Core HR vs. Dayforce Powerpay

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Core HR
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
Core HR provides users with the ability to access employee information anywhere via the cloud. Users can also track and analyze employee pay and performance across the entire workforce.N/A
Dayforce Powerpay
Score 6.3 out of 10
N/A
Dayforce Powerpay allows small businesses to pay and manage employees. It is used to simplify and automate payroll processes with automatic payroll calculations and remittances to the CRA and RQ, and streamlines payroll with connected time and attendance tracking to help ensure people are paid accurately.N/A
Pricing
Core HRDayforce Powerpay
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Core HRDayforce Powerpay
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Core HRDayforce Powerpay
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)8.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
7.8
6 Ratings
5% below category average
Pay calculation10.03 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors9.02 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment10.01 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Benefit plan administration9.53 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Direct deposit files7.93 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management10.03 Ratings8.64 Ratings
Reimbursement management9.53 Ratings2.23 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.9
3 Ratings
10% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Approval workflow9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
12% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information7.62 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
2 Ratings
15% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.0
3 Ratings
17% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Report builder9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.3
3 Ratings
15% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
New hire portal9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.4
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking9.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.7
3 Ratings
9% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
8.5
2 Ratings
7% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking8.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate development9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Core HR
9.2
3 Ratings
16% above category average
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting10.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting9.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention8.42 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking9.53 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Core HRDayforce Powerpay
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Core HRDayforce Powerpay
Likelihood to Recommend
HR Cloud
Core HR is software that can so easily fit on any kind of HR management system. It has amazing features. In case of new recruitment applicant tracking, application management, approval process control, etc could easily solve with Core HR. It is very much suited for company records management. It is a complete database for current employees as well.
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Dayforce
With Powerpay you are not 'wondering' if your input will have the desired effect on an employee's pay cheque. You can actually see what the employee will be paid, what their tax burden is for the month! Not many payroll companies offer this feature. It's terrific to process payroll and know that the employee will receive the correct remuneration. No 'retro payments' to keep track of
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Pros
HR Cloud
  • Functioning is very easy and very much clear to the new users as well.
  • Detailed payroll structure of your compensation.
  • Salary slip is available for all the previous months as well.
  • Claiming of different allowances like phone bill, internet bill, shift allowance etc are very simple.
  • We can easily track the time and attendance.
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Dayforce
  • ROE creation and amendment
  • Self Service
  • T4
  • the layout for entering time
  • payroll/year end reports
  • Security Log
  • Payroll Preview Report - details at a glance
  • Menu setup navigation
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Cons
HR Cloud
  • I would love the ability for reviews to be deleted.
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Dayforce
  • Response surveys to a service call should come after the next payroll run to verify all adjustment have in fact been made.
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Likelihood to Renew
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
Powerpay exceeds my expectations: it's easy to use and does not 'eat' my time by wondering what the end result will be. I can see what each employee's pay statement will look like before I submit the payroll for processing. Monthly processing fees are not exorbitant and the service from support it top notch, quick and awesome when you need it! What's not to like? It's a terrific company to have on your side!
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Usability
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
Powerpay is easy to use and is a logical online system. Nothing is overly complicating. Doing payroll is not overly complicated and this system is user friendly and easy to understand and use. And if you get stuck, there is a great support system to help you navigate and understand what you need to do.
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Reliability and Availability
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
I have never experienced application errors or unplanned outages. I do know that I could phone Dayforce Powerpay and give them hours and other deductions and they would do the payroll and I could either have them deliver the completed payroll by courier (there are small extra charges for this) or I could download the completed payroll on pay day. I have also been able to complete payroll our payroll at home instead of at the office. Dayforce is very accessible by phone or online.
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Performance
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
Pages online load in seconds. Click and it's instantly there! I have never had pages not loading properly or taking time to load. Payroll reports also downloads quickly. We do not interface Dayforce Powerpay with anything else
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Support Rating
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
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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Online Training
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
I have used Powerpay before (at a previous employer) but a few years had elapsed. I had a quick online training session (less that 30 minutes) to recover basic knowledge and I was away. I still from time to time have to do something that i am not quite sure of and pick up the phone! Every one that works at Ceridian - now Dayforce - have been able to answer my question and tell me where to go in the program, click on what and do what I need to do. The support is out-of-this-world good!
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Implementation Rating
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
I initiated the implementation. I answered all the questions I was asked, prepared the documentation and sent it off and it was done! Quickly, efficiently and done well!
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Alternatives Considered
HR Cloud
The previous software I used was so limited in various core HR functions. On the other hand Core HR meets up our almost every requirement. And the very most reason to switch into Core HR is it has a free trail version for the users. That gives you much flexibility to check everything out properly
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Dayforce
Wagepoint has made errors in the past. ADP has terrible customer service. QuickBooks Online is convenient however the Dayforce Powerpay pricing is better for larger payrolls. Payworks has no "run as is" option
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
Pretty standard contract terms. Unit pricing is about 30% less than the previous provider - service is about 150% better with Dayforce Powerpay that with the previous provider! We are billed twice per month as we do payroll twice per month.
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Scalability
HR Cloud
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Dayforce
We have a small staff of less than 20 employees. We moved our payroll from a previous provided because of terrible and expensive service. Dayforce is much, much easier to use and costs about 30% less than the previous provider. Dayforce Powerpay also seem to have people that speaks clearly and are efficient in everything they do so that less time is wasted by phone calls that has you on hold for 3 hours!
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Professional Services
HR Cloud
No answers on this topic
Dayforce
They are all professional, knowledgeable, very pleasant to interact with and extremely helpful. They consistently take customer services to a higher level. Great people to deal with!
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Return on Investment
HR Cloud
  • We can see our all details here like salary statement.
  • Payroll information(complete breakup of you compensation).
  • Claim different allowances with this tool and track it as well.
  • Track your time and attendance here.
  • We can modify the shift plan here and change the WOs but it will go for approval to your manager.
  • The process of changing the WOs, regularization is little difficult.
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Dayforce
  • 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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