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Ascentis Payroll

Ascentis Payroll is well suited for small companies where there is minimal audit/review that needs to happen. The system is something that has to be audited regularly. Also may be a good solution for an organization that has a well versed Payroll MANAGER, versus a Payroll Administrator that may require some guidance.
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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

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

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

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ascentis Payroll
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Tracking of all physical assets
Ascentis Payroll
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7

HR Reporting

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

Onboarding

Ascentis Payroll
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
New hire portal
Ascentis Payroll
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Manager tracking tools
Ascentis Payroll
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

Pros

  • Creating Manual Checks: this system is very easy to create a manual check on an emergency/as needed basis.
  • Canned reports: good selection to choose from
  • Easy to load reports from timekeeper to ensure accurate processing
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  • Dayforce is great at connecting the managers, Payroll and HR to the employees. The messaging function has saved all of us time and lets us talk to employees not on site so much easier.
  • The workflows and forms are a huge strength for Dayforce. Without them we would still have a ton of paper forms and have to sort through boxes of files to look back at old forms.
  • Having performance management, document management, payroll, timesheets, schedules, on-boarding and recruitment all in one system is awesome. It reduced all of our data entry and errors.
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Cons

  • Custom reports: not user friendly or intuitive and have to call support every time and they are not the most trained to be able to assist
  • Taxes: A lot of back and forth with the Tax team and they make the ownership on the employer without providing much support
  • Not all items flow from Ascentis HR to Ascentis Payroll so there are many duplicate manual additions to record.
  • All updates have to be entered into HR before it flows to Payroll system. If update made in Payroll system, it will not flow over to HR system.
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  • Training and sales seem to be out of sync with the actual system. Sales promises our leaders things that in real life are not possible, or require additional fees/services to implement. Training has featured things that are no longer available live in the system. Support sometimes is out of sync with updates as well.
  • Support is overwhelmed the entire year. This means slow response times, unless you mark everything as urgent. If a ticket is marked as high priority, unless it is escalated we may not get a response beyond "your ticket has been received" for two weeks or more. Ceridian needs to hire more support people.
  • Communication on changes that will be made by hot fixes is often done after the fact.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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

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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

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.2
Based on 7 answers
It's always available.
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Performance

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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

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM6.5
Based on 17 answers
Support is an area that Dayforce could work on more. That being said, they did recently implement a new 'pod' system for handling support inquiries. This has resulted in better understanding of our unique configuration as well as quicker turn-around times.
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In-Person Training

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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

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.0
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

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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

Paychex worked a lot easier and their representatives knew the system in and out. Any issues were easily resolved and if a solution required time, they would always find a way to help the customer versus having the customer try to figure out what a solution is. This can be rather frustrating when you are an administrator and are not the subject matter expert
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Having everything all in one and a timekeeping system that is based off of the schedule already input into Dayforce is a huge plus. It helps us forecast labor budgets and ensure employees are only working when they are supposed to be working. The fact that there is an easy to use app that employees can use to ensure they are up to date and know where they stand weekly is also amazing.
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Scalability

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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

  • Positive: One seamless solution that pulls in time and attendance for quick processing
  • Negative: Multiple audit of system and information processed through
  • Negative: taxes-- must have knowledge of payroll taxes, their "experts" are not always helpful
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  • Dayforce has had a very positive ROI. The labor costs itself by combining programs together is in itself instead of having to pay for multiple programs, and we have barely scratched the surface of the full potential of Dayforce. We've also seen a significant paper reduction as much of our forms have gone to paperless through Dayforce.
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Ascentis Payroll

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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