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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP ERP

In the on-premise world of things, it ruled the world. The ease with which it can be customized and the language support it provides is simply amazing. Their landscape and transport management is brilliant. It saves millions of dollars for huge enterprises. I only wish that their support model can be enhanced further.
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

Payroll Management

SAP ERP
8.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Pay calculation
SAP ERP
5.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Benefit plan administration
SAP ERP
9.5
Workday HCM
8.1
Direct deposit files
SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM
8.0
Salary revision and increment management
SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
SAP ERP
9.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6

Customization

SAP ERP
8.3
Workday HCM
API for custom integration
SAP ERP
8.4
Workday HCM
Plug-ins
SAP ERP
8.2
Workday HCM

Security

SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM
Single sign-on capability
SAP ERP
9.5
Workday HCM
Role-based user permissions
SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM

Reporting & Analytics

SAP ERP
8.2
Workday HCM
Dashboards
SAP ERP
7.9
Workday HCM
Standard reports
SAP ERP
8.0
Workday HCM
Custom reports
SAP ERP
8.7
Workday HCM

General Ledger and Configurable Accounting

SAP ERP
8.5
Workday HCM
Accounts payable
SAP ERP
9.0
Workday HCM
Accounts receivable
SAP ERP
9.0
Workday HCM

Inventory Management

SAP ERP
8.9
Workday HCM
Inventory tracking
SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM
Automatic reordering
SAP ERP
8.7
Workday HCM
Location management
SAP ERP
8.4
Workday HCM
Manufacturing module
SAP ERP
9.2
Workday HCM

Order Management

SAP ERP
8.5
Workday HCM
Pricing
SAP ERP
8.5
Workday HCM
Order entry
SAP ERP
8.9
Workday HCM
Credit card processing
SAP ERP
7.7
Workday HCM
Cost of goods sold
SAP ERP
8.8
Workday HCM

Human Resource Management

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4
Employee demographic data
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.1
Employment history
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6
Organizational charting
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.9
Organization and location management
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.6

Leave and Attendance Management

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.7

Employee Self Service

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.9
Update personal information
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.9
View company policy documentation
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.8
View job history
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4

Asset Management

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.0

HR Reporting

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.8
Report builder
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.1
Pre-built reports
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.5

Onboarding

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6
New hire portal
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.7
Manager tracking tools
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6

Performance and Goals

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.0
Corporate goal setting
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.1
Individual goal setting
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.2
Performance tracking
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.1

Performance Management

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.5
Performance plans
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance improvement plans
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.8
Review reminders
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.5
Multiple review frequency
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4

Succession Planning

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.2
Create succession plans/pools
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate ranking
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.0
Candidate search
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.3
Candidate development
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.4
Job Requisition Management
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.3
Company Website Posting
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.6
Publish to Social Media
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.2
Applicant Tracking
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
SAP ERP
Workday HCM
8.2

Pros

SAP ERP

  • Organizational resource management and integration of different departments with each other as a software automation
  • We have Access to all insights and analytics data from anywhere
  • It doesn't matter how big your organization is, it supports everything from small companies to giant high-tech organizations, and they all have access to data at very high speeds.
  • If you use the web and cloud version, the initial costs will be greatly reduced and even a small start-up small company can enjoy the benefits of SAP ERP.
Ali Kazempour | 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 ERP

  • SAP sometimes gets slow whenever most of the people in the company simultaneously use it
  • Hopefully they would extend background job processing to all tables in SAP since it sometimes goes time out whenever extracting large historical data (ex. 5 years expense data)
Brandon Macapelit, CISA | 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 ERP

SAP ERP 8.6
Based on 4 answers
The cost of SAP as an ERP is quite high and the switching costs associated with ERP systems are even higher. That being said moving from one ERP to another only happens once in a great while for large organizations. Those switching costs include retraining, IT hardware requirements, outside consultants and more
Todd Bellamy | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.4
Based on 6 answers
SAP ERP is highly efficient with handling both large and complex organizations and it has the ability to handle different departments within the company and the data security is fool proof. It also automatically enables the data to be available between different modules such as SD and MM or HCM or IM and QM so users do not have to use multiple applications to run their everyday business.
Harminder Chahal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 ERP

SAP ERP 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 ERP

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 ERP

SAP ERP 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Well, I've had several scenarios where it was evident that they simply buy time. At the same time, their Product Support and Implementation teams are most likely not in sync. What's said by a member of implementation may not hold good when you refer the same thing with a member of the support team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 ERP

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 ERP

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 ERP

SAP ERP 3.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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 ERP

SAP is totally integrated as are many of its greatest competitors, but the level of detail in the integration between modules puts SAP heads and shoulders above all others. Granted, the SAP implementation can be much more difficult to perform, but in the long run, the amount of effort you put in will result in excellent usability. After using Oracle's E-Business Suite for over 20 years, we did a due diligence search that lasted over 18 months before making a decision to go with SAP. This was a result of our Oracle system being made "un-upgradeable" due to a custom module that Oracle Consulting actually built for us. We were stuck in an old version of their database that would not work upon patching to the next version.
John Mota | 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 ERP

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 ERP

  • SAP has helped in transparency across different business unit and single financial view of the company that previously did not exist.
  • The cost of supporting the solution is slightly higher than the previous ERP and the consulting solutions cost more.
  • Overall SAP has brought in positive ROI and uniform business practices across the organization
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 ERP

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 ERP
9.2
Workday HCM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

SAP ERP
8.6
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

SAP ERP
9.4
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

SAP ERP
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

SAP ERP
9.0
Workday HCM
8.1

In-Person Training

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

SAP ERP
3.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

SAP ERP
Workday HCM
10.0

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