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14,375 views|9,060 comparisons
91% willing to recommend
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We performed a comparison between DarwinBox and Workday based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Cloud HCM solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed DarwinBox vs. Workday Report (Updated: May 2024).
772,277 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"In our company, we use DarwinBox to maintain the data of our employees and for recruitment purposes.""The most valuable features of the solution are organogram and position-based mapping.""The solution that we used previously was very complex. As a result, without referring to the manuals and consulting an expert, it was difficult for a newly hired employee to navigate the platform. However, this is not the case with Darwinbox. It has a very intuitive user interface, and anyone can use it and implement it without having to use a guide or a walk through process. It's very simple."

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"It is a one-stop solution for everything. You can look for information about other employees or you can track your information. There is a directory, so you can search for other employees. You can also see and track your personal details and salary details on the employee profile page.""It was more efficient for the agents for their performance reviews, but when it came to HR and the recruitment team, it sometimes worked, and sometimes, it didn't work.""We use the platform for tasks, including applying for leaves, communication, and adhering to our organization's policies through efficient goal setting and reviews.""It is easy to use and straightforward.""The product is useful for storing employee records.""Workday's best features are planning and finance.""The most valuable features of the solution are the usability, learning, and compliance tools.""Workday is easy to use. Timesheet and resource management are also easy."

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Cons
"Like most software, it has a base version, the vanilla, out-of-the-box version, and customization is required to match it to the unique processes of each company. The Darwinbox team seems to be having difficulty with the customization process. They have to be a little more mature to customize it as per every company's need.""The solution's API integration with third-party applications should be improved.""DarwinBox is not a stable solution...DarwinBox is not a scalable solution."

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"We would like to see improvement in the mobile app variant of this solution. The time sheet entry and approval, and the geo-tagging features all need to have their functionality updated, in order to be comparable with other products on the market.""The navigation of Workday is good but could be better.""Analytical tools have needed improvement. Workday has just released Prism Analytics, to replace the current analytical tools, so it’s in the early stages.""There could be a web-based application for making payments to the employees.""In terms of reporting, we have to rely on a consultant to do the report customization. The most important thing is to be able to do your own reporting, which it can't do. We rely so much on our consultant to customize reports for us.""One potential feature that could be added is the ability to streamline business processes through quick tips and guided tours. This would allow for a smoother and more guided experience for colleagues as they navigate through different processes and steps. It would be similar to a guidance system or a step-by-step tutorial that could be added after the business process to guide users through it.""It's possible that the way things are integrated could be improved""The implementation could have gone a little smoother."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My company makes some yearly payments towards the licensing costs attached to DarwinBox."
  • "Compared with SuccessFactors, there is no major difference in DarwinBox's cost."
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  • "With a bigger budget, I would recommend SAP."
  • "Workday is an expensive solution."
  • "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."
  • "The pricing is good from an HR perspective, although management gets upset after spending $500,000 a year, every year."
  • "Its price is pretty high. It is more expensive than what is offered by other competitors in the market."
  • "It has an annual subscription rate, but I'm not sure how it will work."
  • "The pricing for this solution is fairly high. It is not affordable for small and mid-sized companies."
  • "By and large, Workday is expensive. It is based on the headcount. I'd probably rate it a three or four out of five in terms of pricing. It'd be like buying a Mercedes or a high-end car. It's expensive, but there's a specific value that you're getting with additional features and things of that nature. Using that metaphor, Workday probably tends to be more of a luxury. There are others like ADP that can do your payroll, your time off, and other things, but they don't do it as well."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the solution are organogram and position-based mapping.
    Top Answer:The solution's API integration with third-party applications should be improved. There are some issues when it comes to integrating the solution with the SAP system and banking single channels… more »
    Top Answer:We use DarwinBox for payroll and the complete hire-to-fire cycle of employees.
    Top Answer:Differences between Workday, Oracle Cloud,w and SAP SuccessFactors:w Oracle: "simple interface and deep customization to suit the purpose." SAP: Multiple functionalities that increase process… more »
    Top Answer:I like its UI and UX. When we were using Oracle or SAP, the UI/UX wasn't very user-friendly for the employees.
    Top Answer:It's very, very expensive. When I was in a startup company, we tried to adopt Workday. We called them and asked how much it would cost for our company. And the first answer from the salesperson was… more »
    Ranking
    15th
    out of 68 in Cloud HCM
    Views
    1,359
    Comparisons
    857
    Reviews
    3
    Average Words per Review
    457
    Rating
    6.3
    2nd
    out of 68 in Cloud HCM
    Views
    14,375
    Comparisons
    9,060
    Reviews
    25
    Average Words per Review
    433
    Rating
    8.3
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    Overview

    Darwinbox is a cloud-based, feature-rich human resources management system that emphasizes on usability and data protection. ... The software unifies all your HR processes, enabling you to be on top of your employees' whole lifecycle with a centralized, singular platform.

    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:

    • Flexible framework that lets you organize your staff according to different criteria. You can group employees by function, hierarchy, or department.
    • Personalized career guidance: Knowledge management and career guidance that can be easily customized for each staff member and also done at scale.
    • Augmented reporting and analytics: Configure, change, update, and publish reports, scorecards, and dashboards. The system centralizes the transactional and analytical data so you can act on the data from anywhere.
    • Compensation tools: Compensatio, payroll, and time tracking are automated and simplified.
    • Workforce planning allows you to uncover and address talent gaps and get visibility of your staff.
    • Mobile-first ensign approach: Users can access all resources from any device, and they are always in sync.
    • Machine learning capabilities enable personalized enterprise experiences and faster business processes.

    Workday smart platform consists of the following modules:

    • Human resource management
    • Business process management
    • Reporting and analytics
    • Benefits administration
    • Compensation management
    • Talent management
    • Survey framework
    • Employee and management self-service

    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.

    Sample Customers
    Myntra, GVK BIO, Bisleri, Times Internet, Delhivery, Aarti
    AAA, Allied Global, Avago Technologies Limited, Aviva, Cardinal Health, CareFusion, Chiquita Brands International, Equifax, Flextronics, HP, Life Time Fitness, McKee Foods, MGM Resorts International, Sanofi, ServiceSource International, Symantec, TripAdvisor, Yahoo!
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Healthcare Company7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Educational Organization6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Educational Organization26%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    DarwinBox vs. Workday
    May 2024
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    DarwinBox is ranked 15th in Cloud HCM with 3 reviews while Workday is ranked 2nd in Cloud HCM with 51 reviews. DarwinBox is rated 6.4, while Workday is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of DarwinBox writes "The product's servers, integration capabilities, and user interface needs improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "The solution's interface is clean, organized, and easy to use ". DarwinBox is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, ZingHR, PeopleStrong , Ramco HCM and BambooHR, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, SAP HCM, Oracle HCM Cloud, PeopleSoft and UKG. See our DarwinBox vs. Workday report.

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