Ceridian Dayforce vs. Development Dimensions International

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Dayforce
Score 7.8 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Ceridian Dayforce HCM is a cloud-based platform encompassing HR, payroll, benefits, and talent and workforce management. It provides companies with a scalable framework and real-time data, such as continual pay calculations, to enable efficient decision-making.N/A
Development Dimensions
Score 6.0 out of 10
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Development Dimensions International (DDI) is a talent management consulting company, offering Leadership Development training modules and Talent Assessments.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros

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Features
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Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.7
570 Ratings
3% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Ratings
Employee demographic data8.0496 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.3529 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9520 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.8524 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.1474 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.6519 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.5347 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
8.3
568 Ratings
3% above category average
Development Dimensions International
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Pay calculation8.8554 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.4278 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.7119 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.9449 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.0540 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.2426 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management7.9287 Ratings00 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.7
517 Ratings
5% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Approval workflow8.0485 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.4499 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.6407 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.9
581 Ratings
3% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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View and generate pay and benefit information8.3553 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.5566 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.0393 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.0205 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history7.9464 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.2
97 Ratings
9% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Tracking of all physical assets7.297 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.3
569 Ratings
4% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Report builder7.7560 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.7560 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.6389 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.6
367 Ratings
4% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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New hire portal7.5357 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.7314 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.3
234 Ratings
12% below category average
Development Dimensions International
8.3
1 Ratings
5% above category average
Corporate goal setting7.2197 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.4215 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.2183 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.4220 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Subordinate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.6
259 Ratings
5% below category average
Development Dimensions International
8.5
1 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance plans7.4240 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.5206 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Review status tracking7.6242 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.6238 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.7214 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
6.6
118 Ratings
18% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Create succession plans/pools6.793 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.5101 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.4106 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development6.793 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Dayforce
7.2
284 Ratings
8% below category average
Development Dimensions International
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Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.3269 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.3263 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.3220 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.3252 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.5215 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.2262 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.0255 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceridian DayforceDevelopment Dimensions International
Likelihood to Recommend
7.9
(608 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.2
(83 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
7.6
(58 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
5.0
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(64 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.6
(18 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(43 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.5
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(14 ratings)
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Vendor post-sale
8.9
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.9
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Ceridian
Ceridian Dayforce is well suited in payroll where the system has multiple functions to audit, review, and process payroll. According to the new Ceridian Dayforce functionality coming soon the use of AI technology to engage in payroll in a more efficient way is a great way to scale this area of the system.
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Development Dimensions International
When I got hired on at my company, we needed some quick wins and instant content to get some of the initiatives going. Having the facilitator and participant materials all ready to go (Training in a box) was extremely helpful. What would have taken me years to put together myself, I was able to put together in a few months. The materials are very user friendly.
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Pros
Ceridian
  • Reporting. It has an extensive report builder with stock reports, ad-hoc reports, and the ability to build your own custom reports.
  • Payroll. The continuous payroll engine makes processing complex payrolls much easier and faster.
  • Forms. The stock forms are a great jumping off point to start creating custom forms that work better for your processes and organization.
  • Documentation. Every module is well documented, and you're always bound to learn something if you read through them properly!
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Development Dimensions International
  • I enjoyed the process of getting certified to teach topics from DDI. Our master instructor was excellent. He gave wonderful feedback and provided an environment where we could practice our skills and be ready to teach.
  • The facilitator and participant materials are very professional and well laid out. They are easy to follow. Especially as a facilitator of the course. The facilitator guide provides very detailed content of what to say and how to teach the topic.
  • I love the additional job aids, videos, surveys and reinforcement of training tools they provide for you to use with your learners. They also are provided in various formats (mobile, hard copy, etc.)
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Cons
Ceridian
  • In payroll, there are sometimes issues with calculating pay when people’s rates change mid-pay period
  • Would love to see an option to assist with building SQL or XML statements in the future (maybe co-pilot AI?)
  • Would love an easy way to store pre-hire documents with candidates that syncs over to their HR profile when hired
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Development Dimensions International
  • Some of the courses are a bit out of date. They don't always stay up with the times of current trends in the business world.
  • I would like to have the option of using the participant materials in a mobile format instead of having to call in and order hard copy participant materials for each course I teach.
  • I would like to see more courses converted to Industrial format. I work for an Industrial type company and some of the courses are not relevant or do not hit home for our learners. They say they cannot relate to the case studies, videos, etc.
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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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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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Online Training
Ceridian
The online training is very good, there is a wide variety of topics offered and several dates and times. The instructors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they are teaching. There are so many ways to program Dayforce that just the basics seem to be covered in the class.
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Development Dimensions International
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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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Development Dimensions International
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
All of the info for Payroll, HR updates, employee updates, Time worked and PTO are in a single application, with a single login, updated in every screen or module in real time. There is no lag in data from screen to screen or from user to user, its almost instant.
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Development Dimensions International
I like OpenSesame for the numerous options of topics you have to choose from. However, my DDI rep really helped me drill down the topics we needed to focus on. DDI simplified the process for me so it was not so confusing on where to start and what to use. We mapped out a plan together on how to support our employees and leaders in their development.
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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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Development Dimensions International
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Return on Investment
Ceridian
  • Performance Reviews/Comp used to be handled via paper and tracking/reporting was a nightmare - having all of that in the system is so much more efficient and provides huge ROI
  • Our organization used to have big problems with hiring managers going rogue and hiring positions that aren't approved by Finance - we built an approval workflow in the system that triggers before any req is approved which has completely solved this problem
  • Dayforce Wallet has been a huge perk for our employees - it's heavily used and our crew love it
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Development Dimensions International
  • We are a part of a dealer network. Before we rolled out the training and materials using DDI, we ranked 38 out of 52 dealers for our dealer loyalty score. We are now ranked #2.
  • We are seeing our leaders confidence go up. They feel much more confident in how to lead their teams. The environment within the teams has improved. They are having more effective conversations with team members. 1x1s are happening in a more consistent basis.
  • Our leaders have more tools than they have had before in how to lead and support their teams. Checklists, templates, surveys, etc.
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