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Score 9.3 out of 100

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari

The very user-friendly interface encourages our team members to use Calamari regularly. The tool is also very simple to use so all in-house communication is strengthened because of that. The Success team writes back within minutes and helps with literally everything so the communication between us/our team and Calamari is great.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Dayforce is great for large or small companies, allows for thorough auditing of payroll, and gives you the option to update configurations on your own by teaching the users how to use the system to its full capabilities, rather than relying on the HCM company to constantly have to hand-hold and make configurations for the users. However, they have failed to timely remit tax payments or tax withholdings at all, which have caused significant headaches for our company.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Employee demographic data
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Employment history
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Job profiles and administration
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Organizational charting
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Organization and location management
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6

Payroll Management

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Pay calculation
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.8
Support for external payroll vendors
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Benefit plan administration
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Direct deposit files
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.8
Salary revision and increment management
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Reimbursement management
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Leave and Attendance Management

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Approval workflow
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Balance details
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0

Employee Self Service

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Update personal information
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
View company policy documentation
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Employee recognition
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
View job history
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4

Asset Management

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Tracking of all physical assets
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9

HR Reporting

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Report builder
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Pre-built reports
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.4

Onboarding

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
New hire portal
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Manager tracking tools
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5

Performance and Goals

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Corporate goal setting
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Individual goal setting
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Performance tracking
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7

Performance Management

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Performance plans
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Performance improvement plans
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Review status tracking
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Review reminders
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Multiple review frequency
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7

Succession Planning

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Create succession plans/pools
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Candidate ranking
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Candidate search
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Candidate development
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4

Recruiting / ATS

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Job Requisition Management
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Company Website Posting
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Publish to Social Media
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Applicant Tracking
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Notifications and Alerts
Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6

Pros

Calamari

  • Feature rich.
  • Cheap.
  • Professional and helpful support team.
  • Beautiful and clear UI.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • Benefits and Payroll Integration - changes happen in real time.
  • Workflows - still working on creating some but we created some so that when employees make changes, we are notified and that's great so nothing goes unnoticed.
  • Site is easy for employees to navigate and has a 'clean' presentation.
Dana Lyons | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Calamari

  • Lack of a mobile app.
  • A little tricky at first to use.
  • Need HR-friendly features to add.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • It can be difficult for managers of people in different timezones to track hours
  • To my knowledge, Dayforce does not allow for the input of an off-standard work schedule - it cannot be used as a scheduling tool.
  • It would be nice if Dayforce allows other pertinent employee information to also be stored in the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.0
Based on 76 answers
We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
Priscilla Midkiff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.9
Based on 53 answers
I think it's very usable for the employee. I don't think it is as easy for the HR/PR admins - especially if there is an issue. There are so many setup screens that need to be looked at to try to figure out why payroll isn't calculating properly, hours aren't feeding over correctly, or benefits are not calculating properly. For the most part, they can't do their own troubleshooting. The same is true for the managers. Our managers find it cumbersome to go into make any schedule changes after the schedules have been generated.
MariBeth Theusch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.6
Based on 23 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.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.3
Based on 25 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.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Calamari

Calamari 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Working with my rep is so easy and has been the selling point on this platform. I like that I don't have to think about it much, love the Slack integrations for my team and how easy it was to transition from our old process into Calamari. It's simple, clear, and for a small team, it has everything I need. The customer support team has always responded promptly when I need anything, and we were even able to extend our trial period in the beginning and converted to a paying customer shortly after.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
Based on 99 answers
Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
Karen Henry | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
Based on 11 answers
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
Dr. Anita Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.1
Based on 17 answers
The online training has been really good, I can do some online sessions/courses on my own time which is great for time management. The on line class type sessions have been really good too, they provide a great overview with some additional features or where and how to look to make some changes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.2
Based on 72 answers
Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
Brenda Lebo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Calamari

Our HR department used Excel and paper request forms for our vacation management, and tracking working hours didn't exist. We were only obliged to sign a list when we were entering the office. Calamari is a huge improvement in every aspect of time tracking and vacation management for your company. We're loving it!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

There are many other HRIS software companies that also offer 3rd party integration. Any time you can develop a one stop shop, your human resources team will be more efficient and productive and your records will be more complete. It would be more beneficial if more services were integrated with [Ceridian] Dayforce.
April Yates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Calamari

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.6
Based on 14 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.
Bethann DuBois | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Calamari

  • Our vacations are accepted by team leaders and the hr department, so it's super easy to plan projects.
  • Clocking in/out helps everyone with punctuality.
  • It's easier to manage overtime hours.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • There's no paper handling for employee's PTO requests, manager approvals, etc. This is a huge time-saving and hassle-saving aspect of the system.
  • Employees no longer print out their paychecks - it's all on the app. And we pay less for mailing checks all over the place.
  • Employees enroll in their benefits now, which was also a huge time, paper, and cost saving!
  • Employees attest that they received all of their meals and rests via the biometric clocks, so paper doesn't have to be kept - the system tracks that info now.
Jennifer Monson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Calamari

General

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

Calamari Editions & Modules

Edition
Leave MgmtStarting at 101
Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 201
Leave Mgmt + Clock In/Clock OutStarting at 301
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

General

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

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Calamari
10.0
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.0

Usability

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9

Reliability and Availability

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.6

Performance

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.3

Support Rating

Calamari
10.0
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0

In-Person Training

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0

Online Training

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1

Implementation Rating

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.2

Scalability

Calamari
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.6

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