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"It is extremely user friendly. It is very flexible in managing recruitment, especially when you have thousands of applicants as we did. We easily had over 20,000 applicants within a year for some of our positions, so it made it very easy to manage a large application pool. It was very easy to customize by recruiter preference. When you open up someone's profile to see their experience, education, or other things, you can customize that for yourself. It was flexible in that, and each recruiter could set up their preferences. It didn't have to be set up so that everyone had to have the same landing platform, which was very helpful. As someone who trained other HR people on how to use the system, it was very easy to pick up and learn.""The most valuable features are that we can upload documents and download them on demand."

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"Talent Acquisition and Learning features are best in class.""We use the cloud version to maintain all the employee records, payroll, etc. We use everything that comes with the HR suite.""The best features that were working well for us was the Goal Management and Performance Management. They were the most valuable to our organization.""It's brought to our organization a big big improvement. We would give it a good rating.""The interface is really useful and it's very easy to combine different information. For example, we can easily get reports that we need. It's very easy to create reports.""The most important feature is the ability to follow up on the yearly performance of the team. It's very good for management to understand how people are performing.""The interface is user-friendly. It is very simple and intuitive, so it's good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the performance management module."

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Cons
"The reporting tool is helpful, but it is not the easiest to train on or is not as understandable for other HR pros. Their Workbench site, which is the administrator site that you use to update your website, is not user-friendly. When updates are required, it is not that easy to manage because Workbench is not user friendly. It required more work from the admins. They have Workbench training, which actually was very unhelpful. It took eight hours to complete, and it was not very helpful. Their customer service when it comes specifically to their Workbench site is not helpful.""I would like to have a better and more user-friendly interface."

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"The Reporting/Analytics and User Interface need improvement.""Analytics could use some work.""They should improve the reports.""We have many interruptions and disconnection points into processes, which is why we are looking to another solution. We are not so happy with the system. We believe we have in the market better solution, so we are looking for alternatives but so far the system has been used a lot.""Some of the screens aren't that user-friendly, older employees especially have a hard time with it. They have some problems with it.""LMS, Learning Management Systems, needs improvement because there were some stability problems.""There should be more connectivity with other systems.""The GUI needs to be enhanced to be in line with the latest and complete version of the solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Kenexa was fairly priced. However, in 2019, before I left my previous organization, they significantly increased their pricing. It can be affordable, but their pricing is going up. It is not just licensing; it is how many applicants you have in your system on the database side."

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"The licensing fees are based on the number of modules that are being used, and the number of users.""I don't want to comment on the license cost, to be honest. It could be about $1,000 approximately per customer. However, it's very flexible in terms of the licensing costs depending on the volume and depending on the deal of installation.""If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago.""It could be cheaper."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are that we can upload documents and download them on demand.
Top Answer: Kenexa Brassring was fairly priced. However, they recently increased their rates significantly. I believe the pricing was based on licensing and how large the database was.
Top Answer: It does not synchronize well with other ERP tools, such as SuccessFactors or Workday. I would like to have a better and more user-friendly interface. It needs to be a bit more intuitive. It's not as… more »
Top Answer: Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process… more »
Top Answer: The overall functionality of the solution is very good.
Ranking
13th
out of 53 in Talent Management
Views
698
Comparisons
397
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
609
Rating
7.0
2nd
out of 53 in Talent Management
Views
11,542
Comparisons
9,090
Reviews
20
Average Words per Review
485
Rating
7.9
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IBM Smarter Workforce, Outstart
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Overview
Kenexa provides business solutions for human resources. We help global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization.
SuccessFactors helps organizations align strategy with objectives & manage people performance to ensure execution & results. Execution is the difference.
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Sample Customers
Sweet Spot International (SSI), Leo Burnett Worldwide (LBW), Sika AG, Legacy Health, Apollo Group Inc., Regeneron, Transurban Group, National Health Service, New Zealand Police, Overland Footwear, Yealands, Johnson Controls, Allscripts, Kerry Foods, Masterpet, AMD, Balfour Beatty
City of Cape Town, ADAMA Agricultural Solutions Ltd., TransAlta Corporation, Keolis, PT XL Axiata Tbk, National Football League (NFL), Plan International, Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company, China Talent Group (CTG TMO), Umicore S.A., Butterfield Bank, Skril
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Retailer20%
Financial Services Firm16%
Engineering Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company7%
Media Company4%
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company24%
Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise90%
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise54%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise80%
Find out what your peers are saying about IBM Kenexa vs. SAP SuccessFactors and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,275 professionals have used our research since 2012.

IBM Kenexa is ranked 13th in Talent Management with 2 reviews while SAP SuccessFactors is ranked 2nd in Talent Management with 21 reviews. IBM Kenexa is rated 7.0, while SAP SuccessFactors is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IBM Kenexa writes "Recruitment tool is user friendly and flexible but the Workbench site needs work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP SuccessFactors writes "Highly flexible and gives full visibility into our workforce management processes". IBM Kenexa is most compared with SHL TalentCentral, whereas SAP SuccessFactors is most compared with SAP HCM, Workday, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft and Oracle Taleo. See our IBM Kenexa vs. SAP SuccessFactors report.

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