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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 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

Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave is accurate and fits well in all organizations where its suited to a scenario where an organization basically aims to improve the payroll management and execution process. It will allow for easier update of all employee benefits and execute necessary deductions including the statutory ones thus allow organizations to manage their finances and workforce efficiently
Francis Cook | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
Payroll by Wave
8.9
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Payroll by Wave
9.2
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Payroll by Wave
9.6
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Payroll by Wave
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Payroll by Wave
8.7
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
Payroll by Wave
7.8
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
Payroll by Wave
9.0
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
Payroll by Wave
9.0

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

Payroll by Wave

  • Time-saving: Everything is saved from one pay period to the next so it's very easy to click and run.
  • Great price: Perfect for smaller businesses who don't need the extra bells and whistles
  • Customer support: Any questions are addressed quickly, set up was a breeze.
Alex Pegg | 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

Payroll by Wave

  • Payroll is a paid feature at $10 + $4/employee per month. I suppose this is a normal expense, but other payroll systems I've used, such as ones built into online banking, have cost me a fraction of this.
Brendon Brown | 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

Payroll by Wave

Payroll by Wave 8.7
Based on 2 answers
Support is usually very quick and reliable. The live chat feature is a definite bonus.
Ryan Connolly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Payroll by Wave

Similar features, similar pricing. I selected Wave initially because my accounting is integrated with the other Wave software.
Alex Pegg | 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

Payroll by Wave

  • We tested Wave briefly and Wave Payroll briefly. Impact was minimal as it did not quite fit our needs.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Payroll by Wave

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
Payroll by Wave
9.6

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Payroll by Wave
8.7

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