Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX vs. Workday Human Capital Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Symphony Talent describes itself as a global leader in Employer Brand and Candidate Experience solutions, boasting some of the world's leading brands as customers. Combining creative and marketing technology, Symphony Talent states the company's goal is to transform employer brands to deliver world-class experiences for candidates, employees and recruiters. Symphony Talent acquired SmashFly in November, 2019. In June 2020, they launched SmashFlyX, their reimagining of the platform…N/A
Workday HCM
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.
$100
per year per user
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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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
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Top Pros
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Features
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Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
7.0
3 Ratings
13% below category average
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
38 Ratings
1% above category average
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings7.636 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.03 Ratings8.030 Ratings
Publish to Social Media5.03 Ratings7.927 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.02 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Customized Application Form5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Resume Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention1.02 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Candidate Search9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking8.02 Ratings7.631 Ratings
Collaboration7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Creation and Delegation6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Email Templates9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
User Permissions7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts9.02 Ratings8.135 Ratings
Reporting5.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
83 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.270 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.278 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.777 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.875 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.775 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.850 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
69 Ratings
7% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings7.659 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors00 Ratings7.948 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment00 Ratings7.610 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings7.656 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings7.460 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management00 Ratings7.757 Ratings
Reimbursement management00 Ratings7.635 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
-
Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
64 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.263 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.163 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings8.051 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.6
82 Ratings
8% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings7.872 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.180 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings7.062 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.148 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.171 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
6.5
21 Ratings
19% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings6.521 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
68 Ratings
4% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.864 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.466 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
49 Ratings
0% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.845 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.4
53 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.543 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.045 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.451 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.9
54 Ratings
1% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.753 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.745 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings8.049 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.949 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.343 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyX
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Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
7.3
33 Ratings
8% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.430 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.230 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.431 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.130 Ratings
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User Ratings
Symphony Talent, now with SmashFlyXWorkday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(3 ratings)
8.1
(95 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(11 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(14 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(42 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(33 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Symphony Talent
I think all organizations both small and large could benefit from Symphony Talent. It is a must to have a recruitment marketing platform these days given it's a job-seekers market. It is more important today more than ever to capture and nurture leads for your organization and keep them updated on jobs and things happening related to the culture of your organization. Organizations with less than 100 people may be able to get away without it
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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
Symphony Talent
  • Ability to track candidates engagements with requisitions
  • Personalized email campaigns
  • Ability to post requisitions in different job sites
  • Easy to integrate other systems with SmashFly
  • Talent Network Forms
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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
Symphony Talent
  • Moving candidates through steps can seem very clunky. When I first started using the software, I was turned off because it seemed to be a little redundant.
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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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Likelihood to Renew
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
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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
Symphony Talent
I believe SmashFly does a great job supporting their system and staying involved with their clients. Everything in the system is basically a workflow so you can create them or reachout to support for help
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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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
It was like night and day. Success Factors had horrible customer service and we had very limited control over the platform. When we transitioned to SmashFly, their customer service was excellent and we had complete control over the system to make any changes we needed quickly. The technical support with SmashFly is also one of the best I've seen in the business. Their turnaround time is pretty quick when compared to others
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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
Symphony Talent
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
Symphony Talent
  • From what I've heard, recruiters have noticed a big upswing in candidate response rate, which of course, leads to increased rates of hire.
  • Some recruiters are reluctant to use smashfly because they think they're doing double effort.
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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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