Sage HR vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Sage HR
Score 6.6 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Sage HR is HR software for small to medium businesses. The vendor states Sage HR is designed to be easy to use, and automates every step of the human resource process. Sage HR is designed with modular functionality to be customized for users' needs. According to the vendor, key differentiators include: 1. Easy to use 2. Modular functionality 2. Automates the end-to-end HR process 3. There's a mobile app (iOS & Android) 5. Feature…
$5.50
per month
Workday HCM
Score 8.2 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
Sage HRWorkday Human Capital Management
Editions & Modules
Expenses Management
$1.50
per user, per month
Performance Management
$3.00
per user, per month
Shift Scheduling
$3.00
per user, per month
Timesheets
$3.00
per user, per month
Leave Management
$5.50
per user, per month
Recruitment
$200.00
per user, per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Sage HRWorkday HCM
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsThe modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required
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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Sage HRWorkday Human Capital Management
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
4.9
9 Ratings
47% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
96 Ratings
3% above category average
Employee demographic data5.19 Ratings8.381 Ratings
Employment history5.19 Ratings8.291 Ratings
Job profiles and administration4.07 Ratings8.093 Ratings
Organizational charting3.08 Ratings8.887 Ratings
Organization and location management4.17 Ratings8.484 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.03 Ratings6.759 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings8.588 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
2.7
9 Ratings
100% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
74 Ratings
1% above category average
Approval workflow6.09 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Balance details1.19 Ratings8.373 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment1.16 Ratings8.059 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
94 Ratings
0% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information9.02 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Update personal information7.08 Ratings8.492 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.06 Ratings7.373 Ratings
Employee recognition8.06 Ratings7.757 Ratings
View job history7.06 Ratings8.583 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
1.0
5 Ratings
154% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.5
25 Ratings
4% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets1.05 Ratings7.525 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.4
9 Ratings
76% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
78 Ratings
5% above category average
Report builder2.18 Ratings8.474 Ratings
Pre-built reports2.18 Ratings8.176 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.01 Ratings7.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
8.0
6 Ratings
1% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.3
56 Ratings
3% above category average
New hire portal8.06 Ratings8.252 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.05 Ratings8.352 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
3.6
6 Ratings
78% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
60 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting4.16 Ratings8.350 Ratings
Individual goal setting4.16 Ratings8.359 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility4.16 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance tracking2.16 Ratings8.158 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
4.5
6 Ratings
56% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.5
63 Ratings
6% above category average
Performance plans3.16 Ratings8.562 Ratings
Performance improvement plans8.05 Ratings8.254 Ratings
Review status tracking2.16 Ratings8.458 Ratings
Review reminders2.16 Ratings8.758 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.06 Ratings8.651 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
40 Ratings
7% below category average
Create succession plans/pools9.12 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Candidate development9.12 Ratings6.837 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.135 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.638 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
6.5
1 Ratings
19% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
48 Ratings
5% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.01 Ratings8.145 Ratings
Company Website Posting6.01 Ratings8.439 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting6.01 Ratings8.440 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.01 Ratings7.539 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.01 Ratings7.940 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts6.01 Ratings8.444 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.434 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Sage HR
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
80 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.968 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings8.918 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.663 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings8.566 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings8.743 Ratings
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User Ratings
Sage HRWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
1.1
(10 ratings)
8.8
(108 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 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
Sage HRWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Sage
Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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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
Sage
  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
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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
Sage
  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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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
Sage
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
Sage
My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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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
Sage
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
Sage
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
Sage
Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
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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
Sage
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
Sage
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
Sage
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
Sage
For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
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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
Sage
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
Sage
  • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
  • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
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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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