Workday HRMS Reviews

Workday HRMS38 (38)3.9 out of 0 - 5

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Workday HRMS
Fri Jan 23 2015 14:57:22 GMT-0600 (CST)

January 23, 2015 - As an administrator, learning the business objects and data sources to optimize report performance and get the right data in the right place...it's possible, it's just a steep learning curve.

Overall Satisfaction with Workday

Likelihood to Recommend Workday HRMS

Workday is doing a great job of meeting the needs of all different types and sizes of organizations. The most important questions to ask during the selection process are the areas where your organization does something in a very specific way and change is not an option. The answer (with many vendors) will be "yes, we can do that" but will you really be happy with what it looks like? Or do limitations exist that don't in your current process? Whenever we find ourselves bending and breaking things to make our process fit, we re-evaluate what we're trying to do and how we're trying to do it, and usually we're able to approach it differently for the same or better result.
 

Workday HRMS Use Cases and Deployment Scope

We use Workday across the whole organization, for 3100+ employees in 12 countries, for employee data management, time and Absence Management, expenses, Talent Management, data analysis and more. Workday is a unified global solution that provides increased transparency and consistency in HR processes ,and enables our HR team to spend more time focused on higher value-add contributions to the organization. Our managers and leaders can make better business decisions with more information at their fingertips.

Workday HRMS Pros

  • The user experience is very intuitive and is in line with what people want to see and do with an online application these days. We don't have to spend much time on training employees and managers because they can generally figure out how to do what they need to do on their own. The ease of use and look & feel are some of the reasons we chose Workday to begin with, and it's getting better with age.
  • Security. It's flexible so you can allow access to what you want and block what you don't. And it's solid. And you don't have to remember who has access to what when building and delivering reports and chance exposing confidential or sensitive information. If they don't have permission to see it, they don't see it.
  • Reporting capabilities are amazing. We're several years in and still feel like we're just scratching the surface. Our executives love the dashboard views and have set them as the standard for other internal dashboard-like reporting.

Workday HRMS Cons

  • Time Tracking in countries with complex work-week and shift schedules is a challenge. I expect we'll continue to see improvements with Workday planned global expansion.
  • I would love for Workday to provide in-depth training at no cost for system administrators. We are able to manage the system and our needs independently. Depending on the project, it may take us longer and we may not really be optimizing the process or system if we're missing knowledge and experience that would help us do so.
  • 9

Talent Management Features

Onboarding allows us to engage our newest employees early to get them in and using Workday from their first day or before. Managing changes to goals throughout the year is easy and pulling them into a review for an evaluation is a snap. Performance reviews are streamlined and relatively easy to complete. We do not use succession planning yet.

Using Workday

Workday HRMS Users and Roles

All of them, everyone here uses Workday to maintain personal information, for goals and performance reviews, to track time and time off, for expense reimbursements, for reporting...

Workday HRMS Support Headcount Required

4 - We have three non-technical HR employees and one business systems analyst administering the system. The learning curve post go-live is steep, but once you understand the structures and security and business processes, it's very easy to manage. 

Key Workday HRMS Use Cases

  • Process standardization and transparency for HR, process reviewers/approvers, employees and managers
  • Push button reporting, standard views of data for apples to apples comparisons across different managers
  • Streamlined processes for scalability with rapid global growth and to enable a more strategic HR focus

Future Planned Uses of Workday HRMS

  • Succession Planning
  • Workforce Planning
  • Project and work management

Using Workday

Workday HRMS Usability Rating

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. 

Workday HRMS Usability Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None

Easy Tasks in Workday HRMS

  • Employee data updates
  • Navigating and search
  • Employee transfers/manager changes
  • Approval routing

Difficult Tasks in Workday HRMS

  • Moving future dated time off requests when an employee moves to a new time off plan (new country, for example)
  • As an administrator, learning the business objects and data sources to optimize report performance and get the right data in the right place...it's possible, it's just a steep learning curve.

Mobile Interface Availability and Impressions

Yes - It's extremely easy to use and navigate. One of my favorite apps in terms of user experience.
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Critical

Workday HRMS
Fri Jan 24 2014 13:49:50 GMT-0600 (CST)
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January 24, 2014 - Workday was implemented to automate and streamline the company wide human resource management processes.

Overall Satisfaction

Likelihood to Recommend Workday HRMS

I would recommend to wait until Workday is a more mature company, before investing a considerable amount of capital.  The concept is great, the implementation was lacking.  They do have a greta executive leadership team so I assume that they will improve as they mature.

Workday HRMS Use Cases and Deployment Scope

Workday was implemented to automate and streamline the company wide human resource management processes.  Mainly communicating to the employees and have them manage there own HR requests.  Also, a cloud based, non-enterprise solution was required, allowing for minimal internal IT resources.  Plus it had to interface with the existing payroll system.

Workday HRMS Pros

  • From the USER EXPERIENCE point of view, the system was easily navigated
  • The cloud-based solution did fit into the corporate environment fairly easily.
  • The was readily available core technical resources available.

Workday HRMS Cons

  • Their project management implementation staff needs vast improvement
  • There releases need to be more thoroughly tested.
  • Very limited reporting ability without brining on highly technical consultants and in most cases virtually impossible
  • Management response to customer issues was somewhat non-existant, we had to raise it to the executive level.
  • too many release at the time.
  • web-services did not work as documented and very limited.

ROI on Workday HRMS purchase

  • The implementation took twice as long and we had to spend on consultant that were not in the original budget.
  • Once the system was working, it did streamline and increase the efficiency of employee requests
  • The HR staff was able to serve the employee at a more productive rate

Likelihood to Renew Workday HRMS

Mainly because it is improving with each release and time and budget already invested into this implementation  
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Workday HRMS
July 8, 2015

HRIS Analyst, LeadWorld Fuel Services
Oil & Energy11-50 employees
3 out of 0 - 5  |  7/8/2015

Workday is our global HCM platform and it is our US HR and Payroll system. We have implemented Core HCM, Performance Review and we are in the middle of implementing our new merit process in Workday. We have connectors from Workday to Oracle HR, to Active Directory, to benefit vendors, to Stock...

Workday HRMS
January 27, 2015

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Director in Information Technology
E-Learning51-200 employees
4.5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/27/2015

Workday is very well suited for any company with 500+ employees especially for a company interested in implementing the HRMS as a SaaS. The HCM subscription includes Global HRMS, Payroll, Beneffits Administration, Onboarding, Performance and Compensation Management. If you use Workday to...

Workday HRMS
January 23, 2015

Associate Director, Human ResourcesSNL Financial
Financial Services11-50 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/23/2015

As an administrator, learning the business objects and data sources to optimize report performance and get the right data in the right place...it's possible, it's just a steep learning curve.

Workday HRMS
January 23, 2015

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Professional in Human Resources
Non-Profit Organization Management11-50 employees
4.5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/23/2015

We have stayed with Workday because it is a rapidly growing product and is being used more and more by many high profile companies. Workday continually updates their functionality and look, and their learning center is always offering courses for continued training.

Workday HRMS
July 8, 2015

Associate Vice President and Director Human ResourcesLewis & Clark College
Higher Education51-200 employees
3.5 out of 0 - 5  |  7/8/2015

We implemented Workday just over a year ago. We went from a largely paper based system and a old legacy system that was not really designed to support HR processes. Our implementation lasted approximately 8 months as the result of a great team from LC and our implementation partners at Meteorix....

Workday HRMS
January 20, 2015

Principal Consultant & Delivery Head ,Workday PracticeHexaware Technologies
Computer Software51-200 employees
4 out of 0 - 5  |  1/20/2015

Workday provides advanced capabilities for the HCM community by unmatched modern facilities like complete digitalization of HR documents, latest analytics, embedded analytics, exceptional system audit functionality, and complete system in the cloud with no restrictions on data storage and...

Workday HRMS
January 20, 2015

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Consultant in Professional Services
Information Technology and Services11-50 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/20/2015

Workday blows Oracle PeopleSoft out of the water. Workday's User interface is so much easier to use, and much more intuitive. I have very much enjoyed using Workday vs. their old counterpart from Dave Duffield. I am still perplexed as to why people implement PeopleSoft, instead of Workday.

Workday HRMS
January 20, 2015

Sr. Consultant - Payroll Tax & HRISCarnegie Mellon University
Education Management51-200 employees
3.5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/20/2015

The Payroll Module is still very young, so there are many developments needed to make it more effective for large organizations. From reports, to tax configurations, to exports and imports of data from 3rd parties, Workday needs to put more focus on listening to its users and making things...

Workday HRMS
January 20, 2015

Sr. HRIS AnalystRayonier Advanced Materials
Paper & Forest Products11-50 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  1/20/2015

Workday is more user friendly than any other HRIS I have seen by leap and bounds. The ability to configure it so it is easily understandable and usable by the end user makes it so much better than any other system I have ever used. Workday makes it so easy to connect with their community of...

Workday HRMS
December 20, 2014

EngineerThe Valspar Corporation Ltda
Packaging and Containers51-200 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  12/20/2014

Workday is well suited for medium/large organizations that have a decent amount of employees. A smaller organization could make great use of the functionally of the software, but I believe the justification of use could be less advantageous.

Workday HRMS
March 3, 2015

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Analyst in Information Technology
Information Technology and Services11-50 employees
4.5 out of 0 - 5  |  3/3/2015

Workday is great for mid-size companies and it's important for a user to document priorities prior to starting the project, but also to be flexible during the implementation. I think our major difficulties are encountered when we are unable to agree to a global process, which is absolutely critical...

Workday HRMS
June 17, 2015

PrincipalGlasscock & Associates, LLC
Human Resources11-50 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  6/17/2015

It's critical to benchmark with other Workday customers to gauge their user experience.

Workday HRMS
May 6, 2014

Sr. Manager, Global Compensation and BenefitsIntermec Technologies Corporation
Computer Hardware11-50 employees
4 out of 0 - 5  |  5/6/2014

Well suited for the mid-sized global company, very flexible and robust functionality. Companies will need to put significant effort into developing in-house support.

Workday HRMS
June 17, 2015

Associate Director, Financial ApplicationsGeorgetown University
Higher Education51-200 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  6/17/2015

The difference between Workday and a more traditional ERP can be thought of as the difference between an iphone and a central switchboard.

Workday HRMS
May 6, 2015

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Professional in Human Resources
Financial Services11-50 employees
2 out of 0 - 5  |  5/6/2015

Workday is utilized by the company as a whole. Human Resources utilizes it for employee information such as basic data, compensation, benefits, etc and reporting. Finance utilizes it for expenses request, for determining cost allocations and such. Employees are using it to request days off and for...

Workday HRMS
January 25, 2014

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Analyst in Human Resources
Medical Devices
4 out of 0 - 5  |  1/25/2014

We currently use Workday as our HCM for over 10,000 Global Employees. We also utilize the Compensation and Performance Management modules in Workday.

Workday HRMS
January 24, 2014

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Consultant in Human Resources
Telecommunications11-50 employees
1 out of 0 - 5  |  1/24/2014

Workday was implemented to automate and streamline the company wide human resource management processes.

Workday HRMS
March 3, 2015

Sr. HR GeneralistLANDesk Software
Computer Software51-200 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  3/3/2015

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...

Workday HRMS
March 3, 2015

Director, Business Intelligence & AnalyticsGeorgetown University
51-200 employees
4 out of 0 - 5  |  3/3/2015

Workday has been a solid replacement for Genesys on the HCM front. It is a more flexible platform, but has also required a significant amount of oversight from our IT group.

Workday HRMS
July 13, 2015

Engagement Manager, Workday ImplementationsMeteorix
Information Technology and Services51-200 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  7/13/2015

Workday is a very intuitive software that is effective in supporting all Human Resources and Payroll functions. The ability to make a change (Related Action) of almost any data object on one screen is very impressive. There is no set Menu per se; rather, you conduct the action through the object....

Workday HRMS
November 26, 2012

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Program Manager in Information Technology
Computer Software51-200 employees
2.5 out of 0 - 5  |  11/26/2012

System management is incredibly difficult. The software is based upon Business Objects which is well organized and quick, but not something I or I believe most people are familiar with. It is not your typical relational database. You cannot see data in the background and need to know where to go to...

Workday HRMS
November 12, 2012

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Analyst in Human Resources
Computer Software51-200 employees
4.5 out of 0 - 5  |  11/12/2012

This is the best HRIS software that I have worked with, but it’s new and has growing pains. … The reporting tool is overly complex and cumbersome. Not at all standard but very proprietary. It takes a long time to figure it out.

Workday HRMS
November 1, 2012

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Director in Information Technology
Non-Profit Organization Management51-200 employees
4.5 out of 0 - 5  |  11/1/2012

Configurability can be an Achilles heel. It is almost too configurable/flexible. That’s helpful though if you are a large company and can dedicate the resources. However, some areas are too technical for an HR person to understand. If your goal is to not have to build up IT you will find that...

Workday HRMS
October 31, 2012

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Analyst in Information Technology
Computer Software11-50 employees
5 out of 0 - 5  |  10/31/2012

Workday replaced Oracle for HRIS. It was not a SAAS product and updates were infrequent - 18 months between updates. By contrast, Workday has 3/year – that means we’re constantly getting new capabilities. A year after the initial implementation of Workday we also stopped using Success Factors...

Workday HRMS Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend  (24)
8.3
Likelihood to Renew  (15)
9.4
Usability Rating (10)
8.4
Availability Rating (6)
9.0
Performance Rating (4)
9.3
Overall Support Rating (8)
7.3
In-Person Training (6)
7.8
Online Training (6)
8.0
Implementation Rating (10)
6.9

Feature Rating Summary

Employee demographic data (16)
8.4
Employment history (14)
8.2
Job profiles and administration (14)
8.3
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc. (15)
8.7
Organizational charting (15)
7.8
Organization and location management (15)
8.5
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.) (12)
7.3
Pay calculation (9)
7.8
Support for external payroll vendors (8)
7.6
Benefit plan administration (9)
8.0
Direct deposit files (8)
7.9
Salary revision and increment management (9)
8.1
Reimbursement management (6)
8.5
Approval workflow (11)
8.5
Balance details (11)
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment (10)
7.4
View and generate pay and benefit information (13)
8.8
Update personal information (15)
9.3
View job history (6)
8.8
View company policy documentation (9)
8.0
Employee recognition (9)
7.8
Tracking of all physical assets (6)
8.5
HR Reporting (40)
8.1
Report builder (15)
8.3
Pre-built reports (15)
8.3
Ability to combine HR data with external data (10)
7.6
Performance plans (4)
7.8
Performance improvement plans (3)
9.0
Review status tracking (2)
8.5
Review reminders (3)
9.0
Multiple review frequency (3)
8.0
Create succession plans/pools (2)
8.5
Candidate ranking (2)
9.0
Candidate search (2)
9.5
Candidate development (2)
9.0
Onboarding (9)
8.1
New hire portal (5)
8.0
Manager tracking tools (4)
8.3
Corporate goal setting (3)
8.7
Individual goal setting (3)
9.3
Line-of sight-visibility (2)
9.5
Performance tracking (3)
8.7
Job Requisition Management (3)
8.3
Company Website Posting (2)
8.5
Publish to Social Media (3)
8.3
Job Search Site Posting (3)
8.7
Duplicate Candidate Prevention (3)
8.0
Applicant Tracking (3)
8.3
Notifications and Alerts (2)
8.5

Workday HRMS Description

Workday Human Resource Management offers intuitive, self-service features to help effectively organize, staff, and pay a global workforce, automating the hire-to-retire lifecycle for all an organization's personnel under one cloud-based umbrella. Workday HRM is a comprehensive offering touting complete control over workforce management and all the essential elements (pay, promotion, leave, ad-hoc change, bonuses, equity, etc., with rich analytics to track everything). It is scalable and flexible, as it is meant to accommodate both smallish, medium-sized or some large businesses or enterprises. Workday is now expanding into other areas as well, like financial management and intelligence, presenting an offering to compete with many ERP offerings.

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