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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

TriNet

TriNet is well suited for a smaller organization - the support they provide is really quite good.If an organization has their own special benefits plans, i.e. deferred compensation that TriNet didn't "write," sometimes it can be a bit cumbersome to implement within the TriNet system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Payroll Management

Ceridian Powerpay
9.5
TriNet
8.3
Pay calculation
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
TriNet
8.7
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
TriNet
8.1
Benefit plan administration
Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
TriNet
8.2
Direct deposit files
Ceridian Powerpay
10.0
TriNet
9.0
Salary revision and increment management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.2
TriNet
8.8
Reimbursement management
Ceridian Powerpay
9.6
TriNet
7.6
Support for external payroll vendors
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.0

Human Resource Management

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.9
Employee demographic data
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4
Employment history
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.5
Job profiles and administration
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.9
Organizational charting
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
6.9
Organization and location management
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.4
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.9

Leave and Attendance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.1
Approval workflow
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.1
Balance details
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.0

Employee Self Service

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.5
View and generate pay and benefit information
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.8
Update personal information
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.7
View company policy documentation
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4
Employee recognition
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4
View job history
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4

Asset Management

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
1.0
Tracking of all physical assets
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
1.0

HR Reporting

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.3
Report builder
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.3
Pre-built reports
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.6
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.1

Onboarding

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4
New hire portal
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.3
Manager tracking tools
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.6

Performance and Goals

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.3
Corporate goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.9
Individual goal setting
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.7
Line-of sight-visibility
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.1
Performance tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4

Performance Management

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
6.8
Performance plans
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
6.5
Performance improvement plans
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
6.7
Review status tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.2
Review reminders
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
6.3
Multiple review frequency
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.2

Succession Planning

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.4
Candidate ranking
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.2
Candidate search
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.0
Candidate development
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.0

Recruiting / ATS

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.5
Job Requisition Management
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.7
Company Website Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
5.5
Publish to Social Media
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.4
Job Search Site Posting
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.4
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
9.1
Applicant Tracking
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.8
Notifications and Alerts
Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.6

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

TriNet

  • TriNet benefit offerings are very good. The team assigned to help with everything from plan design and cost through employee Open Enrollment is strong.
  • TriNet's platform is acceptable in today's market - there are areas in which integration could be stronger, but they are on the plus side of what we need and open to feedback and enhancements.
  • TriNet was and continues to be cost-effective. They have a straightforward, transparent method of charging for services.
Deborah Klein | 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

TriNet

  • The app. The are adding some admin features but I would like to be able to do more.
  • The ability to customize the dashboard. The ability to see employee birthdays.
  • As an administrator, when I log in, I want to have it default to the admin/manager tab. It would be a nice feature since that it typically the tab I always go to.
  • The ability for employees to congratulate others on promotions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
Steve Humphries | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.6
Based on 32 answers
For all the reasons given in this review, we are highly likely to renew with TriNet, as it supports our key business objectives. Fingers crossed that TriNet will offer better options in the near future for managing independent contractors, so we can manage our entire workforce in one place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.2
Based on 463 answers
It is very easy to use for inputting payroll, however it isn't as flexible as an ADP when it comes to making adjustments to employee payroll for expense reimbursements. It works great for the TriNet expense platform from both an employee and approval process. The PTO tracker is also a great tool and easy to use. Benefits renewal is also an easy process
Michael Schiavo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.7
Based on 11 answers
Unplanned downtime is extremely rare... planned downtime for maintenance and upgrades are done in off hours or weekends
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.9
Based on 11 answers
Trinet works great with all our the needs we have as a company.
Nick Sucan | 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

TriNet

TriNet 8.1
Based on 1013 answers
TriNet Live Chat is very supportive for a few things, but Connect 360 email customer service takes a long time (for example more than 48 hours) to reply for any urgent issues which really need to be addressed. Earlier there were some client managers who always address[ed] our concern for any queries. It would be great if TriNet got back the client manager[s] for their clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.4
Based on 3 answers
It was very good. The rep came to our office and went over a lot of the functions.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 8.5
Based on 3 answers
I learned the most from the online training.
Nick Sucan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 7.1
Based on 40 answers
Someone familiar with benefits and human resources should be in charge of the implementation. It is a human resource platform.
Cheryl Staritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ceridian Powerpay

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

TriNet

When Astrolabe was founded we used Gusto. They have a slick portal and they are significantly cheaper than TriNet (order of magnitude or more). Unfortunately, Gusto does not provide small companies (less than 5 employees) with benefits or any concrete HR services other than payroll, which dictated our switch.
El-ad David Amir | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TriNet

TriNet 4.8
Based on 6 answers
meets small (1 person company) through needs of large companies (many 1000's)
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

TriNet

  • Time - TriNet has helped reduce the amount of time spent on basic administrative tasks like processing vacation requests and employee address changes.
  • Onboarding - New hire onboarding is no longer a daunting task of signing endless paperwork and forms. With new hire enrollment and acknowledgment all via the portal, the process is extremely quick and easy!
Tara Lopez, M.S. | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ceridian Powerpay

General

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

TriNet

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
TriNet
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.6

Usability

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.7

Performance

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.9

Support Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
8.0
TriNet
8.1

In-Person Training

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.4

Online Training

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
8.5

Implementation Rating

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
7.1

Scalability

Ceridian Powerpay
TriNet
4.8

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