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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 11 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Leave and Attendance Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

5.6

SAP Core HR and Payroll

56%
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

2.0
20%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
69 Ratings

Employment history

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
77 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

4.0
40%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
79 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
76 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
74 Ratings

Organization and location management

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
74 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
6.9
69%
49 Ratings

Payroll Management

6.0

SAP Core HR and Payroll

60%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

9.0
90%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
58 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
47 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

4.0
40%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
9 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
55 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.9
79%
59 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

4.0
40%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
56 Ratings

Reimbursement management

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
34 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

4.7

SAP Core HR and Payroll

47%
8.6

Workday HCM

86%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
62 Ratings

Balance details

5.0
50%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
62 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

4.0
40%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
50 Ratings

Employee Self Service

5.8

SAP Core HR and Payroll

58%
7.9

Workday HCM

79%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

6.0
60%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
71 Ratings

Update personal information

7.0
70%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
79 Ratings

View company policy documentation

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
7.2
72%
61 Ratings

Employee recognition

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
47 Ratings

View job history

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
8.3
83%
70 Ratings

Asset Management

3.0

SAP Core HR and Payroll

30%
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

3.0
30%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
20 Ratings

HR Reporting

5.0

SAP Core HR and Payroll

50%
7.7

Workday HCM

77%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
8.1
81%
63 Ratings

Pre-built reports

4.0
40%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
65 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

6.0
60%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
55 Ratings

Onboarding

6.5

SAP Core HR and Payroll

65%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
45 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Performance and Goals

7.0

SAP Core HR and Payroll

70%
7.9

Workday HCM

79%
SAP Core HR and Payroll ranks higher in 2/4 features

Corporate goal setting

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
42 Ratings

Individual goal setting

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
51 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
7.3
73%
44 Ratings

Performance tracking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
50 Ratings

Performance Management

7.4

SAP Core HR and Payroll

74%
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 4/5 features

Performance plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
52 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
44 Ratings

Review status tracking

9.0
90%
2 Ratings
8.4
84%
48 Ratings

Review reminders

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
48 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
8.6
86%
42 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.8

SAP Core HR and Payroll

58%
7.6

Workday HCM

76%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 3/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
7.9
79%
29 Ratings

Candidate ranking

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
7.5
75%
29 Ratings

Candidate search

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
30 Ratings

Candidate development

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
29 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.1

SAP Core HR and Payroll

61%
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
Workday Human Capital Management ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

5.0
50%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
35 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
29 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
26 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.0
60%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
30 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

4.0
40%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
29 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
30 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

7.0
70%
2 Ratings
8.3
83%
34 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Workday Human Capital Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

SAP Core HR and Payroll

70%
4 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
94 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Workday HCM

100%
17 Ratings

Usability

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
11 Ratings

Availability

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6

Workday HCM

66%
16 Ratings

Performance

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1

Workday HCM

81%
42 Ratings

In-Person Training

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6

Workday HCM

96%
6 Ratings

Online Training

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
7 Ratings

Implementation Rating

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Workday HCM

80%
33 Ratings

Configurability

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5

Workday HCM

75%
2 Ratings

Ease of integration

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Workday HCM

82%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Workday HCM

73%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

Workday HCM

70%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

SAP Core HR and Payroll

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Workday HCM

50%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP

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.
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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

SAP

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

SAP

  • 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.
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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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Pricing Details

SAP Core HR and Payroll

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

SAP Core HR and Payroll editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Workday HCM

    Starting Price

    $100 per year per user

    Editions & Modules

    Workday HCM editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

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

      SAP

      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

      SAP

      • 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.
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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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