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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 1.6 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

PeopleStrategy

Unless PeopleStrategy has made improvements to the quality of support they give their users as well as the system they support there is no situation in which I would ever recommend them to another HR professional. I'd prefer to save them the headache and hassle that I wish someone had provided us.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
PeopleStrategy
4.0
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
PeopleStrategy
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
PeopleStrategy
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
PeopleStrategy
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
PeopleStrategy
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
4.5
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
3.0
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
10.0

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
PeopleStrategy
1.0

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

PeopleStrategy

  • It was easy to navigate
  • Easy to read
  • Document upload was very easy and quick
  • User Access was really easy to manager and reset passwords.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • The administrator support was very inadequate. There was no urgency in the responses we received and they were generally very unhelpful.
  • The customization for our company was lacking. There was no way to make it appealing to view.
  • The reporting tool was very poorly designed. When running reports the only option that worked sucessfully was to run a generic all encompassing people report and pair it down in excel based on the data you were trying to extract.
  • No user information was provided when changes were made to specific fields in the HRIS side so when one person changed something there was no way to identify later who the change was initiated by. This made it very difficult to be able to identify quality issues.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

PeopleStrategy

ADP and Oracle are systems I have used and the GUI of Oracle even as antiquated as it is was vastly more efficient to work with than the people as well as system that PeopleStrategy claimed to be supporting. I didn't have any part in the selection of this system as it was in place before I was part of the team. We promptly began looking into all in one systems so that we could convert to a better experience for us as administrators and for the employees and their use. We ulitmatelt converted to ADP this year and even though the process was not as seemless as promised I would still take this process over using PeopleStrategy any time.
Erin Tucker | 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

PeopleStrategy

  • Duplicate work had to be done in order to make sure data had been saved
  • Third party linking for payroll was inadequate and sometimes didn't transmit accurate information up to and including pay changes, address changes, W4 updates, etc.
  • The process for benefits annual enrollment took 6 months to prepare outside of the normal negotiations that occur with our vendors. After the implementation had been done the reporting we had to create was inaccurate which required us to double check everyone. It was time consuming and very counter productive.
Erin Tucker | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

PeopleStrategy

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
PeopleStrategy
1.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
PeopleStrategy

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