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355 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Zoho People

Zoho People is a great option for storing employee information, and for tracking time. Because of the nature of my organization and my role in it I haven't used all of the features, but the program is intuitive and aesthetically pleasing, and has worked well for our organization in the functions we have used it for.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People
Employee demographic data
Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
Employment history
Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
Job profiles and administration
Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Workday HCM
8.8
Zoho People
Organizational charting
Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
Organization and location management
Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Workday HCM
7.3
Zoho People

Payroll Management

Workday HCM
8.1
Zoho People
Pay calculation
Workday HCM
8.2
Zoho People
Support for external payroll vendors
Workday HCM
7.2
Zoho People
Benefit plan administration
Workday HCM
8.5
Zoho People
Direct deposit files
Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People
Salary revision and increment management
Workday HCM
7.8
Zoho People
Reimbursement management
Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People

Leave and Attendance Management

Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People
Approval workflow
Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
Balance details
Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Workday HCM
8.4
Zoho People

Employee Self Service

Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
View and generate pay and benefit information
Workday HCM
9.4
Zoho People
Update personal information
Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
View company policy documentation
Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
Employee recognition
Workday HCM
7.7
Zoho People
View job history
Workday HCM
8.5
Zoho People

Asset Management

Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People
Tracking of all physical assets
Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People

HR Reporting

Workday HCM
7.4
Zoho People
Report builder
Workday HCM
7.6
Zoho People
Pre-built reports
Workday HCM
7.6
Zoho People
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Workday HCM
7.0
Zoho People

Onboarding

Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
New hire portal
Workday HCM
9.1
Zoho People
Manager tracking tools
Workday HCM
8.9
Zoho People

Performance and Goals

Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People
Corporate goal setting
Workday HCM
8.5
Zoho People
Individual goal setting
Workday HCM
8.4
Zoho People
Line-of sight-visibility
Workday HCM
7.8
Zoho People
Performance tracking
Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People

Performance Management

Workday HCM
8.4
Zoho People
Performance plans
Workday HCM
8.1
Zoho People
Performance improvement plans
Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People
Review status tracking
Workday HCM
8.5
Zoho People
Review reminders
Workday HCM
8.1
Zoho People
Multiple review frequency
Workday HCM
9.1
Zoho People

Succession Planning

Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People
Create succession plans/pools
Workday HCM
9.2
Zoho People
Candidate ranking
Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
Candidate search
Workday HCM
9.2
Zoho People
Candidate development
Workday HCM
9.0
Zoho People

Recruiting / ATS

Workday HCM
8.1
Zoho People
Job Requisition Management
Workday HCM
8.6
Zoho People
Company Website Posting
Workday HCM
8.2
Zoho People
Publish to Social Media
Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People
Job Search Site Posting
Workday HCM
7.7
Zoho People
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Workday HCM
7.8
Zoho People
Applicant Tracking
Workday HCM
8.2
Zoho People
Notifications and Alerts
Workday HCM
7.9
Zoho People

Pros

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

Zoho People

  • The time-tracking feature is really helpful, and it's great that you can use that feature from the app.
  • We also use Zoho Recruit for applications, so Zoho People was a logical choice for managing HR information for our staff and members, and the two integrate really well together.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Zoho People

  • We have had some trouble recently with getting new users set up. However, the support team at Zoho has been really responsive and helpful, so that's nice.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Zoho People

No score
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Usability

Workday HCM

Workday HCM 8.7
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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

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

Zoho People

No score
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Support Rating

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

Zoho People

No score
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In-Person Training

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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
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Implementation Rating

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

Zoho People

No score
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Alternatives Considered

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

Zoho People

No answers on this topic

Scalability

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

Zoho People

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

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

Zoho People

  • For us, the time/attendance tracking function of Zoho People has done a lot to increase accountability for scheduling and attendance. Since we are a volunteer staff, scheduling can be difficult, and this has made it so much easier to quantify and track everyone's weekly time commitments.
Hope Cutchins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Workday HCM

General

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

Zoho People

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Workday HCM
10.0
Zoho People

Usability

Workday HCM
8.7
Zoho People

Reliability and Availability

Workday HCM
10.0
Zoho People

Performance

Workday HCM
10.0
Zoho People

Support Rating

Workday HCM
8.3
Zoho People

In-Person Training

Workday HCM
9.6
Zoho People

Online Training

Workday HCM
7.0
Zoho People

Implementation Rating

Workday HCM
10.0
Zoho People

Scalability

Workday HCM
10.0
Zoho People

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