Workday Human Capital Management

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ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
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Workday Human Capital Management
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Workday HCM
Free Trial
No
Free/Freemium Version
No
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
No
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
Workday Human Capital Management
Considered Both Products
Workday HCM
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
The issue with ADP that I have found is that it is not as user-friendly for employees, nor the administrators using the product. I prefer using the Workday Human Capital Management system as our HCM place of record.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday has a much better workflow and automation process for routing information to appropriate parties.
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Modern Workday has better features, and is more user friendly than previous versions of ADP, although it's been a while since I have used ADP, ultimately I do enjoy Workday's offerings.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
I do not remember the names of other ATS. But the last one I used were much more logical.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday is more robust and works well with interfacing on Social media for job posts. Also, the main thing that the Workday Human capital management platform tool has going for it is that Workday can and often is used in other capacities and other applications, so employees …
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UKG can have some security issues with new user profiles on personal experience and its harder to adapt for elderly users. We had many situations where support was slow to respond to our tickets as the platform glitched or failed sometimes, unlike Workday HCM where all users …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
We do use Workday as the other HCM systems do not have a good built in communications channel. Choosing Workday was particularly easy due to its interface. Employees feel that they are on a social platform even when they are in office, which breaks the usual barriers to …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
The workday human capital management stacks up against ADP due to the overall different features that we have got in a single platform. With Workday HCM, we do not have to select multiple vendors or tools to manage employees, salary details, career progress, etc. Also, the …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
They are almost similar, to be honest. But because Workday was introduced to me first, I learned a lot from this software. Lattice comes close, but I think Workday was way easier to use.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday HCM helps my organization better align our corporate strategy with defined objectives and KPIs while managing the performance of team members to deliver results. The user interface and time tracking capabilities of Workday HCM are also best-in-class. The Workday cloud …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
I'm not the decision-maker, only a user, so I haven't compared other products like Workday [Human Capital Management].
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I have not worked with similar products in my career experience. Since we deployed Workday Human Capital Management, everything has been running smoothly. I will recommend this product due to its high performance records. It has developed and streamlined our plans effectively …
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I did not make the personal selection, but Workday [Human Capital Management] hands down has way more capabilities than ADP time tracking used to be able to do. The software is intuitive and a "one stop shop" for relevant information, and helps employee efficiency when electing …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday HCM easily beats any of its competitors in the current market. It is user-friendly, easy to use, easily links to other systems, has great reporting features, and can have all the data you need in just one place. I highly recommend it to any company looking for a best in …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday Human Capital Management looks at data from a different perspective and allows us to look at the same data from a macro level and a micro level and all points in between. It’s really amazing the data capabilities offered by Workday Human Capital Management.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
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 …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
I like because it allows for a lot flexibility and design of sophisticate workflows that fit a company's needs. It also supports very well employee and manager self- service which is a huge plus.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
SuccessFactors may not have had all the HR processes and features required, which is why we moved to Workday. But SuccessFactors definitely had a much more understandable UI and manager experience. We only used SuccessFactors for the performance tracking functions and features, …
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
It's a great tool for us now that we've scaled. It will be able to grow as we become 10,000 employees+ across the world. The build has been complex, but as we gain expertise on the team, we unlock critical functionality that enhances our HR sophistication.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
Workday is by far one of the leading HCM application systems out there. So easy to configure and yet so advanced in capability. The WD Community of resources and other clients is very very helpful. It has allowed us to be successful in all our HR needs, looking to consolidate …
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There are a lot of functions of Workday that we choose to manage over Confluence (our internal wiki). Not sure if this is better or worse but its a choice we've made. They both have not good search functionality so thats something could benefit from.
Chose Workday Human Capital Management
I was not involved in the selection/procurement process, so I can't comment here.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Workday Human Capital Management
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
91 Ratings
2% below category average
Employee demographic data8.077 Ratings
Employment history7.486 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.288 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.984 Ratings
Organizational charting8.383 Ratings
Organization and location management7.981 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)6.956 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
4% below category average
Pay calculation7.465 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.553 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.215 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.060 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.466 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.063 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.439 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
70 Ratings
1% below category average
Approval workflow8.369 Ratings
Balance details8.269 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.456 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.8
90 Ratings
4% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.279 Ratings
Update personal information8.188 Ratings
View company policy documentation7.169 Ratings
Employee recognition7.455 Ratings
View job history8.279 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
6.8
23 Ratings
13% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets6.823 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
76 Ratings
1% above category average
Report builder8.172 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.974 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data7.262 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
8.1
54 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal8.250 Ratings
Manager tracking tools8.050 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.7
57 Ratings
6% below category average
Corporate goal setting8.047 Ratings
Individual goal setting8.056 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.149 Ratings
Performance tracking7.855 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
8.2
60 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance plans8.259 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.951 Ratings
Review status tracking8.255 Ratings
Review reminders8.555 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.449 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
7.0
37 Ratings
12% below category average
Create succession plans/pools7.732 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.633 Ratings
Candidate search7.335 Ratings
Candidate development6.634 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Workday Human Capital Management
8.0
44 Ratings
3% above category average
Job Requisition Management8.242 Ratings
Company Website Posting8.435 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.131 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting8.436 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention7.035 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.736 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts8.440 Ratings
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User Ratings
Workday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(103 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(13 ratings)
Availability
6.6
(8 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(22 ratings)
In-Person Training
9.6
(6 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(7 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(11 ratings)
Configurability
7.5
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
7.3
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Workday Human Capital Management
Likelihood to Recommend
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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