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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

Sage People

Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
6.9
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Sage People
6.7
Employment history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Sage People
9.6
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Sage People
3.3
Organizational charting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Sage People
7.8
Organization and location management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.3
Sage People
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
3.1

Payroll Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Sage People
9.6
Pay calculation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.8
Sage People
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
9.6
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Sage People
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Sage People
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Sage People
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Sage People
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Sage People

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Sage People
9.1
Approval workflow
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.3
Sage People
9.2
Balance details
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.1
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Sage People
9.2

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Sage People
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.7
Sage People
9.8
Update personal information
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.6
Sage People
9.8
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Sage People
4.1
View job history
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.4
Sage People
9.6

Asset Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Sage People
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.0
Sage People

HR Reporting

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Sage People
9.8
Report builder
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.8
Sage People
9.8
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.2
Sage People
9.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.3
Sage People
9.8

Onboarding

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
9.6
New hire portal
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
9.6
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
9.6

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Sage People
7.2
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
7.4
Performance tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
6.4

Performance Management

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
6.8
Performance plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
5.7
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
5.6
Review reminders
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Sage People
8.8
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
8.2
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.5
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.4
Sage People
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Sage People
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.2
Sage People
7.4
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Sage People
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
2.1
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.7
Sage People
5.6
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.6
Sage People
8.0

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

Sage People

  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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

Sage People

  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
Jeremiah Miller | 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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
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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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | 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

Sage People

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Sage People

  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
Jeremiah Miller | 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

Sage People

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
8.0
Sage People
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.0
Sage People

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.9
Sage People

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.5
Sage People

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
5.4
Sage People

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.9
Sage People

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.1
Sage People

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
7.8
Sage People

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
6.1
Sage People

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM
9.5
Sage People

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