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Likelihood to Recommend

Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM requires constant and a lot of HRIS support and in the event that a company cannot afford to staff accordingly it may create a lot of frustration. The system allows for a lot of flexibility in customizing and automating processes; however, that also requires constant maintenance by an experienced technical team. Workday HCM is a great solution for companies that are looking to capitalize on employee and manager self-service, standardization of practices, compliance and automation.
Monika Ganeva | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Vista
7.4
Workday HCM
8.6
Employee demographic data
Vista
8.3
Workday HCM
9.0
Employment history
Vista
7.2
Workday HCM
8.6
Job profiles and administration
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Vista
8.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Organizational charting
Vista
7.2
Workday HCM
9.0
Organization and location management
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.7
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Vista
6.4
Workday HCM
7.5

Payroll Management

Vista
8.0
Workday HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.3
Support for external payroll vendors
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
7.4
Benefit plan administration
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.3
Direct deposit files
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.0
Reimbursement management
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.5

Leave and Attendance Management

Vista
8.1
Workday HCM
8.7
Approval workflow
Vista
8.1
Workday HCM
9.1
Balance details
Vista
8.1
Workday HCM
8.3
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Vista
8.1
Workday HCM
8.6

Employee Self Service

Vista
7.1
Workday HCM
8.8
View and generate pay and benefit information
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
9.4
Update personal information
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.8
View company policy documentation
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
9.0
Employee recognition
Vista
7.2
Workday HCM
8.1
View job history
Vista
5.8
Workday HCM
8.6

Asset Management

Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.2
Tracking of all physical assets
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.2

HR Reporting

Vista
7.6
Workday HCM
7.6
Report builder
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
7.9
Pre-built reports
Vista
6.4
Workday HCM
7.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
7.2

Onboarding

Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
9.1
New hire portal
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
9.2
Manager tracking tools
Vista
Workday HCM
8.9

Performance and Goals

Vista
5.8
Workday HCM
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Vista
5.5
Workday HCM
8.5
Individual goal setting
Vista
5.5
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance tracking
Vista
6.4
Workday HCM
8.3
Line-of sight-visibility
Vista
Workday HCM
8.1

Performance Management

Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.4
Performance plans
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Performance improvement plans
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
8.5
Review reminders
Vista
7.2
Workday HCM
8.1
Multiple review frequency
Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
9.0

Succession Planning

Vista
3.6
Workday HCM
8.9
Create succession plans/pools
Vista
3.6
Workday HCM
9.0
Candidate ranking
Vista
3.6
Workday HCM
8.7
Candidate search
Vista
3.6
Workday HCM
9.1
Candidate development
Vista
3.6
Workday HCM
8.8

Recruiting / ATS

Vista
2.5
Workday HCM
8.2
Job Requisition Management
Vista
3.1
Workday HCM
8.6
Company Website Posting
Vista
3.1
Workday HCM
8.3
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Vista
1.9
Workday HCM
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Vista
2.3
Workday HCM
8.2
Notifications and Alerts
Vista
2.0
Workday HCM
8.0
Publish to Social Media
Vista
Workday HCM
8.7
Job Search Site Posting
Vista
Workday HCM
7.8

Pros

Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • Since it is cloud based, it does not have version control issues (e.g. get 10 years behind on versions that are no longer supported), or the need for constant upgrades. This is completed behind the scenes.
  • The flexibility of Workday HCM implementation and then taking it to day to day operations was superior. You can then blow and out and start using other system cababilities when ready.
  • To enter the system, we must use multi-factor authentication for additional security of employee data. A user downloads their reports and then they are shown in their archive of work transactions and history.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

  • This is very specific, but I wish there was a way to search by a field and see which reports are using that field. For example, if I want to see how many direct reports each of our managers have. I know I have a field called "Number of Direct Reports" but I can't remember which reports I have used that field in, so I end up having to create a brand new report.
  • I do wish some of the larger reports would run faster. I sometimes end up having to come back later to get the results.
  • The formatting of email notifications could be better. They come in plain text emails which are hard to read.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Vista

Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 17 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

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 9.0
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

Vista

Vista 9.5
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 9 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

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 8 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

Vista

Vista 8.2
Based on 3 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.3
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

Vista

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

Vista

Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Vista

Vista 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 10.0
Based on 24 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

Vista

ADP and Paylocity. Vista may not be as flashy as those user sites, but it is much more effective and easy to use for multiple roles in the system. Admins, managers, and users are much easier to manage and their experience is better having the single sign-on for them to use.
Cody Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Workday HCM

Previously I have used internally created tools similar to workday that are not available to the public, however, Workday is much more intuitive in comparison has much stronger impact than other tools I have used and many times easier to navigate to the areas where you want to be than any other tool I have used.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Vista

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

Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
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

Vista

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

Vista
9.2
Workday HCM
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Vista
9.1
Workday HCM
10.0

Usability

Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Vista
9.5
Workday HCM
10.0

Performance

Vista
10.0
Workday HCM
10.0

Support Rating

Vista
8.2
Workday HCM
8.3

In-Person Training

Vista
Workday HCM
9.6

Online Training

Vista
10.0
Workday HCM
7.0

Implementation Rating

Vista
7.3
Workday HCM
10.0

Scalability

Vista
Workday HCM
10.0

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