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ADP SmartCompliance

ADP SmartCompliance is an excellent choice for outsourcing taxes with a system such as Workday.
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Dayforce appears to be a product that was designed for retail, however, we have made it work for our environment in a law firm setting. It works well for time management to my knowledge, but our recruiting, performance management, and billing through accounting is still outside of Dayforce in other systems.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

ADP SmartCompliance
9.0
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Support for external payroll vendors
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Benefit plan administration
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Direct deposit files
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
ADP SmartCompliance
9.1
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Reimbursement management
ADP SmartCompliance
8.6
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1

Human Resource Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Employee demographic data
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Employment history
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Job profiles and administration
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Organizational charting
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Organization and location management
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3

Leave and Attendance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Approval workflow
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Balance details
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Annual carry-forward and encashment
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0

Employee Self Service

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Update personal information
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
View company policy documentation
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Employee recognition
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
View job history
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Asset Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Tracking of all physical assets
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7

HR Reporting

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Report builder
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Pre-built reports
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Ability to combine HR data with external data
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.6

Onboarding

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
New hire portal
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Manager tracking tools
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Performance and Goals

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Corporate goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Individual goal setting
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Line-of sight-visibility
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Performance tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6

Performance Management

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Performance plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Performance improvement plans
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Review status tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Review reminders
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Multiple review frequency
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1

Succession Planning

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Create succession plans/pools
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Candidate ranking
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Candidate search
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Candidate development
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Job Requisition Management
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Company Website Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Publish to Social Media
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Job Search Site Posting
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Applicant Tracking
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
ADP SmartCompliance
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5

Pros

  • Taxes are paid to the correct agency, on time.
  • Payroll Tax notices are less work and resolved timely.
  • Annual reconciliations are done with little or no effort.
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  • Continuous calculation for payroll, ensuring you, and the employee knows were they are at in the pay period, and can quickly identify discrepancies to be able to resolve them prior to payroll submission. This helps our admins not stress prior to payroll submission, and be able to deliver the most accurate paychecks for our employees keeping them happy.
  • Report writer! Get readouts of the information you need. Build your own report with the information you need. We use a variety of different reports to help us get the most accurate information from an HR, payroll, timekeeping perspective. We've found endless benefits to this function and use the information to push our company forward in the industry.
  • Excel to Dayforce. There are different ways to upload information straight into Dayforce, making it easy to get a new employee's information uploaded directly into Dayforce. This drastically cuts down on the labor time it took to get a new employee into the system helping our HR department get back to assisting our employees instead of being bogged down on data entry.
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Cons

  • The local tax for Jefferson County KY. School District should have it's own stand-alone code to better match our payroll system.
  • Some tax notices are mislabeled, a notice for Attalla, AL was labeled as Federal.
  • To resolve Quarter issues/errors the website makes you start from the beginning for each company, it should allow you to just keep working on the following issues without making you start from the beginning after each issue is resolved.
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  • The customer support is lacking. If needs are highly urgent, then the customer support will respond timely. Other needs that are reported aren’t responded to timely and you don’t have much support to get things addressed.
  • The implementation process of their system is so difficult and cumbersome. So much of the burden of implementation falls on the customer, rather than Ceridian as I expected, and the timeline is rushed, so we were forced to go live without feeling like things were truly ready to go. Having additional communication and better implementation support, along with more time to implement, would have saved us months of headaches down the road.
  • We are a mid-sized business, and Ceridian is focused on enterprise-level customers. While we’re thrilled with the functionality the system has, the support for companies our size is pretty minimal. We felt that we weren’t as important of a client.
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Likelihood to Renew

ADP SmartCompliance9.1
Based on 2 answers
I use ADP more often than anyone in our company, and it has saved a great deal of time, money, and effort in payroll tax.
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM7.7
Based on 30 answers
It's a great system and I do not see us changing anytime soon. It's so customizable that there is no need to look for another product.
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Usability

ADP SmartCompliance7.9
Based on 3 answers
very good but not perfect
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM7.6
Based on 20 answers
It is s very user friendly platform and compared to our previous system, our employees have been extremely happy.
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Reliability and Availability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.0
Based on 8 answers
We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
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Support

ADP SmartCompliance7.3
Based on 3 answers
Overall most issues are handled quickly and accurately - there is some sloppiness with the Tax notice department in labeling and handling some cases
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM6.5
Based on 17 answers
For the most part support has been great at addressing our issues in a timely manner and developing Solutions.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.6
Based on 6 answers
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.1
Based on 11 answers
I think in person is always better when learning something knew. I learned more at the insights training in person with the instructor.
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Implementation

ADP SmartCompliance6.4
Based on 2 answers
almost everything went smoothly, but I needed to check everything, and make some corrections later
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM7.8
Based on 13 answers
Take your time and make sure to delegate enough resources in the testing phase prior to going live. Test every scenario you can think of, because it will come up after your in production.
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Alternatives Considered

ADP is a leader in the industry for a reason
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Keeping all data on one platform makes it so that it all flows between the different features and functionalities. This and other aspects of the cross function integration (as alluded to in previous answers) saves time and is more intuitive in making all these different HR phenomena function and confluence alongside and into one another.
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Scalability

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.4
Based on 11 answers
Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
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Return on Investment

  • It takes fewer employees and is more accurate than anything we have used in the past. Changes are easy to spot and apply to internal systems if needed.
  • ADP will only do what you tell them to do, no more and no less. Someone needs to watch and make sure the communication is clear and precise so that everything is done correctly.
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  • Without being in the director's chair it is more difficult to comment on ROI and cost savings. However, I can say that linking time, HR data, and payroll (and soon attendance) has lead to increased efficiency for reasons stated in prior answers and this has resulted in myself and my colleagues to complete payroll sooner and enabled us to work on other projects with more time and energy.
  • Continuous calculation has increased efficiency and productivity for the same reasons as stated/referenced above.
  • Cross-function linkage has also reduced errors and thus decreases time spent correcting and increased internal employee satisfaction.
  • Complementary features such as job mapping for workers comp and year end tax filing also smoothen many monthly, quarterly and yearly processes and enables users to spend time on other year end or monthly/quarterly responsibilities.
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Pricing Details

ADP SmartCompliance

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
Additional Pricing Details
Pricing varies based upon modules deployed and features enabled.

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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