Workday Vs On premises /Outdated HCM ERP
Updated July 18, 2016

Workday Vs On premises /Outdated HCM ERP

Raghavendran Parthasarathy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Workday 22

Modules Used

  • Human Capital Management
  • Absence Management

Overall Satisfaction with Workday Human Capital Management

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 integrating the cloud system with other HR systems as well.

It addresses the following problems
1. No space/Field constraints
2. No integration restrictions with third party vendors
3, Everything on cloud with excellent Disaster recovery management
4. Latest analytics including descriptive, predictive and prescriptive nature
5. Configurable security, with data security standards on par with any traditional on premises ERP systems
  • No data storage and complete digitalization
  • Configurable business process driven system and no infrastructure required
  • No pains of version upgrades and exceeding integration tools to integrate the system with third party payroll providers
  • Much integrated and jet fast payroll functionality for US and canada
  • Exceptional audit capabilities
  • Extraordinary analytics and embedded analytics
  • Ready to use cloud connectors for payroll integrations
  • Well built talent management including recruiting
  • Ready to use integrations even with background verification companies in recruiting
  • Recruiting can be much interactive and some the commited functionalites like integrations with hirevue not yet seen
  • Improvements required for ADP payroll integrations
  • More provisions required for localization ( esp for Asian countries)
  • Transparency in Pricing
  • No solution available for Learning management System
  • SAP Core HR and Payroll,Kenexa,Cornerstone OnDemand
More cloud compatible and designed from scratch for cloud and friendly / easily adoptable landscape and architecture, and latest HCM trends and functionalities built-in.
Desire to move into cloud and what is the objective of the company in using modern technologies like analytics and integration?
Desire to outsource mundane quantitative processes in HR and keeping qualitative processes in house
Desire for hassle free upgrade cycles
Desire for getting rid of white elephants (AMS team) in traditional ERP setup
Clear road map for BDA and PDA ( big data and predictive data)

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
Balance details
Annual carry-forward and encashment
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

Workday HCM Support

wonderful in house ticketing system with workday team and quick response
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Yes - Banking masters functionality and multi country screens , it was resolved in subsequent versions
During initial data migrations and in every update releases

Using Workday HCM

Much efficient and on par modern HCM system keeping in mind the advancements of SMAC
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Slow to learn
  • Work flow is awesome
  • Running a business process is like cake walk
  • Hiring and awarding proper compensation is much proficient
  • Recruiting screens and user friendly
  • ESS and MSS are like interacting with social media
  • User friendly alerts
  • Some times Workday third party integrations with ADP( SAP PY) are not that efficient and requires more development
  • Retroactive payroll functionalities for third party systems are not that great
  • Legal forms for rest of the world other than US/Canada are not fully available
Yes - Extremely easy to use and screens are simple and straightforward.