Ceridian Powerpay vs. Proliant

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
Proliant
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Proliant provides a cloud-based human capital management solution designed to simplify payroll and HR processes, improves accuracy, and ensures industry compliance. Proliant is an all-in-one solution for workforce and talent management across the entire employment life cycle. Specializing in payroll, Proliant helps users pay people accurately, on time, and without risk from the IRS, supporting tax filings, contractor payments, and unlimited payroll runs. Proliant also streamlines…N/A
Pricing
Ceridian PowerpayProliant
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpayProliant
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 PowerpayProliant
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.1
3 Ratings
119% below category average
Proliant
9.6
5 Ratings
17% above category average
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings9.84 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings9.54 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.3
5 Ratings
5% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings9.25 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.1
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings9.24 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.45 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.4
4 Ratings
3% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.54 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.74 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.33 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
10.0
2 Ratings
24% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.5
5 Ratings
11% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.85 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings8.45 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.3
4 Ratings
16% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings9.34 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
8.0
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
9.2
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
6.3
1 Ratings
23% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Proliant
4.0
1 Ratings
64% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
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Enterprises
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Score 7.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpayProliant
Likelihood to Recommend
1.5
(3 ratings)
8.8
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpayProliant
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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Proliant
This is solely based on two things: the fact that we have been unable to have issues fixed after more than a year of dealing with them AND since a key contact for us left we are unable to get a fast turnaround on many questions unless we contact the person who handles our payroll. I like the platform and it's easy to use, but when it's not functioning how we need it to, that's a problem. I still cannot see what my actual PTO balance is on my dashboard (the same for three other employees). This is an issue.
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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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Proliant
  • Fantastic customer service!!
  • Well implemented products.
  • Well rounded choices for all HR needs.
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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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Proliant
  • Improve customer service turn around time for end of year changes/essentials.
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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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Proliant
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Proliant
Proliant is the only payroll software I have used, and I don't plan on changing that anytime soon. It gives me everything I need in simple, easy-to-use software. If I have questions they have quality customer service. I get calls weekly to change to other payroll services, and I don't consider changing because there is no need to change - I have everything I need here. Proliant does exactly the job I am looking for it to do.
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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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Proliant
  • I've been able to better track PTO and call-outs, as well as tardiness (for those on phones).
  • The electronic onboarding has saved so much time and paper
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