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4 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • GoCo ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
9.6

GoCo

96%
GoCo ranks higher in 5/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

GoCo

93%
GoCo ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
9.9
99%
2 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

GoCo

80%
GoCo ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

GoCo

100%
GoCo ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

GoCo

70%
GoCo ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.3

GoCo

93%
GoCo ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

GoCo

100%
GoCo ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

GoCo

100%
GoCo ranks higher in 2/2 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • GoCo is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
8.0

GoCo

80%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings
9.0

GoCo

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

We have really enjoyed using GoCo for our HR needs. It has suited us well after we switched from Zenefits. Initially we did not have good support with the rep from One Digital who served as our GoCo broker partner. However, we have a new rep who has been very responsive and helpful when employees have had benefit questions or issues with coverage.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Ceridian Powerpay

  • 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.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • User interface
  • Implementation
  • Ease of use
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Powerpay

  • 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)
Greg Dykstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • Handling exceptions for staff PTO requests for employees in their 90 day probationary period
  • Ease of managing different hourly work week exceptions
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

GoCo

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

Ceridian Powerpay 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

GoCo 9.0
Based on 2 answers
GoCo has done a great job of being responsive to us in working through issues in the system.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

GoCo is a little less expensive than other options and works pretty well overall
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ceridian Powerpay

  • 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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • Simplify payroll
  • Simplify New hire onboarding
  • Difficulty with new laws during covid
Veronica Meyers | TrustRadius Reviewer

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