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Score 6.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Payroll Management

    4.4

    Ceridian Powerpay

    44%

    Harvest

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Ceridian Powerpay ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Pay calculation

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Direct deposit files

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Salary revision and increment management

    5.5
    55%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Reimbursement management

    5.6
    56%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.5

    Ceridian Powerpay

    55%
    3 Ratings
    9.7

    Harvest

    97%
    46 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.0

    Ceridian Powerpay

    80%
    2 Ratings
    8.4

    Harvest

    84%
    36 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

    Harvest

    Harvest salt or immediate need for a replacement time tracking system that had become out of financial reach. It was a simple solution that everyone in our organization picked up really quickly. For myself at the administrative level, I have had no trouble adding clients, adjusting tasks, migrating tasks and running reports.I am unsure as to the best practices at this time for a particular clients that have very specific price rate associated to very specific roles, it will still list the roles that we do not want in the drop-down menu and I would really like to eliminate that. I do not want room for error or for any particular user to pick the wrong task. It still lists them as non-billable but there are no non-billable hours associated to that client, so we don’t need those at all on the drop down.
    Anonymous | 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

    Harvest

    • Offers several options on using the tool, for example, you can use the app on your phone, the app for desktop, or simply have the website open.
    • The timer integrates with other platforms. For example, our team uses Asana as our project management tool. Now, in real-time, I can know which projects my team is working on and whether we're implementing good time management strategies to meet our goals.
    • The summary break downs are wonderful! You can view an individual's hours as well as project hours. There are even notifications you could receive when your team is getting close to reaching the allotted time for a client's project.
    Sarah Porter | 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

    Harvest

    • Sometimes it can be difficult to find the item that you're looking for, as there are tabs for time, projects, team, reports etc. and it's not always clear where the item you're looking for will be housed.
    • It would be nice if things could be broken out more clearly by department, as sometimes the entire organization will be added to a new project when really only a couple of people should have.
    Laura Cain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Ceridian Powerpay

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Harvest

    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

    Harvest

    Harvest 8.4
    Based on 36 answers
    I have not actually had any customer support issues as the product just works for me and I have not needed it. So using that as the basis of making my assessment on support I would reckon the team are pretty responsive and attentive to customer needs. I have only used the solution on Chrome and Android so have no idea what the experience is like on other browsers or phone operating systems.
    Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Ceridian Powerpay

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

    Harvest

    Harvest is significantly better than Jira. I think Jira's is not originally intended to be used as a time logging/management system, but we had been previously using it as that. It was much clunkier, and many employees had a difficult time using it as a user interface goes.Harvest is much more user friendly and has simplified the daily time-logging process for everyone in our office
    Tegan Jenner | 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

    Harvest

    • Harvest has improved our payment schedules. Since we switched, we get paid for projects much sooner.
    • Harvest has saved us a ton of time with payroll. We are able to track our users time and pay them appropriately based on their billable hours.
    • Harvest is becoming a lifesaver around tax time. The reporting features have allowed us to pull reports for our tax accountant.
    Brian Alonzo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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