Ceridian Powerpay vs. Sage HRMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Powerpay
Score 4.1 out of 10
N/A
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
Sage HRMS
Score 4.8 out of 10
N/A
Sage HRMS is an HR management solution that integrates payroll, benefits, recruiting, employee self-service, and analytics capabilities.N/A
Pricing
Ceridian PowerpaySage HRMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpaySage HRMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Ceridian PowerpaySage HRMS
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.1
3 Ratings
119% below category average
Sage HRMS
4.9
7 Ratings
49% below category average
Pay calculation2.43 Ratings6.27 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings4.14 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.42 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings2.26 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.43 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.43 Ratings3.26 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.43 Ratings3.67 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
5.6
9 Ratings
35% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.18 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings1.99 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings6.06 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings1.77 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
1.6
7 Ratings
134% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings1.96 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings1.97 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings1.16 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
4.1
8 Ratings
66% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings4.48 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings4.67 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings1.26 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings4.15 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.0
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
3.9
8 Ratings
65% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings2.07 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings1.68 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.0
4 Ratings
13% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.3
2 Ratings
12% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.8
5 Ratings
3% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
8.5
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
-
Ratings
Sage HRMS
7.6
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpaySage HRMS
Likelihood to Recommend
1.6
(3 ratings)
1.8
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpaySage HRMS
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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Sage
Sage HRMS is a software that fits in all organizations whether small or large and this makes it the most suitable HR solution as it will help you manage your workforce even if it may appear small. The software has analytics and reporting tools that are applicable in performance management where you will use them in assessing the productivity of your employees and plan on how to improve further as a workforce. It further helps in employee on-boarding, payroll management, and talent management
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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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Sage
  • Ability to see history (like job history) easily at a glance.
  • Ability to make changes easily.
  • Organizing info in the employee record.
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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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Sage
  • We changed our chart of accounts. The system does not allow you to change the numbering format, so we had to start over with new databases.
  • The tax return portion of the software does not file local taxes. We would definitely like to see this functionality in the future.
  • The payroll piece does not handle complicated move up and move downs for union pay. This could definitely be improved upon.
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Likelihood to Renew
Ceridian
No answers on this topic
Sage
I do not work with this software anymore, and I am not involved with the renewal of it. However, if I were, I would still suggest using it unless something better was introduced
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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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Sage
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Sage
Sage HRMS was very cost effective for a non-profit. It does all that we needed as a company and more. It also allows us to handle payroll ourselves instead of outsourcing [it].
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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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Sage
  • there can be a high ROI when processing payroll in house compared to outsourced. Not to mention the flexibility you gain.
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