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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Student and Faculty Administration

    5.2

    Ellucian Banner

    52%

    Workday HCM

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ellucian Banner ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology

    6.2
    62%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Registration Management

    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    District Communications, such as messaging and alerting

    3.0
    30%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Roster Management

    5.3
    53%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform Customization

    2.7
    27%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher Self-Service

    4.3
    43%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Student Data Security

    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Community Support

    5.7
    57%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Class Scheduling

    7.2
    72%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    State and National-level Reporting

    6.5
    65%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Compliance Support

    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Teacher and Parent Mobile Application

    1.5
    15%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Human Resource Management

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Workday HCM

    83%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Employee demographic data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    66 Ratings

    Employment history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    74 Ratings

    Job profiles and administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    76 Ratings

    Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    73 Ratings

    Organizational charting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    71 Ratings

    Organization and location management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    71 Ratings

    Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    46 Ratings

    Payroll Management

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Workday HCM

    86%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    55 Ratings

    Support for external payroll vendors

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    44 Ratings

    Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    6 Ratings

    Benefit plan administration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    52 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    56 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    53 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    31 Ratings

    Leave and Attendance Management

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Workday HCM

    87%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Approval workflow

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    59 Ratings

    Balance details

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    59 Ratings

    Annual carry-forward and encashment

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    47 Ratings

    Employee Self Service

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.2

    Workday HCM

    82%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/5 features

    View and generate pay and benefit information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    68 Ratings

    Update personal information

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    76 Ratings

    View company policy documentation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    58 Ratings

    Employee recognition

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    44 Ratings

    View job history

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    67 Ratings

    Asset Management

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Workday HCM

    85%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Tracking of all physical assets

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    17 Ratings

    HR Reporting

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Workday HCM

    78%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Report builder

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    60 Ratings

    Pre-built reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    62 Ratings

    Ability to combine HR data with external data

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    52 Ratings

    Onboarding

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Workday HCM

    85%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

    New hire portal

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    42 Ratings

    Manager tracking tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    41 Ratings

    Performance and Goals

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.7

    Workday HCM

    77%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Corporate goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    39 Ratings

    Individual goal setting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    48 Ratings

    Line-of sight-visibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    41 Ratings

    Performance tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    47 Ratings

    Performance Management

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Workday HCM

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

    Performance plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    49 Ratings

    Performance improvement plans

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    41 Ratings

    Review status tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    45 Ratings

    Review reminders

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    45 Ratings

    Multiple review frequency

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    39 Ratings

    Succession Planning

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Workday HCM

    81%
    Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Create succession plans/pools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    26 Ratings

    Candidate ranking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Candidate search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    27 Ratings

    Candidate development

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    26 Ratings

    Recruiting / ATS

    Ellucian Banner

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    Workday HCM

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

    Job Requisition Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    32 Ratings

    Company Website Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    26 Ratings

    Publish to Social Media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    23 Ratings

    Job Search Site Posting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    27 Ratings

    Duplicate Candidate Prevention

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    26 Ratings

    Applicant Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    27 Ratings

    Notifications and Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    31 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Ellucian Banner is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Performance, Product Scalability
    • Workday Human Capital Management is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • Ellucian Banner and Workday Human Capital Management are tied in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.4

    Ellucian Banner

    74%
    18 Ratings
    8.2

    Workday HCM

    82%
    91 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.5

    Ellucian Banner

    95%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Workday HCM

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    Ellucian Banner

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    Workday HCM

    80%
    11 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Ellucian Banner

    90%
    1 Rating
    6.6

    Workday HCM

    66%
    16 Ratings

    Performance

    9.0

    Ellucian Banner

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Workday HCM

    73%
    14 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Ellucian Banner

    77%
    9 Ratings
    8.1

    Workday HCM

    81%
    42 Ratings

    In-Person Training

    Ellucian Banner

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6

    Workday HCM

    96%
    6 Ratings

    Online Training

    Ellucian Banner

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Workday HCM

    70%
    7 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.0

    Ellucian Banner

    80%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Workday HCM

    80%
    33 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    8.0

    Ellucian Banner

    80%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    Workday HCM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Ellucian Banner

    As a SIS, Banner Pages is the full meal deal. There are multiple modules that integrate out of the box. Because Banner is all I've ever used as a SIS, I can't contrast it with another program. I can say, it gets the job done for us. I will also say that a tremendous amount of time goes into strategizing how to get new functions to work for us and there always seems to be some catch that requires even more work. In general, the university has been hesitant to build too many modifications into Banner because they take a lot of time to maintain. Inevitably, a new update (of which there are MANY for Banner) will break stuff that isn't "vanilla." This is unfortunate because we've had some great ideas for how to make Banner better for us, but also understandable. If you're looking for a highly modular system, this isn't it. Banner has lots of components, but the components work the way they work and that's that. Also, don't expect very quick responses to bugs or glitches. If the bug is major, yes, it will be addressed. But, little function issues seem to be regularly overlooked.
    Sarah Daggett | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    • I think it's great to use if you are tracking grades for certain classes, especially if you'd like to see how students do, comparing midterm to final grades. If you have the permissions, you can see both.
    • It's also good to track students individually. You can look up a certain semester, and see how they did in that particular time frame, but you can also see their cumulative gpa, or even look up their entire course history.
    Amanda Carpenter | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    • One thing I miss from the previous version of Ellucian Banner, is the control + page down. I struggle with alt + page down.
    • I love the Ellucian Banner favorites; however, it is a little difficult to navigate.
    • I can honestly only think of 2 things that could be improved. I use Ellucian Banner daily.
    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

    Ellucian Banner

    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

    Likelihood to Renew

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 9.5
    Based on 2 answers
    We have no reason not to renew with Ellucian - we are in deep with the ecosystem, and have Ellucian providing us with information technology support. If anything, should the opportunity arise, we'd probably consider adding a different ellucian tools into the suite of applications we already have on board.
    Anonymous | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 8.0
    Based on 2 answers
    You definitely have to learn it before it becomes easy to use. It's better than it was, but it's still not entirely intuitive. You can't just look at it and play around to figure out how it works
    Amanda Carpenter | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    It's pretty much up all the time.
    Ken Turner | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Has gotten much better due to new hardware.
    Ken Turner | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 7.7
    Based on 9 answers
    Our department generally does not contact the support center for Banner but the IT department does. That being said, in the seven years that I have been here, I have not once needed to contact the support center; we have had no glitches on Banner's side that needed to be addressed.
    Anonymous | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    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

    Ellucian Banner

    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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    very satisfied, along with the IT staff and ellucian support the upgrades do very well and have minimum down time.
    Ken Turner | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    PeopleSoft was more user-friendly. It also provided the ability to save and bookmark queries. PeopleSoft will allow users to use common names to search for queries. Overall, it seemed much more current than Banner. PeopleSoft provided enrollment data for specific sections which allowed one to spot trends of enrollment in a given class.
    Lois McWhorter | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    Ellucian Banner 8.0
    Based on 1 answer
    being able to scale with hardware was easy and not cumbersome. We were allowed to user virtual machines which made things very scalable.
    Ken Turner | 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

    Ellucian Banner

    • It allowed the university to retire a mainframe, which was quite expensive.
    • It added web access to student data, which was a big win, and since has also added a mobile app.
    • It processes many things in real time, which the mainframe had to run as a nightly batch.
    Anonymous | 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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