Dayforce Powerpay vs. Paycor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dayforce Powerpay
Score 6.4 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
Paycor
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
Paycor provides core HR functions scaled towards small and mid-sized businesses. Paycor offers an integrated benefits platform for interfacing directly with insurance carriers and an adaptable time management platform.N/A
Pricing
Dayforce PowerpayPaycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dayforce PowerpayPaycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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UltiPro probably had more features than Paycor, but they were expensive and we did not need or use all the functions it offered. We also did not get very good support, I think due to the size of our company. Ceridian was also very expensive and when we started using it we had …
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Features
Dayforce PowerpayPaycor
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
7.8
6 Ratings
5% below category average
Paycor
8.2
306 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation8.96 Ratings8.5297 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.72 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.73 Ratings8.3112 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.63 Ratings7.5214 Ratings
Direct deposit files8.96 Ratings8.6294 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.74 Ratings8.0250 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.23 Ratings8.160 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.9
293 Ratings
0% above category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.2249 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.0264 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings8.0250 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.4248 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.9198 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8208 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.7185 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.8
235 Ratings
4% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0212 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.7228 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.7190 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.2
292 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.1270 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.4275 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1203 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.1232 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.3
94 Ratings
7% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings8.394 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
6.8
260 Ratings
11% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings6.8253 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.1253 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.5168 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.0
245 Ratings
0% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.2241 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings7.7185 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.8
113 Ratings
5% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.844 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.6107 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.986 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.9106 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
7.3
142 Ratings
9% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.4136 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2122 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.1127 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5126 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.2107 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.1
35 Ratings
2% above category average
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.230 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings8.034 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paycor
8.3
138 Ratings
6% above category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings8.2113 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings8.2103 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings8.2110 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings8.298 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.3120 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings8.0127 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Dayforce PowerpayPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(6 ratings)
7.3
(327 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.8
(17 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.8
(295 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
5.2
(56 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(16 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dayforce PowerpayPaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Paycor, Inc
It's really great for us. Our payroll administrator retired and we decided to absorb that function within HR. Paycor takes care of the taxes and much of the extra details she had done previously allowing that transition to be possible. The software is easy to use and my managers have taken on more with timesheet review. If a company has really complex differentials it might not be ready for them, yet. We have one that I have to do manually but I'm hopeful they will be able to add it in soon!
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Pros
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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Paycor, Inc
  • Scheduling for management is well organized and easily visualized to ensure proper coverage while avoiding overtime or being over staffed.
  • Scheduling for the employees is user friendly. Employees can easily request and view their time off. They can also view their schedule along with their team's at any time.
  • Payroll is very streamlined. With scheduling and payroll in the same system, everything can be quickly verified for accuracy. All time sheets are kept within the system and then easily processed for payroll.
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Cons
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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Paycor, Inc
  • Customer Service is atrocious. We've had 6 Customer Success Managers in less than 3 years-hard to develop any type of rhythm in addressing and solving problems. They also utilize a ticketing system to report issues, but there is little to no communication of when tickets are actually resolved and what the resolution was-requires a ton of prodding from the client to get answers to emails.
  • Integration with third party platforms (benefits for example) is also lacking. Issues are prevalent and take excessive time to resolve.
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Paycor, Inc
The product is really good overall. The customer service is not the best and the benefits administration is kind of painful. However, the good outweighs the bad. We might get a different benefit admin system that can be integrated into Paycor. My controller doesn't want to switch anything for a [long] time.
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Usability
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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Paycor, Inc
Unfortunately, Paycor has a major system issue that in my opinion needs to totally be reconfigured. The benefit module is not accurate and does not work correctly. The EDI feeds do not work and took over a year to be implemented and still were not accurate
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Reliability and Availability
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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Paycor, Inc
I feel like Paycor is always up and running! If they are planning downtime, they communicate it clearly. Every once in a while, I get something that says the system isn't working but it is usually back up within the hour. I typically find by the time that the employees complain about it, that it is resolved within the system.
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Performance
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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Paycor, Inc
For the most part, everything moves super fast. There are a few sections (Expense Management) that sometimes take a bit to load correctly. Or if they are interesting, it takes a minute to talk to each other! But reports are quickly downloaded and available! Even data heavy reports run fairly fast!
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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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Paycor, Inc
I feel like support will transfer you back and forth between departments and put you on hold forever. I believe it is very difficult to see the status of an open ticket. During my experience, it feels like the client has to push all communication and request updates from support regularly.
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Online Training
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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Paycor, Inc
The online trainings are super helpful. They have user guides that you can read through, interactive training that will walk you through it as well as plain web based ones. I've actually never had an in-person training but all of the information you need can be found online. They also will do individual support training if you are struggling with a certain area.
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Implementation Rating
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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Paycor, Inc
Implementation of any new software is going to be challenging, especially if you are maintaining an existing program concurrently. When it is time for dual-processing (both old and new software) prior to going live, be prepared to be stressed. But trust the process and it will be over soon.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Paycor, Inc
Paylocity was cumbersome and not very intuitive. I was constantly on the phone with them trying to figure out how to do something. I once called back 4 different times( because I didn’t believe the answer they gave me was how to do what I was asking), explained my problem the exact same way and got 4 different answers. So, I lost trust in the product and started looking for a product I could rely on.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
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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Paycor, Inc
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Scalability
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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Paycor, Inc
I gave it a 10 because we only use it across one organization. However, it has allowed us to break it into multiple departments and layers of management. It is also easy for us to utilize across different locations but still under one master company. They have always provided us support when we decide to change something on an organizational level
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Professional Services
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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Paycor, Inc
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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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Paycor, Inc
  • ACA - Great. It took us approximately two hours to complete, compared to the 40+ Hours it took us in previous years.
  • Timesheet maintenance- this takes more time than it did previously.
  • Reporting - Confusing and Difficult. Very little customization and has forced us to rely less on reports.
  • Performance- Supervisors are spending 20% less time on performance reviews due to the easy of answering the questions.
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