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"The integration between the different models like personnel administration, work management, payroll, and time management are the most valuable and key features.""The most valuable feature, in my view, is the level of exceptions or error messages that come back when something goes wrong.""The master data where most of the reports were run from was the most valuable. We were quite satisfied with this module.""All of the core processes are very valuable aspects of the solution. These include personnel, administration, organizational structure, and payroll.""The stability of the solution is good.""The user interface is the solution's most valuable feature. It makes it easy for us to use.""HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.""The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM)."

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"We have fewer systems, less manual data entry, and less processing.""Performance and good usability are the two most valuable features of this solution.""The solution is extremely stable.""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.""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.""The user interface is good and very easy to use.""The platform itself is very robust and I generally like the reporting and analytics capability.""It's intuitive, a very usable tool and it's easy to find the data you're looking for."

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Cons
"On the personnel administration side, it's very difficult to do custom development.""It takes a long time to apply an update patch to the system.""It is a bit tedious and manual to work with.""The organizational structure visualization could be improved in future releases. The solution has a very poor interface.""SAP is not ready to sell the license on time and delays the progress of projects. It's better to work with a competitor like Oracle. Those that are selling the product just go through powerpoints and don't have the knowledge necessary to sell. They can't answer any questions.""The implementation of the solution can be a bit difficult. They should make it easier. If it could be as simple as the SuccessFactors implementation that would be ideal.""SAP now does the most innovation for the cloud solution and less innovation for the on-premises client.""This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly."

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"There is a lot of complexity in the configuration of this solution.""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.""Setting up reports can be a bit tricky.""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.""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.""The security console should be made less complex.""The UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive.""It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improved"

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"In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue.""You pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot.""SAP is expensive, but if you're using the product, then the expensive product becomes inexpensive. Considering its performance and features, I find it quite reasonable."

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"Workday is an expensive solution.""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.""The pricing is good from an HR perspective, although management gets upset after spending $500,000 a year, every year.""Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: SAP HCM is the one of the best ERP for an organization with a small to large scale business. It has the most efficient payroll functionality. Regards : SAP HR classes in pune
Top Answer: HCM is a very important module that each organization should want to use. It will help any organization to calculate and control the cost of their human resources.
Top Answer: We've found that the solution has the capability to scale.
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 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.
Top Answer: Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market.
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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.

Workday's enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products are cost-effective alternative to ERP software systems for human resource management. Watch our product previews and learn how Workday on-demand business intelligence applications can help organize, evaluate and maximize your profits today!
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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.
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Energy/Utilities Company6%
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Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise70%
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Large Enterprise68%
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SAP HCM is ranked 5th in Benefits Administration with 12 reviews while Workday is ranked 1st in Benefits Administration with 12 reviews. SAP HCM is rated 7.0, while Workday is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SAP HCM writes "Some capabilities are self-service for the employees which cuts down on administrative time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Simple to use with easy report creation and excellent AI". SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud, ADP GlobalView HCM, PeopleSoft and UKG, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, Oracle Taleo, Ceridian Dayforce HCM and Oracle HCM Cloud. See our SAP HCM vs. Workday report.

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