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I like the talent, recruitment, and learning features the most.The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM).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 user interface is the solution's most valuable feature. It makes it easy for us to use.The stability of the solution is good.All of the core processes are very valuable aspects of the solution. These include personnel, administration, organizational structure, and payroll.The master data where most of the reports were run from was the most valuable. We were quite satisfied with this module.The most valuable feature, in my view, is the level of exceptions or error messages that come back when something goes wrong.

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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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Cons
I would like it to move more towards a single data space, a single data source. SAP as a platform relies on multiple data sources because traditionally, it's been bolted together by the acquisition of other products rather than a single database. That's why there are lots of points of failure and lots of required points of integration. They need a single integration point.This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly.SAP now does the most innovation for the cloud solution and less innovation for the on-premises client.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 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 organizational structure visualization could be improved in future releases. The solution has a very poor interface.It is a bit tedious and manual to work with.It takes a long time to apply an update patch to the system.

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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
SAP is extremely expensive. The integration costs and customization costs are also a lot.You pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.In my view, this product is a waste of money for SMB because there are much better products available and licensing is an issue.

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Workday is an expensive solution.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is Organizational Management (OM).
Top Answer: The cost may differ from region to region, but here in the Middle East, you pay per license. There not any costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. SAP HCM is on-prem. SAP has another… more »
Top Answer: This solution needs to be more configurable and user-friendly. People who work with HCM need to have the proper knowledge of coding.
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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Overview

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.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!
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Energy/Utilities Company33%
Construction Company11%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company11%
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Computer Software Company40%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Consumer Goods Company9%
Insurance Company9%
Manufacturing Company9%
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Comms Service Provider8%
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Small Business20%
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Large Enterprise70%
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Find out what your peers are saying about SAP HCM vs. Workday and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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SAP HCM is ranked 4th in Benefits Administration with 9 reviews while Workday is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 8 reviews. SAP HCM is rated 7.0, while Workday is rated 8.0. 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 "Flexible solution with many valuable features like Business Processes, Human Capital Management, and Financial Management". SAP HCM is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft, ADP GlobalView HCM and Ultimate Software UltiPro, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft, Ceridian Dayforce HCM and Ultimate Software UltiPro. See our SAP HCM vs. Workday report.

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