SAP HCM vs. Workday

As of April 2019, SAP HCM is ranked 6th in Benefits Administration with 3 reviews vs Workday which is ranked 5th in Benefits Administration with 4 reviews. The top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "Customers can create custom infotypes to store any custom data points". The top reviewer of Workday writes "We can store all the employee data information on it. However, we can't do our own reporting". SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Workday and Oracle HCM Cloud. Workday is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. See our SAP HCM vs. Workday report.
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We have managed to consolidate our payroll for all India operations on this platform.Customers can create custom infotypes to store any custom data points.

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It stores everything for the employee. It has also been able to store the information that we use for our payroll demand.It is quite user-friendly.Provides flexibility to integrate with the product. It has several tools, out-of-the-box, for integrations. It delivers pre-built interfaces for specific vendors, pre-built generic integrations to extract or push data into Workday through configuration.It's a fully consolidated system. All the transactions and configuration are co-located in one fully in-memory system, so there is no need to go to different data sources (multiple DBs) to pull data; it’s all in one place.

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System usability is a challenge.It needs a lot of end user training as it is not intuitive at all.

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They don't have worker payroll in the product. We have to solve our payroll. I hope one day they will be able to have their own localized standard payrolls for all countries.In terms of reporting, we have to rely on a consultant to do the report customization. The most important thing is to be able to do your own reporting, which it can't do. We rely so much on our consultant to customize reports for us.For time management, it does not have a calendar generator. For example, if you want to have a shift calendar for an entire year, you need to push the entire year's calendar into the system instead of being able to generate it using a time management pattern.Analytical tools have needed improvement. Workday has just released Prism Analytics, to replace the current analytical tools, so it’s in the early stages.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is pretty complex. SAP does not have a straight forward way of licensing, and it differs from client to client.The terms on which you buy licenses might change due to the way they license in a particular product.For implementation, SAP offers little support unless you buy SAP Safeguarding from SAP Consulting.Be careful and guard against future changes in licensing.

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With a bigger budget, I would recommend SAP.

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Also Known As
SAP Human Capital Management

SAP HR (Human Resource Management), also known as "Human Capital Management" (HCM), is an important module in SAP ERP systems that supports all of the human resource management processes in the enterprise.

SAP HR records the data from the hiring of an employee to its final termination in the organization. It stores employee data such as designation, role, salary details, working shifts, address, etc.

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Sample Customers
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, Skrill Group Ltd.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
Marketing Services Firm28%
Financial Services Firm22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Construction Company11%
Financial Services Firm19%
Logistics Company13%
Insurance Company12%
Manufacturing Company11%
Company Size
Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise70%
Small Business17%
Large Enterprise83%
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise51%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP HCM vs. Workday and other solutions. Updated: March 2019.
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