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Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR

I would definitely recommend Octopus HR if companies need every employee, not just one HR team, to use it. I think it's too much and would suggest something like Taleo for one team to use.Key questions would be: Do you need a simple platform? Are you using this just for your HR team or will everyone need access? Is the way employees request PTO at your company disorganized?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
Organizational charting
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.0
Organization and location management
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.4

Payroll Management

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.4
Direct deposit files
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.9
Reimbursement management
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.0
Employee recognition
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.0
View job history
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.5
Report builder
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.8
Pre-built reports
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.1

Onboarding

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.1
New hire portal
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.5
Individual goal setting
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.0
Performance tracking
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3

Performance Management

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Performance improvement plans
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.0

Succession Planning

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.0
Create succession plans/pools
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate ranking
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate search
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate development
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.9

Recruiting / ATS

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3
Publish to Social Media
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.9
Applicant Tracking
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.9

Pros

Octopus HR

  • It's simple. I really appreciate that the layout of Octopus HR isn't something I have to question. I know where to look for something because it's clearly labeled, that's more than I can say for a lot of other HR systems I've seen.
  • Support. If I ever have a question about setting something up, or if something goes wrong, they're always on top of it. For instance, I had no idea how to set up employee photos on our accounts. I tweeted them and they responded right away, I'm based in LA and they're a UK company, I was impressed that they were able to respond right away. They make sure their customers are taken care of.
  • Great self guide. If there's ever an ordinary question I need answered their "Octopus Guide" is very thorough and walks you through everything.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Octopus HR

  • Adding employee photos. That's definitely something I think is hard to figure out on your own.
  • An easier way for users to retrieve their passwords. Sometimes I notice even when employees put in all the correct information, the system doesn't recognize it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR

Octopus HR 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Employees don't complain about it! If anything they've commented on how nice of a tool it is to have.
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

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.9
Based on 12 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

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 10 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

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 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

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
Based on 44 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

Octopus HR

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

Octopus HR

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

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 25 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

Octopus HR

Very different platforms. You get a lot of bang for your buck using Octopus HR. It's a much more modern and simple layout and that's something forward thinking companies definitely enjoy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Octopus HR

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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

Octopus HR

  • Employee efficiency. There's never a question of who I request my time off with. The program sets up line managers who take in all the requests.
  • Less wasted time. Contact info and photo are very visible and easily accessed.
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

Pricing Details

Octopus HR

General

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

Workday HCM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Octopus HR
8.0
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Octopus HR
8.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.9

Reliability and Availability

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Octopus HR
Workday HCM
10.0

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