Workday - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 14, 2021

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Workday has some competitions in the human capital management industry, and Its competitors include BambooHR, JobDiva, and UKG Pro. Here are ways it competes with these systems:
  • Functionality: Compared to its alternatives, Workday can make financial plans, create budgets and forecasts, manage workforce data, recruit, and payroll. However, JobDiva is mainly for recruitment, UKG Pro is for HR and workforce management, while BambooHR is a Human Resource Information System (HRIS).
  • Consumer/Industries: Unlike its competitors, any industry can use Workday. Its general features fit many sectors such as education, finance, entertainment, human resources, retail, nonprofit, manufacturing, healthcare, etc.
  • Cost: Workday, UKG Pro, and JobDivas pricing information are not publicly published. However, Workdays cost rating of 3/5 indicates it is average cost compared to its alternatives. On the other hand, BambooHR charges per employee. It has Essentials plan of $4.95/month and an Advantage plan of $8.25/month.
  • Cloud-based/on-premise: Like JobDiva, BambooHR, and UKG Pro, which are alternatives to Workday, they are all cloud-based systems.
  • Support: UKG Pro has an email/help desk, FAQs/Forum, knowledge base, phone support, 24/7 live rep, and Chat. Whereas, BambooHR lacks a 24/7 live broker while Workday does not have an FAQ/Forum support feature.

2021's Top Workday Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Workday that are worth checking out: Namely for SMBs, Kronos Workforce Ready for large size business, BambooHR for growing companies, and Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, 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
Review
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Workday
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$72 per user/year
Functionality
3
Best for SMBs
Namely
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6.8/10
License pricing
$12 per employee/month
Functionality
22
Review
Best for Enterprise
Kronos
ITQlick rating
4.1/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$6 per user/month
Functionality
32
Review
Growing
BambooHR
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
2.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
27
Free version
Infor
ITQlick rating
2.8/5
Score
85/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
Has a free version
Functionality
3
Review

1. Namely - Best for SMBs

Namely is an alternative Human Resources software, Namely installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Namely, with a pricing score of 6.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Namely is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Namely offers 22 main features). compare head to head: Namely Vs Workday

2. Kronos Workforce Ready - Best for Large Business

Kronos Workforce Ready is an alternative Human Resources software, Kronos Workforce Ready installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Kronos Workforce Ready, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Kronos Workforce Ready is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Kronos offers 32 main features). compare head to head: Kronos Workforce Ready Vs Workday

3. BambooHR - Best for Growing Companies

BambooHR is an alternative Human Resources software, BambooHR installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. BambooHR, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

BambooHR is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (BambooHR offers 27 main features). compare head to head: BambooHR Vs Workday

4. Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite is an alternative Human Resources software, Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite is rated 2.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Infor offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Infor Healthcare Workforce Management Suite Vs Workday

5. TribeHR

TribeHR is an alternative Human Resources software, TribeHR installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TribeHR, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

TribeHR is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TribeHR offers 23 main features). compare head to head: TribeHR Vs Workday

6. Kronos Workforce Central

Kronos Workforce Central is an alternative Human Resources software, Kronos Workforce Central installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Kronos Workforce Central is considered same cost to implement ($6 per user/month) as Workday, both with a pricing score of 6.

Kronos Workforce Central is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Kronos offers 30 main features). compare head to head: Kronos Workforce Central Vs Workday

7. Paycor Perform

Paycor Perform is an alternative Human Resources software, Paycor Perform installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Paycor Perform, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Paycor Perform is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Paycor offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Paycor Perform Vs Workday

8. Advanced HR

Advanced HR is an alternative Human Resources software, Advanced HR installed on-premises, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Advanced HR, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Advanced HR is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Advanced offers 3 main features). compare head to head: Advanced HR Vs Workday

9. SuccessFactors

SuccessFactors is an alternative Human Resources software, SuccessFactors cloud, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SuccessFactors, with a pricing score of 7.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

SuccessFactors is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SuccessFactors offers 35 main features). compare head to head: SuccessFactors Vs Workday

10. Paycor Recruiting

Paycor Recruiting is an alternative Human Resources software, Paycor Recruiting installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Paycor Recruiting, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Paycor Recruiting is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Paycor offers 13 main features). compare head to head: Paycor Recruiting Vs Workday

11. Zenefits

Zenefits is an alternative Human Resources software, Zenefits installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Zenefits, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Zenefits is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Zenefits offers 31 main features). compare head to head: Zenefits Vs Workday

12. Epicor HCM

Epicor HCM is an alternative Human Resources software, Epicor HCM installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Epicor HCM, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Epicor HCM is rated 3.8 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Epicor offers 26 main features). compare head to head: Epicor HCM Vs Workday

13. Vibe HCM

Vibe HCM is an alternative Human Resources software, Vibe HCM installed on-premises or used cloud based, Workday can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vibe HCM, with a pricing score of 7 is considered more expensive to implement than Workday with a score of 6.

Vibe HCM is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vibe offers 28 main features). compare head to head: Vibe HCM Vs Workday

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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.