Personio vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Personio
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Personio is presented as an all-in-one HR software for small and medium-sized companies from the company of the same name based in Munich. The platform supports applicant tracking, workforce management features (e.g. attendance tracking, leave management) with employee self-service, as well as support for HR workflows, and employee performance review.
$3.01
per month
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
PersonioWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
Essential
€2,88
per month per employee
Professional
€4,43
per month per employee
Enterprise
Custom
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PersonioWorkday 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
PersonioWorkday Human Capital Management
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PersonioWorkday Human Capital Management
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
17% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.9
95 Ratings
0% above category average
Employee demographic data9.01 Ratings8.380 Ratings
Employment history9.01 Ratings8.090 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.01 Ratings7.892 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.01 Ratings8.387 Ratings
Organizational charting10.01 Ratings8.686 Ratings
Organization and location management8.01 Ratings8.183 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)10.01 Ratings6.458 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.0
1 Ratings
11% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
79 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation9.01 Ratings7.667 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.01 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment9.01 Ratings8.617 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.01 Ratings7.462 Ratings
Direct deposit files10.01 Ratings7.768 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management9.01 Ratings8.365 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.01 Ratings8.542 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
73 Ratings
0% above category average
Approval workflow10.01 Ratings8.472 Ratings
Balance details10.01 Ratings8.172 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.01 Ratings7.858 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.2
1 Ratings
12% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
93 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.01 Ratings8.582 Ratings
Update personal information9.01 Ratings8.491 Ratings
View company policy documentation10.01 Ratings7.572 Ratings
Employee recognition9.01 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history9.01 Ratings8.682 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
25% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
25 Ratings
5% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets10.01 Ratings7.425 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder10.01 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports10.01 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data10.01 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Personio
10.0
1 Ratings
22% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
56 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal10.01 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools10.01 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
13% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting9.01 Ratings8.250 Ratings
Individual goal setting9.01 Ratings8.259 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility10.01 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking9.01 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.4
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans9.01 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.01 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking10.01 Ratings8.358 Ratings
Review reminders9.01 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency10.01 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.3
1 Ratings
16% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
39 Ratings
6% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.01 Ratings8.234 Ratings
Candidate ranking9.01 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search10.01 Ratings7.637 Ratings
Candidate development9.01 Ratings7.036 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Personio
9.6
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
47 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management10.01 Ratings8.244 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.01 Ratings8.538 Ratings
Publish to Social Media10.01 Ratings8.433 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.01 Ratings8.739 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention9.01 Ratings7.538 Ratings
Applicant Tracking10.01 Ratings7.939 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.01 Ratings8.443 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.6 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
PersonioWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(107 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PersonioWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Personio
This software could be of great help to many companies to keep an orderly manner and in the same control panel, all the management of their employees. Perfect for human resources departments that want to automate tedious tasks, with the guarantee that they will be well executed.
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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
Personio
  • Allows automatic posting of job offers on different sites and portals to find the perfect candidates for available vacancies.
  • It has employee tracking tools, such as attendance and absence tracking, as well as time monitoring of working hours and overtime.
  • Payroll management is very complete and is done quickly and almost automatically, as it enters hours worked, overtime and absences, with an accurate calculation to avoid errors.
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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
Personio
  • Some processes could be more automatic or with fewer clicks, for example, role-based authorization, which, although a security feature, could be simplified.
  • It is a fairly intuitive and navigable software, but because it is so complete, it has different modules, tools, and functions that can make its learning curve steep.
  • Some attributes at the time of payroll cannot be changed or customized.
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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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
No answers on this topic
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
Personio
  • This program is complete, so it allows to have all the human resources management in the same panel, along with all the information of the employees, which streamlines the activities of the department, making us more productive. Employees feel more satisfied with our performance, and we have considerably lowered payroll complaints.
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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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