I am a Workday Fan!
January 20, 2015

I am a Workday Fan!

Brad McGerald | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version


Modules Used

  • Human Capital Management
  • Integration Cloud
  • Benefits, Payroll, Expenses

Overall Satisfaction with Workday

It is used across the entire organization as our primary HRIS/Payroll system. It allows real-time access to employee data and metrics to management.
  • 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.
  • I would like to see certifications opened up to professionals other than consultants by Workday Training.
  • Some of the reporting functions can get very complicated for the general end-user. If you are not generating reports on a regular basis, a lot of the functionality can be lost or forgotten.
  • Integrations can be complicated and hard to understand. I would like to see Workday provide more support on integrations, rather than pointing clients to expensive 3rd party consultants.
It is a very robust and configurable talent management system. You can include all sorts of items on your reviews, and have different styles for all populations you have at your company. You can set up competencies, goal-setting processes, 9box ratings and reports, etc. You can add supporting attachments to your performance reviews, send reminders to employees/managers of upcoming or overdue tasks, and the review results are immediately usable by the compensation processes (bonus, merit).
  • ADP Enterprise,SAP
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 customers that I rarely need to go directly to Workday Support to solve a problem. With all other providers I have used, I was restricted only to their help desk, which is time consuming and unproductive. The flexibility of its workflow makes accommodating nearly any request from management possible.
A few tips:
-If you want an integration Time-Tracking/Payroll system, you'll need to make sure Workday can handle your time-tracking needs. The time-tracking system is not very robust.
-It is a little too expensive for a smaller company, so make sure the price is worth your while.
-Be sure to choose your consulting partner for implementation very carefully, as some are better than others.
-You will need an in-house expert to administer the system. While it is easy to use, if you are not willing to pay extra for an expert (or to extensively train the people you have), you will not get all you can out of the system.

Workday HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
Employment history
Job profiles and administration
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Organizational charting
Organization and location management
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Pay calculation
Support for external payroll vendors
Benefit plan administration
Direct deposit files
Salary revision and increment management
Reimbursement management
Approval workflow
Not Rated
Balance details
Not Rated
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
Update personal information
View company policy documentation
Employee recognition
Tracking of all physical assets
Report builder
Pre-built reports
Ability to combine HR data with external data