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467 Ratings

BrightHR

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Workday HCM

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • BrightHR ranks higher in 1 feature set: Employee Self Service
  • Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 1 feature set: Leave and Attendance Management

Leave and Attendance Management

8.2

BrightHR

82%
8.8

Workday HCM

88%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

8.1
81%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
60 Ratings

Balance details

8.2
82%
7 Ratings
8.8
88%
60 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Employee Self Service

8.9

BrightHR

89%
8.3

Workday HCM

83%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/5 features

Update personal information

8.8
88%
9 Ratings
8.9
89%
77 Ratings

View company policy documentation

9.0
90%
9 Ratings
7.9
79%
59 Ratings

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
69 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
45 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
68 Ratings

Human Resource Management

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Workday HCM

84%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
67 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
75 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
77 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
74 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
72 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
72 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
47 Ratings

Payroll Management

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Workday HCM

87%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
45 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
53 Ratings

Direct deposit files

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
57 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
54 Ratings

Reimbursement management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Asset Management

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Workday HCM

83%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
18 Ratings

HR Reporting

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
61 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
63 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
53 Ratings

Onboarding

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.6

Workday HCM

86%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
43 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Performance and Goals

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Workday HCM

79%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
40 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
49 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
42 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Performance Management

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.4

Workday HCM

84%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
50 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
46 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
40 Ratings

Succession Planning

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.3

Workday HCM

83%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
27 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
28 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

BrightHR

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.5

Workday HCM

85%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
28 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
27 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5
85%
28 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • BrightHR is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

BrightHR

88%
10 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
92 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Workday HCM

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
11 Ratings

Availability

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Workday HCM

66%
16 Ratings

Performance

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
42 Ratings

In-Person Training

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Workday HCM

96%
6 Ratings

Online Training

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
33 Ratings

Product Scalability

BrightHR

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

BrightHR

For a new part of our business, we have input staff details on Bright HR. There have been times when calls have been made to the helpline for guidance. It does not take long to get to know the staff you are speaking to. In relation to the query addressed with a team member today the service was excellent. Matthew has a great depth of knowledge of the system and works through the shift and annual leave calculations at the click of a finger. Thank you Mathew for your support, you are a star!
Pauline Meredith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday Human Capital Management is well suited for day-to-day human resources tasks as well a future planning regarding goals, quarterly check-ins, and career growths. It is useful to have multiple features and available tasks in the overall dashboard. It is helpful that learning paths and courses are also integrated in the platform.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

BrightHR

  • When a query has been dealt with via the helpline an email confirming the outcome is often issued which is great for reference at any time.
  • The system is easy to use and the screens are clutter free.
  • The support service offered is easy to access and the staff are friendly and helpful.
Pauline Meredith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • 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.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

BrightHR

  • Permissions-need to be revised.
  • The bottom landing page is hard to navigate.
  • Granting access to employees has too many saves involved.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • 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?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

BrightHR

General

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

Starting Price

Workday HCM

General

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

Starting Price

$100 per year per user

Likelihood to Renew

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.0
Based on 11 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

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 6.6
Based on 16 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

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.3
Based on 14 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 Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.1
Based on 42 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

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Rating

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.0
Based on 33 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

BrightHR

I chose BrightHR as it offered a one-stop platform for HR management for which we have dedicated UK and ROI HR specialists who not only give HR advice but also write policies and handbooks, etc. They are a one-stop-shop, which was very important as when I signed the contract I did not have an HR person in my team and they were essentially my back office.Also, by signing up, I got access to Bright Safe too; which is great as again it's a one-stop-shop for Health and Safety in the workplace. So I can roll out toolbox talks, training, and accident management.
Ella Malin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Its core strengths met our functional, technical and implementation requirements, getting in early saved us money without putting it off and waiting until we HAD to select and implement. SAP doesn't stack up well and we wanted a US system. The cloud and its excellent functionality benefits for the Human Resources and Payroll departments was clear, and the users appreciate its generally good user interfaces and ease of movement within the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

BrightHR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 7.3
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
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

BrightHR

  • Saved admin time in filing and then searching for documents.
  • Saved admin time in chasing for managers' approvals for holiday requests.
  • Saved admin time in chasing managers/employees to update their profiles.
Ella Malin | 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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