Workday Vs Zenefits (Jun 2021)

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / Jun 22, 2021

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Bottom Line: Which is Better - Workday or Zenefits?

Workday is more expensive to implement (TCO) than Zenefits, Workday is rated higher (97/100) than Zenefits (93/100). Zenefits offers more features (10) to their users than Workday (0).

Looking for the right Human Resources solution for your business? buyers like you are primarily concerned about the real total implementation cost (TCO), full list of features, vendor reliability, user reviews, pros and cons. In this article we compare between the 2 software products:

How Workday compares with Zenefits ?

Workday: In 2005, software visionaries Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri met for brunch at a Truckee diner, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe. They decided to form a startup—one that would sell cloud-based finance and HR software. The two longtime friends had plenty of experience. Dave founded PeopleSoft in 1987 and served as the company's CEO and board chairma...

Zenefits : Zenefits is redefining the way companies manage their mission critical HR systems, like payroll and benefits. A customer-centric company, we’re chock full of awesome people who are passionate about our product and the 5,000+ employees who use it.

Who's more expensive? Workday or Zenefits?

The real total cost of ownership (TCO) of Human Resources software includes the software license, subscription fees, software training, customizations, hardware (if needed), maintenance & support and other related services. When calculating the TCO it's important to add all of these "hidden cost" as well. We prepared a TCO calculator for Workday and Zenefits.

Workday price starts at $100 per user/year , on a scale between 1 to 10 Workday is rated 6, which is similar to the average cost of Human Resources software. Zenefits price starts at $8 per employee/month , when comparing Zenefits to their competitors, the software is rated 2 - much lower than the average Human Resources software cost.

Bottom line: Workday is more expensive than Zenefits.

Which software includes more/better features?

As with any business software solutions, it’s important to consider the features & functionality. The tool should support the processes, workflows, reports and needs that matter to your team. To help you evaluate this, we've compared Workday Vs. Zenefits based on some of the most important and required Human Resources features. Workday: We are still working to collect the list of features for Workday. Zenefits: Benefits Administration, Employee Self-Service, HR Management, Payroll, Performance Record.

Target customer size

Workday's typical customers include: Small, medium and large size businesses, Zenefits is perfect for small and mid-sized companies that are looking for a complete HR solution.

Workday

ITQlick rating
(4.3/5)

starts at $100 per user/year

Workday is a cloud-based scalable enterprise resource management platform that enables companies of various sizes and capacities to effectively handle administrative duties such as Financial Management, Human R...

Categories: Human Resources, Workforce Management.

Zenefits

ITQlick rating
(4.2/5)

starts at $8 per employee/month

Zenefits is a human resource management software that offers benefits administration, payroll management and compliance features in one single solution. If you are already using benefits or payroll software, yo...

Categories: Self-Service Portal, Product Lifecycle Management, Human Resources, Applicant Tracking, Attendance Tracking.

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Compare features

Workday: 0 Features

We are working to collect the list of features

Zenefits: 10 Features

Benefits Administration
Employee Self-Service
HR Management
Payroll
Performance Record
Software Customization
Timesheet
Absence Management
Employee Time Clock
FMLA Tracking
ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
ITQlick score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100, the calculation is based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing score pricing Score is a 1 to 10 (10 is high cost), based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality score
Software review
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Workday
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$100 per user/year
Functionality
3
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Zenefits
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$8 per employee/month
Functionality
31
Kronos
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
32
Review
Namely
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$15 per employee/month
Functionality
22
Review
BambooHR
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
27
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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.