SAP SuccessFactors vs. Workday Cloud Platform

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP SuccessFactors
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SAP SuccessFactors is a suite of HR/HCM products covering these capability areas: core HR and payroll, recruiting and onboarding, learning and development, performance and compensation management, workforce analytics and planning, and employee experience management.
$85
per year Up to 100 Employees
Workday Cloud Platform
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Workday Cloud Platform is a PaaS designed to help developers extend the Workday platform.N/A
Pricing
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Considered Both Products
SAP SuccessFactors
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
definitely success factors has more modules and more governance related practices an better integrates with all our third party companies like benefits and payroll. we are able use success factors as a progression from Sap hcm and evolve to more cloud and robust ways with …
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
Much more user friendly, Ui is nicer
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
From a user perspective about the same
Modular approach can add complexity when implementing
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
SAP Success factors extension capabilities.
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
Not used much oracle peoplesoft
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
Workday is a prettier solution, no doubt, but the flexibility that SuccessFactors provides is clearly the better solution for those who would like to have the ability to have the tool adjust to them, as opposed to the other way around. Generally, the total cost of ownership has …
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
Comparable; selected SAP SuccessFactors due to overall SAP ecosystem
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
I used the other platforms at a different employer. I think that SAP SuccessFactors needs to put more effort into the user experience and also to have the various components function more like a single platform.
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
Workday used to be the kid version of SAP SuccessFactors, now the functionality is making it more user-friendly for HR.
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
SAP Successfactors was fairly easy to implement and cost wise was better scaled for our needs.
Chose SAP SuccessFactors
In my opinon, More robust and deeper, but less progressive hurting edge features.
Workday Cloud Platform

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
515 Ratings
4% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0453 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history7.9460 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.3439 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.4412 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.7473 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.7419 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.1258 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
271 Ratings
4% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Pay calculation8.3200 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors6.9179 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment7.8176 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.8176 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.0175 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management7.9212 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.6155 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
273 Ratings
1% above category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.4270 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details8.1228 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment8.2199 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
408 Ratings
3% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.9295 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.1393 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.7255 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.9225 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.1378 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets8.43 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
6.3
415 Ratings
19% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Report builder6.5398 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports6.1370 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.2300 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
326 Ratings
4% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.2313 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.2290 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
417 Ratings
0% above category average
Workday Cloud Platform
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Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.9369 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.1413 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.9333 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.7386 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
439 Ratings
1% above category average
Workday Cloud Platform
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.9420 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.7355 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.8392 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders8.1397 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.9320 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
298 Ratings
2% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
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Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.0274 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking7.8256 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.6263 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development7.8241 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
4.1
349 Ratings
63% below category average
Workday Cloud Platform
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.7329 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.9314 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5271 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.8301 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.1273 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.5314 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.7318 Ratings00 Ratings
Platform-as-a-Service
Comparison of Platform-as-a-Service features of Product A and Product B
SAP SuccessFactors
-
Ratings
Workday Cloud Platform
7.3
16 Ratings
10% below category average
Ease of building user interfaces00 Ratings4.314 Ratings
Scalability00 Ratings9.014 Ratings
Platform management overhead00 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Workflow engine capability00 Ratings9.112 Ratings
Platform access control00 Ratings9.013 Ratings
Services-enabled integration00 Ratings4.213 Ratings
Development environment creation00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Development environment replication00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Issue monitoring and notification00 Ratings7.412 Ratings
Issue recovery00 Ratings8.410 Ratings
Upgrades and platform fixes00 Ratings3.310 Ratings
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User Ratings
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(579 ratings)
6.2
(18 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.3
(37 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.4
(86 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.9
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.5
(27 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.8
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.3
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
7.8
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
3.3
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
7.3
(423 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.3
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
8.2
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.2
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
7.9
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP SuccessFactorsWorkday Cloud Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
It's well suited. I could think of a number of things, I guess for the way that I use it most. It's really well-suited as an applicant tracking system. The way you can track activity of applicants and communicate with them is really seamless. I don't know that it's less appropriate in any regard.
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Workday
Workday Cloud Platform is primarily suited for large organizations with individual teams handling various Human Resource functions. Since the data is scattered, Workday is an excellent tool to bring all the data to a single platform and then use Machine Learning techniques to generate both descriptive and prescriptive insights to make sure the skillset portfolio remains updated.
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Pros
SAP
  • I think the integration between the various modules is what it does best. So we use recruiting, onboarding and employee central, so that makes the process seamless from beginning to end when we're bringing new employees on and they're seeing the product in the onboarding phase as well as in the employee stage when they're hired.
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Workday
  • The platform is quite intuitive to use, even a new user would find be comfortable navigating through different options.
  • As a lead, you can easily track the performance, leaves, and any recruitment in process.
  • The objective setting process and providing your inputs onto the same is pretty organized, easily accessible. Additionally, one can easily navigate through the historical objectives and performance feedback whenever one wants to review.
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Cons
SAP
  • We just recently took on onboarding 2.0. There are a lot of enhancements and features that the module needs in order to be as streamlined as the original product was. We have room for improvement in analytics, making it easier for us to run report stories and gather the data that we need to know which schemas and databases to use. And we're just now working on employee recognition and we're finding some things in there that we feel could be working a little bit better.
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Workday
  • Glitching - Occasionally the app will glitch and shut down completely. Sometimes it can be when you are in the middle of something timely, causing frustration and issues. I haven't seen this happen as often recently.
  • Inbox - It would be helpful if Workday developed a feature to organize inbox tasks based off what department they are for, what the task is and so on. So you can quickly filter or look for the task at hand.
  • Candidate Tracking - Hiring managers throughout the company work with the HR department to track candidates, schedule interviews and so on. Workday does not always have the best interface in this regard. It could use a feedback feature for hiring managers to be able to be more involved, as they can be on other platforms.
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
We have put a vast amount of time and effort into our installation- and there is more work to be done, but the system has a lot of benefits that we plan to maximize and optimize in order to generate the greatest value for everyone involved
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Usability
SAP
I'd give it an eight because when there's a new user coming in that isn't as computer literate, we have a lot of clinical team members who are patient facing and they don't use the computer as much. It sometimes takes a little more handholding. So if there were video modules, it would help them step by step.
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Workday
Simple HR tasks are easy to complete (ex, hours, booking time off). It has a clean UI, but not sure we're using the full functionality as only certain tiles are shown.
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Reliability and Availability
SAP
Until now we have not had serious availability problems with SuccessFactors, we had Microsoft Active Directory and SSO with ADFS and we had availability problems but because of problems with ADFS, we migrated to Azure AD and with that the availability problems of SuccessFactors because of ADFS went away. The only windows of unavailability that we have had are those that we are communicated to do maintenance and upgrades.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Performance
SAP
The performance is very good, the truth is that we have not had serious performance problems, some complex reports may take a little longer, but considering the complexity and the amount of records it is an acceptable time. We have never received a complaint from users regarding page loading speed.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
SAP
SuccessFactors Employee Central gets a middle of the road rating from me because of the things it does really well - Training. It falls short with the objectives cascade and visibility amongst my reports. That's what brings it down to a 5. Objectives need to be clear and concise in order to gain buy-in from your reports, and SuccessFactors muddies that by poor delineation between cascaded attributes and my report's objectives. The whole objectives cascade can be reworked.
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Workday
I give it this rating because, in its current capacity, it does not meet all of Human Resources' needs - which can cost the organization by having to rely on multiple platforms to do what one might be able to do. Again, as mentioned, it works great for what most employees require of it
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In-Person Training
SAP
The in-person training was with a consultancy, we have taken several courses, all very specific. They have been reports in ecp, general configuration of ec, reports and IAS
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Online Training
SAP
We use SAP Learning, and we like it very much, the topics are updated along with the products, we have access to the SFX customer certifications and we have done them all, in general the SAP learning platform is very good and complete.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
SAP
As we were new with all this, we would greatly appreciate if we had assitance directly from SAP so we can implement the modules with all of its features and best practices. Unfortunately, we notice that the partner left some thing incomplete.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
SAP
At City, we currently use SAP on-premise applications for all HCM functionalities, and we have already implemented SF Onboarding, Recruitment, and Employee Central. Since we are long-time customers using all on-premise HCM applications, it's easy for business users to choose SuccessFactors products. We are delighted with the SAP HCM products we are currently using.
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Workday
Workday is an incomplete product, by this I mean it must work alongside other products and does not work by itself. Trying to make several different products work smoothly together becomes very challenging. As compared to ADP products, when purchased all together work very well all together. Also, ADP has extensive Training programs and extensive Customer Support. So ADP's products are far superior to Workday's products in my opinion.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
SAP
Not applicable.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Scalability
SAP
The scalability and flexibility of SuccessFactors is unbeatable. It is very easy to scale the product to new countries and areas, and with the help of CPI it can be easily integrated.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
SAP
We did use this service to do analysis of the solution being implemented. It was a good check point during the project to see if everything is going as planned.
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Workday
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
SAP
  • I think the implementation of the core HTM system was part of our HR transformation functional excellence program that we had, an initiative that we had going on. So the core goal or vision for that was to build efficiency, effectiveness, standardization, compliance, simplification, and building a framework. And I think some of those we definitely achieved. As far as customer experience or user experience goes, I think we have an opportunity to do better, but that's something that comes after we do the foundational outcomes, meaning efficiency, effectiveness, cost optimization, and things like that. And I do think we have achieved a lot of that.
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Workday
  • Employee sentiment has become more positive as evident from various internal and external surveys
  • Employees are able to save a lot of time by finding everything they need at a single place
  • Hiring process has become more transparent as workday has helped removed unconscious bias from the hiring process
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ScreenShots

SAP SuccessFactors Screenshots

Screenshot of SAP SuccessFactors Learning, which supports informal and collaborative learningScreenshot of the SuccessFactors LMS experience that puts learning opportunities at the center of business operations and goals.Screenshot of the learning dashboard and metrics in SAP SuccessFactors Learning.Screenshot of the SAP SuccessFactors Opportunity Marketplace.Screenshot of information on employee requests, evaluations, and performance in SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central.