Dayforce Powerpay vs. Paylocity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dayforce Powerpay
Score 6.5 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
Paylocity
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Paylocity provides 24/7 access to your online payroll and human resource data management. Paylocity offers highly customizable payroll functionality, as well as HR, benefits administration, and time and talent management programs.N/A
Pricing
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
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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Community Pulse
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
Considered Both Products
Dayforce Powerpay

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Paylocity
Chose Paylocity
Those are the companies I've used in the past. I wasn't working at CNOB when Paylocity was chosen. But Paylocity is 1000 times superior to the two programs I used in the past! There are no secret codes for deductions or earnings; payroll registers are easy to read, and it's …
Chose Paylocity
Paylocity has a much better reporting system and LMS. LMS was practically non-existent in the other platform. Community is also a great feature, especially when managing multiple EIN’s in one platform. Online forms, text recruiting, online onboarding and the self-service portal …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
7.9
6 Ratings
4% below category average
Paylocity
8.1
862 Ratings
1% above category average
Pay calculation9.06 Ratings8.6838 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.82 Ratings7.3396 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.83 Ratings8.5606 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.73 Ratings7.3574 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.06 Ratings9.0836 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.84 Ratings8.2662 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.23 Ratings8.0412 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
876 Ratings
1% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings8.5826 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings8.2806 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings7.8742 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.6755 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings7.1692 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.8674 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings7.5577 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
724 Ratings
7% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings8.0644 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings7.5692 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings7.4541 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.3
875 Ratings
2% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings8.5851 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings8.6866 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings8.1687 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings8.3604 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings8.3729 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.6
245 Ratings
3% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings7.6245 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.0
798 Ratings
9% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings7.0763 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings7.4777 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.6469 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
8.2
743 Ratings
2% above category average
New hire portal00 Ratings8.3739 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings8.1576 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
387 Ratings
10% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.4293 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings7.4357 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings7.4254 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings7.4360 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.4
499 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings7.3447 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings7.2372 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings7.5460 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.5462 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings7.6378 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.2
232 Ratings
9% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.8152 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings7.1188 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings7.4212 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings7.5169 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
Paylocity
7.8
472 Ratings
0% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings7.9388 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings8.1412 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.7317 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings7.7387 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings7.0325 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings8.1433 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.9432 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.6 out of 10
Enterprises
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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Infor Human Resources
Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
7.7
(911 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.9
(92 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.5
(62 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.4
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
7.2
(84 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(10 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.2
(37 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.1
(1 ratings)
8.5
(6 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
6.6
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(9 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.1
(6 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
7.7
(9 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
9.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dayforce PowerpayPaylocity
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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Paylocity
Fully integrated suite of HR solutions, including payroll, benefits administration, time and attendance, and talent management. This integration is beneficial for us as we are looking to streamline our HR processes and reduce the need for multiple systems. Some users find its interface less intuitive compared to other HR software. Simplifying the user interface and making it more user-friendly could enhance the overall user experience
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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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Paylocity
  • Customer Service is always helpful with little wait time.
  • Always improving; for example, the recent change to processing payroll. So much easier.
  • Onboarding makes it simple and the fact that the company can personalize the messaging to new hires allows us to make it more personalized.
  • Having an assigned account manager regardless of company size is definitely a plus.
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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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Paylocity
  • Payroll with H2A employees. They have different rules and procedures. Different information needs to be on the check. This is still a manual process for us and consumes a lot of time.
  • Different State employees.
  • Honestly, I only have two issues.
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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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Paylocity
We have had many issues with the way our platform was set up at implementation that still continue to plague us. In addition, our benefits, in particular our FSA, have been mis-managed causing a balance due from an employee (and also a lot of work for our accounting and HR team, as well as stress for the employee). Our service rep continues to answer incorrectly on many fronts (original response is usually check out this paylocity article, vs. helping) and recently our COBRA management was mishandled (not adding Dental to a person on Cobra who had requested it). So- all in all...we are not particularly happy w/ Paylocity
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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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Paylocity
Overall, in my experience, Paylocity has been easy to use for both staff and administrators. First, the staff has an application and inputting Paid Time Off is easy to do. I then get an alert on my app and I am able to approve it on the spot from my app that gives me access as an employee and an administrator without having to use multiple apps or logins. As an administrator I think the portal is easy to use, Paylocity did a great job showing me tools and rolling out training classes before rollout.
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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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Paylocity
Paylocity support is always available and I never have to wait endlessly on hold. If our dedicated account manage is not available, there is an entire team assigned to our account. Every one of them is knowledgeable about our organization and Paylocity's process.
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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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Paylocity
pages load in an acceptable amount of time, reports come back quickly, but integration is very complicated and hasn't been possible
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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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Paylocity
Everyone wants immediate assistance. Awaiting a response from an email only to ask 2-3 more questions is time consuming. Within the first six months of setup, I would rather respond back to the instructors who provided me the training in each category of my contract.
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In-Person Training
Dayforce
No answers on this topic
Paylocity
I didn't have in-person training, but I'm sure it was just as great as any other training/assistance Paylocity provides. Paylocity customer service is always available. You never have to be on hold and their answers are always accurate and timely. Documents in the help section are helpful as well. My in-person training was conducted y one of our employees who was involved in the initial set-up and training of all employees. She was excellent.
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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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Paylocity
The training was live online, but was with a group of other companies. We did not receive any personalized training with our team. Whenever we would ask for training, we would be sent a peak article link or a video. It felt like the reps we dealt with didn't know the answer to the questions.
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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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Paylocity
I had gone through an implementation process of another HR platform (Paycom) in my previous job and was traumatized, it was painful. I was surprised how easy and fast it was with Paylocity, the team was very helpful and set us up for success
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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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Paylocity
Paylocity just works better and was a better fit. Paylocity is more streamlined and although the reporting needs work, it also has better reporting. Paycor was very limited and very tedious. You have to click nineteen different sections to get to where you need to be. With Paylocity, 4 or less clicks and you're there!
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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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Paylocity
Include more services in the packages they offer.
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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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Paylocity
We started with approximately 100 employees and have grown to over 500. Paylocity is able to handle an organization's growth in terms of headcount as well as level of benefits offered.
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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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Paylocity
Support is quick and proffessional
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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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Paylocity
  • We love the time of request process, although editing a request should be easier than deleting it.
  • The expense report side has helped with our paperless process and tracking mileage.
  • On-boarding has helped with making sure we comply with our new hire checklist process.
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