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Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera

It's absolutely ideal for programming. Today, most programming environments are available for free and enthusiasts can tinker with programming on their own. But Coursera structures that process and presents iteratively more complex assignments to the student.I found it useful for non-programming. I took a refresher Calculus course and the user was able to enter solutions symbolically which I found impressive.
Rei Shinozuka, CFA®, FRM® | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Employee demographic data
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Employment history
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Job profiles and administration
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Organizational charting
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Organization and location management
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

Payroll Management

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Pay calculation
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Benefit plan administration
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Direct deposit files
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Salary revision and increment management
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Reimbursement management
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Approval workflow
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Balance details
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Employee Self Service

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Update personal information
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
View company policy documentation
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Employee recognition
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
View job history
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4

Asset Management

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Tracking of all physical assets
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5

HR Reporting

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.1
Report builder
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.3
Pre-built reports
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
5.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.2

Onboarding

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
New hire portal
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Manager tracking tools
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9

Performance and Goals

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Individual goal setting
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Performance tracking
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6

Performance Management

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Performance plans
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Performance improvement plans
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Review status tracking
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.5
Review reminders
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4

Succession Planning

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Candidate ranking
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.4
Candidate search
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Candidate development
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
5.7
Job Requisition Management
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9
Company Website Posting
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.2
Publish to Social Media
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.4
Job Search Site Posting
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
6.6
Applicant Tracking
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Notifications and Alerts
Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
7.2

Pros

Coursera

  • Coursera is very well organized. They are partnered with the most important educational institutions around the world.
  • They are very “up to date” in topics of interest and new courses.
  • Coursera has the widest catalog of courses, all of them with a certification given by them in name of a professional institution, like universities.
  • They also have programs together with universities that allow you to get a Masters Degree and Specializations. (Which is awesome)
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Assignment Profile: This is an automated way of assigning courses and activities to users (through user interface configuration or through data feed synchronization).
  • Plateau Reports Designer: A client tool to customize the reports in SAP SuccessFactors Learning, widely used by most of the large organizations.
  • BizX integration: It's a SuccessFactors Business Execution (BizX) platform to connect the talent management and human resource management. It has a comprehensive view of the organization's resources skills, expertise, experience, and competency, etc.
  • Domain, Domain Restrictions and Roles: This is mainly to create an organizational structure and to provide the needed security permissions.
  • Integration with Jam, Skype and WebEx, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Coursera

  • The problem with Coursera is the moderation in the forums. From the few courses I have taken, many of my classmates were criticized heavily or bullied by other classmates for asking questions in the forum. This hasn’t gotten any attention from the forum moderators which makes the community feel uneasy with helping each other.
  • Most of the courses and the related materials used to be freely available on Coursera. However, with the recent changes, some of the courses are categorized into specific tracks, and they are not free anymore. However I am glad that one can still audit the paid courses, but access to the course materials may be limited.
  • Some courses are only available on specific dates and I have missed out on classes I was really interested in.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The app for ios and android have room for improvement. They are aware of the limitations but amount of access and functionality is not where it needs to be.
  • The homepage of Successfactors takes longer to load and refresh itself. Especially true when viewing employee files. That is partially due to how much information is having to show on the page but it still seems to take more time than usual to show each screen.
  • You can't change the amount of time the homepage will lock you out from inactivity. This might seem minuscule but it causes so many painful re-logins and time wasting effort to login again. There currently isn't an option to change the time before lockout.
Adam Kasten, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Constantly renewing already. One of my favourite MOOC platforms.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 7.0
Based on 12 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
User-friendly and developer-friendly Web UI.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 8.0
Based on 2 answers
To develop all objectivity of researches.
Anton Smorodin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Coursera

Coursera 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I’ve used it a couple of times and... that did great. They take their time, but in the end they solve your issues.
Alejandro Matheu, MD, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.9
Based on 16 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Coursera

Coursera 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Coursera is familiar, intuitive, compatible and easy to use and implement.
Andrew Starodubtsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Coursera

I think Coursera has the best overall interface. I think you will find that different platforms go in different directions, and have different specialities. For the most part the differences are more in the types of courses they offer than one being particularly better than the other, so it comes down to content for me.
Donovon Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

As a whole, SuccessFactors is tough to beat. It's at its best when all of the modules are working together. There are few competitors that offer the full talent suite.Individually, the quality of the modules can vary. The performance and goal management modules perform well but the recruiting one significantly lags its competitors. The recruiting world has seen a lot of advances in technology over the last few years but these have yet to trickle down into the SuccessFactors module.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Coursera

  • The greatest benefit of Coursera is access to quality courses on various subjects that you can either browse or dive in deeply. Customizable, flexible and accessible.
  • Helps our department to recommend trainees courses on this website and gain important knowledge. Also, the courses are provided by big-name universities which helps students in their careers
  • Developing and exploring professional skills.
Ilia Tarasov | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP SuccessFactors

  • Visibility to the organization was an immediate impact and socialized the value of the product immediately.
  • A common and aggregated performance process reduced time and energy spent on quarterly goal setting.
  • Consolidating performance to pay outputs reduced time in some manual audit processes.
Tony Deblauwe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Coursera

General

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

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Coursera
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9

Likelihood to Renew

Coursera
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0

Usability

Coursera
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Support Rating

Coursera
9.0
SAP SuccessFactors
6.9

Online Training

Coursera
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0

Implementation Rating

Coursera
10.0
SAP SuccessFactors

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