Powerpay vs. Nifty

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
Nifty
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Nifty consolidates projects, work, and communications in one place. Nifty simplifies and automates the tracking of project milestones, communications with teammates and clients, collaborative document creation, and more in a centralized workspace! Nifty enables organizational oversight across projects and teammates with project & team workload overviews. With communications, project management, and workflow collaboration centralized in one place, teams can consolidate their workday as well…N/A
Pricing
PowerpayNifty
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PowerpayNifty
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$89 simple flat-rate pricing
Additional Details
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Features
PowerpayNifty
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
2.0
3 Ratings
121% below category average
Nifty
-
Ratings
Pay calculation2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment2.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration1.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.33 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
Nifty
9.6
3 Ratings
24% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.83 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings9.43 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Powerpay
-
Ratings
Nifty
9.3
2 Ratings
22% above category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.62 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
PowerpayNifty
Likelihood to Recommend
1.4
(3 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PowerpayNifty
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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Nifty
I've found myself recommending Nifty to other business owners as well as for personal use. I've personally found it to be invaluable when it comes to:
  • Daily / Weekly / Monthly / Quarterly recurring tasks
  • Creating templates for company processes such as new product creation, marketing strategy, on-boarding, quarterly goals, content management
  • Having forms zapped into a new task from multiple locations ensuring they're never overlooked
  • Having clear milestones and timelines for projects
  • Communicating on projects, tasks, and just in general
  • Assigning different components of projects to different people
  • Creating prior requirements that must be completed before completing the task
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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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Nifty
  • An overview of project timelines and milestones.
  • One-on-one or group conversations.
  • Tracking the status of projects and tasks.
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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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Nifty
  • Time Expense could be improved since we cannot edit the previous/past time logs entered.
  • Lacks expense management and Purchase order management functionality
  • Newest product updates are not always stable and I had to reach Nifty's support team a couple of times in the past to fix the issues with new updates e.g. our document management and meeting integrations had to be re-authorized
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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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Nifty
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Alternatives Considered
Dayforce
Have not used any other payroll software in my experience.
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Nifty
There's no comparison. Nifty does what all of these do all in one place (with the exception of Slack's community aspect with hashtagging - not sure if Nifty can do this, never tried) Nifty even has the ability to import directly from many other platforms - I've personally imported projects from Trello and Asana, saving tons of time in migration.
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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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Nifty
  • Consistent communications.
  • Staying on project schedule.
  • Aligned projects with business strategies.
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ScreenShots

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