Workday: A robust HRIS solution with aspirations for learning
Mark McConnell, APTD | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 20, 2018

Workday: A robust HRIS solution with aspirations for learning

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source

Modules Used

  • Human Capital Management

Overall Satisfaction with Workday Human Capital Management

Workday is used as our enterprise HRIS/HCM and payroll processing system. It is the system of record for all HR processes, with the exception of learning management which is handled by a separate, integrated LMS system. Our legacy system was antiquated and was replaced with Workday so that we could take advantage of more modern HRIS features as well as a robust data reporting facility.
  • Robust reporting is a key feature of Workday which we leverage in a wide variety of ways to inform HR strategy
  • As easy to use UX that provides for mobile device access is an attractive feature that has aided in end user adoption
  • Workflow management is important as we build out various HR processes for our employee audience (i.e. benefits selection, performance reviews, etc.)
  • While the reporting facility is robust, the look and feel of exported reports could use some work to make them more visually appealing
  • The ability to leverage QR codes to directly access a process or task using a smartphone would be a nice addition
  • The learning management features are not yet extensive enough for adoption by organizations who deploy learning in an extended enterprise
  • The data analysis that Workday has made possible is a quantum leap from our legacy system. Our HR strategy initiatives are much more informed as a result.
  • Once we got past the initial adoption phase, self service of our team members has freed up HR staff resources to focus on other strategic initiatives
  • The completeness of the product suite has enabled us to jettison duplicate systems and has helped the overall cost of ownership from an IT systems perspective
Workday is more complete and mature from a functionality standpoint for the broad suite of HRIS needs. The same can be said of Cornerstone from the learning management side of things, which is why we continue to operate both "best of breed" systems in our HCM systems infrastructure. Integration support has been adequate so that this is not an undue burden on our IT staff.
Workday is well suited to medium to large organizations that require a robust set of HRIS/HCM features. Organizations that do business on mobile devices will be pleased by the features and UX offered by the system's mobile app. The reporting facility is extensive and will serve the needs of most HR data analysts.

Workday HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
9
Employment history
5
Job profiles and administration
7
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
7
Organizational charting
Not Rated
Organization and location management
9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Not Rated
Pay calculation
9
Support for external payroll vendors
Not Rated
Benefit plan administration
9
Direct deposit files
9
Salary revision and increment management
9
Reimbursement management
Not Rated
Approval workflow
9
Balance details
9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Not Rated
View and generate pay and benefit information
9
Update personal information
10
View job history
6
View company policy documentation
Not Rated
Employee recognition
Not Rated
Tracking of all physical assets
Not Rated
Report builder
9
Pre-built reports
Not Rated
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Not Rated
Performance plans
9
Performance improvement plans
Not Rated
Review status tracking
9
Review reminders
10
Multiple review frequency
9
Create succession plans/pools
8
Candidate ranking
8
Candidate search
9
Candidate development
8
New hire portal
Not Rated
Manager tracking tools
Not Rated
Corporate goal setting
Not Rated
Individual goal setting
8
Line-of sight-visibility
Not Rated
Performance tracking
8
Job Requisition Management
8
Company Website Posting
8
Publish to Social Media
Not Rated
Job Search Site Posting
Not Rated
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Not Rated
Applicant Tracking
8
Notifications and Alerts
9