Workday vs Zenefits

Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for human resources and finance.Workday delivers human capital management, financial management, and analytics applications designed for the world’s largest organisations. Hundreds of companies, ranging from medium-sized businesses to Fortune 50 enterprises, have selected Workday. Workday SaaS alternatives are Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce, NetSuite
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Comparing Workday vs Zenefits is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Workday has better video than Zenefits

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Workday has more user-friendly interface than Zenefits because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Workday is more popular than Zenefits

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Zenefits added performance management tool (in 2017)
- Workday acquired CRM startup Pattern (in 2017)
- Zenefits simplifies human resources management for SMB (in 2017)
- Zenefits adds new tools for employee compliance (in 2017)
- HR service Zenefits opens up to third-party developers (in 2016)
- Zenefits launched own payroll platform (in 2015)
- Workday is going to fund machine learning startups (in 2015)
- Zenefits launched free tools for managers and executive (in 2015)
- Cloud HR management provider Zenefits raised $500 Million (in 2015)
- Cloud HR startup Zenefits is one of the fastest-growing SaaS businesses ever (in 2015)

Looks like Zenefits was recently more active than Workday (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Workday and Zenefits meet head to head:

2017 - Workday acquired CRM startup Pattern to take on Zenefits

Financial management and HR software vendor Workday acquired two-year-old, Redwood City, Calif.- based startup Pattern. Thus Workday is going to compete with Salesforce and Zenefits. Pattern had aimed to lighten the load of managing customer relationships for salespeople and was funded by Felicis Ventures, SoftTech VC, First Round Capital, and various angel investors, who last year provided the company with $2.5 million in seed funding. Some of Workday’s past acquisitions include big data analytics vendor Platfora, acquired last year, and the online learning company Zaption, which Workday also acquired last year and promptly shut down. Terms for both deals were not disclosed.

2015 - Zenefits launched own payroll platform to keep up competition with Workday

Cloud-based HR service Zenefits has launched its own payroll system (after paycheck services giant ADP cut the company off earlier this year). Zenefits also partnered with another service - ZenPayroll, but it switched its moniker to Gusto in September and rolled out a bunch of free HR services that looked very similar to Zenefits. The new Zenefits payroll system runs in two modes. One is free, fully automated service integrating automatic payments with any updates and changes to employee deductions for health, retirement, and other benefits. There’s also a pro mode for those who like to tinker a bit on the backend. Zenefits Payroll Pro starts at $25 per month, plus $4 per employee per month on an annual contract. The new system will also integrate with Quickbooks and Xero.

2014 - Cloud HR service Zenefits adds grant management to keep up with Workday

Zenefits, the cloud-based HR management service is building stock options directly into its HR platform and supporting a number of time- and cost-saving features related to their management. With the new feature, clients will be able to keep track of the grants they give out, as well as the vesting schedule for all employees in the company. Meanwhile, their employees will be able to monitor their own vesting schedules and exercise stock options in real-time. With stock options, Zenefits is seeking to solve a problem that a number of startups are faced with. Up until now, tracking option grants and vesting schedules has mostly been a manual process — and one that only gets more difficult as companies scale up over time.