Paycom vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Paycom
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Paycom is a core HR management software solution. It includes features such as talent acquisition and management, time tracking, and payroll management. It offers some automation capacities, particularly regarding payroll.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
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PaycomWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
PaycomWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Paycom
Chose Paycom
By far, comparable to Workday, but built for smaller-sized organizations; however, capabilities are on par.
Chose Paycom
In my opinion, Workday is more costly, more customizable, and is better for larger organizations. We just needed a more plug and play resource that could handle the number of employees we have at a cost that was more managable.
Chose Paycom
In my 23 year career in HR, I have used PeopleSoft, ADP, Ultipro, SAP, Workday, and Paycom. The first part of my career I used PeopleSoft, ADP, Ultipro, and SAP products. I then used Paycom for 8 years at 2 different organizations and really enjoyed its functionality and …
Chose Paycom
Paycom is more reliable compared to the ADP Enterprise HR, Paycom is more user-friendly and simple to use compared to ADP Enterprise HR. Paycom online feedback and customer reviews are also good compared to any other HR management software. Paycom is a reliable software you do …
Chose Paycom
Paycom stacks up well against the competition. My previous employers typically used ADP or Workday for their payroll services. The Paycom app and workday app are both intuitive and very user friendly. I would give Paycom a slight edge in the usability of its mobile application.
Chose Paycom
  • Paycom is leaps and bounds better than Workday.
  • Paycom is available as a continuously connected phone app, [and] Workday is a heavyweight pc based application that is not cross-functional with a phone app.
  • No downtime or very little downtime during data refresh with Paycom, …
Chose Paycom
As an ATS provider, I prefer ClearCompany over Paycom. ClearCompany is more expensive, you pay for each recruiter license, but it's a sleek design that allows posting to seven main job boards along with company social media. If you are looking to save money, I will go with …
Workday HCM
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday HCM helps my organization better align our corporate strategy with defined objectives and KPIs while managing the performance of team members to deliver results. The user interface and time tracking capabilities of Workday HCM are also best-in-class. The Workday cloud …
Top Pros
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Features
PaycomWorkday Human Capital Management
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.5
366 Ratings
5% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
96 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data7.9331 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history7.8317 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.4320 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.6321 Ratings8.688 Ratings
Organizational charting6.9241 Ratings8.987 Ratings
Organization and location management8.0278 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.9264 Ratings6.759 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
8.0
380 Ratings
1% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
80 Ratings
3% above category average
Pay calculation8.5369 Ratings8.068 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.447 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.713 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.2317 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.6369 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.9304 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.5205 Ratings8.843 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
8.0
335 Ratings
2% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
74 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow7.8320 Ratings8.473 Ratings
Balance details8.0320 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.2265 Ratings8.159 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.9
380 Ratings
3% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.4373 Ratings8.683 Ratings
Update personal information8.6376 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.9335 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition6.5180 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history8.0297 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
4.9
26 Ratings
46% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets4.926 Ratings7.625 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.9
326 Ratings
10% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder7.4320 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.3317 Ratings8.276 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data5.855 Ratings7.564 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.7
322 Ratings
4% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal7.9319 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.6276 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
5.7
186 Ratings
36% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting4.236 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting6.9173 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.835 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking7.0182 Ratings8.258 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
7.3
233 Ratings
9% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans7.3215 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.2203 Ratings8.354 Ratings
Review status tracking7.5209 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders7.6215 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency6.9193 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.8
34 Ratings
16% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
40 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.124 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.830 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search5.833 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Candidate development5.429 Ratings6.837 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Paycom
6.9
226 Ratings
13% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
4% above category average
Job Requisition Management6.9201 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.1198 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Publish to Social Media6.6158 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.8184 Ratings8.540 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.9172 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Applicant Tracking6.9207 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.0212 Ratings8.444 Ratings
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User Ratings
PaycomWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(400 ratings)
8.9
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.5
(22 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
8.7
(24 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(52 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
6.4
(1 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(7 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
5.5
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(4 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PaycomWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Paycom
Paycom has really helped us to configure our timecards and payroll to fit our unique pay structure. The system made it easy for staff to understand and not just the payroll/HR department. We use paper pay checks, and the system uses the "home location" for delivery which is not necessarily where the employee works, just where they pick up their check. If we used direct deposit, I am sure that would not be an issue.
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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
Paycom
  • Employee Merit increases needing to be signed by EE and Managers
  • Timecards were clean and easy to navigate
  • Timecard that needed approving by managers could be sent an email directly from the system alerting them they needed to complete the task
  • Processing payroll was easy and fast
  • Audits were conducted timely and clear
  • 401K changes could be done through a bridge between Broker and investment company
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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
Paycom
  • GL set up can be clunky until you understand how it works.
  • Be able to edit document types. I made an entire document then realized I attached it incorrectly and had to start over.
  • Advanced Report Writer would be nice to combine multiple areas into one report easily.
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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
Paycom
We've made the mistake of moving away from Paycom to a PEO which had made a lot of promises, that they could not keep. Less than a year after that transition, we returned to Paycom and are happier than ever.
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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
Paycom
The system is very user friendly. Once you navigate where your information is stored under the forms you are golden. While the training amplified my capabilities and knowledge, I could have jumped into the system without and training and managed just fine. This probably one of my favorite parts about Paycom!
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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
Paycom
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
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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
Paycom
Yes, Paycom's performance is excellent, no issues.
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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
Paycom
Our TSR has been wonderful to work with. Every step of the
way he was quick to respond and answer any questions we had. I knew I could
reach him at any time (day or night) and he would be available to assist.
Implementing a new HRIS system is obviously a huge task and I contribute all
our success to our rep Kurt! Of course, with any implementation, there were
bumps along the way and issues. But I always knew we would work as a team to
get those issues figured out. Working in the Paycom system has been smooth and
easy to learn and I enjoy the employee self-service interface. Our managers
have had positive things to say and are all excited about the changes we have
been able to make to our organization due to Paycom being implemented.
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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
Paycom
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
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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
Paycom
All the online training modules were short and straight to the point. Every module teach you how to use the system. If there is one thing they know how to do is training. We did implementation during the pandemic so all had to be done online or via zoom meetings.
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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
Paycom
Not at all satisfied it was a nightmare we spent over 8 months with the implementation team having issues after issues all related to the Puerto Rico regulations (half my employees are in Puerto Rico) and at the end we were moved over from the implementation team to the production team without all the issues being resolved
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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
Paycom
ADP is too complex, too many people to go through to get what you need, as you need it. I can only say that I don't want to ever have to go back to using ADP again., Wherever my career leads me - I will lead them to PAYCOM!!
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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
Paycom
They are not able to meet our current needs
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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
Paycom
  • Saved time, 2 person HR department so time is limited. With reduced time for onboarding we have been able to focus on other areas.
  • Improved employee satisfaction- employees enjoy the ease of use of the system and the ability to use on their phones.
  • Reduced background check/drug screening costs- prior providers were absorbent in the amount we paid compared to Paycom.
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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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