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Workday HCM

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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated.I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.6
Workday HCM
8.4
Employee demographic data
SAP Core HR and Payroll
2.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Employment history
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Organizational charting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Workday HCM
8.9
Organization and location management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
7.6

Payroll Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Pay calculation
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Benefit plan administration
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Direct deposit files
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.1
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
8.7

Employee Self Service

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Workday HCM
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Workday HCM
8.9
Update personal information
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.9
View company policy documentation
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
7.8
View job history
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Workday HCM
8.4

Asset Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
Workday HCM
8.0

HR Reporting

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
7.8
Report builder
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.1
Workday HCM
8.1
Pre-built reports
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.1
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
7.5

Onboarding

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.5
Workday HCM
8.6
New hire portal
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Manager tracking tools
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.6

Performance and Goals

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Corporate goal setting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Individual goal setting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
7.2
Performance tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Workday HCM
8.1

Performance Management

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
Workday HCM
8.5
Performance plans
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance improvement plans
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
9.0
Workday HCM
8.8
Review reminders
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Multiple review frequency
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
8.4

Succession Planning

SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
Workday HCM
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate ranking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
8.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Candidate search
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Candidate development
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
Workday HCM
8.4
Job Requisition Management
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Company Website Posting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Publish to Social Media
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
Workday HCM
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.0
Workday HCM
7.2
Applicant Tracking
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.2

Pros

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • It’s easy to use
  • The layout is organized
  • It is reliable
Anonymous | 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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

SAP is very intuitive to use and allows us to achieve our goals.
Anonymous | 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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SAP Core HR and Payroll

  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

SAP Core HR and Payroll

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Workday HCM

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
Workday HCM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
8.1

In-Person Training

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

SAP Core HR and Payroll
Workday HCM
10.0

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