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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9 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

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Skyward HRMS
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
Skyward HRMS
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
Skyward HRMS
9.0

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
9.0
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
9.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
10.0
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
10.0
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
10.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
10.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
8.7
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
10.0
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
8.0
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
Skyward HRMS
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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

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

Screenshots

Ceridian Powerpay

Skyward HRMS

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Skyward HRMS

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
Skyward HRMS
9.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
Skyward HRMS

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