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Workday HCM

Top Rated
245 Ratings

Workday HCM

Top Rated
245 Ratings
Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Workday HCM

One question to ask is: What is the number of employees? Workday is ideal for larger organizations and is capable of accommodating many departments, unions, special job groups, etc. within one company profile. What regions will it be used in? Since it's a robust product, connectivity and bandwidth may be an issue for more remote areas of the world (something to keep in mind for international organizations). It is well suited for employee self-service and provides a comprehensive company directory.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Workday HCM
8.7
Employee demographic data
Workday HCM
8.9
Employment history
Workday HCM
8.5
Job profiles and administration
Workday HCM
8.4
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Workday HCM
8.8
Organizational charting
Workday HCM
9.3
Organization and location management
Workday HCM
8.8
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Workday HCM
8.3

Payroll Management

Workday HCM
8.9
Pay calculation
Workday HCM
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Workday HCM
8.9
Benefit plan administration
Workday HCM
8.9
Direct deposit files
Workday HCM
9.3
Salary revision and increment management
Workday HCM
8.9
Reimbursement management
Workday HCM
8.7

Leave and Attendance Management

Workday HCM
8.9
Approval workflow
Workday HCM
9.0
Balance details
Workday HCM
8.8
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Workday HCM
9.1

Employee Self Service

Workday HCM
8.9
View and generate pay and benefit information
Workday HCM
9.2
Update personal information
Workday HCM
9.2
View company policy documentation
Workday HCM
8.7
Employee recognition
Workday HCM
8.9
View job history
Workday HCM
8.8

Asset Management

Workday HCM
8.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Workday HCM
8.0

HR Reporting

Workday HCM
8.1
Report builder
Workday HCM
8.1
Pre-built reports
Workday HCM
8.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Workday HCM
7.8

Onboarding

Workday HCM
8.3
New hire portal
Workday HCM
8.4
Manager tracking tools
Workday HCM
8.2

Performance and Goals

Workday HCM
8.2
Corporate goal setting
Workday HCM
8.2
Individual goal setting
Workday HCM
7.9
Line-of sight-visibility
Workday HCM
8.6
Performance tracking
Workday HCM
8.2

Performance Management

Workday HCM
8.5
Performance plans
Workday HCM
8.0
Performance improvement plans
Workday HCM
8.3
Review status tracking
Workday HCM
8.7
Review reminders
Workday HCM
8.6
Multiple review frequency
Workday HCM
8.8

Succession Planning

Workday HCM
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
Workday HCM
7.9
Candidate ranking
Workday HCM
7.0
Candidate search
Workday HCM
7.6
Candidate development
Workday HCM
7.7

Recruiting / ATS

Workday HCM
7.9
Job Requisition Management
Workday HCM
8.1
Company Website Posting
Workday HCM
7.9
Publish to Social Media
Workday HCM
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
Workday HCM
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Workday HCM
7.8
Applicant Tracking
Workday HCM
7.9
Notifications and Alerts
Workday HCM
8.4

Pros

  • The user interface is intuitive and familiar. It mimics the current Apple interface, so end-users are not intimidated by the design.
  • It is highly configurable. It allows you to set up processes and workflows that make sense for your business.
  • It has a great support system. The Workday Community is great for general questions and networking with other Workday professionals. And the Workday Support site is a fast and efficient way to get your problems resolved.
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Cons

  • We are working to integrate with SAP payroll and there are challenges in mapping things like action/reasons and infotypes. This is in the details and it's where we are spending most of our time.
  • The product / methodology is light on documentation and this is difficult when it comes to communicating the changes to the business.
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Likelihood to Renew

Workday HCM9.4
Based on 15 answers
After some initial challenges with change management, Georgetown has been successfully using Workday for over two years. We will go live this year with Financials replacing our current highly customized Peoplesoft Financials system. We have high confidence in a successful financials implementation and have been very pleased with Workday's responsiveness and adaptability to the needs of higher education.
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Usability

Workday HCM7.5
Based on 10 answers
The object-oriented model makes it very easy to navigate. The UI is very user friendly with icons. One of the biggest obstacles to overcome from an end-user perspective is the fact there is no menu; but everything can be driven off an object and through a related action. Again, if you can buy something off your favorite consumer website - you should be able to easily learn navigate
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Reliability and Availability

Workday HCM6.6
Based on 8 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.
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Performance

Workday HCM7.3
Based on 7 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
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Support

Workday HCM8.1
Based on 8 answers
Benefits and payroll support is really good. Integrations and report writing is not good – there are not enough people working on those things
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In-Person Training

Workday HCM9.1
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
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Online Training

Workday HCM7.0
Based on 7 answers
• In-person training. WD was not very upfront about cost of training. It is quite expensive (had to travel to either Chicago or California, on top of training cost) and we could only afford to send one person (me) to get basic training. Basics were somewhat helpful, but could have been better. She got bits and pieces, but felt that a sold week of more rigorous, systematic training would have been better.
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Implementation

Workday HCM8.0
Based on 11 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.
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Alternatives Considered

I wasn’t here when we made the selection. I was however, when we selected Workday at another company. At that time, we looked at Ultipro and Oracle Fusion HCM Cloud Service.

To me, Ultipro looked very windows based. It did not have a hip cool UI and we knew that employees would reject it. With respect to Oracle Fusion, I really liked the product when I saw it, but the sales pitch was very poor
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Scalability

Workday HCM8.0
Based on 1 answer
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

  • In my opinion the key benefit is that managers have better information - actionable, real time data at their finger tips. They don’t have to ask people for information.
  • When I talk to others about deploying Workday – in most cases, they assume they will reduce headcount for systems administration. In fact you will need to increase. Each area requires expertise knowledge. Since everything is changing so fast, you need people who are focused in each area. However, you need a different level (lower level) of expertise so that's less pricey.
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Pricing Details

Workday HCM

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