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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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I use OnPay to do payroll for two different companies. One is a simple service company with employees doing the same tasks and receiving the same pay rate. OnPay does a great job with this company. The other company is a restaurant and bar with employees doing several different tasks, making different pay rates and also receiving tips. OnPay makes what could be a nightmare to keep track of simple. Setting up the somewhat complex criteria for each of the variety of positions is made easier by the step-by-step process of entering the information. Each area of functionality is available in the set-up mode and tended to logically. I used another high-profile, more expensive product before switching to OnPay and there is no comparison regarding support expertise and ease of use, not to mention cost savings.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Providing a simple method of adding new employees. Payroll day is not something I dread with OnPay's simple step-by-step guidance. Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly and Yearly taxes are either paid or set aside easily so I can make those payments. Year-end w2's and 1099's are available and easy to create and provide to employees and contractors. Read full review Cons 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) Read full review You can add additional additions or benefit items such as a car allowance. The process required me to contact a representative as that wasn't as easy to navigate. The process for handling additional withholdings for pre-payed taxes required support to ensure the calculations were accurate. Process for on-boarding is a little tricky if you don't start the process from the point of hire. You can add various things easily but it reflects differently in terms of completion of an Employee file. Read full review Usability
OnPay is super easy to use. If I don't know something it doesn't take long to figure out just by navigating the website. If I still can't figure something out I usually "chat" with them and it's easily resolved.
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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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I would say support is one of the best features OnPay has. You can call, chat or email. With ADP I was always on hold for a ridiculous amount of time. They also did not have chat when I was with ADP.
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Easy to implement and easy to convert any other payroll reports to the OnPay system when making the switch
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Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Onpay was a "no-brainer" . Implementation, training, and ROI, exceeded all the other platforms we reviewed. Plus their customer support is excellent. You always know who you're working with. Really appreciated all the help we received implementing clients, and great customer service from our client rep
Read full review Return on Investment 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). Read full review Reduces payroll processing time Ability for full electronic employee files The overall cost is the best in the industry, saving us money Ability for on/off-boarding ensures our files our complete There are a few limitations but they work with programmers to get those features setup Read full review ScreenShots