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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 5.8 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

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

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
6.9
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
6.7
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
3.3
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.8
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.2
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
3.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.1
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.2
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.2

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
10.0
Employee recognition
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
4.1
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.8

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.6

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.1
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.2
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.4
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.4
Performance tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
6.4

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
6.8
Performance plans
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
5.7
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
5.0
Review status tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
5.6
Review reminders
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.8
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
9.0

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.0
Create succession plans/pools
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.2
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.0
Candidate search
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.0
Candidate development
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.8

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
6.5
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.0
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.4
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
7.2
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
2.1
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
5.6
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Powerpay
Sage People
8.0

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

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

  • 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

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

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
No answers yet
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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

  • 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

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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Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Sage People

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
Sage People
9.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Sage People

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