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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

It is great for already hired employees. After you are already working with us to use the system is great for benefits, pay stubs, forms to fill out, time off requests. But prior to hire, we did not think the ATS system was ready for tracking applicants. There were many features such as bulk messaging applicants that were not available yet
Julie Freeberg | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

It is being well suited to my organization where previously I was facing major issues regarding data centralization, reports of individuals, recruitment issues. Now with SmartRecruiters, all my problems got vanish away. Also, another thing that got solved is that resumes are saved as a backup in case needed. We can also update candidates about their job status through this portal as previously it was very hectic to tell candidates manually. Now in just one click, it will be updated to candidates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

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

Payroll Management

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

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
SmartRecruiters
Approval workflow
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
SmartRecruiters
Balance details
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
SmartRecruiters
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
SmartRecruiters

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
SmartRecruiters
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
SmartRecruiters
Update personal information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
SmartRecruiters
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
SmartRecruiters
Employee recognition
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
SmartRecruiters
View job history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
SmartRecruiters

Asset Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
SmartRecruiters
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
SmartRecruiters

HR Reporting

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
SmartRecruiters
Report builder
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
SmartRecruiters
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
SmartRecruiters
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.4
SmartRecruiters

Onboarding

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

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
SmartRecruiters
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
SmartRecruiters
Performance tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
SmartRecruiters

Performance Management

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

Succession Planning

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
SmartRecruiters
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
SmartRecruiters
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
SmartRecruiters
Candidate search
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
SmartRecruiters
Candidate development
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
SmartRecruiters

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
SmartRecruiters
8.7
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
SmartRecruiters
8.8
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
SmartRecruiters
8.5
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
SmartRecruiters
7.4
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
SmartRecruiters
8.5
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
SmartRecruiters
8.6
Customized Application Form
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.9
Resume Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.6
Candidate Search
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Collaboration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.2
Task Creation and Delegation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Email Templates
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
7.8
User Permissions
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
8.3
Reporting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
SmartRecruiters
7.2

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

SmartRecruiters

  • Organization - SmartRecruiters is not so busy that I cannot easily tell what I am looking at. Everything is easy to navigate and follow intuitively.
  • Workflow - SmartRecruiters allows me to set up logical connections to automate subsequent fields in job creation. This aids in accuracy of job creation to match our payroll system, plus makes the process of creating a new requisition/ad faster.
  • Approvals - Approvals of job requisitions and offers could not be simpler.
  • Customization - There is very little that cannot be customized and/or branded to fit my organization's needs, including connecting to my other business platforms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • Customer Support, bring back dedicated account managers.
  • Do not roll out new versions of the software until most bugs have been cleared. We are sick of being your guinea pigs. It disrupts our businesses!
  • Need a straight forward tax site that is user friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SmartRecruiters

  • SmartRecruiters could easily use some lower tier pricing packages - particularly for super small companies with smaller budgets who may be unable to keep up one year agreements. Option to downgrade during time of need, or during lull in hiring, should be easy - would help retain SmartRecruiters clients while clients maintain full access to their recruiting software systems.
  • SmartRecruiters staff could be more helpful when the business has a need to downgrade levels (from $300/mo) to save in monthly expenditures, in order to keep clients. Or, at least offer an option to downgrade for little/no fee simply to have the business data retention factor - enabling for easy, quick upgrades for full access at later date (as in, seasonal businesses who hire once or twice per year).
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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 14 answers
Our team is currently on a free tier as we only hire a handful of people per year. With that said, I would not switch if the low usage tier was paid. We have several years of data and candidates in the system and they have continued to make the product better. I discovered SR years ago from their community management and customer services efforts, which were outstanding. They care about their users, and they're passionate about making them successful. They've definitely evolved to become more enterprise focused, but the free SmartStart versions still blows away competitors. Plus, they've got some kickass t-shirts
Josh Krakauer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
Based on 52 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 14 answers
Its very intuitive in nature and also the amount of steps required to fill a New Hire form up to the point of position closure is very seamless and so I think it makes it more robust as compared to the other players in the market. So yes it deserves a 9 rating.
Anonymous | 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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Rarely is there an issue and if the product is down, it typically is restored quickly.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.6
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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have no complaints about performance. The system works virtually flawless.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 8.3
Based on 12 answers
We haven't had to use SmartRecruiters support very often because the product works quite well. We did have a few issues with some customizations and it took us a long time to talk to someone who could understand what we were trying to do and help us troubleshoot the issue.
Mark McCully | 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

SmartRecruiters

No score
No answers yet
Quick and easy to learn.
Aaron Fitzgerald | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.1
Based on 2 answers
It really was a painless and easy process to switch to SmartRecruiters.
Joel Zak | 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

SmartRecruiters

I've really enjoyed using SmartRecruiters, but these other ATSs that we've checked out offer better reporting features and price points. Over time, we may be transitioning off of SmartRecruiters to one of these ATSs because the price is a set price where SmartRecruiters has employee-based pricing model. Also, these other software products offer better reporting features that would eliminate some of our manual tracking process that we're currently doing.
Michelle Sexton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.0
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

SmartRecruiters

SmartRecruiters 9.0
Based on 1 answer
No explanation really, just a great product.
Joel Zak | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SmartRecruiters

  • We've achieved a better quality of hire overall, particularly with using the compare candidate feature.
  • Time-savings for sure. With the newly released delay rejection feature, this has allowed me to keep up with candidate actions without compromising the candidate experience.
  • We've been able to make some tactical decisions with the analytics suite data which has provided a higher ROI on our recruiting ad budget.
Ken Gardner, aPHR, CUDE | 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

SmartRecruiters

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$1,000

SmartRecruiters Editions & Modules

Edition
CorporateVaries, per FTE1
GlobalVaries, per FTE1
SmartStartFree2
  1. Billed annually
  2. up to 10 active job postings
Additional Pricing Details
The software subscription is determined by the number of full time employees in your company. A one time cost to set up software, including customizations, integrations, data migration and training.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
SmartRecruiters
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.1
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.2
SmartRecruiters
9.0

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.6
SmartRecruiters
10.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.7
SmartRecruiters
8.3

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
SmartRecruiters

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
SmartRecruiters

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.0
SmartRecruiters
9.1

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.0
SmartRecruiters
9.0

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