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Workday Cloud Platform

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Likelihood to Recommend

SAP SuccessFactors

Success Factors is really well suited to handling needs of my organization. They've done a good job integrating with our course catalog and making it easy to book courses right from within the application. It falls short in letting managers cascade their objectives easily. When I cascade an objective, the cascaded objective will often inherit comments from my own objective and share them down to my reports - not ideal behavior.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

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.
Siddharth Asiwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Workday Cloud Platform
Employee demographic data
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Workday Cloud Platform
Employment history
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Job profiles and administration
SAP SuccessFactors
6.8
Workday Cloud Platform
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SAP SuccessFactors
6.7
Workday Cloud Platform
Organizational charting
SAP SuccessFactors
7.7
Workday Cloud Platform
Organization and location management
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
SAP SuccessFactors
9.3
Workday Cloud Platform

Payroll Management

SAP SuccessFactors
8.8
Workday Cloud Platform
Pay calculation
SAP SuccessFactors
9.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Support for external payroll vendors
SAP SuccessFactors
8.8
Workday Cloud Platform
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
SAP SuccessFactors
10.0
Workday Cloud Platform
Benefit plan administration
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Direct deposit files
SAP SuccessFactors
8.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Salary revision and increment management
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Reimbursement management
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Workday Cloud Platform

Leave and Attendance Management

SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Approval workflow
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform
Balance details
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SAP SuccessFactors
7.8
Workday Cloud Platform

Employee Self Service

SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Workday Cloud Platform
View and generate pay and benefit information
SAP SuccessFactors
6.8
Workday Cloud Platform
Update personal information
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Workday Cloud Platform
View company policy documentation
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Employee recognition
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Workday Cloud Platform
View job history
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Workday Cloud Platform

Asset Management

SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Workday Cloud Platform
Tracking of all physical assets
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Workday Cloud Platform

HR Reporting

SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Report builder
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Pre-built reports
SAP SuccessFactors
7.0
Workday Cloud Platform
Ability to combine HR data with external data
SAP SuccessFactors
7.1
Workday Cloud Platform

Onboarding

SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Workday Cloud Platform
New hire portal
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Manager tracking tools
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform

Performance and Goals

SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Corporate goal setting
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Workday Cloud Platform
Individual goal setting
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Line-of sight-visibility
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Workday Cloud Platform
Performance tracking
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform

Performance Management

SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform
Performance plans
SAP SuccessFactors
7.9
Workday Cloud Platform
Performance improvement plans
SAP SuccessFactors
7.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Review status tracking
SAP SuccessFactors
8.1
Workday Cloud Platform
Review reminders
SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform
Multiple review frequency
SAP SuccessFactors
7.6
Workday Cloud Platform

Succession Planning

SAP SuccessFactors
9.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Create succession plans/pools
SAP SuccessFactors
9.4
Workday Cloud Platform
Candidate ranking
SAP SuccessFactors
9.2
Workday Cloud Platform
Candidate search
SAP SuccessFactors
9.4
Workday Cloud Platform
Candidate development
SAP SuccessFactors
9.3
Workday Cloud Platform

Recruiting / ATS

SAP SuccessFactors
4.4
Workday Cloud Platform
Job Requisition Management
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Company Website Posting
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Workday Cloud Platform
Publish to Social Media
SAP SuccessFactors
7.5
Workday Cloud Platform
Job Search Site Posting
SAP SuccessFactors
8.3
Workday Cloud Platform
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SAP SuccessFactors
8.2
Workday Cloud Platform
Applicant Tracking
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Workday Cloud Platform
Notifications and Alerts
SAP SuccessFactors
8.4
Workday Cloud Platform

Platform-as-a-Service

SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.6
Ease of building user interfaces
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.6
Scalability
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
9.0
Platform management overhead
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.5
Workflow engine capability
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
9.0
Platform access control
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.9
Services-enabled integration
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.6
Development environment creation
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.2
Development environment replication
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.2
Issue monitoring and notification
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.6
Issue recovery
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.4
Upgrades and platform fixes
SAP SuccessFactors
Workday Cloud Platform
8.9

Pros

SAP SuccessFactors

  • The Recruiting module is one of the best tools on SuccessFactors. This has so many capabilities and has truly helped managing all the positions and candidates that have applied to our requisitions.
  • The Learning module is a great asset to provide and push out required training for all employees. Tracking and reporting is seamless and easy to execute. Easy to manage, update and provide to all or a few employees.
  • Performance and Goals module is a great way to track and maintain professional and personal goals. This process is easy to track, update when needed, and beneficial for manager and direct reports. Powerful and accurate goal management for all levels.
  • Reporting module is easy to create own customized reports as needed that may not be standard out of the box. Ability to share those reports across groups/employees is extremely beneficial.
  • The org chart functiality is really impressive. You can make edits/changes within the org chart that have real time effects. The ease to view divisions and company org charts is so simple. One of the best features of any HRIS I have ever experienced.
Adam Kasten, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP SuccessFactors

  • There is a high level of disparity between some of the products. Many were purchased later on and "bolted" to the existing software. Unfortunately, there are always parts of this purchased software that do not mesh well with the existing system. They sometimes require separate log ins, additional uploads/permission/management, and sometimes separate reporting. There hasn't been much of an effort by SuccessFactors to better align these products so that there is a fluid transition between the modules.
  • The system lags in several key areas. The latest software update (v12) adds a far more robust homepage, however, it slows the initial site load considerably. Navigation between the modules is also very slow.
  • Parts of the software are dated. They either lack functionality that most systems have today or simply look like older technology. The v12 update improves on this issue but is only available for some modules.
  • Much of the software feels like it was "designed" by programmers. The user interface is not the most intuitive and can be confusing for non tech-savvy users. Even more astute users struggle with over-complicated processes and layouts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 13 answers
Support is still lacking. If we don't have a critical business need where we're looking to license something new, there is no partnership with SuccessFactors. Unless of course you purchase the Platinum Support which we did not. It is difficult for us to take advantage of new functionality when we have professional services fees that will be incurred as a result. We're in a tough economy and our budgets are slim. We don't have wiggle room to add $5k here or $10k there. The overall integration into a total HCM solution is also lacking.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 2.7
Based on 3 answers
For Key users, it is not really friendly. There are lot of hidden buttons which makes the experience difficult.For end user, it is quite easy.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

Workday Cloud Platform 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Nick Kozik☁️ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 6.1
Based on 21 answers
The overall platform could use the updates, so the overall look of it seems more modern. Also, the number of possible customizations could be made more simple to implement. SAP SuccessFactors does have a helpline that is helpful and free. On a positive note, it is beneficial in our performance reviews and recruiting efforts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

Workday Cloud Platform 8.5
Based on 5 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

SAP SuccessFactors

SAP SuccessFactors 3.6
Based on 1 answer
We had to delay go live of EC due to bad councelling of our implementation partner.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

SAP SuccessFactors

Current environment includes ADP WorkforceNow and it had limitations on workflows and performance. Workday was reviewed but found to be cost prohibitive at the time. SF provided a good balance of needs we were looking for with core modules we needed to develop.
Tony Deblauwe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

The biggest plus of Workday is ease of process integration and its scalability for thousands of employees in multiple locations. Also, the product has specialized features to manage international users without much of a hassle. Also, it is better in terms of overall user experience with faster page load and rapidly moving user-tasks.
Gaurav Bansal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP SuccessFactors

  • SF is not cheap. I wouldn't recommend it as a solution for a small business. And while it is constantly being developed, in my humble opinion it is not yet a mature enough player to provide a large business the flexibility and support that it needs. It is a good tool for mid-size businesses.
  • The amount of support that is needed from SF in order to use the system to its fullest potential can really only be gained with a dedicated support representative (very costly) and most changes that need to be made are additional charges and are outsourced to other preferred consultant groups that work regularly with SF. These are costly and can quickly add up based on the level of customization and changes that need to be made each year.
  • I'm in Human Resources so I hear all the moaning and complaining from managers and employees regarding performance management and compensation planning. I've been in several companies and used several other tools to administer comp and performance manaement. I will say that the base compensation, goal planning, and performance management modules in SF are efficient and easy to use and administer. Like any system, you just need to get through the initial implementation phase to reap the full rewards.
Jennifer Murillo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday Cloud Platform

  • 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
Siddharth Asiwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SAP SuccessFactors

General

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

Workday Cloud Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP SuccessFactors
6.3
Workday Cloud Platform
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

SAP SuccessFactors
2.7
Workday Cloud Platform

Usability

SAP SuccessFactors
2.7
Workday Cloud Platform
9.0

Support Rating

SAP SuccessFactors
6.1
Workday Cloud Platform
8.5

Online Training

SAP SuccessFactors
8.0
Workday Cloud Platform

Implementation Rating

SAP SuccessFactors
3.6
Workday Cloud Platform

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