance. Very patient explaining answers to novice users.
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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
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
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
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
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
GetBridge LLC
Our challenges were internal - nothing with Bridge. We had regular, productive meetings with our implementation representative.
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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
GetBridge LLC
Our previous LMS was Symphony. Hands down, there is no comparison. Switching to Bridge was the best decision made by our management team. All we used Symphony for was for our monthly compliance training. Many times people would complain that they would need to retake their compliance course as Symphony would lose records. It became a hassle having to retake a course because you didn't save a copy of the completion certificate. Bridge allows for more than just compliance training AND we are able to see if learners didn't complete their courses via the reports.
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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
GetBridge LLC
No answers on this topic
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
GetBridge LLC
  • Certainly, Bridge was not an inexpensive option when we were reviewing platforms. To date, we have not seen a positive ROI but believe that will happen in the near future as we expand an offering of an additional program.
  • Reviews from our users indicate that they appreciate the professional and easy to use features Bridge provides, along with the video based design of the program.
  • The program we developed with the Bridge platform supports our position as educators in our industry.
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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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