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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

syncHR

syncHR is designed for mid to large size companies, typically 200-2000 employees. Any organization that has a strong reporting need and/or a complicated payroll process could benefit from the unique features built into the platform
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
syncHR
9.4
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
syncHR
10.0
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
syncHR
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
syncHR
9.0
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
syncHR
10.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
syncHR
10.0
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
syncHR
8.0

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.4
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.2
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Employee recognition
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Performance tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.4
Performance plans
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Review status tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0
Review reminders
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.9
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
8.0
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0

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

syncHR

  • Automated retroactive change processing and mid-period rate changes – completely automated with no manual intervention needed - If you ever need to give someone a merit increase and make it retroactive or if an employee is entitled to enroll in health benefits on their first day employment but has 30 days to enroll, syncHR will automatically handles these retro changes.
  • A single application designed from the ground up that gives equal weight to HR, payroll, and benefit functions - syncHR is designed as a true unified solution with no back-end mainframes or separate front-ends vs backends. Everything is processed real-time in the cloud which has eliminated all discrepancies.
  • Customer Service - syncHR provides a designated account manager as your single point of contact. Since the The StaffWell Group is a 24/7 business, I needed a company that was available when I needed them. syncHR delivered with 24/7 emergency support.
  • Event-driven employee self service - Other systems we have used rely on employees to make the correct choices as to what is required when completing an employee initiated transaction. With syncHR, the system always directs the employee to the next step reducing both errors and calls to our support staff. I believe this is also the reason why we had a 40% increase in the adoption of ESS.
  • Dynamic Security & Workflows - syncHR has no static pages which allows security and workflows to be updated automatically whenever a change is made. This has virtually eliminated the time and effort required from HR to manually update workflows to the correct personnel.
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

syncHR

  • Learning Management System- syncHR currently does not offer an LMS system. They only track and report training dates, licenses and certifications.
  • Although syncHR is a global solution it is somewhat limited to tracking employee headcount, HR documents, paperless on boarding and benefit information. There is no international payroll option like the one they provide for domestic employees. Although the system can handle multiple languages and currencies, I would like to see a global payroll option.
  • Succession Planning - syncHR provides little functionality for succession planning. The system can track budgets vs actuals, goals and ratings but does not offer a true succession planning module
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall the system is very easy to navigate but more importantly my employees find it so easy to use. The percentage of employees who now use ESS went up by 40%
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

syncHR

syncHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Whenever we need support our designated account manager is there to provide answers for us. If she doesn't have or know the answer, additional support is provided via a service matter expert in that field. Support hours are 24/7
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Training was very well done and thorough
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

syncHR

syncHR 9.0
Based on 1 answer
During the first few weeks of implementation it is important to have all key members participate in meetings. Finance, HR, Payroll and Benefits should be involved from the early stages to ensure that the solution is designed to meet your specific requirements. Since syncHR personalizes their solution for each company a few wrong steps early on regarding the design we wanted caused us to spend extra time later. The more info you provide syncHR upfront the better they can take all of your rules and needs into account from day one. In our case, finance did not get involved right away and therefore some of the items that we needed for our GL needed to be re-done. SyncHR was very accommodating though as they spent extra time with us to update some of the allocations so that finance got what they needed
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

syncHR

As I mentioned I have used UltiPro, ADP, Ceridian as well as several others and none of them seem to offer half of the functionality and service that syncHR provides. Although we had some problems from time to time, I hold companies in high regard by how they resolve these problems. It's a comfort knowing that my HCM provider truly cares about me and my business so if for no other reason than this, I feel syncHR is far and away the best system I have used. The system works as advertised which is all I could ask for
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

syncHR

  • Due to complexity of our payroll, it would typically take us almost 3 full days to verify hours and perform retro changes before actually running payroll. With so many retroactive changes and manual calculations it was a time consuming and error prone process. With syncHR, the accuracy of payroll has increased tremendously and the amount of time we now spend preparing to process payroll decreased to less than 4 hours per week. All approved time seamlessly moves from the T&A module into payroll and all retro transactions are automatically processed.
  • When I initially selected syncHR I was a little hesitant because I never heard of them before and was concerned about their viability as a company and customer service. Several years later I'm happy to say that syncHR has provided better support than any of the better know competitors ever did.
  • Although no system is ever perfect, overall syncHR has exceeded most of my expectations. The sales and implementation process was wonderful, the salesperson was responsive and did not oversell what the system could do.
  • Training & Implementation - syncHR spent a considerable amount of time learning my business rules in order to build the system to meet my requirements. Training was provided on all aspects of the system until my team felt comfortable enough to handle things on their own. I never felt as though we had a set number of hours of training or that our questions, no matter how redundant or simple were a bother to them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Ceridian Powerpay

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

Ceridian Powerpay Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

syncHR

General

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

* Based on employer size and complexity

syncHR Editions & Modules

Edition
syncHR v5.9Varies1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details
SyncHR charges a one-time implementation fee plus a PEPM fee. All charges are based on employer size and complexity.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Ceridian Powerpay
8.5
syncHR
9.0

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
syncHR
9.0

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
10.0

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
syncHR
9.0

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