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"The fact that the time and attendance system is built into the HRIS is very valuable because, in the past, we had to use two different systems."

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"The platform itself is very robust and I generally like the reporting and analytics capability.""The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations.""The user interface is good and very easy to use.""The most valuable feature is the ease of reporting.""The reporting feature is quite easy for a layman to use, and the look and feel of the application is good. Its security is robust. You will never find a use case that cannot be covered.""It helps the users to enroll for the benefits automatically and update their life events without the involvement of HR individuals or back-office staff. It enables a person to take action on their own. It reduces the administrative burden on HR and puts the ownership on the person that is going through the life event, whether it is having a child, taking a leave of absence, or something else. There are easy ways to integrate Workday with your common benefits. At least in the USA, it can be integrated with common benefits providers such as Fidelity, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, etc. It has got a connector that is able to connect with the vendor or the third party to which you are trying to send the eligibility file. It basically allows us to automate or set up the tool, and the integration with the provider is a lot quicker than competing tools. When it comes to reporting on just eligibility and SLSA, it is a lot more user-intuitive. Depending on the purpose of what you are doing, you can grant security rights or roles, for example, you can control whether someone is a benefits administrator doing an independent audit. Workday makes it very easy to do that. It significantly simplifies the reporting process.""The solution is stable.""It's intuitive, a very usable tool and it's easy to find the data you're looking for."

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"Many things are presented as though they will be included with the system but then require costly upgrades."

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"The cost of Workday is certainly not inexpensive. It's very pricey.""The solution should be more user-friendly.""It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improved""The UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive.""It is very unique as compared to other tools in terms of the employee master data and how it is organized. That's why sometimes the information needs to sit in two different systems because, in Workday, it is organized differently. This issue is not related to benefits. It is more or so related to how you categorize employees. I don't think this is a problem that could be solved. Workday is aware of this. It is one of those kinds of situations that you just got to live with.""The security console should be made less complex.""They don't offer any backend database access. This is one limitation that I found in this product. Workday hasn't opened up about what kind of database they are into, which can make it easy for the technical team to emulate issues. It would be good if they can offer backend access to the technical team. It would be helpful if they can also provide a Troubleshooting Guide that we can use to troubleshoot issues. When we have an issue, there are very limited resources to refer to.""The implementation could have gone a little smoother."

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"You have the license fee per module, and then you have a kind of annual training fee, which is a kind of add-on. I wouldn't say it is exhaustive; it is minor. Licensing is pretty transparent for most of the part.""Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market.""The pricing is good from an HR perspective, although management gets upset after spending $500,000 a year, every year."

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Overview

Dayforce HCM can help you find and hire the right people, process pay, manage benefits enrollment, maintain HR records and schedule staff while monitoring compliance through the entire employee lifecycle.

Workday is a cloud-based software solution that specializes in developing applications for capital and finance management applications. The system is built to work in global workforces and is adaptable. The global system ensures that users are up to date and can manage internal career-related information, and everyday business problems like timesheets, payrolls, and time off.

“A Pioneer in Software-as-a-Service”

Workday Human Capital Management tool is designed to simplify and streamline your work. It leverages machine learning to adapt capital management to a changing environment.

The Workday model is based on delivering a single system that uses a single source of data and a single security model to deliver a unique user experience. The system is user-friendly and ensures that employees and management can use it from any and all devices. Workday HCM integrates into a central system that includes financial management, payroll, recruiting, learning, and planning. Managers and employees can provide feedback to one another, too.

Workday’s features include:

  • Flexible framework that lets you organize your staff according to different criteria. You can group employees by function, hierarchy, or department.
  • Personalized career guidance: Knowledge management and career guidance that can be easily customized for each staff member and also done at scale.
  • Augmented reporting and analytics: Configure, change, update, and publish reports, scorecards, and dashboards. The system centralizes the transactional and analytical data so you can act on the data from anywhere.
  • Compensation tools: Compensatio, payroll, and time tracking are automated and simplified.
  • Workforce planning allows you to uncover and address talent gaps and get visibility of your staff.
  • Mobile-first ensign approach: Users can access all resources from any device, and they are always in sync.
  • Machine learning capabilities enable personalized enterprise experiences and faster business processes.

Workday smart platform consists of the following modules:

  • Human resource management
  • Business process management
  • Reporting and analytics
  • Benefits administration
  • Compensation management
  • Talent management
  • Survey framework
  • Employee and management self-service

Reviews from Real Users

Many organizations choose Workday because it provides an all-in-one modular solution for human capital and finance management. Our users say they like the ease of use for time-off requests, career and development segments, and overall HR management. The records and reporting capabilities are another popular feature.

"The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations," said one user. Another said that the best feature is the optimization of the work day experience with a unified platform that can be applied across different business units. “You will never find a use case that cannot be covered," said a third.

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Sample Customers
ACCO Brands
AAA, Allied Global, Avago Technologies Limited, Aviva, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, Chiquita Brands International, Equifax, Flextronics, HP, Life Time Fitness, McKee Foods, MGM Resorts International, Sanofi, ServiceSource International, Symantec, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer6%
Manufacturing Company5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm31%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM is ranked 9th in Cloud HCM with 1 review while Workday is ranked 2nd in Cloud HCM with 8 reviews. Ceridian Dayforce HCM is rated 4.0, while Workday is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Ceridian Dayforce HCM writes "Integrated time and attendance system is good, but many features require costly upgrades". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Simple to use with easy report creation and excellent AI". Ceridian Dayforce HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, UKG, Oracle HCM Cloud, Sage People and BambooHR, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM, Oracle HCM Cloud and Cornerstone Learning.

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