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Score 6.1 out of 100
33 Ratings
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Ceridian Powerpay ranks higher in 1 feature set: Payroll Management

Payroll Management

4.4

Ceridian Powerpay

44%
3.3

SumTotal Talent Development

33%
Ceridian Powerpay ranks higher in 6/7 features

Pay calculation

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Support for external payroll vendors

2.0
20%
1 Rating
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Off-cycle/On-Demand payment

5.5
55%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Benefit plan administration

1.2
12%
2 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Direct deposit files

5.6
56%
3 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Salary revision and increment management

5.6
56%
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
1.9

SumTotal Talent Development

19%
SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 7/7 features

Employee demographic data

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Employment history

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Job profiles and administration

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organizational charting

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Organization and location management

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 2/2 features

Balance details

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Annual carry-forward and encashment

N/A
0 Ratings
3.0
30%
1 Rating

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 3/3 features

View and generate pay and benefit information

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Update personal information

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

View job history

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0
20%
1 Rating

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
1.0

SumTotal Talent Development

10%
SumTotal Talent Development ranks higher in 1/1 features

Report builder

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0
10%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Ceridian Powerpay is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

5.5

Ceridian Powerpay

55%
3 Ratings
1.1

SumTotal Talent Development

11%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0

SumTotal Talent Development

60%
5 Ratings

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

N/A
0 Ratings
2.0

SumTotal Talent Development

20%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.0

Ceridian Powerpay

80%
2 Ratings
3.0

SumTotal Talent Development

30%
4 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

SumTotal Talent Development

I personally, am not a fan of SumTotal. I have worked on several different HRIS and Payroll systems which outweigh all aspects of SumTotal (Lawson Interface Desktop, Ceridian Dayforce, ADP Enterprise, and Ultimate Software's UltiPro). As antiquated as Lawson felt, it had more functionality than SumTotal. Of course, all others I worked on were for the most part cloud based and had modern functionality to go with it.
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

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

  • 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

SumTotal Talent Development

  • Navigation (too many clicks to get anything done).
  • Reporting is complicated.
  • Buttons everywhere that don't do anything.
  • Features enabled that don't fully work or function the way they should.
  • Support for the product is lacking.
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

SumTotal Talent Development

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SumTotal Talent Development

SumTotal Talent Development 6.0
Based on 5 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 3.0
Based on 4 answers
We have our own IT support to assist in SumTotal issues, however, we have had to log in cases directly. Support is mediocre at best.
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

  • 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

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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