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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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
GoCo
9.0
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
GoCo
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
GoCo
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
GoCo
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
GoCo
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
GoCo
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
GoCo

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
7.7
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
10.0
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
10.0
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
1.0
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
8.0
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
8.0
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
8.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
8.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Employee recognition
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
GoCo
9.0

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

  • Onboarding new employees
  • Managing staff PTO
  • Managing signing critical documents and policies
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Would be great if you could search for specific ROEs in the system rather than having to go into each individual pay period package to locate - especially when there may be 10+ ROEs.
Anonymous | 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

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

We switched from Zenefits to GoCo when Zenefits was going through all of their internal turmoil. Initially we had a dedicated rep with Zenefits. Then they took that away and we had a team assigned to a pool of accounts. Then that went away and all we could do was send an email in if we had an issue. It became impossible to manage issues and questions.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCo

  • Overall GoCo has provided a fantastic ROI for us. We have really enjoyed the platform and it meets our needs.
  • We were disappointed to learn that GoCo decided to charge for features like organizational charting. When we changed over from Zenefits we were told they were not going to charge for this functionality.
Matt Rychener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

GoCo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
GoCo
8.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
GoCo
9.0

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