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Score 6.1 out of 100
2 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 4/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Salary revision and increment management

5.5
55%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Reimbursement management

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 2/2 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
10.0

Skyward HRMS

100%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/3 features

Approval workflow

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
8.7

Skyward HRMS

87%
Skyward HRMS ranks higher in 3/3 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Skyward HRMS is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
9.0

Skyward HRMS

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings

Skyward HRMS

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

Skyward HRMS

For a medium sized company I believe Skyward is an acceptable and not too complicated system. I do not work with the back end so I am not aware of the reporting capabilities which would be a deciding factor for some companies. For K12 Education it seems to check all the boxes
Anonymous | 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

Skyward HRMS

  • Skyward is superior in tracking and submitting PTO
  • Skyward is accessible in the cloud so 24/7 access
  • Menus and screens are fairly easy for non-technical users to navigate
Anonymous | 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

Skyward HRMS

  • The Captcha screen can be needlessly complex or hard to guess due to letters overlapping
  • Then time off screen defaults to 0 hours when creating a new entry and the zero does not get replaced... turning 8 hours into 80 hours unintentionally
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Starting Price

Skyward HRMS

General

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

Starting Price

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

Skyward HRMS

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

Skyward HRMS

Not part of the selection process, but the new Skyward system is fr easier, user friendly and full featured than previous systems I have used
Anonymous | 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

Skyward HRMS

  • Previously we had multiple systems for licensed and unlicensed staff, Skyward brings it all together creating a same experience for all users
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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