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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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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

Having all of the schedules roll over to timesheets and the audit trail in timesheets has really helped us. We are now able to look back and see if managers are changing punches and if it was the employee who really did clock in late.
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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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  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

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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
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

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM8.0
Based on 8 answers
No. We've noticed no slow downs or system big downs. Reports are returned in seconds.
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Support

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Ceridian Dayforce HCM6.5
Based on 17 answers
Many times you get moved to PS
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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 HCM8.1
Based on 11 answers
I think it is a good start, but I don't think the content delves very deep into the covered topics.
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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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It’s been very helpful to our organization to have all over our HR components housed in one application, rather than piecemeal in various other systems. Those separate systems sometimes break the communication bridge that binds the two and disables our ability to do our job efficiently. This single application helps us to ensure all data is available to us at all times. It also assists us to be most efficient in that we don’t have to reenter data in various applications.
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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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  • Our overall monthly price had decreased using Ceridian Dayforce. We are saving 100K a year with Dayforce and it's a way better product.
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Pricing Details

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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