Ceridian Powerpay vs. Toast Payroll & Team Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Ceridian Powerpay
Score 4.1 out of 10
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Ceridian's Powerpay allows small businesses to pay and manage employees quickly, accurately, and from anywhere. Ceridian boasts 40,000 Canadian small businesses using Powerpay.N/A
Toast Payroll & Team Management
Score 6.4 out of 10
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Toast Payroll & Team Management offers HR, payroll, and benefits solutions to meet a variety of restaurant needs. It is based on the former StratEx product, developed by the company of the same name in Chicago that was acquired by Toast July 2019.N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Ceridian PowerpayToast Payroll & Team Management
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
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Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Ceridian Powerpay
2.1
3 Ratings
119% below category average
Toast Payroll & Team Management
8.1
3 Ratings
2% below category average
Pay calculation2.43 Ratings8.43 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.42 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.43 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.43 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.43 Ratings8.12 Ratings
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User Ratings
Ceridian PowerpayToast Payroll & Team Management
Likelihood to Recommend
1.6
(3 ratings)
6.4
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Ceridian PowerpayToast Payroll & Team Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Ceridian
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.
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Toast
I believe StratEx is well suited for any type of business at any size. However, I believe the sweet spot would be hotels and restaurants that are small to midsize. With the right HR staff in place, StratEx is so user-friendly and moldable to the needs of the business that it can be used in any industry, location, or by any company with any employee population.
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Pros
Ceridian
  • 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.
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Toast
  • Tip splitting
  • Payroll by class
  • Specific reports
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Cons
Ceridian
  • 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)
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Toast
  • HR - We used to receive HR support and that is something that we really miss.
  • StratEx was also our broker so made the health care side of things seamless and we miss that too.
  • Support - Sometimes the support we get is lacking or we get different answers from different people.
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Support Rating
Ceridian
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.
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Toast
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Alternatives Considered
Ceridian
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Toast
Without a doubt, StratEx wins. Against all the major players in the HRS/HRIS industry, StratEx's biggest win is cost, both implementation and ongoing costs. The other's we evaluated offered tons of flashy things that most companies don't really need. When it was all said it done, we looked at what we needed and what we will need and determined that there is no reason to pay for a "big" brand name and be a small fish in their large ponds. I cannot imagine there is a company that would need anything StratEx doesn't offer. And, when it came down to it, all the major players came down from their original proposals by $100,000 or more to be more competitive with StratEx and we still went with StratEx. They've kept every promise, they've always been available, and they know where they are going as a company.
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Return on Investment
Ceridian
  • 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).
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Toast
  • Great reports and analytics
  • Moderately high fees
  • Convenience
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