Workday is a cloud-based enterprise resource management (ERP) suite suitable for global businesses of all sizes in a variety of industry verticals. Workday delivers user and administrative tools across financials, HR, planning, talent, payroll, analytics, student and more from a single system.

Workday’s financial management solutions include accounting and finance, revenue management, reporting and analytics, consolidate and close, , revenue management, accounting center, financial planning, expenses, procurement, project accounting, . Audit tools, inventory management and grants management are also included. The Prism Analytics module allows users to upload data from other software solutions to create consolidated reports.

The human capital management applications offer human resource management, workforce planning, recruiting, talent management, compensation and benefits, payroll, time and attendance, learning and more. Workday also offers a module for educational institutions that includes recruiting and admissions, curriculum management, records, advising and financial aid tracking.

Pricing is per month. Support is offered via email and through an online help desk.

Benefits administration
Benefits administration

Benefits administration

Compensation management

Compensation management

Recruiting

Recruiting

Learning management

Learning management

Mobile HR

Mobile HR

Talent management

Talent management

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Matt from Waystar

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

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Functionality

December 2018

Great product that is constantly getting better

Pros

The whole eco-system was great but I really liked the ability to incorporate feedback (from multiple stakeholders) into the reviews process as desired.

Cons

Certain inter-dependencies at times made it difficult to leverage all features - for example you need to implement WD- Recruiting to leverage certain functionality about internal posting, etc. Also, the timing of the upgrades can be challenging but I dont see a way around that since all users are on the same instance/version of the product. Really though they its a great product that is listening to its customers.

Review Source: Capterra

vijay from ebay

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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December 2018

Nice HCM tool

Pros

Easy to use and very intuitive. It has very simple UI. It can be configured according to your needs.

Cons

No cons at this time. I had not any problem so far. UI can be modernized.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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December 2018

Used in a lot of job applications

Did many applications using this, ended up being fine.

Pros

It has all the standard parts of a job application platform, and it does what it's supposed to do.

Cons

Didn't find workday to be the most user-friendly and intuitive out of the many different job applications I did, but it gets the job done.

Review Source: Capterra

Meagan from OneSource Virtual

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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Customer support

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December 2018

Great HRIS

This is a great tool for recruiting!

Pros

Its easy to navigate by intuition and you can get things done more than one way.

Cons

There is so much that it can do sometimes you end up going the long way to get what you need.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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December 2018

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Pros

Workday has a great user interface and is seamless

Cons

The software itself is great compared to it's competitors, however, there are too many buttons and options and there needs to be a better guide on how to navigate through all of the features

Review Source: Capterra

Christi from Glassdoor

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

December 2018

Modern Convenience

The software is easy to use, very modern, no second guessing where to go to enter and view anything. It's very convenient to be able to view, save as PDF or email paycheck slips to myself from within the software and their app is just as modern and user friendly. Even the PDF's download very quickly on my mobile!

Pros

Easy to understand and navigate, paycheck slips are easily divided out and labeled clearly and efficiently, love that I can email them to myself and save as PDFs and that I can log in and make changes anytime and they are saved immediately

Cons

At first the paycheck slips were very difficult to read. There is a lot of information on them and the way they are divided out was a bit overwhelming to understand. However, now that I understand the info on them they are getting easier to read but I would still like to see a cleaner look

Review Source: Capterra

Daniel from Whole Foods Market

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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December 2018

Benefit enrollment a breeze

Pros

I love that when Annual Enrollment times comes around, it's no longer a pain to get signed up or make changes. The way everything is laid out in Workday Benefits is great.

Cons

I have no issues with Workday Benefits at this time.

Review Source: Capterra

Saptarshi from Google

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

December 2018

Workday

Pros

It has most of the basic functionalities and standardizes them well.

Cons

UI is slow and takes a long time to load often times. Additionally, user workflows are not simple & intuitive.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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December 2018

Constantly improving

Pros

Payroll and benefits for Workday are awesome. Really makes life easier than previous platforms I've worked in.

Cons

They're trying too hard to fit things that don't fit. Like many products it seems like they want to be a single source end all be all platform. They did a great job on payroll and benefits but aren't doing as great in other HR/accounting platforms because they're squeezing them into something it wasn't made for. They seem to constantly improve but it would be better if they did the additional features right, as they did with earlier features, or not at all.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Customer support

Functionality

December 2018

Workday - Great for performance reviews and goal setting!

Immediacy for feedback among employees and employers. Great for goal setting and meeting compensation planning. You can create time specific goals with tons of space for descriptions and comments. We would be lost without Workday.

Pros

Workday is incredibly easy to use - we use it frequently on my work team where we can set yearly goals to meet our annual compensation planning targets. You can set it up for your management team to receive notifications when goals are edited and completed, which makes discussions and comments immediate for feedback.

Cons

It's interface is a little clunky at times and when you edit goals you have to be careful to make sure the right one is selected, because sometimes it will change to another one if you change screens.

Review Source: Capterra

Joshua from Robert half

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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December 2018

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I recommend this software.

Pros

The software has an extremely user friendly interface and makes it easy to summarize information.

Cons

The software is sometimes slow on google chrome.

Review Source: Capterra

Rachel from The Standard

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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November 2018

Performance Management - Workday

Overall the site is messy in my opinion and I find that I don't use it unless I have to.

Pros

You can update your personal and team goals in one centralized location. It also keeps a log of all past goals. You can update the status of your goals and keep track of each one by adding notes.

Cons

I am not a fan of the overall display of the website. Navigation seems a bit clunky and disorganized. The "Goals with Activity Stream" view on the main page is overwhelming to look at, and it's awkward to have such a large table of information thrown at you as soon as you enter the site. I click into "My Goals" and it displays the same messy info organized in a different way. Seems a bit redundant.

Review Source: Capterra

Gabe from NWL

Industry:  Retail

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

November 2018

Great to have everything you need in one place.

Pros

Workday is a great HR tool. You have payroll, time off requests, team info, direct deposit management, benefits, tax elections and more all in one place!

Cons

The only major con for my team is that my leader and I don’t have the same visibility into our team members time off requests, which makes colloborating on the schedule slightly inconvenient.

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Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

November 2018

Time card is great

Pros

I use this fo my time card and it is great. It is really easy to enter your time card and submit it for approval. It is nice to be able to see my pay checks on my phone with app.

Cons

I don't like when I view my whole paystub on the app it gives me a notification online that I viewed the paystub on the app. I think it is dumb that they don't realize that it is me both times checking it.

Review Source: Capterra

POOJA from Anjaneyap Global Inc.

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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November 2018

All hail for Workday!

Pros

Most smoothest product i have used in Human Resources. This product has all the key points you require and user friendliness makes it more valuable to customers like us who look for products which can simplify their work and reduce the time waste while running payroll; handling grievances; or taking care of employee data. But it does need a lot of knowledge transfer from the seniors who knows Workday better.

Cons

Well it's a commercial product like Oracle and SAP and i would consider it is one of the best by far as it is on cloud so i don't have any cons for it you just need to have a really good internet connection.

Review Source: Capterra

Ben from Ey

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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November 2018

Workday benefits review

Pros

User interface is great. Very customizable, and configurable based on the needs of the organization.

Cons

Running different reports and queries within the tool is a little tricky given the level of customization.

Review Source: Capterra

Thom from Computer Software

Industry:  Software / Technology

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

November 2018

Managing your team and working together

Pros

I have used Workday in two different companies and it provides many great tools to manage your staff and have your staff manage their time and expenses.

Cons

Depending on the deployment there are certain functions that Workday does great and a few its not the best solution, but it is an all-in-one solution

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Natalie from Brigham Young University - Idaho

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

Ease-of-use

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November 2018

Easy for the end user

I like that I can log on anytime/anywhere to see how many days off I have. I don't have to rely on a phone call to HR. Having this information easily accessible helps me plan my days away from the office.

Pros

Workday Benefits is straightforward. Our office uses many workday products so benefits is just part of an entire package. It is easy for someone not super familiar with the HR side to figure out current and future benefits.

Cons

If you are not familiar with Workday, the little "appletts" take some getting used to.

Review Source: Capterra

Matt from Epiq

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Value for money

Customer support

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November 2018

Workday - Employee Engagement Tool

This web-based system is great - we have found it to be easy to use, easy to deploy, and users rarely complain about how it works. The ability to link payroll, HR, benefits, and employee time off is really nice and allows better reporting.

Pros

This is a great system to replace your benefit and payroll employee reporting solutions. The menus are intuitive and all of the users are able to get the information they need, input their time off requests, and manage the annual performance goals with ease.

Cons

The transition to Workday was fairly simple, but it caused much confusion with the users as we had overlapping systems for a short period of time. Sometimes the user interface can be confusing, but that might be how it was implemented by the HR team.

Review Source: Capterra

Michael from Eaton Vance

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

Ease-of-use

Functionality

November 2018

Workday Payroll

Pros

Workday Payroll makes it incredibly simple to allocate employee pay selections and withholdings

Cons

The simple box design of the multiple choice elections can sometimes require unnecessary scrolling

Review Source: Capterra