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Likelihood to Recommend

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
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

SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Workday HCM
8.4
Employee demographic data
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Employment history
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Organizational charting
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.9
Organization and location management
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workday HCM
7.6

Payroll Management

SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Pay calculation
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Support for external payroll vendors
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Benefit plan administration
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Direct deposit files
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Workday HCM
8.1
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.6
Salary revision and increment management
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.7
Reimbursement management
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.6

Leave and Attendance Management

SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Workday HCM
8.7
Balance details
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Workday HCM
8.5
Annual carry-forward and encashment
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Workday HCM
8.6
Approval workflow
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
9.0

Employee Self Service

SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Workday HCM
8.4
View and generate pay and benefit information
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Workday HCM
8.9
Update personal information
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workday HCM
8.9
View job history
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workday HCM
8.4
View company policy documentation
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.8

HR Reporting

SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
7.8
Report builder
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Pre-built reports
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.7
Ability to combine HR data with external data
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.5

Asset Management

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.0

Onboarding

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.7
New hire portal
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.7
Manager tracking tools
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.6

Performance and Goals

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.0
Corporate goal setting
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.2
Individual goal setting
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.2
Performance tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.1

Performance Management

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.5
Performance plans
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance improvement plans
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.8
Review reminders
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.5
Multiple review frequency
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.4

Succession Planning

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Create succession plans/pools
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate ranking
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.0
Candidate search
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Candidate development
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.9

Recruiting / ATS

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Job Requisition Management
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Company Website Posting
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.5
Publish to Social Media
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
9.1
Job Search Site Posting
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.2
Applicant Tracking
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.3
Notifications and Alerts
SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
8.2

Pros

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.2
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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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

SumTotal Talent Development

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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
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

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Pricing Details

SumTotal Talent Development

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
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

SumTotal Talent Development
5.5
Workday HCM
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

SumTotal Talent Development
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workday HCM
8.6

Reliability and Availability

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

SumTotal Talent Development
6.3
Workday HCM
8.2

In-Person Training

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

SumTotal Talent Development
Workday HCM
10.0

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