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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 6.1 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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Learn is well-suited for Life Science industries (based on my experience) from the compliance perspective and also in dealing with GxP document management. It has GDPR regulations as well hence can be used in EU regions as well. If the organization is small or medium-sized, then the license and implementation cost would be slightly high. However we get the value for the investment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
SumTotal Talent Development
3.3
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
8.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
SumTotal Talent Development
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
SumTotal Talent Development
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.9
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
3.0
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
5.0
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
1.0

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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Assign complete learning plans to users so they don't have to spend time searching for courses.
  • Export learner's transcripts so managers can easily see their employee's progress.
  • Embed Social Media feeds that are relevant to their business.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Reporting
  • Mass importing of manual checks to be issued in California
  • Ability to fund pay cards immediately
  • Perform gross-up calculations within the payroll system automatically
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 10.0
Based on 6 answers
I have transitioned from a position who supported the product to a position where I use the product. I continue to be impressed with the robustness of the product and how efficient it is. It is a user friendly software that can be used to navigate and accomplish tasks to meet organizational requirements.
Kimberly Barricklow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 2.0
Based on 2 answers
I do not find SumTotal to be intuitive. I feel we need to adjust our needs to meet the functionality available in the tool.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.3
Based on 6 answers
I am supporting SumTotal Learn because I have been using the product since 2015 as a user and as an implementation consultant. The application provides the overall learning solutions to large organizations. It is in compliance with GDPR, CFR 11, and other regulatory requirements hence suitable for industries having mandatory compliance requirements. From value for money to customer support, SumTotal earns good credits for its performance, features, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

SumTotal Talent Development

When I came to my company, they had been using a "light" LMS called Articulate. It was cheap and bare bones; i.e. not a lot of features, really just a platform to launch eLearning from and not real interface for student to utilize. When I began to overhaul the training department, this was one of the first things I changed. Articulate would only run courses built in their software, and the software was not 508 compliant. In addition, we had no ability to create learning plans, house transcripts, customize the interface, or manage the students. I made the choice to select and LMS that was a true LMS with all of the features that were critical to our clients' needs. Thus far, SumTotal has been able to support all of our needs, except one; mobile learning that is media rich
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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Clean front-end user interface for easier course catalog management.
  • Reporting has been more difficult than previous LMS.
  • Audience building has more variables making it more difficult to manage.
  • Slower overall client turnaround due to admin side interface.
Anonymous | 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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
SumTotal Talent Development
5.3

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
10.0

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
SumTotal Talent Development
2.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
SumTotal Talent Development
6.3

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