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Score 7.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Emburse SpringAhead

It's definitely well suited for all organizations with knowledge workers who use computers to do their work and are able to log in and enter their time on a regular basis. I've always had access to it as part of my job and love using SpringAhead. It may be less appropriate in a role where the worker does not have regular access to a computer to enter their hours digitally.
Ambrish Kochikar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Employment history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Emburse SpringAhead
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Emburse SpringAhead
Organizational charting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Emburse SpringAhead
Organization and location management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Emburse SpringAhead
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Emburse SpringAhead

Payroll Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Emburse SpringAhead
Pay calculation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.8
Emburse SpringAhead
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Emburse SpringAhead
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Emburse SpringAhead
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Emburse SpringAhead
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Emburse SpringAhead

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Emburse SpringAhead
Approval workflow
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Emburse SpringAhead
Balance details
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Emburse SpringAhead
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Employee Self Service

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

Asset Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Emburse SpringAhead

HR Reporting

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Emburse SpringAhead
Report builder
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Emburse SpringAhead
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Emburse SpringAhead
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.3
Emburse SpringAhead

Onboarding

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
New hire portal
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance and Goals

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

Performance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Emburse SpringAhead
Review status tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead
Review reminders
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Emburse SpringAhead
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Emburse SpringAhead

Succession Planning

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

Recruiting / ATS

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

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

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Allows for tracking of time very easily. Users can add all their project's time in one place instead of drilling into each project.
  • Managers can approve their team's time all in one place. We do not need to drill down to find the info and approve. Users who don't report to the manager but are part of the project can still be approved by the project manager.
  • Reports are easy to read when looking at historical information. Reports can be run with multiple parameters that the user needs.
Massimo Emilione | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Automated reminders to employees would be great
  • A more modern and up-to-date user interface
  • The approvals system for projects vs. users could use some work
Ashley Haylett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Usability

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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.5
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.4
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.9
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.1
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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Alternatives Considered

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

Emburse SpringAhead

We selected SpringAhead because of price and usability. This tool is easy to set up and configure. It is a cloud application allowing access from anywhere. There were no training requirements. When you have a small use case this tool is the way to go. We moved off SpringAhead to get more functionality and it has required a lot more training and effort to maintain and utilize
Massimo Emilione | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.5
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

Emburse SpringAhead

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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

Emburse SpringAhead

  • Positive - tracking return on project investments
  • Positive - being able to plan on future projects
  • Positive - being able to manage costs and attendance
Ambrish Kochikar | 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

Emburse SpringAhead

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Emburse SpringAhead
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.0
Emburse SpringAhead

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Emburse SpringAhead

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.5
Emburse SpringAhead

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.4
Emburse SpringAhead

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Emburse SpringAhead

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Emburse SpringAhead

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Emburse SpringAhead

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.1
Emburse SpringAhead

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.5
Emburse SpringAhead

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