Saba TalentSpace vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Saba TalentSpace
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that includes recruiting, performance management, learning and development, succession planning and compensation programs. It is optimized for mid-sized businesses.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
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday HCM
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Saba TalentSpace
Chose Saba TalentSpace
Better than ADP, not quite at the level of Workday. However Workday does not accommodate smaller organizations nor provide as strong of an implementation team. ADP doesn't come close to either system.
Chose Saba TalentSpace
Halogen works for a broad based company that has different levels of technical expertise - it has complexity for those that choose and it has simplicity for those that need some more context.
Workday HCM

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday Human Capital Management
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
8 Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
49 Ratings
New hire portal7.76 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.68 Ratings7.845 Ratings
Compliance tracking and reporting8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
5.1
33 Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
53 Ratings
Corporate goal setting3.528 Ratings7.643 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting3.628 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.232 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.929 Ratings7.045 Ratings
Performance tracking6.432 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
6.1
32 Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.9
54 Ratings
Performance plans4.628 Ratings7.753 Ratings
Plan weighting8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager note taking6.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans3.625 Ratings7.745 Ratings
Review status tracking5.430 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Rater nomination workflow7.85 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders6.332 Ratings7.949 Ratings
Workflow restrictions8.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.024 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Reporting3.130 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
7.8
5 Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.3
33 Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.63 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.63 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Candidate search8.04 Ratings7.431 Ratings
Candidate development8.04 Ratings7.130 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
83 Ratings
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.270 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.278 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.877 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.875 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.775 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.850 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
69 Ratings
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.948 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.656 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.560 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.635 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
64 Ratings
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.163 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.051 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
82 Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.872 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.062 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.148 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.171 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.5
21 Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
68 Ratings
Report builder00 Ratings7.864 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.466 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Saba TalentSpace
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
38 Ratings
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.636 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.631 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.135 Ratings
User Ratings
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
4.4
(58 ratings)
8.1
(95 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(4 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
4.8
(20 ratings)
8.1
(42 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.1
(6 ratings)
8.0
(33 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
Saba TalentSpaceWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Cornerstone OnDemand
I think it's a good platform for tracking and monitoring goals, feedback, and development. We don't use the 1:1 meeting feature, however, I can see how that would be valuable for many organizations. I do like that it is very customizable, however, that also presents problems in that sometimes forms and/or processes can be a bit challenging to create easily and quickly.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • 1:1 agendas are easy to create, add comments to and prompt excellent conversation flow on the topics that truly matter to the manager and the employee.
  • The system can be easily customized to reflect your company's language and culture. We did this in several areas of the platform (goals, development, learning), and it made a world of difference in the understanding and adaptation of our users. One example is that in each learning module, we added 3 questions in the course description so that managers would be automatically prompted to ask to follow up / learning transfer questions when their employees enroll and take a learning course.
  • Halogen support is outstanding. Any question I have had has been answered upon the first contact or within 24 hours.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • My organization does not use all of the functions/modules that Halogen offers, but I find that those modules still appear on the Halogen main page. I think a great area for improvement is to hide these functions so as not to confuse employees.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
Implementing a new system and process company wide is never an easy task. We moved so quickly in such a short period of time that we were able to learn quickly but also have the opportunity to improve the Halogen experience. We will more than likely will renew our use of Halogen as we already are seeing a small impact which hopefully in the long run will lead to a greater impact
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
Halogen is very intuitive and provides very clean work-space ... lots of white space and modern layouts. There is more than one way to accomplish your action, too!
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
We only purchased the appraisal module and without the other modules offered, you are really limited in what you can do and the process becomes much more involved with needing to maintain information across multiple platforms. We found that they charge for everything and call it "consulting." We poured so much money and time into a system that was just overkill for what we really needed.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
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
Cornerstone OnDemand
It is very easy to use and I can do my own programming instead of paying a technician and waiting sometimes days for them to program the changes.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
Get to know your CAM - Customer Account Manager! They are a lifesaver! (Thanks Jorie Basque!)
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
I have used other systems in the past and I like that Halogen provides everything in one space. I would like to see a more developed way to report training, not in the LMS, but I think that for the most part that Halogen is a robust system that is superior to its competition.
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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
Cornerstone OnDemand
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
Cornerstone OnDemand
  • We are able to get our reviews done in a quicker amount of time. Instead of 4-8 weeks we were able to get it done under a month.
  • Halogen has gotten better at given us a heads up when the system will be down. Most patches are done overnight so we can at least verify it was done, but their success rate of a patch not breaking something is not at 99%. So we do lose productivity when the system is down.
  • The tool is easier to do so there are fewer questions from users outside the core team.
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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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