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Anthony Collier
Real User
Senior Director Services Engineering at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Jan 15 2018

What is most valuable?

The flexibility to integrate with the product. It has several tools, out-of-the-box, for integrations. It delivers pre-built interfaces for specific vendors, pre-built generic integrations to extract or push data into Workday through… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* By leveraging the business process framework that the product delivers, and the built-in workflow, it has forced individuals to be more accountable to their managers and employees. * It also enforces cleaner data; you cannot just push… more»

What needs improvement?

Analytical tools have needed improvement. Workday has just released Prism Analytics, to replace the current analytical tools, so it’s in the early stages. Workday has great reporting capabilities today, but if we don’t have a fully… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Implement what you need, purchase what you need as you need it.

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend it to anyone. It’s the only fully consolidated in-memory application on the market.
Vendor
User with 51-200 employees
Nov 02 2017

What do you think of Workday?

What is most valuable?

We use Workday for HR services and found the software to be very user-friendly compared to the previous software.

How has it helped my organization?

It has tremendously improved user satisfaction and the adaptability of the application.

What needs improvement?

It does not integrate with some of the career management softwares, like LinkedIn.

For how long have I used the solution?

For three years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

None.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None.

How is customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: I would rate them as very good. Technical Support: I would rate them as very good.

How was the

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PulkitAgarwal
Real User
Workday Integration Lead at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Easy to use * Interactive * Cloud * SaaS VF

How has it helped my organization?

* Reliability * Performance * Maintenance of the HR system

What needs improvement?

They can work on getting the clients to work on their support model. Most of the client's current support model for their legacy system will be quite different to what it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's good and fair with the modules it offers.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

What other advice do I have?

Great product, think about the BAU/support. It changes the way old ERPs work and creates a whole set of changes to how the BAU works.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other cloud apps like Salesforce, Fusion, etc., but nothing stood a chance against this product.
Vendor
Vice President Information Technology at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 16 2017

What is most valuable?

The API’s have enabled us to really deliver reliable automation to the company. This isn’t just critical, because we can create ease of use, though that is really nice. Reliable, auditable integration… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If there was something to really point out here, it isn’t what Workday has done or offers, but what it hasn’t done that has been so powerful. We struggled to have successful implementations… more»

What needs improvement?

There is too much of a one-at-a-time concept in the workflow. The system is designed with the object model in mind, which is brilliant. Transition from one thing to the next is a never-ending… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

When we priced out this system, it was one of the most expensive solutions when compared straight up with other HCM replacements. The trick is in seeing its total cost now and going forward in… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We are an Oracle shop and used the HCM module. The switch was our push to focus on HR as a product in a best-of-breed approach, as the implementation we had in our ERP was largely ignored and… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don’t dip your toe in the water, jump in. With a solution like this there are great returns to be had, but you need to invest in really using the API’s, building automation with workflows and… more»
Vendor
Business Analyst, HR at Transamerica
Feb 08 2017

What is most valuable?

It has lots of built in reports. I can copy the report and modify it instead of spending time on studying which table is the one I need to use. Each field also has its description, although sometimes… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Employee Self-Service and Manager Self-Service are not additional products to implement and they can save time for HR operations. Workday also offers a lot of HR modules that facilitate us to do… more»

What needs improvement?

For reporting, Workday only allows users to select which table to join, and it defaults everything. It should allow users to specify the type of join table (inner join / left join / right join /… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

The group previously used different systems for different countries. We centralize a team of system support for the group. It is more cost efficient in terms of support and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

Check carefully whether Workday supports payroll in your country; otherwise it takes additional costs and efforts to build integration.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not have other options, as it is a group decision. If I had an option, I would choose PeopleSoft, because HCM and payroll could be in one system.
Vendor
Systems Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What do you think of Workday?

What is most valuable?

I would say the most value comes from the annual review features. It is well laid out and easy to complete. It makes the process of annual reviews simple and concise.

How has it helped my organization?

It is more efficient than any methods/processes I have used in other companies. The simplicity of the system is very valuable.

What needs improvement?

The ability to drive more analytics on a customizable level would be helpful.

For how long have I used the solution?

One year.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No problems with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No problems with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability has not been an issue.

How are

Consultant
Senior Associate (Management Consulting) at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees
Sep 20 2016

What is most valuable?

I primarily used the report writer; have some experience with EIB integrations as well.

How has it helped my organization?

My personal organization does not use it. However, in my clients’ organizations, people really seemed to like the user interface, and the community has been extremely helpful. The regular releases are also very nice. Reporting is a bit of a learning curve coming from an ERP built on a standard… more»

What needs improvement?

It's great for operational / detailed reporting and some low-level analytics, but for heavy-duty analysis against large data sets, I find it's a bit lacking. For instance, the indexed data sources only work when using non-calculated fields. Most clients have a TON of calculated fields used for… more»

What other advice do I have?

The reporting capability is perfectly adequate in 90% of cases, given the requisite training. For "heavy-duty" analytics across very large datasets, consider the integration required for integrating with an on-premise data warehouse, for example... There will be considerable additional overhead in… more»

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