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19 Ratings

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 1 feature set: Leave and Attendance Management
  • Sage HR ranks higher in 9 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
8.4

Sage HR

84%
Sage HR ranks higher in 6/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.1
71%
425 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Employment history

7.4
74%
455 Ratings
8.1
81%
8 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

6.5
65%
446 Ratings
9.1
91%
6 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.1
71%
450 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.2
62%
411 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

Organization and location management

6.4
64%
450 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

5.9
59%
297 Ratings
7.9
79%
3 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%

Sage HR

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%
6.5

Sage HR

65%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 2/3 features

Approval workflow

6.9
69%
417 Ratings
6.2
62%
8 Ratings

Balance details

6.8
68%
431 Ratings
7.2
72%
8 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

6.9
69%
353 Ratings
6.2
62%
5 Ratings

Employee Self Service

6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%
8.9

Sage HR

89%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.5
75%
483 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

7.6
76%
492 Ratings
9.0
90%
7 Ratings

View company policy documentation

6.3
63%
335 Ratings
8.1
81%
6 Ratings

Employee recognition

5.6
56%
177 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

View job history

7.1
71%
404 Ratings
9.1
91%
5 Ratings

Asset Management

4.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

43%
9.1

Sage HR

91%
Sage HR ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

4.3
43%
82 Ratings
9.1
91%
4 Ratings

HR Reporting

5.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

58%
6.1

Sage HR

61%
Sage HR ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

6.0
60%
491 Ratings
6.1
61%
7 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.0
60%
490 Ratings
6.1
61%
7 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

5.3
53%
346 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Onboarding

6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
8.0

Sage HR

80%
Sage HR ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

5.7
57%
298 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.4
64%
266 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

60%
8.1

Sage HR

81%
Sage HR ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

6.2
62%
165 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Individual goal setting

5.9
59%
180 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.0
60%
154 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Performance tracking

6.2
62%
186 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Performance Management

6.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

61%
8.1

Sage HR

81%
Sage HR ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

6.2
62%
193 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

6.3
63%
169 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Review status tracking

6.3
63%
198 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Review reminders

5.8
58%
195 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

5.7
57%
177 Ratings
8.1
81%
5 Ratings

Succession Planning

5.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

56%
9.1

Sage HR

91%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 2/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

5.3
53%
78 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

5.3
53%
82 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

6.2
62%
86 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

5.6
56%
79 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

6.3

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

63%
6.5

Sage HR

65%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 5/7 features

Job Requisition Management

6.0
60%
227 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Company Website Posting

6.3
63%
222 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Publish to Social Media

6.2
62%
186 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

6.4
64%
215 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

6.8
68%
181 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Applicant Tracking

6.1
61%
223 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Notifications and Alerts

6.3
63%
217 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage HR is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

6.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

68%
531 Ratings
7.2

Sage HR

72%
9 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

85%
77 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
53 Ratings
9.1

Sage HR

91%
1 Rating

Availability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
23 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
25 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

6.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

66%
99 Ratings
9.1

Sage HR

91%
9 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
11 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

88%
17 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

5.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

57%
72 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
25 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

8.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

80%
16 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
14 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

8.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

89%
36 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
24 Ratings

Sage HR

N/A
0 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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Sage

Keeping an accurate time off calendar, with specific buckets, is extremely important. It has helped my company grow without having to manage things in Excel. Also, implementing an annual review process by using CakeHR has been very clean and transparent with my employees. This also allows me to see year over year. In years past, we used Word or a Jotform which made it challenging to pull up years past.
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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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Sage

  • Employee self service - the apps and desktops GUIs are very intuitive.
  • Leave management - this manages itself through the app and system, saves lots of admin.
  • Customization - you can tailor the system more and more to suit your specific needs.
  • Updates and Customer Service - the CakeHR team gave dedicated a lot of time to bring out weekly updates and systems improvements which shows they are dedicated to making this a great product - the fact that they were bought by Se recently is also testament to their ongoing mission.
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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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Sage

  • Updating information in a central location that implements changes across whole system.
  • Custom reporting and history
  • Time off policies tracking and management
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Pricing Details

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Ceridian Dayforce HCM editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Sage HR

    Starting Price

    $5.5 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Sage HR editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Leave Management$5.501
    Performance Management$3.002
    Shift Scheduling$3.003
    Timesheets$3.004
    Expenses Management$1.505
    Recruitment$200.006

    Footnotes

    1. per user, per month
    2. per user, per month
    3. per user, per month
    4. per user, per month
    5. per user, per month
    6. per user, per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    The modular product. - No hidden fees - Cancel anytime - No credit card required

    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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    My staff "actually" likes it! I can tell because they are actively in the program almost daily!
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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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    Customer support is amazing. There are times I post a question and I don't get back to support. They will always follow-up with an email to make sure our questions are answered. I even had a call with Julianna who was wonderful and very personable. You definitely get a level us service that exceeds most companies. Keep up the good work CakeHR.
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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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    For core HR functionality, this is the only product we use. For ATS, we have experimented with BreezyHR. We've learned that CakeHR is adding an ATS module soon though.
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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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    Sage

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sage

    • The system shows us all days off and overtime, so we can manage this and know everything is like agreed in the contract.
    • A simple and affordable system with room to grow.
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