Top SuccessFactors Competitors:
The Best SuccessFactors Alternatives for Your Business
SuccessFactors offers a cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution that enables businesses to automate workforce management. The tool helps businesses execute HR-related functions, such as employee recruitment, onboarding, training, performance, compensation and succession management.
SuccessFactors is a popular tool with enterprises and has ranked first for two use cases in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for HCM Suites (content available to Gartner clients). The solution also caters to small businesses with its Professional Edition.
SuccessFactors offers various capabilities that include:
SuccessFactors is a SAP company and thus comes integrated with other SAP products. This benefits companies who already use or are considering SAP offerings, such as their CRM, supply chain or other solutions.
SuccessFactors comes with many features, as mentioned above. But the many different functionalities of the tool that employees must be trained on may be more of a hindrance than a benefit to smaller companies. As one reviewer on Software Advice notes, “[because of] lack of training from my company … there is more functionality that we are not using”.
All things considered, SuccessFactors might not be the right choice for you. To that end, we’ve listed below five alternatives to SuccessFactors that you can compare and contrast to make the best choice for your organization.
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In this section, we’ve listed the two products that most buyers search for alongside SuccessFactors.
Note: you can learn more about our Alternatives methodology here.
Workday is a cloud-based HCM solution and a popular alternative to SuccessFactors. It offers a single system that helps businesses centrally manage a geographically dispersed workforce. Businesses can use the solution to recruit, onboard and train employees as well as manage payroll, compliance and compensation.
Here’s a brief summary of Workday’s key features:
Businesses looking for a cloud-based HCM solution that also helps them manage projects and financial accounting can leverage Workday’s additional applications, which include a financial accounting solution and professional services automation (PSA) software.
Oracle Taleo Enterprise Cloud Service is a talent management solution designed to help companies manage their workforce, specifically during the recruitment and onboarding stages. The software helps companies with performance evaluation, compensation management as well as employee training and development.
Reviewers at Software Advice appreciate Taleo’s recruitment and onboarding capabilities. One user states:
“Taleo gives us the ability to speed up our onboarding process and create a positive first impression. Our employees are able to knock out their new hire paperwork before their first day, speeding up their time to production.” —Kayleigh from NIC, Inc.
The solution offers several different functionalities, such as:
As an Oracle solution, Taleo offers integration capabilities with other Oracle products. Companies can leverage these integrations as well as the back-end support and security services of Oracle.
This section includes three alternatives of SuccessFactors that rank highly among user ratings on Software Advice.
Oracle’s PeopleSoft Human Capital Management is similar to its HCM Cloud service (Taleo) to the extent that both of them offer applications for workforce management and talent development. The difference is that PeopleSoft is deployed predominantly on-premise. As a result, it’s mainly suitable for midsize to large enterprises with more than 4,000 employees.
Users at Software Advice praise PeopleSoft for its easy customization and integration options. One user writes:
“Very user friendly, easy to customize and a great reporting tool. Their DBA’s [database administrators] are very friendly and knowledgeable, and the program works well with data coming up and downstream from other sources.” —Tony from Curtiss-Wright
Key capabilities of the solution include:
PeopleSoft’s talent management module integrates with many third-party core HR and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. This benefits companies, as data transfer is possible between these different systems and PeopleSoft.
Threads Culture offers a cloud-based workforce management solution for small and midsize businesses. The solution is designed to help companies with recruitment, performance tracking and employee feedback.
Reviews from Threads Culture users on Software Advice mention that the solution is easy to setup and rate its customer service highly. One user says:
“This system is very user friendly. I’d suggest that you’d try it out as they allow you to try it risk free for a period of time and I know you'll love it as much as our organization does.” —Leah from Transportation Federal Credit Union
Threads Culture offers the following features:
Threads Culture comes with a 30-day free trial that begins after they help you set up the product’s dashboard. It also offers a subscription-based payment model, which makes it suitable for organizations looking for software without an upfront license fee.
Close on the heels of Threads Culture is Reviewsnap, another alternative to SuccessFactors that’s rated highly by Software Advice users. It’s a cloud-based performance management solution that helps businesses manage talent by conducting performance reviews, tracking compensation and developing employee training programs.
Reviewsnap is rated highly on Software Advice for ease-of-use. One reviewer writes:
“Reviewsnap is very user-friendly and customizable. What I liked best is that we were able to work with the Reviewsnap implementation team to create exactly what we needed and what worked for the organization. In addition, the 360 and compensation module came with the service. Reviewsnap handled all of the training at our HQ office and our multiple field offices. There were no hidden costs.” —Quanita from The International Center for Research on Women
Key capabilities of Reviewsnap include:
Reviewsnap comes integrated with OpenSesame (an eLearning marketplace offering on-demand training courses). Organizations can train employees using the pre-made online courses on OpenSesame, instead of having to create new content.
The above comparisons intend to give you a brief rundown on SuccessFactors and its alternatives. You can also read a more detailed review of SuccessFactors, or check out more popular HR solutions and alternatives:
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