Deputy vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deputy
Score 8.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Deputy is a web-based workforce manager solution. Deputy is designed to help users simplify their scheduling, timesheets, tasking, employee communication and administrative tasks. It includes various apps and one click payroll integration that aim to make workforce management easier. The Deputy platform enables users to schedule in line with demand, prepare accurate payroll, and communicate more clearly. Deputy streamlines employee admin, so teams can focus on what…
$2.50
per user
Workday HCM
Score 8.0 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
DeputyWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
Scheduling Only
$2.50
per user
Scheduling, Time and Attendance
$4.50
per user
Enterprise
Custom pricing for enterprise clients
per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DeputyWorkday HCM
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
91 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.077 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.486 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.288 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.984 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.283 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.881 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.956 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.465 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.553 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.215 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.060 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.466 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.063 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
70 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.369 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.269 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.456 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
90 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.188 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.169 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.455 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.8
23 Ratings
13% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.823 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.874 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.262 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
54 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.250 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.050 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
57 Ratings
6% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.047 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.056 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.149 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
60 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.259 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.951 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.255 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.555 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.449 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.0
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.732 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings6.633 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.335 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.634 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Deputy
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
44 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.242 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.131 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.436 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.035 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.736 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.440 Ratings
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User Ratings
DeputyWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(408 ratings)
8.7
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.8
(46 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(404 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
9.5
(5 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
9.2
(5 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.4
(30 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(398 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
6.7
(3 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.3
(5 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(5 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
8.8
(5 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DeputyWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Deputy
[My own feeling on the subject is] that large teams will probably enjoy the features much more than a smaller team. [In my opinion] I would not have signed up with Deputy had it not been for the integration with my payroll provider. [From my point of view] the cost is not worth it for a small team. [I've found] it has a lot of features geared towards big teams and those are not things you can "opt-out" of from a cost/tier standpoint [as far as I'm concerned].
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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
Deputy
  • Employee Scheduling - So straightforward and easy to use! Love the copy & past feature!
  • Timekeeping - the App & Kiosk are perfect for employees to clock in and out in a matter of seconds
  • Company Communication - the Newsfeed feature makes it easy to keep everyone up to date on company announcements
  • Task Management - simple to use task lists help keep my team organized
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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
Deputy
  • Integration with various point of sale systems to pull sales data vs. scheduled and/or worked hours.
  • Ability to "re-invite, " change a password or fix an employee-level account if they didn't set things up correctly.
  • An easier way of loading all holidays or facility closure dates for the year. e.g. Google reminds you, Are you open for Thanksgiving this year?
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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
Deputy
The basic functionality and overall efficiency it provides is enough to renew. I still would like to see improvements in reporting and leave management, but overall it is absolutely worth it to have the program. I especially like having remote access and supervisors scheduling and approving time sheets of employees
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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
Deputy
Deputy is user-friendly and easy to understand for users with basic to moderate computer knowledge. The Employee is simple and easy for employees to understand. Employees get push notifications when shifts are scheduled and can clock in and out easily directly from the phone or kiosk, or using the website. The only challenge we’ve had is the ability for management to assign leave to employees who have not yet requested time off.
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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
Deputy
We have never had a problem with deputy being unavailable
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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
Deputy
Everything is quick and easy
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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
Deputy
Every time I have contacted support they have answered my question within the hour and solved every problem we have had. They follow up to make sure we are satisfied with our results which has been great when we are busy and get distracted
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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
Deputy
It was super easy and quick
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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
Deputy
Did a great job of getting us up to speed with their online documentation.
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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
Deputy
It took me a bit to get all my staff input from our previous scheduling software. However, once all the information was there, everything went smoothly and we were able to start implementing Deputy right away. It did not take long to train my staff and have them comfortable with using the system.
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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
Deputy
For years we used TimeTrax systems but they were hard to use and required manual downloads of punches, networked setups, and we needed separate setups for each location. When evaluating cloud-based solutions we first tried TSheets, but the higher cost and lack of features made us choose Deputy. Our main complaint about the actual TSheets system was the IPads did not store punches when it first launched so if you lost internet it couldn't store the punches. When we were evaluating the system they were building a police station next door that resulted in intermittent internet outages and the kiosk app basically became a brick until the internet came back on.
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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
Deputy
We have gone from using deputy simply to schedule a couple of members of staff on coffee shop shifts, to also scheduling staff in the retail unit part of our business, to now also scheduling team days and having remote working staff start on schedule shifts to track their working hours.
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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
Deputy
  • Hundreds of man-hours saved monthly that previously was spent on recording hours work.
  • Holiday management is very clear and support fair treatment of staff.
  • The 100% accuracy of timesheets is amazing. Once approved thousands of timesheets just land in our payroll system thanks to the export/import functions.
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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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