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Likelihood to Recommend

Paycom

If you need a simple system to automate some of your payroll processes, Paycom may be for you. However, keep a close eye on your invoices as they are more than giving when it comes to charging additional fees for small things. The system is overall easy to use and is much like other payroll providers. It is a bit pricey, though and those additional fees add up fast.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Paycom
7.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Employee demographic data
Paycom
7.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Employment history
Paycom
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
Paycom
8.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Paycom
7.9
Workday HCM
8.6
Organizational charting
Paycom
7.7
Workday HCM
8.8
Organization and location management
Paycom
7.2
Workday HCM
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Paycom
8.1
Workday HCM
7.1

Payroll Management

Paycom
7.9
Workday HCM
8.6
Pay calculation
Paycom
8.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
Paycom
6.4
Workday HCM
8.4
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Paycom
8.5
Workday HCM
9.0
Benefit plan administration
Paycom
8.1
Workday HCM
8.3
Direct deposit files
Paycom
8.3
Workday HCM
8.1
Salary revision and increment management
Paycom
8.8
Workday HCM
8.9
Reimbursement management
Paycom
7.3
Workday HCM
8.8

Leave and Attendance Management

Paycom
8.3
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
Paycom
8.6
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
Paycom
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Paycom
8.3
Workday HCM
8.5

Employee Self Service

Paycom
8.3
Workday HCM
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Paycom
8.6
Workday HCM
8.7
Update personal information
Paycom
8.9
Workday HCM
8.7
View company policy documentation
Paycom
8.2
Workday HCM
7.8
Employee recognition
Paycom
7.4
Workday HCM
7.5
View job history
Paycom
8.4
Workday HCM
8.4

Asset Management

Paycom
4.4
Workday HCM
8.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Paycom
4.4
Workday HCM
8.3

HR Reporting

Paycom
6.8
Workday HCM
7.9
Report builder
Paycom
7.5
Workday HCM
8.2
Pre-built reports
Paycom
7.5
Workday HCM
7.9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Paycom
5.4
Workday HCM
7.6

Onboarding

Paycom
7.7
Workday HCM
8.6
New hire portal
Paycom
8.2
Workday HCM
8.8
Manager tracking tools
Paycom
7.3
Workday HCM
8.5

Performance and Goals

Paycom
5.9
Workday HCM
7.8
Corporate goal setting
Paycom
3.9
Workday HCM
8.0
Individual goal setting
Paycom
7.5
Workday HCM
8.2
Line-of sight-visibility
Paycom
4.1
Workday HCM
7.0
Performance tracking
Paycom
8.1
Workday HCM
7.9

Performance Management

Paycom
7.8
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Paycom
7.6
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Paycom
7.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Review status tracking
Paycom
7.8
Workday HCM
8.7
Review reminders
Paycom
8.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Multiple review frequency
Paycom
8.0
Workday HCM
8.4

Succession Planning

Paycom
6.6
Workday HCM
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
Paycom
9.1
Workday HCM
8.8
Candidate ranking
Paycom
6.7
Workday HCM
7.9
Candidate search
Paycom
5.5
Workday HCM
8.3
Candidate development
Paycom
5.1
Workday HCM
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Paycom
7.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Job Requisition Management
Paycom
7.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Company Website Posting
Paycom
7.5
Workday HCM
8.6
Publish to Social Media
Paycom
7.0
Workday HCM
9.8
Job Search Site Posting
Paycom
7.2
Workday HCM
8.9
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Paycom
7.0
Workday HCM
7.2
Applicant Tracking
Paycom
7.2
Workday HCM
8.5
Notifications and Alerts
Paycom
7.4
Workday HCM
8.4

Pros

Paycom

  • Provides easy-to-use payroll software that is structured to help eliminate human error, allowing me to self-manage payroll with complete accuracy.
  • Automatically generates the necessary and easy-to-access reports relating to wages and payroll taxes paid.
  • Offers exceptional customer service with dedicated representatives who are very professional, responsive, knowledgeable, and courteous.
  • Received thorough personal instruction/training on the use of the online software program.
Georgann Peiffer | 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

Paycom

  • Would like to see more options when creating a custom report
  • Clocking in 1 minute after the start of a schedule, takes away half an hour from the employee. We are consistently pushing the clock back one minutes so that employees don't lose that half hour. This only happens on our morning shift; not our Swing Shift.
  • On anniversary dates the system changes the vacation accrual but does not enter the additional lump sum of 40 hours vacation to the employee's account. We go in and enter the lump sum manually.
  • It is difficult to reprogram our time clock bells. Over time, the bell rings 1 or 2 minutes earlier than the actual time.
Fran Bosch | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 10 answers
The initial experience with Paycom was so bad that we decided we won't be renewing anything with them and will be terminating our business relationship mid year. Issues with the implementation, the support we receive from the implementation team and the production team has been just awful and it just doesn't meet our expectations nor what we were pitched during the sales meetings.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 18 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

Paycom

Paycom 8.3
Based on 15 answers
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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.6
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

Paycom

Paycom 9.1
Based on 1 answer
They are very dependable and I have never experience any outages
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 18 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

Paycom

Paycom 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It is a solid product and was out first payroll software that we have used
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 16 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

Paycom

Paycom 7.8
Based on 52 answers
Paycom is the best payroll and HR software I have utilized in my 30 plus years as a CPA working in private industry. I am always confident in the software and my support team. The software is updated on an ongoing basis automatically. Paycom relieves a lot of stress over this vital area of any business.
Lee Ann Tipton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.1
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

Paycom

Paycom 6.4
Based on 1 answer
They were a sales person and not really a good trainer.
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

Paycom 7.3
Based on 1 answer
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.
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

Paycom 5.2
Based on 6 answers
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
Samuel Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 36 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

Paycom

Paycom is the exact opposite of DATIS in that it provides excellent customer service, has solutions for essentially every business problem or policy we put forward and is proactive in creating solutions for federal and state regulations like the OSHA ETS.
Michelle Armour | 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

Paycom

Paycom 5.5
Based on 1 answer
They are not able to meet our current needs
Elizabeth Garvin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Paycom

  • cut payroll processing time from 1 week to 2 days
  • cut ACA reporting time from 2 weeks to 2 days
  • Streamlined the benefits open enrollment from distributing, collecting, and faxing 100+ paper applications to having the employee enroll via the employee portal with minutes
Cecilia Terrazas | 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

Screenshots

Workday HCM

Pricing Details

Paycom

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Paycom
7.6
Workday HCM
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Paycom
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Paycom
8.3
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Paycom
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Paycom
8.2
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Paycom
7.8
Workday HCM
8.1

In-Person Training

Paycom
6.4
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Paycom
7.3
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Paycom
5.2
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Paycom
5.5
Workday HCM
10.0

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