Powerpay vs. Netchex

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
Netchex
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Netchex is a HR, payroll, and tax administration software platform with solutions dedicated to recruitment, hiring, and onboarding as well as payroll, tax compliance, HR, time/attendance, benefits management, and analytics for these areas.N/A
Pricing
PowerpayNetchex
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowerpayNetchex
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
PowerpayNetchex
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
2.0
3 Ratings
121% below category average
Netchex
8.9
16 Ratings
9% above category average
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings9.716 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings6.85 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings8.811 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings9.713 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings10.016 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings9.511 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings8.17 Ratings
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PowerpayNetchex
Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
Infor Human Resources
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
PowerpayNetchex
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(3 ratings)
9.1
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.8
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowerpayNetchex
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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Netchex
Netchex is great if you want to log in to one place to take care of all things employee-related. It is especially helpful if you have multiple locations or divisions as you can easily set these up and manage them as needed. The more employees you have, the more you will benefit from a program like Netchex that provides so much support for your business. Our company has multiple locations of stores and many employee position levels and Netchex has been great at keeping all of this simple when a lessor product could make it much more complicated. Netchex would not be as appropriate if you have a very small business or a simple payroll structure. It would definitely still work well for you, it would just be more sophisticated than you would require.
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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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Netchex
  • My Netchex Service Team is very responsive and friendly. They are willing and able to spend the amount of time needed on one call to troubleshoot most problems or answer questions.
  • Their recent updates to the employee dashboard have been well-received by our seasonal team. Employees are able to quickly find what they are looking for which has minimized the amount of requests that my team receives regarding questions on pay or updating personal information.
  • Online W-2 forms have been a game-changer for us since moving to Netchex. Our staff tend to move around a lot and most do not get the mailed copy of their W-2. The electronic consent has saved me hours and hours of time.
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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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Netchex
  • SOME CUST SVC REPS MAY NEED ADDITIONAL TRAINING ON WORK AROUNDS
  • WOULD PREFER TO CHAT WITH SOMEONE, SOMETIMES WORDS IN TEXT COULD BE MISINTERPRETED. ALSO SPEAKING TO SOMEONE IS ALWAYS A POSITIVE
  • NOT REALLY ANYTHING ELSE BUT HAVE BEEN USING THEM 3 MONTHS SO NOT LONG INTO IT.....VERY EASY SYSTEM AND LOVE I CAN DO A NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF HAVING TO CALL AND ASK THEM TO DO IT ON THEIR END.
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Likelihood to Renew
Dayforce
No answers on this topic
Netchex
Easy to work with.
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Usability
Dayforce
No answers on this topic
Netchex
Very user friendly and great interface.
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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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Netchex
The first line CE team is phenomenal. They are helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable. We have had less luck with the responsiveness of the tax department. However, their response time has improved drastically over the past year.
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Implementation Rating
Dayforce
No answers on this topic
Netchex
Implementation took some time but was pretty much error free.
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Alternatives Considered
Dayforce
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Netchex
I like that they are not so big that they ignore the small customers. They are also reasonably priced. Their support is excellent, I had worked with ADP in a prior position, and we did not have the same kind of support
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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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Netchex
  • Associates can easily access their data and make changes to things like their address and direct deposit, saving manager time to focus on more critical tasks within the organization
  • NetRecruitier has one site that can be posted to multiple job boards with one applicant tracking system
  • Electronic Onboarding allows us to get information out to the new employee so we can start with expectations on their first day and they know what to expect.
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