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Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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Score 7.3 out of 100

UKG Ready

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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 4 feature sets: Leave and Attendance Management, Onboarding, Performance and Goals, Succession Planning
  • UKG Ready ranks higher in 5 feature sets: Human Resource Management, Payroll Management, Employee Self Service, Asset Management, HR Reporting
  • Ceridian Dayforce and UKG Ready are tied in 2 feature sets: Performance Management, Recruiting / ATS

Human Resource Management

7.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

72%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 4/7 features

Employee demographic data

7.6
76%
422 Ratings
8.5
85%
130 Ratings

Employment history

7.8
78%
452 Ratings
7.7
77%
126 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

7.0
70%
443 Ratings
7.6
76%
124 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

7.5
75%
447 Ratings
7.2
72%
116 Ratings

Organizational charting

6.7
67%
407 Ratings
6.5
65%
93 Ratings

Organization and location management

6.8
68%
446 Ratings
7.0
70%
113 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

6.8
68%
295 Ratings
7.2
72%
92 Ratings

Payroll Management

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

8.2
82%
482 Ratings
8.2
82%
135 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

6.6
66%
242 Ratings
7.7
77%
82 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

7.7
77%
51 Ratings
7.9
79%
44 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

7.0
70%
387 Ratings
7.9
79%
103 Ratings

Direct deposit files

8.3
83%
468 Ratings
8.6
86%
104 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

7.7
77%
370 Ratings
7.2
72%
99 Ratings

Reimbursement management

7.1
71%
248 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

7.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

77%
7.4

UKG Ready

74%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

7.7
77%
414 Ratings
7.6
76%
120 Ratings

Balance details

7.7
77%
427 Ratings
7.5
75%
127 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

7.7
77%
348 Ratings
7.1
71%
110 Ratings

Employee Self Service

7.5

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

75%
7.9

UKG Ready

79%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 3/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

7.9
79%
478 Ratings
8.2
82%
121 Ratings

Update personal information

8.0
80%
488 Ratings
8.3
83%
126 Ratings

View company policy documentation

7.1
71%
332 Ratings
7.7
77%
103 Ratings

Employee recognition

6.5
65%
176 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

View job history

7.8
78%
401 Ratings
7.5
75%
105 Ratings

Asset Management

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

5.1
51%
82 Ratings
7.1
71%
51 Ratings

HR Reporting

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
7.6

UKG Ready

76%
UKG Ready ranks higher in 2/3 features

Report builder

6.4
64%
486 Ratings
7.7
77%
136 Ratings

Pre-built reports

6.5
65%
485 Ratings
7.5
75%
136 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

5.7
57%
343 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Onboarding

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
6.6

UKG Ready

66%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 1/2 features

New hire portal

6.6
66%
296 Ratings
6.8
68%
89 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

6.9
69%
264 Ratings
6.5
65%
71 Ratings

Performance and Goals

6.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

67%
6.3

UKG Ready

63%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

6.8
68%
163 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Individual goal setting

6.6
66%
178 Ratings
6.3
63%
45 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

6.5
65%
153 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Performance tracking

7.1
71%
184 Ratings
6.4
64%
51 Ratings

Performance Management

7.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

71%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 3/5 features

Performance plans

7.1
71%
190 Ratings
6.9
69%
60 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

7.2
72%
166 Ratings
6.8
68%
55 Ratings

Review status tracking

7.2
72%
195 Ratings
7.3
73%
60 Ratings

Review reminders

6.9
69%
192 Ratings
7.6
76%
62 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

6.9
69%
174 Ratings
6.8
68%
48 Ratings

Succession Planning

6.6

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

66%
5.3

UKG Ready

53%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

6.4
64%
76 Ratings
5.3
53%
18 Ratings

Candidate ranking

6.3
63%
80 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate search

6.9
69%
84 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Candidate development

6.6
66%
77 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

7.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

71%
7.1

UKG Ready

71%
Ceridian Dayforce ranks higher in 4/7 features

Job Requisition Management

7.1
71%
224 Ratings
7.2
72%
59 Ratings

Company Website Posting

7.2
72%
219 Ratings
7.3
73%
59 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

7.0
70%
183 Ratings
6.5
65%
43 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

7.2
72%
212 Ratings
7.2
72%
42 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

7.2
72%
179 Ratings
6.8
68%
46 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

6.9
69%
220 Ratings
6.8
68%
62 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

6.9
69%
215 Ratings
7.6
76%
66 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Dayforce is rated higher in 3 areas: Availability, Online Training, Product Scalability
  • UKG Ready is rated higher in 6 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Performance, Support Rating, In-Person Training, Implementation Rating
  • Ceridian Dayforce and UKG Ready are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

7.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

72%
526 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
169 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

88%
77 Ratings
9.0

UKG Ready

90%
11 Ratings

Usability

7.8

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

78%
53 Ratings
7.8

UKG Ready

78%
47 Ratings

Availability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
23 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
4 Ratings

Performance

5.1

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

51%
25 Ratings
9.2

UKG Ready

92%
14 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
99 Ratings
7.5

UKG Ready

75%
123 Ratings

In-Person Training

7.0

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

70%
11 Ratings
7.7

UKG Ready

77%
2 Ratings

Online Training

8.7

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

87%
17 Ratings
8.5

UKG Ready

85%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

6.2

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

62%
72 Ratings
6.8

UKG Ready

68%
11 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.9

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

99%
14 Ratings
9.5

UKG Ready

95%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

UKG Ready is well suited for multi-location companies that are in jurisdictions as it provides a great platform for company-wide communication while also still having very clear options for location-based customizations that are required legally. I would say that it's been extremely effective for us as a company that has grown from ~400 employees when we implemented to over 500 in the past year, and it's been instrumental in giving us the ability to grow. I think UKG Ready is not well suited for small companies that have fewer than 50 employees due to the high PEPM cost.
Lexi Papastamos, aPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready

  • Streamlines the process between HR and payroll. Each team can quickly see and share information.
  • Our entire hospital team can use the system and it's easy to provide trouble shooting support to our teams.
  • Appearance -The system is easy to use and attractive for users.
  • The payroll process specifically is very well laid out.
  • Communication! UKG has really stepped up on communication and training especially around tax related deadlines.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

  • Recruitment module is clunky for hiring managers, people who are not administrators.
  • Some of the setups don't make sense when administering - for example managing multiple pay rates.
  • Some of our integrations do not work properly and it is difficult to get a UKG Ready person to work through it with the 3rd party partner.
Sara Tilkens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

General

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

Starting Price

UKG Ready

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.8
Based on 77 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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.0
Based on 11 answers
We plan to renew our support and use of UKG Ready each year unless it becomes unavailable or the district seeks another vendor. As of now, there are no plans to changes vendors. The district staff is now familiar with using UKG. Another vendor will need to meet the same expectations we have come to enjoy with using UKG
Mike Tynes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.8
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.8
Based on 47 answers
The improvements have made some of my previous challenges easier...the new layout definitely makes it easier and you can toggle between different views. Some of the new features in recruitment have made things easier for our hiring managers...they really seem to like these features.
Sandy Weiland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.9
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
Based on 4 answers
The system seems very stable. Being hosted in the cloud, we are vulnerable to internet speeds and busy times. The system has been down a couple times over the 3 months we have been live, but Kronos resolved the issues very quickly. To have access from a desktop, tablet, time clock, or phone app is one of the best features....users have almost NO REASON they can't clock in.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 5.1
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.2
Based on 14 answers
We were always told that Kronos was the best, but there are reports that we got out of ADP and other payroll providers that we cannot get out of Kronos. One example is a report of Productive/Non-productive hours by department. We also need the dollar amount associated with the hours. This is information that is required on our cost report and we were told that that report is unavailable. It is very frustrating when I can't get what I need.
Mary Quade | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.5
Based on 123 answers
If I was only rating support itself that would be a 10. Every support case I have entered has been addressed efficiently and with the desired result. On the implementation and transition to support there were multiple issues that those doing the implementation or transition could not answer or workflows and various settings left undone only to be discovered later. We implemented 3 different modules and the expertise we got for each one varied widely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 7.0
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Our in-person training was a hybrid. Live online training with an instructor. They were very knowledgeable of the product & the area they were training on. I asked several specific questions and if they didn't know the answer immediately they followed up after class.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 8.7
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Lots & lots of training available. Timing was wrong for our organization. We had lengthy down time in the beginning while the implementation consultant setup our system. We did online training then. Difficult to train on a generic system setup that isn't your industry and hard to understand what you are learning how to do w/o actually being in your system. Online training was well documented and the instructors were very knowledgeable.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 6.2
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 6.8
Based on 11 answers
Make sure the people who are doing the build have extensive knowledge on employment law and asking the right questions. I would bet that the people who helped with our builds did not read any of our employment contracts or ordinances; and when I asked questions about how other companies handled certain basic dictates from federal employment laws, they didn't have any idea what FMLA, FLSA, etc were.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

UKG Ready

Our organization was a long-time user of UKG Telestaff and we found that the ADT payroll services did not integrate easily for payroll processing and management. The success we experienced with UKG Telestaff (formerly Kronos) made the decision easy to continue with their products, like UKG Ready, when our organization separated from local government and became a stand-alone entity. UKG Ready's integration did not come without issues by any means, however, the build and integration teams (on both sides) were able to cooperate and work through all the problems encountered.
Troy Valenzuela | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM 9.9
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

UKG Ready

UKG Ready 9.5
Based on 2 answers
Thus far we are able to add as many users as necessary, implement 3 different bargaining units, 5 different types of user groups. Very flexible.
Aaron Ward | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

UKG Ready

  • Positive: We have had better reporting with UKG Ready.
  • Negative: We still have no benefit integration with our external benefit administrator after 2 years on the UKG Ready Platform. The first attempt that took 2 years failed and now UKG wants us to pay for a single directional integration. This has cost excessive staff hours for manual intervention.
  • Negative: Any payroll adjustment requirements are not easy and the UKG Process is outdated. We recently had a payroll issue and were forced to issue a 2nd payroll but the payroll was delayed because UKG cannot (will not) process the same day. This is unacceptable and since Kronos and Ultimate Software merged, Ultimate software was able to process same day as are many other payroll companies that do not have as much power as UKG Ready does.
  • Positive: We are able to use position management for better budgeting. There could be some upgrades to this module, but it does do what was promised.
  • Negative: Quarterly and year-end closeouts are 3rd business days, which is not always possible. Very inflexible in regards to this. Even when it is done timely, we get random notices and charges that it was not done even though we can prove it was.
  • Positive: It appears customer service is getting better. We struggled at first, but lately, it seems better.
Jennifer O'Brien | TrustRadius Reviewer

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