Ellucian Banner vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ellucian Banner
Score 5.8 out of 10
N/A
Ellucian offers Banner educational ERP, including its student management system emphasizing control and reporting of process-oriented facets of education such as grading and attendance.N/A
Workday HCM
Score 8.1 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
Ellucian BannerWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ellucian BannerWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Ellucian BannerWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Ellucian Banner
Chose Ellucian Banner
Being able to have the historical data, as I said I said before, is the huge Benefit that we have from using the system. All of the teams involved are well trained and no alternative has proven worth making the switch.
Workday HCM

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Ellucian BannerWorkday Human Capital Management
Student and Faculty Administration
Comparison of Student and Faculty Administration features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
8.4
8 Ratings
0% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
-
Ratings
Integrations with 3rd-Party Education Technology7.88 Ratings00 Ratings
Online Registration Management8.87 Ratings00 Ratings
District Communications, such as messaging and alerting8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Roster Management8.46 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform Customization8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher Self-Service8.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Student Data Security8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Community Support8.56 Ratings00 Ratings
Class Scheduling8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
State and National-level Reporting9.17 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance Support8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Teacher and Parent Mobile Application7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
96 Ratings
4% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.688 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.987 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.859 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
80 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings9.118 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.763 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.169 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.843 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
74 Ratings
2% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.473 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.683 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.592 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.625 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.276 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.564 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.452 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
60 Ratings
1% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.258 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.858 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings6.837 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ellucian Banner
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
4% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.540 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.444 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ellucian BannerWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.7
(21 ratings)
8.9
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(5 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ellucian BannerWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Ellucian
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.
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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
Ellucian
  • 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.
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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
Ellucian
  • 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.
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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
Ellucian
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.
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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
Ellucian
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
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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
Ellucian
It's pretty much up all the time.
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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
Ellucian
Has gotten much better due to new hardware.
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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
Ellucian
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.
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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
Ellucian
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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
Ellucian
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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
Ellucian
very satisfied, along with the IT staff and ellucian support the upgrades do very well and have minimum down time.
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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
Ellucian
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.
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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
Ellucian
being able to scale with hardware was easy and not cumbersome. We were allowed to user virtual machines which made things very scalable.
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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
Ellucian
  • There is positive ROI on the product overall. It had reduced or allowed us to focus our staff members on something which is very use and it does the job in the background.
  • The application has supported in a lot of ways in saving resources and utilizing them in very productive & efficient manner
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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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