Workday HCM

Workday HCM

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Workday Human Capital Management


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Workday for HRMS

7 out of 10
December 08, 2021
Workday is our organization's Human Resources application. We perform all the HR activities such as Personal Information view and update, …
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Workday works for me

8 out of 10
September 21, 2021
Workday [Human Capital Management] is being used across the entire organization for employees to manage a plethora of internal information …
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Best in class system for HCM

10 out of 10
August 31, 2021
I currently use Workday for several reasons in my current organization. On a personal level, it is where my personal employment …
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Workday: A Data Powerhouse

8 out of 10
August 30, 2021
We use Workday Human Capital Management across our global organization. It addresses a number of problems including data management, …
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Workday HCM Review

6 out of 10
April 24, 2021
Workday Human Capital Management is being used by the entire organization across all departments. It serves as the core HR system for our …
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HCM for the Modern Age

8 out of 10
April 23, 2021
Workday HCM is currently being utilized to streamline and automate current manual processes as well as provide an ability to track our …
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Amazing all-in-one software

8 out of 10
April 18, 2021
Workday HCM is used across the entire organization and has also been used at one of my previous jobs with another company. This software …
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Popular Features

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Update personal information (76)


Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (73)


Employment history (74)


Job profiles and administration (76)


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What is Workday HCM?

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.

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  • No setup fee


  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Features Scorecard

Human Resource Management


Payroll Management


Leave and Attendance Management


Employee Self Service


Asset Management


HR Reporting




Performance and Goals


Performance Management


Succession Planning


Recruiting / ATS


Product Details

What is Workday HCM?

Workday Human Capital Management is built as a single system with a single source of data, single security model, and single user experience. Workday offers organizations a cloud-based system that evolves to meet changing business needs today and into the future. The user-friendly, global system also ensures that customers are always on the latest version with up-to-date capabilities, whether they’re using Workday on a browser or mobile device. Workday HCM is part of a single system with other Workday products including Workday Financial Management, Workday Payroll (for the U.S., Canada, France, and the UK), Workday Recruiting, Workday Learning, Workday Planning, and more.

Key product areas:
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organization Management
  • Business Process Management
  • Reporting and Analytics
  • Employee and Manager Self-Service
  • Absence Management
  • Benefits Administration
  • ACA Management
  • Compensation Management
  • Performance and Goal Management
  • Talent Management
  • Survey Framework
  • Contingent Labor Management

Workday HCM Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Additional Features

  • Supported: Reorganization Management
  • Supported: Workforce Planning

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Workday HCM Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Workday HCM?

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.

What is Workday HCM's best feature?

Reviewers rate Publish to Social Media highest, with a score of 9.7.

Who uses Workday HCM?

The most common users of Workday HCM are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.


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Score 10 out of 10
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Workday Human Capital Management has been an excellent tool for our organization. It has great features that help employees do their jobs efficiently and effectively. It is easy to use and track employee compensation, benefits, time off, and performances. Easy to update and track changes. Can easily generate reports to keep track of information and changes.
Linda Buckley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Dale Tolley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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We are absolutely committed to using Workday moving forward. While we are only using some of the features Workday has to offer, we already have rollout plans and the intention to use more systems (time tracking, integrated payroll, etc.) in the near future that will help us leverage the true potential of the system more fully.
Jeff Greening | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The subscription-based model makes it easy to renew as well as stay on the latest and greatest update. Workday is constantly improving the features and really takes the opinions and feedback from the customers to heart. Workday has ranked as a Leader in the Forrester Wave SaaS HR Management Systems (latest Q4 2014) and continues to impress with their growth and increased revenue year over year.
Score 4 out of 10
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Verified User
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I have no say in which system we utilize. The company has been using it for about three years now so I doubt we'd switch systems anytime soon. I expect as time goes on, I'll find that it's easier and easier to like it than I currently do. They continue to update the product so it will be interesting to see its capabilities in the coming years.
Robert Goodman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have dubbed Workday the 'Georgetown Management System' or GMS for short. I expect Workday will be around for quite some time to come. I hope that we can continue our partnership with them to build a great product that will continue to serve higher education as well as the commercial space.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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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.
January 25, 2014

HRIS Business Analyst

Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Currently budget and reality are what makes me rate this a 9. We have invested so much into Workday and have customized and continue to customize our needs into a product that for right now, does seem to meet our company's needs. I don't know if we would need such a robust system for a company smaller than 500 employees but certainly for over 1,000.
Score 5 out of 10
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Verified User
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We have made such a huge investment. Knowing what I know now, I would rate the probability of me choosing the same system today 5/10, now knowing the expense and the amount of time required. I would warn my stakeholders more about that. We don’t have the people we need (amount wise). We hired someone, but then lost someone. We met with another Workday user who has a huge team – 15 people dedicated to Workday. They also worked directly with Workday vs. a reseller. Their experience was much better. They have also had the system for long time, which means they are more used to it.