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Score 6.9 out of 100

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

Paylocity

We have a large and complicated payroll process which we were very excited that Paylocity was equipped to handle as long as we upload our payroll correctly. It is not, however, equipped to track these complex structures within the system because bonus metrics have to be tied to the position rather than the employee. Because of this, we have to use clunky custom fields with limited functionality
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
Paylocity
7.1
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Paylocity
7.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Paylocity
5.9
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Paylocity
6.7
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Paylocity
8.3
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
Paylocity
7.4
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
Paylocity
7.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.8

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.4
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.6
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.4
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.7
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.6
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.4

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.1
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.2

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.9
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.6
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.6
Employee recognition
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.8
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.6
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.6

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.2
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.8
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.5
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
5.4

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.3
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.0
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.7

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.5
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.1
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Performance tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.3

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.9
Performance plans
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.8
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.7
Review status tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Review reminders
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.4
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.7

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.8
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.2
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.5
Candidate search
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.8
Candidate development
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.5

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.1
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
6.4
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
9.2
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.4
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.9
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
7.8

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

Paylocity

  • It has a very cool and easy to use recognition function called impressions. Instead of a simple instant message or email saying thank you, you can offer an impression saying thanks that can be categorized and made public the rest of the company when they access Paylocity. It's just a cool function that spreads thanks and engagement across the organization with little cost and effort.
  • The self service portal for employees is easy to use as well. If you need to access vacation accrual and balances, PTO requests, pay check stubs, pay information, need to change your address or name, etc. it's very easy to find and navigate. You don't need to dig or click everywhere.
  • The journal entry function is useful too for 1:1 meetings or check in meetings for manages and their direct reports. It gives an easy module to record notes, discuss topics, attach documents, or make notes of items that need to be followed up on. Not everyone here uses it, but it does help organize meetings and keep them on track.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Would be great if you could search for specific ROEs in the system rather than having to go into each individual pay period package to locate - especially when there may be 10+ ROEs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • The on-boarding area could be a bit less tedious- starting a new hire from recruit to hire is a bit tedious but you get used to it
  • The time clocks need to be hardwired to a running computer at all times- very old technology, even ADP lets us hardwire it to our network (so we do not have to rely on our clocks running on computer)
Suzy Vera, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.2
Based on 6 answers
The transition from my old provider to Paylocity was virtually painless. I always felt well supported by my account rep. I would use Paylocity again, but I'm not in a position to change providers at my current company right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Paylocity provides a friendly user experience with large icons on the web interface to allow ease of use. There has hardly ever been an outage on the website; the uptime is superb! Our employees provide positive feedback on their experience with using Paylocity as their time, benefits, and payroll provider.
Kirk Lewis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Solid network - down for upgrades at late hours during the weekend when I am definitely not in the system to use it. Even if I was, they provide excellent advance notice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 5.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so manual, not automated or intuitive.
Bonny O'Neill | 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

Paylocity

Paylocity 7.2
Based on 24 answers
Every time I call, their security is amazing. You have to provide company ID, your name, and your employee ID# so that they know whether or not they can speak to you or give you any information. When you have a question they are always available to walk you through whatever it is you are having trouble with. If they don't have an answer, they will take your information and get back to you in a timely manner.
Maria MARTI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
very knowledgeable presenters for their webinars and very user friendly; you can learn at your own pace
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Paylocity

Paylocity 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The Implementation team members are very knowledgeable in their field and made this such an easier process
Yolanda Dunleavy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Paylocity

The ADP platforms did not allow us as much access to our data as Paylocity. We were constantly needing to reach out to the ADP support team to run reports or fix things within the system. With Paylocity, we have significantly more access, which leads to reduced wait times and higher efficiency. Employees have also found the self-service aspect to be leaps and bounds ahead of the prior ADP system.
Jason Magill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ceridian Powerpay

  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is cost-effective for our organization as we do not require a more robust solution—it fits our needs well without breaking the bank.
  • Positive: Ceridian Powerpay is mostly intuitive, easy to use, and as a result, easy to train team members in. This allows for additional coverage for the payroll system should the key user not be available or require assistance.
Matt LeMaire, B.A., M.A. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Paylocity

  • Paylocity has permitted our company to reduce the time commitment to payroll processing and enabled our company to reduce one position in our accounting department. It has also made our Human Resources department become more effective and reduce overtime costs.
  • Paylocity's report allow for better measuring of expenses and better financial management.
  • Through Paylocity, we are better able to serve our employees with real time information and easier access to their records at their immediate disposal.
Matt Brager | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Ceridian Powerpay Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Paylocity

General

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

Paylocity Editions & Modules

Edition
Paylocity$2.001
  1. Per Employee Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
Paylocity
6.1

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
9.2

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
9.0

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
5.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Paylocity
7.2

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
10.0

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
Paylocity
10.0

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