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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Score 7.3 out of 100

Workday HCM

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

72%
8.4

Workday HCM

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

Employee demographic data

7.6
76%
422 Ratings
8.5
85%
67 Ratings

Employment history

7.8
78%
452 Ratings
8.6
86%
75 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.0
70%
443 Ratings
8.3
83%
77 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.5
75%
447 Ratings
8.7
87%
74 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.7
67%
407 Ratings
8.9
89%
72 Ratings

Organization and location management

6.8
68%
446 Ratings
8.6
86%
72 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.8
68%
295 Ratings
7.3
73%
47 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
8.7

Workday HCM

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

Pay calculation

8.2
82%
482 Ratings
8.5
85%
56 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.6
66%
242 Ratings
8.6
86%
45 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.7
77%
51 Ratings
9.2
92%
7 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.0
70%
387 Ratings
8.3
83%
53 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.3
83%
468 Ratings
8.3
83%
57 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.7
77%
370 Ratings
8.9
89%
54 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.1
71%
248 Ratings
8.9
89%
32 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

77%
8.8

Workday HCM

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

Approval workflow

7.7
77%
414 Ratings
9.0
90%
60 Ratings

Balance details

7.7
77%
427 Ratings
8.8
88%
60 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.7
77%
348 Ratings
8.6
86%
48 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
8.3

Workday HCM

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

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.9
79%
478 Ratings
8.6
86%
69 Ratings

Update personal information

8.0
80%
488 Ratings
8.9
89%
77 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.1
71%
332 Ratings
7.9
79%
59 Ratings

Employee recognition

6.5
65%
176 Ratings
7.6
76%
45 Ratings

View job history

7.8
78%
401 Ratings
8.5
85%
68 Ratings

Asset Management

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
8.3

Workday HCM

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

Tracking of all physical assets

5.1
51%
82 Ratings
8.3
83%
18 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
8.0

Workday HCM

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

Report builder

6.4
64%
486 Ratings
8.4
84%
61 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.5
65%
485 Ratings
8.0
80%
63 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

5.7
57%
343 Ratings
7.7
77%
53 Ratings

Onboarding

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
8.6

Workday HCM

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

New hire portal

6.6
66%
296 Ratings
8.9
89%
43 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.9
69%
264 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
7.9

Workday HCM

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

Corporate goal setting

6.8
68%
163 Ratings
8.1
81%
40 Ratings

Individual goal setting

6.6
66%
178 Ratings
8.4
84%
49 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.5
65%
153 Ratings
7.2
72%
42 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.1
71%
184 Ratings
7.9
79%
48 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

71%
8.4

Workday HCM

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

Performance plans

7.1
71%
190 Ratings
8.2
82%
50 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.2
72%
166 Ratings
8.4
84%
42 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.2
72%
195 Ratings
8.6
86%
46 Ratings

Review reminders

6.9
69%
192 Ratings
8.4
84%
46 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

6.9
69%
174 Ratings
8.5
85%
40 Ratings

Succession Planning

6.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

66%
8.3

Workday HCM

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

Create succession plans/pools

6.4
64%
76 Ratings
8.9
89%
27 Ratings

Candidate ranking

6.3
63%
80 Ratings
8.2
82%
27 Ratings

Candidate search

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
8.3
83%
28 Ratings

Candidate development

6.6
66%
77 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

71%
8.5

Workday HCM

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

Job Requisition Management

7.1
71%
224 Ratings
8.1
81%
33 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.2
72%
219 Ratings
8.8
88%
27 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.9
69%
183 Ratings
9.6
96%
24 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.2
72%
212 Ratings
8.8
88%
28 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.2
72%
179 Ratings
7.4
74%
27 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.9
69%
220 Ratings
8.5
85%
28 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.9
69%
215 Ratings
8.6
86%
32 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Dayforce is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • Workday Human Capital Management is rated higher in 7 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

72%
526 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
92 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

88%
77 Ratings
10.0

Workday HCM

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

78%
53 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
11 Ratings

Availability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
23 Ratings
6.6

Workday HCM

66%
16 Ratings

Performance

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
25 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
99 Ratings
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
42 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
11 Ratings
9.6

Workday HCM

96%
6 Ratings

Online Training

8.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

87%
17 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
72 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
33 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
14 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce is one of the large human capital management (HCM) system providers. I would expect most large organizations would have it on their shortlist if evaluating HCM providers. It has a variety of modules in the HR space. Our usage is limited to payroll and benefits for the United States. As an end user, I find it to be fairly intuitive and the integrations with other systems (SuccessFactors, third party benefits providers) in my experience has worked without issue.
Anonymous | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • Benefits and Payroll Integration - changes happen in real time.
  • Workflows - still working on creating some but we created some so that when employees make changes, we are notified and that's great so nothing goes unnoticed.
  • Site is easy for employees to navigate and has a 'clean' presentation.
Dana Lyons | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • Benefits functions on HR side, too much manual entry.
  • I know it’s for protection purposes but it gets annoying when you constantly need to input a security code texted to you.
  • Wish the onboarding progress page for managers can automatically update instead of being needed to manually update.
Anonymous | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.8
Based on 77 answers
We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
Priscilla Midkiff | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
Based on 53 answers
I think it's very usable for the employee. I don't think it is as easy for the HR/PR admins - especially if there is an issue. There are so many setup screens that need to be looked at to try to figure out why payroll isn't calculating properly, hours aren't feeding over correctly, or benefits are not calculating properly. For the most part, they can't do their own troubleshooting. The same is true for the managers. Our managers find it cumbersome to go into make any schedule changes after the schedules have been generated.
MariBeth Theusch | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.9
Based on 23 answers
We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.1
Based on 25 answers
We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
Based on 99 answers
Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
Karen Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
Based on 11 answers
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
Dr. Anita Martin | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.7
Based on 17 answers
The online training has been really good, I can do some online sessions/courses on my own time which is great for time management. The on line class type sessions have been really good too, they provide a great overview with some additional features or where and how to look to make some changes.
Anonymous | 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 Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.2
Based on 72 answers
Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
Brenda Lebo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

ADP Workforce Now is the system we used prior and that I still use for other consulting services, and this system falls far inferior to the functionality of Ceridian Dayforce especially in terms of payroll processing and delivery but also in other aspects like benefits, employee profile management, and access permissions.
Anonymous | 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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.9
Based on 14 answers
Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • There's no paper handling for employee's PTO requests, manager approvals, etc. This is a huge time-saving and hassle-saving aspect of the system.
  • Employees no longer print out their paychecks - it's all on the app. And we pay less for mailing checks all over the place.
  • Employees enroll in their benefits now, which was also a huge time, paper, and cost saving!
  • Employees attest that they received all of their meals and rests via the biometric clocks, so paper doesn't have to be kept - the system tracks that info now.
Jennifer Monson | 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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