Coupa vs. Workday Financial Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Coupa
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Coupa’s cloud-native Business Spend Management (BSM) platform provides end-to-end processes that helps drive collaboration across for every business leader from supply chain, procurement, finance, treasury, compliance, and IT and supply chain leaders to help their companies to get the visibility and control they need to spend smarter, mitigate risk, and improve resilience. A unified platform approach frees up IT from complex integrations to help leaders deliver on these goals.N/A
Workday Financial Management
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Workday Financial Management is built on a global foundation that provides organizations with the core financial management capabilities expected from a modern cloud solution. It goes well beyond just managing financial processes to achieve greater insight, improve financial consolidation and reduce time to close, instill internal control and auditability, and achieve consistency across global operations. By using an in-memory architecture and object data model,…N/A
Pricing
CoupaWorkday Financial Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CoupaWorkday Financial Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
CoupaWorkday Financial Management
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.3
19 Ratings
16% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.519 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings8.716 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.416 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.3
17 Ratings
14% above category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings8.316 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.9
21 Ratings
11% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings8.921 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings8.919 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.6
24 Ratings
21% above category average
Dashboards00 Ratings8.424 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings8.518 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.5
19 Ratings
11% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings8.914 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings8.315 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings8.715 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings8.912 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings9.016 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
8.7
8 Ratings
12% above category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings8.68 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.57 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Coupa
-
Ratings
Workday Financial Management
9.2
9 Ratings
18% above category average
Credit card processing00 Ratings9.29 Ratings
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User Ratings
CoupaWorkday Financial Management
Likelihood to Recommend
5.5
(25 ratings)
8.8
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.7
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(5 ratings)
User Testimonials
CoupaWorkday Financial Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Coupa Software
I am new to customer-supplier portals in my career. I use several different ones in my current role, including Ariba and Tipalti. To be honest, I don't really enjoy the user experience of any of them. I can see how larger companies may benefit from their services but for my current role submitting invoices on them and filling out vendor information requests seems somewhat clunky to me. When I'm in Coupa, the easiest, most non-clunky process for me is when I'm successfully connected with a customer who has successfully created their purchase order and I can easily upload my invoice to said PO. To me, emailing customer invoices directly to the customer from our invoicing system seems like the easier route of delivering an invoice. I suppose it is helpful and reassuring to know that an invoice has been successfully uploaded into a company's system rather than waiting to find out if your emailed invoice made it to the correct department for payment processing.
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Workday
Workday is well suited for managing employees throughout their full life cycle. It excels at housing employee data from the start of their time with the company through their departure. Workday is less suited to payroll functions, which could be more robust.
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Pros
Coupa Software
  • Coupa is easy to use, however, we had to teach our end users about procurement. They are not used to conducting an RFP, onboarding a supplier, or preparing a PO. This is the change management that our employees had to be prepared to understand. The Shelby Group helped us with the implementation.
  • The hardest part was the integration between NetSuite and Coupa. We wanted to have a dynamic tight integration between the two solutions. If we adjusted the chart of accounts or added a new supplier we wanted it to be able to done in both systems and be available immediately in both systems. We used a partner called SuiteSkies to accomplish this dynamic integration.
  • We’ve been able to manage the implementation and maintenance with a very lean IT group.
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Workday
  • The flexibility of going beyond handling the accounts, where we can handle cash, assets, and accounting simultaneously for the customer.
  • The single platform offers grants management where you can organize the lifecycle of the grants and synchronize it with any criteria of grant closing out scheme.
  • I personally liked Project billing with the essence of evaluating project revenue and nice reporting templates that can be shared with the customer at any stage of the project while having the flexibility of auditing the reported cost.
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Cons
Coupa Software
  • Support Team - A little slow in responding. I think the tool is so configurable that they struggle with figuring out what is causing certain issues that are being submitted on the portal.
  • I'd love for the Sourcing Module to be able to support larger events. There seems to be a limit on the number of lines each event can support and as a growing retailer, our store count dictates we have room to grow and that each store is represented in the bid process.
  • Would like to see the ability to issue multiple POs for a single item to multiple locations. The tool may do this but I know I can't and it may be due to how we interface with our ERP.
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Workday
  • Some of the Workday updates last till like 10 in the morning which prevents employees to clock in and check their times and some cases their schedules
  • Workday can work on opening documents quicker instead of taking couple of minutes or notifying the user when they are ready to download
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Usability
Coupa Software
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Workday
Workday is easy enough navigate, as long as it is properly set up. With that said, it can be put together in a modular fashion as well, allowing for a very high degree of flexibility in terms of design and process delegation. Finally, it makes consolidation achievable in times previously unthinkable.
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Support Rating
Coupa Software
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Workday
Our support team has been awesome. They are extremely knowledgeable and have been able to guide us through all of the challenges we have faced. Workday's community online is also extremely helpful with many trainings and help topics that can be reviewed at your convenience.
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Alternatives Considered
Coupa Software
Concur was a lot easier and more user friendly for employees doing expense reports on their phone. That is not the case with Coupa. You must use your laptop to do expenses and our managers don't always have enough time to do that while out in the field working. This has caused some issues.
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Workday
Despite Airtable also being easier to use one thing that differentiates and put forth Workday Financial Management tool above is it's key features and better suited functionality for handling confidential data. The other positive note where Workday Financial Management performs high is it key analytics tool that's easier to use and representation of information into insightful dashboards.
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Return on Investment
Coupa Software
  • It has allowed for proper processing of expenses tied directly to the proper LOB and GL Codes
  • Has taken the guesswork away and allowed for the proper budgets to be hit and reconciled
  • Ease of use has led to mass adoption and more prompt processing of expenses
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Workday
  • We were able to combine 4 different HR modules into one system.
  • We reduced data breach incidents by 95% after shifting to Workday. One of our legacy softwares had vulnerabilities.
  • The initial learning curve was higher than projected. We spent about a week to 10 days extra time deploying it, which affected the profit center that year.
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ScreenShots

Coupa Screenshots

Screenshot of Transform your company’s supply chain planning from running one-off projects to a consistent and repeatable process.Screenshot of Efficiently capture data for apples-to-apples comparisons of suppliers across business requirements, risk factors, ESG, and costs to find the best solution.Screenshot of Understand supplier relationships, ensure that the right mitigation is in place, and onboard suppliers. Use trusted data services, Community.ai, and performance feedback to spot risk and optimize relationships over time.Screenshot of Bring the results of sourcing events and risk vetting together to quickly formalize agreements without costly omissions or delays.Screenshot of Give users an easy experience for all types of goods, services, and contingent worker needs while bubbling up ESG and other favored suppliers. Streamline budget checks and approvals simple emails to get move spend pre-approved, on-contract, and under control.Screenshot of Give suppliers a variety of options for submitting e-invoices — all without fees and in compliance with VAT and global regulations. Boost supplier adoption of e-invoicing by giving visibility into status of invoice approval and digital payments.