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Gusto

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Feature Set Ratings

  • Gusto ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
7.9

Gusto

79%
Gusto ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
7.8
78%
112 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
8 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
6.4
64%
79 Ratings

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.1
81%
115 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
7.4
74%
96 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
9.5
95%
11 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Powerpay is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Gusto is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
6.0

Gusto

60%
132 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

Gusto

55%
4 Ratings

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

Gusto

73%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings
4.7

Gusto

47%
31 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

Gusto

Gusto is great if you just want basic payroll. In our company, everyone is on salary and therefore it is usually quite simple to log in and process payroll. There are a few areas that really could do with improvement. * Customer service has really gone downhill lately, and I am finding that when I call the staff is friendly, but inadequately trained. We are a small company and I just do not have the time to spend an hour on a phone call and not even get a resolution. * the PTO area of the portal needs updating. I need to be able to actually see the dates that someone has taken off and when I make an adjustment to an employee's time there should be an area for notes so that we can look back and know why a change was made.
Felice Geoghegan | 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

Gusto

  • Complete onboarding process from Offer to First Day. Offer letter templates can be customized for each candidate. Onboarding checklists can be customized for specific departments and roles. Welcome emails signed by the team are a fun option. Reminders for open checklist items keep everyone on track.
  • Expense reporting is super easy in Gusto. Employees upload the receipt and fill in details to be approved by management. Approved expenses are automatically added as reimbursement on the employee's next check.
  • Payroll processing is very straightforward and detailed reporting is available. We ofter have adjustments to employee's base salary that can be mapped to easily integrate with Quickbooks Online. It is easy to pay salaried and hourly employees in Gusto, as well as, contractors.
Amy Reeves | 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

Gusto

  • Reporting engine could use work - significant manipulation is needed in Excel for combination employee/payroll data reports.
  • State registration management is not a service offered by Gusto. A third-party registrar is linked as a partner.
  • Staffing doesn't meet demand at quarter and year-end.
Louis Stone | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Starting Price

Ceridian Powerpay Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Gusto

General

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

Starting Price

$0 $12 per employee/contractor

Gusto Editions & Modules

Edition
Concierge: Includes everything in the Complete plan, plus access to certified HR pros and resources so you don’t have to go it alone.$149/month1
Complete: Includes everything in the Core plan, plus better HR tools so you can create a great place to work$39/month1
Core: Refreshingly easy payroll so you can get back to what matters most.$39/month2
  1. $12 per employee/contractor
  2. $6 per employee/contractor
Additional Pricing Details
Gusto offers three simple pricing plans for payroll, benefits, and HR, so you can choose the plan that meets your business needs.

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Gusto

Gusto 5.5
Based on 4 answers
While Gusto does have a few flaws on the whole it is a very user-friendly software that does a great job of making a very complicated and mundane task quite easy and it is also very cost-effective. But I find that it is not a great fit for everyone and there have been a few mistakes in the payroll tax filings that have caused me and my clients some concern
Lauri Paxton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Gusto

Gusto 7.3
Based on 2 answers
The UI is clean and simple. It's incredibly easy to find what you need to find, and if you can't, a quick search of their help files will direct you where you need to go about 90% of the time. For that last 10%, a support e-mail will result in a quick answer. Almost any time I try to do something new I haven't done before with Gusto, I can do it in a few minutes.
Christopher Cantrall | 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

Gusto

Gusto 4.7
Based on 31 answers
Gusto's support team is responsive and helpful and they have pretty good online resources. We've had a couple issues that didn't fit "in the box" so we've had to create a couple manual workarounds, but the tradeoff for the ease of use of Gusto is ok. Those limitations aren't because of the support team, but more technical limitations.
Ed Hart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Gusto

Both tools do similar work. Insperity is a more rounded tool providing additional retirement solutions that Gusto instead links to rather than provides inside their solution. Gusto, however, is easier to navigate and a friendly environment for employees and employers to use. Gusto also gives the ability to do payroll advances while at the time Insperity did not offer the same solution.
Anonymous | 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

Gusto

  • As a very small business, Gusto allows me to run payroll painlessly. I have more time to focus on other tasks, since I only spend about 10 minutes every two weeks on payroll.
  • Well, since one of our objectives is making money, Gusto helps with that by only costing $57 or so per month for our two employees.
  • Seeing the payroll numbers helps me understand where all the taxes are going.
Katie Barrilleaux | TrustRadius Reviewer

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