Ceridian Powerpay vs. Evolution Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Powerpay
Score 4.1 out of 10
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Ceridian's Powerpay allows small businesses to pay and manage employees quickly, accurately, and from anywhere. Ceridian boasts 40,000 Canadian small businesses using Powerpay.N/A
Evolution Payroll
Score 8.5 out of 10
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Evolution Payroll is an online payroll platform from GTM Payroll Services. It is designed to be secure and scalable, while making data access easy and user-friendly. Evolution Payroll can incorporate data from retail POS systems, time and attendance systems, and spreadsheet-based payroll systems, and pass data to accounting systems as well as the GTM employee self-service portal.N/A
Pricing
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Top Pros
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Features
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.2
3 Ratings
116% below category average
Evolution Payroll
9.7
2 Ratings
16% above category average
Pay calculation2.43 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.42 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.43 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.43 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.43 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
1.6
(3 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
4.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpayEvolution Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
Ceridian
In all honestly I don’t know a situation where Ceridian Powerpay would not be appropriate to use. I have used it at a company with 12 employees, and at a company with 100 employees. The system works great regardless of company size and the benefits significantly outweigh any (if any) negatives.
I only have experience with the system in the hospitality industry but it covered all our needs and more that I can only imagine that would apply to other industries as well.
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GTM Payroll Services
We have a small company with very simple needs. This software meets those needs, but it looks like it is capable of doing so much more than what we use it for. I typically use only a few screens and a few reports. It is very well suited for our needs, but I don't know the full functionality of the system due to our limited needs.
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Pros
Ceridian
  • Ceridian Powerpay simplifies the payroll process, very little manual work involved during each payroll run.
  • Ceridian Powerpay is mostly an intuitive interface with easy to understand workflows to allow for multiple users to be able to use the system if required.
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GTM Payroll Services
  • Payroll management
  • Provides accurate employees' reports
  • Helps us in tracking payroll taxes
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Cons
Ceridian
  • Customer Support is Horrible
  • They over bill you for everything and ignore cancellation requests
  • They don't listen to what you need or want, they slip in cancellation clauses and charge you for inactive employees throughout the year.
  • They leave one person in charge of your account and should that person go on leave you are stuck waiting until that person gets back (including personal leaves that lasted 2 months)
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GTM Payroll Services
  • One problem it has is if you try to cut multiple checks for a person (sometimes) it creates an error which requires assistance from the processor to get it straightened out.
  • You need to pay close attention when reviewing prior to submitting. Sometimes if you think you saved something it might not have saved it and if you don't catch it before you submit, it requires assistance to get corrected up to and including voiding a check and re-issuing.
  • In my opinion, it's somewhat expensive. I have been looking at other providers who would use a different system, and they seem to be significantly cheaper. That may not be a direct correlation to the software but to the provider.
  • I don't know if it is capable of allowing a user to create new reports, but if it doesn't, that would be something to consider as a missing functionality.
  • I haven't found an area that allows for tracking pay increases. We simply overwrite a persons rate of pay when we give a raise, so there is no tracking of the date a raise was given or a comparison showing what they made prior to or when the last raise was given. (That I am aware of).
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Likelihood to Renew
Ceridian
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GTM Payroll Services
Evolution is provided by our current third party payroll processor. We are currently considering changing processors, because of increased prices and competition is priced significantly lower.
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Support Rating
Ceridian
Generally, Ceridian Powerpay support is strong, with the edge given to the telephone staff, which is prompt and always helpful. When I have had to reach out via telephone, I am greeted quickly and provided with a quick resolution to my issue. The email support leaves a bit to be desired, though, as my experience with change requests result in long waits for confirmation and completion, with some instances not even being given a resolution to an issue without requiring additional follow-up. I shouldn’t have to stay on top of the support in addition to providing the details needed, and it should just get done.
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GTM Payroll Services
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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GTM Payroll Services
The ease of integration of Evolution Payroll with other essential platforms makes it a reliable and unique software for us. This software also distinguishes itself from others because it is easy to use and affordable. It has high-quality features that work very well for us when it comes to payroll management.
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Return on Investment
Ceridian
  • The return on investment has been substantial for our company. Having a payroll system that calculates everything for you, processes important documents, and only takes minimal time and effort allows us to focus more time on running the business and generating revenue.
  • Instead of having a user spend half a day (or potentially a full day) processing payroll, it only takes a couple hours (obviously depending on how many employees need to be processed).
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GTM Payroll Services
  • Accuracy is one amazing thing I love about Evolution Payroll.
  • It collects data from other systems to make payroll management excellent
  • It is affordable and reliable
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