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"We use the cloud version to maintain all the employee records, payroll, etc. We use everything that comes with the HR suite.""The best features that were working well for us was the Goal Management and Performance Management. They were the most valuable to our organization.""It's brought to our organization a big big improvement. We would give it a good rating.""The interface is really useful and it's very easy to combine different information. For example, we can easily get reports that we need. It's very easy to create reports.""The most important feature is the ability to follow up on the yearly performance of the team. It's very good for management to understand how people are performing.""The interface is user-friendly. It is very simple and intuitive, so it's good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the performance management module.""The performance of the solution is very good."

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"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 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.""It helps the users to enroll for the benefits automatically and update their life events without the involvement of HR individuals or back-office staff. It enables a person to take action on their own. It reduces the administrative burden on HR and puts the ownership on the person that is going through the life event, whether it is having a child, taking a leave of absence, or something else. There are easy ways to integrate Workday with your common benefits. At least in the USA, it can be integrated with common benefits providers such as Fidelity, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, etc. It has got a connector that is able to connect with the vendor or the third party to which you are trying to send the eligibility file. It basically allows us to automate or set up the tool, and the integration with the provider is a lot quicker than competing tools. When it comes to reporting on just eligibility and SLSA, it is a lot more user-intuitive. Depending on the purpose of what you are doing, you can grant security rights or roles, for example, you can control whether someone is a benefits administrator doing an independent audit. Workday makes it very easy to do that. It significantly simplifies the reporting process.""The most valuable feature is the ease of reporting."

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"Analytics could use some work.""They should improve the reports.""We have many interruptions and disconnection points into processes, which is why we are looking to another solution. We are not so happy with the system. We believe we have in the market better solution, so we are looking for alternatives but so far the system has been used a lot.""Some of the screens aren't that user-friendly, older employees especially have a hard time with it. They have some problems with it.""LMS, Learning Management Systems, needs improvement because there were some stability problems.""There should be more connectivity with other systems.""The GUI needs to be enhanced to be in line with the latest and complete version of the solution.""he user interface could be improved."

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"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 UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive.""It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improved""It is very unique as compared to other tools in terms of the employee master data and how it is organized. That's why sometimes the information needs to sit in two different systems because, in Workday, it is organized differently. This issue is not related to benefits. It is more or so related to how you categorize employees. I don't think this is a problem that could be solved. Workday is aware of this. It is one of those kinds of situations that you just got to live with.""The implementation could have gone a little smoother."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The licensing fees are based on the number of modules that are being used, and the number of users.""I don't want to comment on the license cost, to be honest. It could be about $1,000 approximately per customer. However, it's very flexible in terms of the licensing costs depending on the volume and depending on the deal of installation.""If you go by best practices and do it right from the outset, the setup won't be a costly endeavor. In terms of setup, there is a lot of flexibility compared to three years ago.""It could be cheaper."

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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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Answers from the Community
Ramon Arentsen
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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 efficiency.


Workday: My main focus is security & they appear to have this fairly well covered, although better UK only coverage would be an improvement.


HR audit training in pune

Questions from the Community
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: Overall, it's excellent performance management.
Top Answer: It's my understanding that the licensing is paid on a yearly basis, however, I cannot speak to the cost. The project manager handles that aspect of the product. It's my understanding that SAP as a… 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.
Top Answer: They don't offer any backend database access. This is one limitation that I found in this product. Workday hasn't opened up about what kind of database they are into, which can make it easy for the… more »
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SuccessFactors helps organizations align strategy with objectives & manage people performance to ensure execution & results. Execution is the difference.
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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, Skril
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REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company23%
Recruiting/Hr Firm18%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Financial Services Firm31%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company8%
Transportation Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business16%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise79%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business17%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise68%
Find out what your peers are saying about SAP SuccessFactors vs. Workday and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
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SAP SuccessFactors is ranked 2nd in Talent Acquisition with 21 reviews while Workday is ranked 1st in Talent Acquisition with 12 reviews. SAP SuccessFactors is rated 8.0, while Workday is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SAP SuccessFactors writes "Highly flexible and gives full visibility into our workforce management processes". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Simple to use with easy report creation and excellent AI". SAP SuccessFactors is most compared with SAP HCM, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft, Oracle Taleo and Cornerstone Learning, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP HCM, PeopleSoft, Oracle Taleo, Oracle HCM Cloud and Ceridian Dayforce HCM. See our SAP SuccessFactors vs. Workday report.

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