Ceridian Powerpay vs. PaycheckCity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Powerpay
Score 5.2 out of 10
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Ceridian's Powerpay allows small businesses to pay and manage employees quickly, accurately, and from anywhere. Ceridian boasts 40,000 Canadian small businesses using Powerpay.N/A
PaycheckCity
Score 9.5 out of 10
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PaycheckCity is an online paycheck, salary, tax and withholding calculator from Symmetry Software, powered by the Symmetry Tax Engine.N/A
Pricing
Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.1
3 Ratings
118% below category average
PaycheckCity
8.3
3 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
Likelihood to Recommend
1.5
(3 ratings)
9.5
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpayPaycheckCity
Likelihood to Recommend
Ceridian
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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Symmetry Software
This is a great tool that works extremely well for smaller businesses. I am not sure how it would perform against enterprise tools.
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Pros
Ceridian
  • 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.
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Symmetry Software
  • Easily generates reports and year end tax data
  • Does not limit or add to cost when needing more resources
  • Saves us tons of time by streamlining the process
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Cons
Ceridian
  • 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)
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Symmetry Software
  • Could have more functionality but it is definitely great for the cost.
  • More responsive support team.
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Support Rating
Ceridian
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.
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Symmetry Software
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Symmetry Software
This is really the only tool I have personally used but it has saved a lot of time and worked well so we have not had the need to try another. There are not really any competitors or options we have tried besides traditional payment methods
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Return on Investment
Ceridian
  • 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).
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Symmetry Software
  • Helps us save time
  • Makes payments easier
  • Helps to automate a lot of the processes
  • Less errors
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