Ceridian Powerpay vs. Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Powerpay
Score 5.2 out of 10
N/A
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
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
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 PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.1
3 Ratings
119% below category average
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
-
Ratings
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.9
5 Ratings
14% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings6.43 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings8.32 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
9.3
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings9.95 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
6.9
3 Ratings
16% below category average
Update personal information00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings6.32 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings7.52 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.8
4 Ratings
3% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.13 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
8.0
1 Ratings
1% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
7.0
1 Ratings
13% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Frontline HCM (Aesop Online)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Candidate search00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Best Alternatives
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Small Businesses
Patriot Software
Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Patriot Software
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.4 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.8 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
Likelihood to Recommend
1.5
(3 ratings)
8.3
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpayFrontline HCM (Aesop Online)
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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Frontline Education
Frontline is well suited for an organization such as a school district where teachers sometimes need to put in for a substitute at the last minute or especially early in the morning. The system also helps with substitutes in picking up the jobs when a teacher puts in an absence.
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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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Frontline Education
  • Easily submission process. Select the day you need to schedule on the listed calendar, mark the type of request, and submit.
  • Works on different digital devices including phones, tablets, and computers.
  • Easily track your balances by looking at your account history.
  • Delete requests you have already submitted.
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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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Frontline Education
  • Teachers cannot cancel their own absence. We have to ask the office staff to do so. This is irritating when an absence must be canceled (Due to a canceled professional development, for example).
  • Sometimes absences go unfilled. It would be great if AESOP could have a roster of qualified substitutes to cover absences.
  • You cannot assign your absence to a particular substitute if you know he or she is available and a good fit for your absence.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Long time customer with Frontline Absence Management. Product support has been excellent, integrations easy to work with, & suite of products mesh together well.
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Usability
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
While we have had minor issues logging in as our organization has its own login page, the site and its application are very easy to use. So long as members of a group log in through the appropriate page, navigating and using this site is quite easy. With the transition from Aesop to Frontline, the page also seems to have worked through any glitches found with the previous page and its app.
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Reliability and Availability
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
There have been several times the system was unavailable. When there has been an issue, Frontline HAS NOT notified us....which has been disappointing.
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Performance
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
No issues reported by end users of slow or not loading pages.
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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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Frontline Education
Internal support is provided by EDU Staff based out of Grand Rapids. Whenever I have had an issue they are very responsive to my needs. For instance, there may be conflicts in the amount of money that was listed for the contract. There may be questions about the length of an assignment such as 1/2 day, full day, or early dismissal. The school will sometimes enter the wrong information. Very good IT support, but sometimes you are on hold for 5 to 10 minutes because they do not have enough workers in their Call Center
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In-Person Training
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Implementer/Trainer was a product line expert. He (Connor) walked us through every step with confidence and explained everything in detail. Frontline provided written documentation, cut-n-paste emails to staff, and a test environment for us to play in. We were able to test unique scenarios without actually sending emails, notifications, alerts to staff. This was very useful.
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Implementation Rating
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our Frontline implementer was an expert in the field & knew the product in & out. We had very little issues going live.
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Frontline Education
Frontline seems to be the industry standard for this software in the education industry. I am not familiar with any competitors or what was evaluated prior to implementing Frontline. For it to be the industry standard, I would assume that its cost is fair in relation to competitors and that the onboarding process is simple.
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Scalability
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Frontline Education
Our district has approximately 300 substitutes & 1,800 employees. Size has never been an issue with Absence Management. There are other districts much larger using Absence Management with no problems
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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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Frontline Education
  • It's given staff direct access to inputting their absences and secure coverage quicker, whereas before they had to make a call to a person. That person had to secure coverage for the entire district at different levels. Sometimes that person was absent or unable to provide coverage.
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