Powerpay vs. ELMO Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Powerpay
Score 5.7 out of 10
N/A
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
ELMO Software
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
ELMO Software (ASX:ELO) is a cloud-based solution that helps thousands of organisations across Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom to manage their people, process and pay. ELMO solutions span the entire employee lifecycle from ‘hire to retire’. They can be used together or stand-alone, and are configurable according to an organisation’s unique processes and workflows.N/A
Pricing
PowerpayELMO Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowerpayELMO Software
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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Features
PowerpayELMO Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
2.0
3 Ratings
121% below category average
ELMO Software
8.0
5 Ratings
0% below category average
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings8.15 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.9
11 Ratings
1% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.17 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.88 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings8.65 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
8.5
3 Ratings
6% above category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
8.0
10 Ratings
1% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.7
6 Ratings
2% above category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.56 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.76 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.8
7 Ratings
2% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.26 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.8
8 Ratings
4% below category average
Individual goal setting00 Ratings8.28 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.38 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.6
10 Ratings
4% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.710 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings6.88 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings8.29 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.5
7 Ratings
5% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.66 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings6.55 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
ELMO Software
7.5
5 Ratings
3% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.84 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.74 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.32 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.82 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
PowerpayELMO Software
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(3 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(15 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowerpayELMO Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Dayforce
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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ELMO Software
The performance review process is clear and easy to complete, for both employee and manager. I have experienced this in both roles, with my own staff, and undergoing my own review with my manager. I haven't experienced scenarios where it is less appropriate, I think our HR department customised the software well to our needs.
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Pros
Dayforce
  • 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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ELMO Software
  • Has extensive courses library (theory and video library).
  • Very responsive, resourceful and efficient support team.
  • Stuff survey - great range of available templates.
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Cons
Dayforce
  • 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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ELMO Software
  • Help seems unavailable.
  • A guide or how-to would be extremely appreciated - I haven't found any, at least for user level.
  • User interface could follow a more standard/familiar approach.
  • Some panes should be collapsible (e.g. the right "Work Flow" area, which gives very little help).
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Usability
Dayforce
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ELMO Software
Once I learned the specific way of doing things, the software became very logical and ergonomic. It is easy to use and is an excellent resource for many of the specific tasks required for my role, especially in relation to staff onboarding and management. It is also excellent as a resource for my own personal HR information.
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Support Rating
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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ELMO Software
I am not sure whether you are asking how the learning & development team rates ELMO Software or how ELMO supports our team when issues arise with the software? It is not my decision to purchase the software nor am I involved with the maintenance of the software.
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Alternatives Considered
Dayforce
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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ELMO Software
Aspen is more straightforward in creating a course of personal development recognized by our industry, but your ELMO Software is generally easier to use. As the workforce in our company is very often built by the majority of people with basic academic background education, IE they often have only just completed year 10... it is very important your element of making it easy to understand, using simple words and clear explained multiple choices in the final quiz
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Return on Investment
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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ELMO Software
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