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Microsoft Project

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Lately we just haven't been that confident with the software and service. There have been a lot of miscommunications, more price increases and less solutions. A lot of the software support people aren't 100% knowledgeable of what certain changes they help to make do the the software as a whole and it's really concerning
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Microsoft Project
Employment history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Microsoft Project
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Organizational charting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Microsoft Project
Organization and location management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Microsoft Project
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project

Payroll Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Microsoft Project
Pay calculation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Microsoft Project
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Microsoft Project
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Microsoft Project
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Microsoft Project
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Microsoft Project
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Microsoft Project
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Microsoft Project

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Microsoft Project
Approval workflow
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Microsoft Project
Balance details
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Microsoft Project
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Microsoft Project

HR Reporting

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Microsoft Project
Report builder
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Microsoft Project
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Microsoft Project
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.4
Microsoft Project

Onboarding

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
New hire portal
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Microsoft Project
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Microsoft Project

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Performance plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Microsoft Project
Review status tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Review reminders
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project

Succession Planning

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Microsoft Project
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Microsoft Project
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Microsoft Project
Candidate search
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Microsoft Project
Candidate development
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Microsoft Project

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Microsoft Project
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Microsoft Project
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Microsoft Project
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Microsoft Project
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Microsoft Project
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Microsoft Project
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Microsoft Project
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Microsoft Project

Project Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.9
Task Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.3
Gantt Charts
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.8
Workflow Automation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.4
Team Collaboration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.0
Document Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.7
Email integration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.4
Mobile Access
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.2

Professional Services Automation

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.7
Quotes/estimates
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.6
Invoicing
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.4
Project & financial reporting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
8.1
Integration with accounting software
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
Microsoft Project
7.5

Pros

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

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • We are still unable to use Attendance Management after being live on Dayforce for over a year. We have been told that one of our attendance policies can't be done in the system even though we were promised it could be done at the time we were choosing Dayforce. For our other policies, they are not working properly and no one we've worked with at Ceridian seems to understand Attendance. Our policies are very simple so this has been extremely disappointing.
  • Dayforce Support is a crapshoot. When submitting a ticket you can never be sure if you will receive a Support Rep who is knowledgeable and committed to resolving your issue or a Rep who is just trying to get that ticket closed and out of their queue. We receive inconsistent and incorrect responses fairly frequently. I've had to rely on a User Group for more accurate solutions.
  • Although we like the Recruiting feature, we would like to see more flexibility in that module. More tokens for the Offer Letter, more flexibility in the application questionnaire, etc.
  • Reporting is not intuitive and it seems to be becoming less so as new releases come out. It seems Ceridian is moving towards wanting clients to have Professional Services create all of their reports.
  • We would like to see better audits between WFM and Payroll. It is still too easy to miss hours in WFM that aren't picked up in Payroll.
  • Ceridian Tax Service has been extremely slow in handling questions. The Source Tax Online tool is clunky and difficult to extract information if you have a tax issue.
MariBeth Theusch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.1
Based on 74 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
Based on 52 answers
Dayforce is a cloud based, integrated system and as a whole is very user friendly. Dayforce allows managers to easily deal with day to day activities because all of the information is in one spot. Long gone are the days that a manager needs to log into separate systems to verify an employees timesheet, requests for time off, etc. By providing ease of use, our managers get more time back in their day to do other things.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.2
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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.7
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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.7
Based on 97 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.3
Based on 43 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.1
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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.9
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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.0
Based on 71 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

It is really nice to have all the various modules available under a single application. This has allowed our organization to rollout to all of our employees and streamline process throughout all levels of employees. We continue to tweak/customize our options knowing that DF is robust application that is continually working on a better experience for the customer.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

[Microsoft Project] is simple and less complex as compared to Primavera P6. As a user of both powerful planning tools (Primavera p6 and MS project) I can definitely recommend to go for [Microsoft Project] for a new user. It helps connect you well with planning skills you would have as a fresher.
Hunain Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.9
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

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

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

Microsoft Project

  • Integration and user-interface familiarity allow for more time doing work and less time searching for tutorials.
  • Extremely detailed scheduling tool that enables project managers to perform extremely well.
  • Works extremely well when cross-collaborating between companies as this is the industry standard.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Microsoft Project

General

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

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
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Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Microsoft Project
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.1
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Microsoft Project
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.2
Microsoft Project

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.7
Microsoft Project

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.7
Microsoft Project
8.3

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Microsoft Project

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Microsoft Project

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.0
Microsoft Project
5.0

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.9
Microsoft Project

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