Oracle ME vs. Workday

Oracle ME, part of Oracle Cloud HCM, is the only complete employee experience platform, giving business leaders the power to orchestrate tailored experiences from a comprehensive understanding of each employee—empowering talent to connect, grow, and thrive.

Compare Workday to Oracle ME and see why Oracle is the better choice for you.

Product features
Workday
Oracle ME

Business benefits

Unified employee experience platform Products such as Workday Peakon require integration.1 Unified platform. No integrations needed usually means fewer cybersecurity risks.
Engaging communication tool More basic employee communication tool with suggestions functionality on the roadmap. 2, 3 Purpose-built HR tool with a marketing-grade audience builder, visual editor, automated engagement, insights, and more. Personalized communications help build a better employee experience and shape culture.
Native listening tool Acquired and added tool. 4 Listening tool is natively built within Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM. Natively built solutions use critical data more effectively to help improve employee-manager relations.
Digital assistant with multichannel support Aside from desktop and mobile, supported only through Microsoft Teams and Slack. 5 Open, scalable, and secure multichannel support, such as the web, mobile, SMS, Microsoft Teams, Slack, WeChat, Facebook Messenger, smart speakers, and more. Enabling users to connect to the organization in the way they feel most comfortable drives engagement without losing context.
Engaging help desk Less robust functionality, third-party integrations are common substitutes. 6 Intelligent case management with quick and consistent HR service. Effective case management helps reduce HR calls, increase employee satisfaction, and drive down costs.
Interactive employee directory Standard searchable organizational talent profile with skills and interests available. 7 Consumer-grade profile to showcase interests, expertise, and social media links, with powerful tagging search capabilities. Workplace relationships are enriched by an interactive directory that helps people find expertise and mentorship while sharing interests and feedback.
Unifying growth solution Has skills, career, and learning features, but no single solution to fully connect them all. 8, 9 Growth solution that unifies learning, skill development, and career mobility in one hyper-personalized experience. When learning, career growth, and talent mobility comes together in one place and is connected to individual and business goals, the entire organization can thrive and adapt to change.
Tailored, peer-to-peer recognition Limited feedback and gift card solution built on Extend.10 Personalized peer-to-peer recognition with a generative AI messaging assistant, active recognition social feed, real-time engagement data, and more, all part of the Oracle ME employee experience platform. To effectively address employee needs and drive engagement and core values, organizations must make peer-to-peer recognition meaningful, timely, and continuous.

Product comparison as of October 2023.

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1 Kristiana, “Set Up Peakon’s Workday Integration”, Peakon Support, 3 August 2023, https://support.peakon.com/hc/en-us/articles/4405995533714-Set-up-Peakon-s-Workday-integration

3 “Workday Messaging”, Workday, Accessed 17 October 2023, https://www.workday.com/en-us/products/platform-product-extensions/workday-messaging.html

3 “Workday Rising Innovation Keynote”, YouTube, 27 September 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qarmWT0KNc

4 Somers, David, “Workday to Acquire Peakon: Why Employee Engagement Matters”, Workday Blog, 28 January 2021, https://blog.workday.com/en-us/2021/workday-acquire-peakon-employee-engagement.html

5 “How Can Workday Assistant Improve Worker Productivity”, Surety Systems, 29 August 2023, https://www.suretysystems.com/insights/how-can-workday-assistant-improve-worker-productivity/

6 “HR Service Delivery Integration with Workday”, ServiceNow Product Documentation, 3 August 2023, https://docs.servicenow.com/en-US/bundle/vancouver-employee-service-management/page/product/human-resources/concept/w-integration.html

7 “Workday Talent Optimization”, Workday, Accessed 17 October 2023, https://www.workday.com/content/dam/web/en-us/documents/datasheets/datasheet-workday-talent-management.pdf

8 Ibid.

9 “Workday Learning”, Workday, Accessed 17 October 2023, https://www.workday.com/content/dam/web/en-us/documents/datasheets/datasheet-workday-learning-us.pdf

10 “Employee Recognition”, Workday Solutions Marketplace, Accessed 17 October 2023, https://marketplace.workday.com/en-US/apps/414229/employee-recognition/overview