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Executive Summary
Updated on May 26, 2022

We performed a comparison between Oracle HCM Cloud and Workday based on our users’ reviews in four categories. After reading all of the collected data, you can find our conclusion below.

  • Ease of Deployment: Most Oracle HCM Cloud reviewers agree that the installation is a straightforward process. Workday users give mixed reviews regarding its setup. Some say the setup is straightforward, while others say it is complex.
  • Features: Users of both products are happy with their stability, security, and scalability. Oracle HCM Cloud users say it is easy to use and has good support for mobile devices. Several users say that Oracle HCM Cloud’s integration options could improve. Workday users like its reporting tools and flexibility but say it can take time to load.
  • Pricing: Oracle HCM Cloud users give mixed reviews for their prices. Some feel that their prices are reasonable, while others feel they are high. Workday users say that it is an expensive product.
  • Service and Support: Most Oracle HCM Cloud users report being satisfied with the level of support they receive. In contrast, most Workday users say that its support could improve.

Comparison Results: Oracle HCM Cloud comes out on top in this comparison. Compared with Workday, it is easier to deploy and it receives higher marks for its pricing and support.

To learn more, read our detailed Oracle HCM Cloud vs. Workday Report (Updated: March 2024).
768,066 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The solution is very good at building out a roadmap based on client needs and feedback.""Oracle HCM Cloud adds the latest features on a quarterly basis to the cloud, which makes it very easy for customers to adapt to the new features.""Since it is an integrated solution, it brings speed and efficiency to the business process.""In terms of ERP, it's a good product. It's convenient.""This solution is user friendly and can be used on a mobile phone without a computer.""It has good navigation, and it is user friendly and secure. Every three months, there is an upgrade, and it has new features.""The tool's implementation has resulted in significant time savings, ranging from 30 to 50 percent across various processes. Oracle HCM, particularly its payroll functionality, has proven to be highly valuable for our organization. Additionally, the ability to implement various customizations has proven valuable. The robust nature of Oracle HCM Cloud ensures high accuracy.""This solution has localized the payroll which is a good thing."

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"The solution was very good at reconfiguration and customization of their software. It helped us to meet federal regulations.""I would say that we have definitely seen a return on investment.""Workday is highly intuitive from a customer experience perspective. It was effortless for us to understand what to do even though we didn't have any related training. It was easy to use without guidance.""There is a lot to like about it. I really enjoy the business process framework. It's something that's really seamless. It allows you to have people within the flow. They get assigned a task to complete something to approve, etc. That's a really good piece of functionality that Workday offers. Their out-of-the-box reporting framework is also really powerful in terms of what it provides. These would be two things that I would highlight.""It's easy to set up.""I like that it's easy to use and flexible.""The most valuable feature of Workday is the ease of navigation to browse the application. The solution can hold information about the company and people with accounts can be discovered by others in the whole company.""We have fewer systems, less manual data entry, and less processing."

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Cons
"The recruitment aspect is good, but it's new and it still needs some enhancements. In the future, we hope it will be similar to Taleo.""The initial setup is straightforward. However, it is more complex than Oracle Taleo because it has a lot more features have complexity.""I believe what could be improved is the EX portion of Oracle HCM Cloud and how it can more easily integrate with other tools.""The performance and reaction time can be improved.""I would like to see more direct access for both human resources and employees without so many screens to navigate.""There needs to be familiarity mixed in with novelty.""Oracle HCM Cloud could improve by adding AI and more offline capabilities.""There should be more digital assistance included, like chatbots."

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"My opinion is that this solution can improve the overall integrations and add more automation. I think anything that could be on a self-serve basis would work quite well.""The UI, UX (user experience) is very bad. It is not very interactive.""The solution needs to be updated with generative UI.""The user interface could be better. Everything else was fine.""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.""I would really like to see a more robust timekeeping solution in Workday. Currently, most organizations are using Kronos for timekeeping and Workday for HR data. They then integrate Workday with Dimensions to manage time-related activities and payroll processing.""The cost of Workday is certainly not inexpensive. It's very pricey.""Analytical tools have needed improvement. Workday has just released Prism Analytics, to replace the current analytical tools, so it’s in the early stages."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "On an annual basis, we pay about $25,000 for our company. This includes the VAT, support, upgrades and everything else."
  • "Oracle HCM offers many features at a low price."
  • "On average, it's not a cheap solution."
  • "It has a licensing cost. It has a cloud-based subscription, which is quite cheap."
  • "The solution is expensive."
  • "Licensing fees are on a yearly basis."
  • "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."
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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:Although both are solutions to manage HR, their differences make each one suitable for different companies Oracle Cloud HCM is a platform for connecting all human resource processes in your… more »
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    Also Known As
    Oracle Human Capital Management Cloud
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    Overview

    Natively built for the cloud, Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management is a complete solution that connects every human resource process—and every person—across your enterprise. We help you create a community where people feel valued, heard, and like they belong. With a single user experience and data model and seamless processes and infrastructure, Oracle Cloud HCM can help you redefine what best looks like for your people.

    Platform capabilities empower every HR process including: Global HR, Talent Management, Recruiting, Learning, Workforce Rewards, Workforce Management, Work Life Solutions, HR Help Desk, Workforce Health and Safety Incidents, Payroll Management, Benefits Management, Advanced HCM Controls, and Strategic Workforce Planning.

    Top 10 Reason Why Customers Choose Oracle Cloud HCM:

  • Tailored User Experience

    Employees expect tailored experiences from their work technology and want to feel supported by their organization regardless of where, when, and how they work. Providing employees with a tailored user experience is now a necessity—one that many HR teams are striving for as they evaluate their technology. That’s why Oracle Cloud HCM offers the only complete employee experience platform that empowers your people to connect, grow, and thrive.

  • Adaptable and Extensible

    HR is at the forefront of navigating change and needs to be able to adapt quickly as new challenges arise. Oracle Cloud HCM delivers an adaptable and flexible solution to meet changing business practices, regulations, and environments.

  • Complete HCM Cloud Solution

    Organizations that want to manage the entire employee lifecycle select Oracle Cloud HCM because it’s the most complete HR cloud solution on the market. Built as a single cloud solution for all HR functionalities, it connects every HR process from hire to retire.

  • Complete Enterprise Solution

    One of the many things that sets Oracle apart from other vendors is that we natively built our software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications on our own cloud platform and infrastructure. With applications and data all on one platform, you can gain unobstructed visibility across your organization and increased data security

  • Improved Business Value

    Oracle customers leverage our HCM cloud application to drive business value through better user engagement and adoption, streamlined processes, improved productivity, and lower total cost of ownership

  • Dedication to Innovation

    Innovation is the biggest benefit of moving your systems to the cloud. Our quarterly updates allow us to continuously deliver new and exciting features. With a team of more than 20,000 engineers, Oracle delivers more than 1,000 innovation updates annually—80% of which are based on customer feedback.

  • Data Security and Privacy

    Oracle has a strong security culture and is trusted by

    organizations worldwide with strict security requirements. Stored in state-of-the-art data centers, Oracle Cloud HCM and our infrastructure have advanced multilayered security measures that can help customers meet both local and international regulations

  • Vibrant HR Community

    Oracle Cloud Customer Connect is a vibrant online

    community of more than 40,000 HCM users and a great place to crowdsource information, discuss the latest releases, register for in-person or virtual events, and submit product suggestions.

  • Customer Success

    Oracle customers have access to an implementation success manager, on-demand education, and success planning tools. We offer 24/7 customer service in 145 countries worldwide to help you maximize the value of your investment.

  • Global Capabilities

    Most enterprises today operate at both the global and local levels, so our customers appreciate that Oracle Cloud HCM is designed to meet both international and regional needs for more than 200 jurisdictions and 27 languages.

  • 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:

    • 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
    Kovaion Consulting India Pvt. Ltd., eVerge Group, Kalpataru, Logicalis Inc., Macmillan Science and Education, Drivestream Inc., Kamal Osman Jamjoom Group LLC, WAXIE Sanitary Supply
    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!
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Insurance Company8%
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    Educational Organization45%
    Computer Software Company7%
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    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise43%
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    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise51%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Midsize Enterprise32%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Buyer's Guide
    Oracle HCM Cloud vs. Workday
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    Oracle HCM Cloud is ranked 2nd in Benefits Administration with 62 reviews while Workday is ranked 1st in Benefits Administration with 49 reviews. Oracle HCM Cloud is rated 7.8, while Workday is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Oracle HCM Cloud writes " Capable of consolidating data from all countries and providing access to any employee information across locations but poor user experience". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Workday writes "The solution's interface is clean, organized, and easy to use ". Oracle HCM Cloud is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, PeopleSoft, SAP HCM, Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Taleo, whereas Workday is most compared with SAP SuccessFactors, SAP HCM, PeopleSoft, UKG and Cornerstone Learning. See our Oracle HCM Cloud vs. Workday report.

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