Compare SAP HCM vs. Workday

SAP HCM is ranked 4th in Benefits Administration with 8 reviews while Workday is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 7 reviews. SAP HCM is rated 7.0, while Workday is rated 7.8. 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, Workday and Oracle HCM Cloud, whereas Workday is most compared with Oracle HCM Cloud, SAP HCM and SAP SuccessFactors. See our SAP HCM vs. Workday report.
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Pros
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.The integration between the different models like personnel administration, work management, payroll, and time management are the most valuable and key features.We have managed to consolidate our payroll for all India operations on this platform.

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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.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.

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Cons
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.On the personnel administration side, it's very difficult to do custom development.System usability is a challenge.

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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.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.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.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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Workday is an expensive solution.With a bigger budget, I would recommend SAP.

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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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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
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Pharma/Biotech Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company28%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider8%
Marketing Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm38%
Printing Company13%
Marketing Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company19%
Healthcare Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise58%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business19%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise63%
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