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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Score 7 out of 100

Cornerstone OnDemand

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.1
71%
425 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employment history

7.4
74%
455 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

6.5
65%
446 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.1
71%
450 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.2
62%
411 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organization and location management

6.4
64%
450 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

5.9
59%
297 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

7.7
77%
486 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

5.8
58%
244 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.5
75%
56 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

6.3
63%
389 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.0
80%
472 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.1
71%
373 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

6.4
64%
250 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

6.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

69%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

6.9
69%
417 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Balance details

6.8
68%
431 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

6.9
69%
353 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee Self Service

6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
483 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Update personal information

7.6
76%
492 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View company policy documentation

6.3
63%
335 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Employee recognition

5.6
56%
177 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.1
71%
404 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Asset Management

4.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

43%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

4.3
43%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

HR Reporting

5.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

58%

Cornerstone OnDemand

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.0
60%
491 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.0
60%
490 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

5.3
53%
346 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 3/3 features

New hire portal

5.7
57%
298 Ratings
8.0
80%
64 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.4
64%
266 Ratings
7.8
78%
107 Ratings

Compliance tracking and reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.9
89%
116 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

60%
8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 5/5 features

Corporate goal setting

6.2
62%
165 Ratings
8.0
80%
90 Ratings

Individual goal setting

5.9
59%
180 Ratings
8.7
87%
101 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.0
60%
154 Ratings
8.2
82%
89 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.2
62%
186 Ratings
8.6
86%
105 Ratings

Subordinate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
93 Ratings

Performance Management

6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
8.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

81%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 10/10 features

Performance plans

6.2
62%
193 Ratings
8.0
80%
89 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.3
63%
169 Ratings
8.2
82%
77 Ratings

Review status tracking

6.3
63%
198 Ratings
8.2
82%
91 Ratings

Review reminders

5.8
58%
195 Ratings
8.2
82%
89 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

5.7
57%
177 Ratings
8.1
81%
78 Ratings

Plan weighting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
76 Ratings

Manager note taking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
65 Ratings

Rater nomination workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
60 Ratings

Workflow restrictions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
81 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
107 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

56%
8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

5.3
53%
78 Ratings
8.5
85%
47 Ratings

Candidate ranking

5.3
53%
82 Ratings
8.8
88%
47 Ratings

Candidate search

6.2
62%
86 Ratings
8.7
87%
50 Ratings

Candidate development

5.6
56%
79 Ratings
8.3
83%
46 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

63%
7.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

74%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 15/15 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
227 Ratings
7.0
70%
44 Ratings

Company Website Posting

6.3
63%
222 Ratings
7.3
73%
40 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

6.2
62%
186 Ratings
7.7
77%
37 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.4
64%
215 Ratings
7.1
71%
37 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.8
68%
181 Ratings
7.6
76%
39 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
223 Ratings
7.2
72%
40 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.3
63%
217 Ratings
8.1
81%
52 Ratings

Customized Application Form

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
39 Ratings

Resume Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
42 Ratings

Candidate Search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1
71%
40 Ratings

Collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
35 Ratings

Task Creation and Delegation

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
37 Ratings

Email Templates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
56 Ratings

User Permissions

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
57 Ratings

Reporting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
60 Ratings

Learning Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Cornerstone OnDemand

79%
Cornerstone OnDemand ranks higher in 11/11 features

Course authoring

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
126 Ratings

Course catalog or library

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
172 Ratings

Player/Portal

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
159 Ratings

Learning content

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
137 Ratings

Mobile friendly

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
128 Ratings

Progress tracking & certifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
156 Ratings

Assignments

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
168 Ratings

Compliance management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
149 Ratings

Learning administration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3
83%
171 Ratings

Learning reporting & analytics

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6
86%
170 Ratings

Social learning

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
107 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Dayforce is rated higher in 4 areas: Availability, Ease of integration, Product Scalability, Vendor pre-sale
  • Cornerstone OnDemand is rated higher in 9 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Performance, In-Person Training, Online Training, Implementation Rating, Configurability, Vendor post-sale
  • Ceridian Dayforce and Cornerstone OnDemand are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%
531 Ratings
8.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

83%
245 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

85%
77 Ratings
9.7

Cornerstone OnDemand

97%
37 Ratings

Usability

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
53 Ratings
8.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

85%
36 Ratings

Availability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
23 Ratings
7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
5 Ratings

Performance

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
25 Ratings
6.4

Cornerstone OnDemand

64%
5 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

66%
99 Ratings
6.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

66%
50 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
11 Ratings
8.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

86%
4 Ratings

Online Training

8.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

88%
17 Ratings
9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

57%
72 Ratings
9.0

Cornerstone OnDemand

90%
18 Ratings

Configurability

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
25 Ratings
7.3

Cornerstone OnDemand

73%
214 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

80%
16 Ratings
5.5

Cornerstone OnDemand

55%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
14 Ratings
8.2

Cornerstone OnDemand

82%
2 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

89%
36 Ratings
9.1

Cornerstone OnDemand

91%
4 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
24 Ratings
5.6

Cornerstone OnDemand

56%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian

Ceridian Dayforce is one of the large human capital management (HCM) system providers. I would expect most large organizations would have it on their shortlist if evaluating HCM providers. It has a variety of modules in the HR space. Our usage is limited to payroll and benefits for the United States. As an end user, I find it to be fairly intuitive and the integrations with other systems (SuccessFactors, third party benefits providers) in my experience has worked without issue.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

Cornerstone is great for large-scale learning needs. If you need to get training out to a bunch of people, it's a great tool for assigning and tracking. If you're looking for an AI-based tool for performance, it's not ready for that. It's improving, but it's not quite there.
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Pros

Ceridian

  • 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.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • Automatic recurring assignments are easy to get that refresher training out without needing to assign it fresh each time.
  • Reporting 2.0 makes it easy to write and share your reports with just selected filters. Making it easy for people receiving it to just change what they need to see.
  • Learning Admin Console makes it easy to peek at what is going on in your portal and open up connected reporting when needed.
  • Success Center is a great resource for getting peer answers to questions and learning about the releases and suggesting changes that should be added to the roadmap.
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Cons

Ceridian

  • Benefits functions on HR side, too much manual entry.
  • I know it’s for protection purposes but it gets annoying when you constantly need to input a security code texted to you.
  • Wish the onboarding progress page for managers can automatically update instead of being needed to manually update.
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Cornerstone OnDemand

  • User-submitted external training is editable by users even after it has been approved and completed on their transcript, UNLESS a transcript lock is put into place--which also renders all submitted certificates un-openable once approved. Thus they can never be referenced after approval.
  • The system is designed for annual compliance training to be re-versioned annually. I [believe it] is a very un-user friendly for training that we don't want to re-version because users take it on a rolling, as-needed basis.
  • Some very key components are not configurable and cause our users a great deal of confusion. For example, there is no way to turn off the search bar on a user transcript or even to edit the prompt text within it. Our users are constantly searching for training here, and end up re-opening/re-launching completed courses rather than registering for a new occurrence of a course.
  • In general, we find Cornerstone [onDemand] clunky and that it does not really meet our needs.
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Pricing Details

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Ceridian Dayforce HCM editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Cornerstone OnDemand

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cornerstone OnDemand editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Likelihood to Renew

      Ceridian

      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.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      As long as pricing stays reasonable, we will likely stay with Cornerstone for at least one more contract renewal. It would be a large task to migrate all of our content to a new system. However, the LMS landscape is diversifying with new startups that are showing some real innovation.
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      Usability

      Ceridian

      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.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Easy to use, easy to learn, lots of support during the learning process. There are a few parts of the system we don't use and I'm hesitant to begin using because other clients have said they're difficult and cumbersome (certifications) or outdated (libraries)
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      Reliability and Availability

      Ceridian

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      It was down for a couple of hours in our first month. Occasionally, in the evening we have trouble logging in even though it is not a maintenance window.
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      Performance

      Ceridian

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Pages do not load quickly. Often times any action or selection of a box, drop down, check, pretty much ANY Javascript interaction causes the whole entire page to load/reload/start doing something in the background. This makes a nightmare for having to mass edit courses or upload ILT sessions. It's the one of the archaic web designs they use that really bugs me as an admin and makes working in the portal at times intolerable and insufferable
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      Support Rating

      Ceridian

      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.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Its always important to have support when you are facing problems and when you are the main admin of the organization. Cornerstone Support is very supporting when you have not found the answer in the help guide. its very useful to have a team support to guide you.
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      In-Person Training

      Ceridian

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      we use also to admin all our training in person events and sessions. Its easy to admin this kind of trainings and automatize some processes we have. Also de user experience and the integration with other systems helps to the employees to use more. All modules integrated oriented to develop people is the principal reason to have CSOD. The training administration is very complete and allows to automate many processes.
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      Online Training

      Ceridian

      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.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      The online modules are pretty good. You can access them at any time, which we have done. You learn a lot in the beginning, but having the ability to retake short lessons when you are working on those items was very helpful.
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      Implementation Rating

      Ceridian

      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
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      Dig deep on what your current processes are and how they match up to Cornerstone OnDemand functionality. It's not that the Cornerstone OnDemand is bad, it just the amount of work it requires you to do to get your current data to fit into their system.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Ceridian

      ADP Workforce Now is the system we used prior and that I still use for other consulting services, and this system falls far inferior to the functionality of Ceridian Dayforce especially in terms of payroll processing and delivery but also in other aspects like benefits, employee profile management, and access permissions.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      The Sales Pitch for Cornerstone while being great, left us a bit disappointed when the tool got implemented. Although it is a game-changer and radically improved the learning experience the after-sales service has left us a bit disappointed. Since the overall package makes up for the situation, we can safely recommend it but while exercising caution.
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      Scalability

      Ceridian

      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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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      I have had no problem scaling the platform across various areas of the business
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      Return on Investment

      Ceridian

      • 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.
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      Cornerstone OnDemand

      • We are in the process of trying to increase employee engagement through content expansion. We are in the early stages of this.
      • The Edge Import Tool, in conjunction with Reporting 2.0, has done a great job of helping to automate/semi-automate tasks for huge time savings.
      • Maintaining compliance. Achieved through dynamic/automated groups, assignments, communication, and reporting.
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