Workday - A Platform to Consolidate your HR Applications
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated March 16, 2016

Workday - A Platform to Consolidate your HR Applications

Score 9 out of 10
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Modules Used

  • Human Capital Management
  • Integration Cloud

Overall Satisfaction with Workday Human Capital Management

Workday is our global HRMS solution and it is used by all departments across the organization to manage employee information and to integrate this information into other HR and business systems. In times past we would use best of breed products but never really get to the point where leveraging the extra feature set of a best of breed product. With this portfolio of applications our employees would have a different application for services like Performance and Compensation. We have standardized on Workday for HRMS, Performance and Compensation management and will be implementing Workday Onboarding. This provides our employees with a single user interface for these functions and we expect to Workday to continually enhance these products in the semi-annual update cycle.
  • User Interface - Workday is ERP software but presents information that aligns with the experience you get on good consumer sites. Workday started with a superior UI to other ERP software and was recently revamped to leverage HTML 5.
  • Innovation Cycle - Enhancements are introduced twice a year and extends the product offering.
  • Single Tenant - All customers are on the same version of the software. This is what has enabled Workday to drive the innovation cycle. From a customer perspective it means that documentation on the Workday Community site is current and applicable to the version of the software that you are running. This also extends opportunities to share information between customers.
  • Workday Community - The community site should be a great place for information and to get questions answered. I feel that that the documentation on the site is missing specific examples and that Workday does not adequately manage the site. On the community sites for other business systems I see that the Help & Support team respond to unanswered questions. I don't see the same management of the site by Workday.
  • User Interface - It may seem odd that I have User Interface as one of the things done well and as one of the things that need improvement. Because of the modern look and feel of Workday we went live with little user training and found that some processes like certain aspects of the performance review that were hard to understand. Also we recently modified one of our Business Processes to include the distribution of a report. Updating this configuration was not well documented on the community site and tricky to find out how to manage it in the User Interface.
  • Reports and Data Sources - It's easy to build simple reports but the Workday Data Sources and available objects can be hard to understand.
  • Lawson (Intentia),Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management
We wanted to move to a cloud environment to avoid the costs and responsibility related to infrastructure management. We also liked the complexity of the upgrade cycle was virtually eliminated Workday. It was our view that the Workday user interface was better than Fusion and Lawson and we would be able to manage the configuration with our own resources.
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 administrate these services you will get more value for your subscription.

Workday HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
9
Job profiles and administration
9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
9
Organizational charting
9
Organization and location management
9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
Not Rated
Support for external payroll vendors
8
Benefit plan administration
Not Rated
Direct deposit files
Not Rated
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
Not Rated
Balance details
Not Rated
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
Not Rated
Update personal information
10
View company policy documentation
Not Rated
Employee recognition
9
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
9
Pre-built reports
9
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated

Using Workday Human Capital Management

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