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The time system is what we get the most benefit from.The recruiting is most valuable. It saves time in having easy and fast applicants tracking as well as candidates' contact plus pipeline management.In general, this solution is user friendly and also performs well. There are two types of forms. One is a standardized form, which you can define things into. The other, you can customize so more repetition can be done in an even manner. That way, it can be designed for what the public or user actually wants. It's not very tough for any person, or layman to understand exactly what the screen requires one to do.PeopleSoft is easy to understand, where any end user that is logged in can easily navigate through the menus.The customizations allow us to come up with a lot of complex labor rules. In the Philippines, there's a lot of different kinds of rules you need to be in compliance with. The solution offers up a lot of flexibility and customization that is perfect for our region's requirements.The new version of this solution is very scalable.Peoplesoft is the best payroll software in the market.The solution's scalability is good.

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It's intuitive, a very usable tool and it's easy to find the data you're looking for.The platform itself is very robust and I generally like the reporting and analytics capability.The user interface is good and very easy to use.This product is leaps and bounds above the competition. Part of the reason is that it is built with modern technology. It has no legacy coding in it at all.It's actually a cloud-native solution and based on the community for development. It is a very good open architecture and able to interconnect with other systems. And it is very stable and very fast in terms of response.The solution is extremely stable.Performance and good usability are the two most valuable features of this solution.We have fewer systems, less manual data entry, and less processing.

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The API integration could be better.Parsing of CVs is productive but accuracy can be improved.I think the inventory part it should be simplified. There is the GR, or good receipt note, which is the time that the materials comes in, and the work days, etc. There is a lot of shuffling through pages, which creates a lot of problems for our users. They don't know which page to go to, where to create a GR, or where to create a stock entry. In other words, all the information is very daunting. It's very easy for people to understand and get a better clarity over it.It would be helpful for the end-user if the reports were customized. They would be able to select the fields while generating their reports.Often support just asks people to install a lot of upgrades. Sometimes they don't really give you clear details as to why you need to upgrade. They just say, "You need to upgrade this because there's a newer image, etc". They never really give you the reason underlying why you are having errors.There could be more adaptability of the system.If there is another release, they should look at going to mobile computing to stay competitive.The solution needs to work on its mobile technology. We're hoping in the next version we're working on implementing, 9.2, will have more of this.

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It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improvedThe UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive.The security console should be made less complex.It is good that much of the development is based on community input but often that can lead to details being ignored and small, nagging issues are ignored.Reporting systems should be improved. If you want to report it on paper, if you want something more BI oriented, more high level predictive or more data-driven, it should be improved.Setting up reports can be a bit tricky.It has missing functionalities. Specific countries, like Germany, didn't have the option to do payroll. Now we need to look for another product for HR.There is a lot of complexity in the configuration of this solution.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I don't know if they are still providing licenses or if they have suspending licenses.The licensing cost for PeopleSoft is 3,500 per course and the annual subscription fee is 6,500.It's approximately $3,000,000 to $4,000,000 USD per year.

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Workday is an expensive solution.

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Answers from the Community
Shobana Sawant
author avatarHeHR893021
Real User

Workday is excellent for global implementations where you want to have employees from different geographies on the same HCM platform. Workday gives you the comfort of end to end global implementation on the same platform.

SAP SuccessFactors has strength in PMS and learning. India payroll is not so strong.

PeopleSoft (Oracle HCM) has strength in core HR data management, time and attendance, and recruitment, but their learning module is quite average.

I’m sharing my experience based on the evaluation I had conducted two years back.

author avatarWouter Schaap
User

I have compared some with Oracle Fusion and all have their pluses and minuses.

Workday was too complex for a company to maintain. They replaced PeopleSoft (old version) by Oracle Fusion because this was
preferred due to the integration and UX.

author avatarTRUNG PHAM TAN
User

Currently, we applied the HCM - Oracle Fusion for Capital Management in our industry operation.

We already take time for package selections of HCM solutions then we understood for success to be deployed of solutions belongs to the implementation partners.

We based on the optimization triangle concepts are “SOLUTIONS – REALISTIC/APPLICABLE – COSTS”.

author avatarAnthony Collier
Real User

Big question but let me try to sum this up without diving too deep into the details.

1. Workday is the only fully in memory consolidated application on the market. It is an event-driven snapshot-based system and is SAAS only. Everything you do is an event and some of the events are exposed as business processes on the Workday business process framework. The only way to access data is through API operations.

2. PeopleSoft has been around a long time and is a database-driven application. You can access it through a browser and leverage PeopleTools to customize it to do what you need. PeopleSoft can be on-premise or hosted by Oracle. No new releases have come out in a while that I am aware of. I don’t know what the long term prospects of PS being around are. Different databases house different functional areas, i.e. HR, Financials, Student.

3. SuccessFactors is a consolidation of systems through acquisition. Its several databases being kept in sync under the covers with triggers and coding. I think parts of the application work well and others have a ways to go.

To me, the bottom line is really the technical aspects of the applications are hugely different in their approach. Workday being fully consolidated in memory SAAS solution,

PS being older highly customizable and SuccessFactors being a bunch of systems under the covers all pushing data between different databases to keep things in sync. Functionally I would say they each have their wheelhouse.

Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Workday is excellent for global implementations where you want to have employees from different geographies on the same HCM platform. Workday gives you the comfort of end to end global implementation… more »
Top Answer: In general, this solution is user friendly and also performs well. There are two types of forms. One is a standardized form, which you can define things into. The other, you can customize so more… more »
Top Answer: I don't know if they are still providing licenses or if they have suspended licenses.
Top Answer: Workday is more geared towards human capital management and salesforce is more geared towards CRM. Depends on what you need.
Top Answer: Workday is excellent for global implementations where you want to have employees from different geographies on the same HCM platform. Workday gives you the comfort of end to end global implementation… more »
Top Answer: The platform itself is very robust and I generally like the reporting and analytics capability.
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PeopleSoft is ranked 3rd in Benefits Administration with 11 reviews while Workday is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 8 reviews. PeopleSoft is rated 7.8, while Workday is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of PeopleSoft writes "User-friendly and performs well but views should be simplified to one page". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Flexible solution with many valuable features like Business Processes, Human Capital Management, and Financial Management". PeopleSoft is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle ERP Cloud and SAP ERP, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP HCM, SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud, Ceridian Dayforce HCM and Ultimate Software UltiPro. See our PeopleSoft vs. Workday report.

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