What users are saying about
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Score 6.1 out of 100
5 Ratings
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Score 6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Sage People ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
9.6

Sage People

96%
Ceridian Powerpay ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

5.5
55%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.9

Sage People

69%
Sage People ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
3.3
33%
2 Ratings

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
2 Ratings

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

Sage People

91%
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2
92%
2 Ratings

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Sage People

87%
Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

View company policy documentation

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
2 Ratings

Employee recognition

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1
41%
2 Ratings

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.8

Sage People

98%
Sage People ranks higher in 3/3 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Pre-built reports

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Ability to combine HR data with external data

N/A
0 Ratings
9.8
98%
2 Ratings

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.6

Sage People

96%
Sage People ranks higher in 2/2 features

New hire portal

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Manager tracking tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.1

Sage People

71%
Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

Corporate goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Individual goal setting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Line-of sight-visibility

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Performance tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4
64%
2 Ratings

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.8

Sage People

68%
Sage People ranks higher in 5/5 features

Performance plans

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Performance improvement plans

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Review status tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Review reminders

N/A
0 Ratings
8.8
88%
2 Ratings

Multiple review frequency

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.0

Sage People

80%
Sage People ranks higher in 4/4 features

Create succession plans/pools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
2 Ratings

Candidate ranking

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Candidate search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Candidate development

N/A
0 Ratings
7.8
78%
2 Ratings

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

Sage People

65%
Sage People ranks higher in 7/7 features

Job Requisition Management

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Company Website Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Publish to Social Media

N/A
0 Ratings
7.4
74%
2 Ratings

Job Search Site Posting

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
2 Ratings

Duplicate Candidate Prevention

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Applicant Tracking

N/A
0 Ratings
5.6
56%
2 Ratings

Notifications and Alerts

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Sage People is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
9.0

Sage People

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings

Sage People

N/A
0 Ratings

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

Sage People

Sage People is well suited to small-medium sized organizations that would like a cloud-based HR solution with no need for servers or software to install. I really like the fact that it is based on Salesforce.com so you know that it will be extremely reliable and well supported. It is very flexible and customizable and can work in complex HR arrangements. For example, we have employees in nearly 60 countries and multiple HR jurisdictions and we are able to make it work for us. However, if you are moving from a traditional or customized HR system there may be a steep learning curve and you should be prepared to spend a lot of time setting up and customizing to your needs, in addition to training.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Sage People

  • Sage is highly flexible and configurable, allowing us to manage the variety of geographies and functional units in one platform.
  • Sage is highly customer focused, with great CSM support.
  • Sage People will be able to integrate with other Sage pillars such as Accounting and Payroll.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ceridian Powerpay

  • 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)
Greg Dykstra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • We found out-of-the-box configuration and fields for employees and salary to be lacking and had to do extensive customization especially for salary.
  • Basic salary functionality like uniform pay grades and automatic calculations based on FTE are lacking. This makes simple things like COLA adjustments to be a chore.
  • It is very easy to customize, which is a "Pro", but also means that you might have to do quite a bit of customization to get it to do what you'd like.
  • The employee Self-serve ("WX") interface can be a bit slow at times.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Starting Price

Sage People

General

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

Starting Price

$11 per month per user

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

Sage People

No score
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Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

Sage People

Sage was a better fit for us for two reasons. One is that SuccessFactors seemed geared toward larger, more structured companies rather than to mid-size companies. The second reason is that from an Implementation standpoint, Sage has their own team while SuccessFactors uses third-party vendors. We felt that Sage would be more invested with us and a better partner in our success.
Stacie Alexander, SPHR | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ceridian Powerpay

  • 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).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sage People

  • Sage People has helped us to standardize our HR processes across a complex multinational environment. Overall, this has saved us time and resources
  • Licensing can be expensive especially for HR administrator licenses, and non-profit pricing isn't as good as we would hope. However, in the long run, costs are saved because there is no need for internal infrastructures such as servers or client applications
  • Integration with multiple payroll providers saves time and money and reduces the chance for errors.
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

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