We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"We have 35,000 employees in our organization, so we consider the solution to be scalable."
"The solution has good integration with other applications."
"I think that it's stable. I don't believe that there are any issues."
"The solution is very good at building out a roadmap based on client needs and feedback."
"The core part and the talent management part are most valuable."
"This solution has localized the payroll which is a good thing."
"We have not had any issues with the stability of this solution."
"The most valuable feature is the support for mobile devices."
"The solution is stable."
"The most valuable feature is the ease of reporting."
"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."
"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 solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations."
"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."
"The user interface is good and very easy to use."
"From the feedback that I get, the functional side of the payroll could be improved."
"The product needs to keep improving the integration tools and the tools to load the data - that whole mechanism - in order to allow for flexibility in the configuration."
"It is a cloud solution, so we cannot do much customization. However, if you have a past license, you can do the customization, but unfortunately, we don't have a past license. If we had that, we would have been 100% happy."
"I think they should have a larger data center in China, which would significantly increase the access speed from my current workspace."
"It would be very nice if we were able to roll back transactions from data that was loaded with the data loader."
"The absence management can use some improvement. Due to all the flexible working, the part with work schedules could be a little bit more flexible."
"There should be more digital assistance included, like chatbots."
"I was part of a program I went to where I had a discussion on the latest innovation of the Oracle HCM. I think some of the newer technology innovations, such as gamification and consumerization are areas that could be improved."
"It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improved"
"The cost of Workday is certainly not inexpensive. It's very pricey."
"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 solution should be more user-friendly."
"The UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive."
"The implementation could have gone a little smoother."
"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 technical team to emulate issues. It would be good if they can offer backend access to the technical team. It would be helpful if they can also provide a Troubleshooting Guide that we can use to troubleshoot issues. When we have an issue, there are very limited resources to refer to."
"The security console should be made less complex."
"Licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
"Oracle HCM offers many features at a low price."
"The solution is expensive."
"It has a licensing cost. It has a cloud-based subscription, which is quite cheap."
"There is a license required for the use of this solution and we are on an annual license."
"I cannot comment on the cost, as this is handled by a different team."
"On average, it's not a cheap solution."
"The contract for one of them will be extended for three years and for another one for two years. One of them is paying monthly, and another one is paying per quarter. I don't know about the third one. So, it differs."
"Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market."
"The pricing is good from an HR perspective, although management gets upset after spending $500,000 a year, every year."
"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."
Oracle HCM Cloud is a complete HR application suite which helps organizations become more strategic and agile with a best-in-class workforce experience. It integrates HR best practices and technology to provide an engaging, informative, and adaptive HR experience throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Oracle HCM Cloud allows organizations find, develop and retain the best talent, enable collaboration, deliver deep workforce insights, and increase operational efficiency
Workday is a cloud-based software solution that specializes in developing applications for capital and finance management applications. The system is built to work in global workforces and is adaptable. The global system ensures that users are up to date and can manage internal career-related information, and everyday business problems like timesheets, payrolls, and time off.
“A Pioneer in Software-as-a-Service”
Workday Human Capital Management tool is designed to simplify and streamline your work. It leverages machine learning to adapt capital management to a changing environment.
The Workday model is based on delivering a single system that uses a single source of data and a single security model to deliver a unique user experience. The system is user-friendly and ensures that employees and management can use it from any and all devices. Workday HCM integrates into a central system that includes financial management, payroll, recruiting, learning, and planning. Managers and employees can provide feedback to one another, too.
Workday’s features include:
Workday smart platform consists of the following modules:
Reviews from Real Users
Many organizations choose Workday because it provides an all-in-one modular solution for human capital and finance management. Our users say they like the ease of use for time-off requests, career and development segments, and overall HR management. The records and reporting capabilities are another popular feature.
"The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations," said one user. Another said that the best feature is the optimization of the work day experience with a unified platform that can be applied across different business units. “You will never find a use case that cannot be covered," said a third.
Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 5th in Benefits Administration with 11 reviews while Workday is ranked 3rd in Benefits Administration with 8 reviews. Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.4, while Workday is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle HCM Cloud writes "The HCM Core (incl. Self Service and Absence management) is very complete, user friendly , scalable and stable. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "Simple to use with easy report creation and excellent AI". Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with PeopleSoft, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP HCM, Oracle Taleo and Oracle E-Business Suite, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM, Oracle Taleo and Ceridian Dayforce HCM. See our Oracle HCM Cloud vs. Workday report.
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