What users are saying about
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393 Ratings
8 Ratings
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Score 6.1 out of 100

Paycor

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Score 6.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Paycor ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
7.8

Paycor

78%
Paycor ranks higher in 7/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.3
83%
207 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
7.8
78%
41 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
6.6
66%
149 Ratings

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.4
84%
204 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
172 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
9 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.0

Paycor

70%
Paycor ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
165 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
178 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
163 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
162 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.6
66%
120 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
127 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
121 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Paycor

69%
Paycor ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
128 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
145 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
122 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.9

Paycor

79%
Paycor ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
176 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
180 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
133 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
8.4
84%
7 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
7.6
76%
155 Ratings

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.1

Paycor

61%
Paycor ranks higher in 1/1 features

Tracking of all physical assets

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
60 Ratings

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.8

Paycor

58%
Paycor ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
164 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
166 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5
55%
106 Ratings

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Paycor

72%
Paycor ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
154 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
114 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Paycor

67%
Paycor ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
7 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
60 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
52 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
62 Ratings

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.7

Paycor

67%
Paycor ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
79 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
6.5
65%
72 Ratings

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
75 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
76 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
6.8
68%
65 Ratings

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.0

Paycor

60%
Paycor ranks higher in 2/2 features

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
5 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
6 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Paycor

80%
Paycor ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3
73%
61 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
62 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
57 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
56 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
50 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7
77%
63 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
68 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
6.4

Paycor

64%
224 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Paycor

90%
11 Ratings

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
7.1

Paycor

71%
192 Ratings

Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Paycor

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings
4.7

Paycor

47%
90 Ratings

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Paycor

90%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
8.5

Paycor

85%
31 Ratings

Product Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Paycor

80%
1 Rating

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

Paycor

In my own experience, the specific data that you see in the software is a great aid in managing your workforce and evaluating performance. It is straightforward to understand how to use it; I'm sure that after 2 to 3 weeks, most people won't have any trouble using it, but I don't want to sound biased since my knowledge only takes me so far into some of it the software capabilities. The user interface can be dull at times, but it's a minor, aesthetic issue, in my opinion.
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

Paycor

  • Having all employee information in one place is one of the best things about Paycor.
  • When we have new documentation, we can easily have all employees sign to confirm they read and accept the changes made with a few simple uploads and clicks.
  • It has made our employee onboarding experience much more streamlined and efficient.
Anonymous | 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

Paycor

  • Increase the frequency with which our representative contacts us. Paycor moves at such a fast pace that our representative is always changing
  • After the first year, I think you should have a team meeting to go over how things are set up and make any necessary changes
Shayla Buechnert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Starting Price

Paycor

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 9.0
Based on 11 answers
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 7.1
Based on 192 answers
The overall interface is similar to others, but the fact that half of the features are turned "off" and you have to know WHERE to go in the system to manually turn features "on" seems annoying (like just make all of the features that you sold me on available to me at the outset... why should I individually one-by-one have to identify features and then try to figure out where they might be and how I might turn them on?!?! Also, [I believe] their notification system is a joke. If a payroll fails to process, Paycor will NOT notify anyone in the company. You'll find out when the checks don't arrive (whereas every other payroll provider would alert you if any pay run failed to process by the anticipated date/time).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have not experienced any availability issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 10.0
Based on 1 answer
All processes work quickly
Anonymous | 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

Paycor

Paycor 4.7
Based on 90 answers
I'd give a zero if that were an option. I currently have multiple requests for support that have not been answered in over a week. I have called their support phone line and usually hung up after waiting for 45 minutes for someone to answer. It is unlikely to get a quick response, EVER, even to urgent problems that effect taxes and benefit submission.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The training was easy to understand, and the Paycor tutorials are a great, easy reference.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 8.5
Based on 31 answers
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
Susan Dudek | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Paycor

When I started this business 4 years ago, I immediately defaulted to Paychex since I used them for over 20 years at my last company. It took a lot of effort to even get them to return my calls and emails. Then, when they reluctantly took my business on, they assigned me to a rep in Indianapolis - even though I'm in Nashville, Tennessee! That office wouldn't return my calls or emails for up to 2 weeks at a time. So I did some online research and discovered Paycor, and I'm very glad that I did. I have been very satisfied with the customer service I've received, and I've been very impressed with the respect and patience they have shown to me, even though I'm a very small business.
Randall Putala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paycor

Paycor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We haven't needed to scale
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

Paycor

  • My payroll used to take three days to complete. Now it takes only a few minutes.
  • My employees have more information at their fingertips. They can see their hours, they can reference HR materials and they can get check stubs.
  • All I-9s are electronic, and I'm sure to have one for every person.
Catherine Haener CPA, PHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

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