Workday Valuable Features

Andy Huntley
Director of HR at a healthcare company with 11-50 employees

The solution really is so simple to use for the end-user.

If you're one of those end-users that need reports, it will create it for you on the fly. The search engine for creating reports is so of-the-moment. I've not found that any place else - and I have either vetted or worked with the top 150 of the HRS platforms out there. 

The report creation just makes sense. It's AI-driven, which some of these older programs that are out there are not yet. With AI, it's continuously building, so that the more you use it, the more it becomes comfortable with who you are. Essentially, in the case of a hospital, it's 9,000 different users over seven campuses, and those are individual users. They're not being treated as part of all the nurses, as it depends on how they use it. 

The mobile platform works very well. It's very seamless. It is very self-serving, as the op center of the hospital was shut down early, several months early. Therefore, the clients, if you will - in this instance, the doctors and nurses, and so forth, and the other employees - found the mobile app to be very, very comfortable and very easy to go back and forth on. It even gives you a mini screenshot of where you were before, kind of like you do with TV. And that was helpful. It made it so that you didn't have to go in and out all the time. It would just take you on a journey that was self-created. 

The solution is going faster and smoother than ever. It's really working well.

We used the solution alongside Epic briefly. Epic was used as a training platform. I can't really speak to the process, however, it's my understanding that its training is even better than Workday's.

The initial setup is very straightforward.

The seven hospitals weren't really used to talking to each other previously and now they're going to have to. It's helping to integrate them all together.

The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations.

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Lead Consultant, Owner at Dodai Consulting Corp

The feature I think that is the most attractive is the security. But there are other features that are valuable as well, such as the BP (Business Processes) — like the social security business processes — the HCM (Human Capital Management) modeling component, Absence (for monitoring time and attendance), Payroll (for payroll processing), Financial Management (core financial management) and the Benefits module (self service employee benefits management). All of those take care of essential business needs.

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Director at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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. 

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Rahul Goyal
Consultant at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

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.

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Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The business process framework is excellent. You can create a business process very easily using the drag and drops. You don't need to get an IT consultant to be able to use Workday, you can have people in the business that aren't IT consultants putting new works processes together. So that's really good to use. The Workday experience is definitely the best on the market. There's no doubt about that.

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ServiceNow Solution Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The platform itself is very robust and I generally like the reporting and analytics capability.

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Independent Consultant at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is the ease of reporting.

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Senior Software Engineer at SOAIS

The most valuable feature is the reporting. HCM prepares reports that describe the performance and other details.

The user interface is good and very easy to use.

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Partner - Co-Founder at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees

Stability in one single version is the most valuable feature of this solution. 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.

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Global Payroll Project Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

I haven't had a chance to go into things too deeply yet, but I like that it's intuitive to use, a very usable tool and it's easy to find the data you're looking for. I've worked with SAP before, and that's much more complicated. I also use the My Learning tool regularly. It's very good. 

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Co-CIO & Enterprise Architect at a printing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Performance and good usability are the two most valuable features of this solution. 

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Megan Fraser
Head of People Experience Operations at PEXA

The most valuable feature is the HCM, where all of the information and processes are in one place.

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