Dayforce Powerpay vs. SAP Core HR and Payroll

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dayforce Powerpay
Score 7.7 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
SAP Core HR and Payroll
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
Dayforce PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dayforce PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
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 PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Dayforce PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
7.9
6 Ratings
4% below category average
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.0
4 Ratings
29% below category average
Pay calculation9.06 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.82 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.83 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.83 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.06 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.84 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.23 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.6
4 Ratings
34% below category average
Employee demographic data00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Employment history00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Job profiles and administration00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Organizational charting00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Organization and location management00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
4.7
3 Ratings
53% below category average
Approval workflow00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Balance details00 Ratings5.03 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment00 Ratings4.03 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
4 Ratings
34% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Update personal information00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
View company policy documentation00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Employee recognition00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
View job history00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
3.0
1 Ratings
89% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets00 Ratings3.01 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.0
4 Ratings
42% below category average
Report builder00 Ratings5.04 Ratings
Pre-built reports00 Ratings4.04 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.5
2 Ratings
21% below category average
New hire portal00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Manager tracking tools00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.0
2 Ratings
16% below category average
Corporate goal setting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Individual goal setting00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Performance tracking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
7.4
2 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Performance improvement plans00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Review status tracking00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Review reminders00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Multiple review frequency00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
5.8
2 Ratings
31% below category average
Create succession plans/pools00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Candidate ranking00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Candidate search00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Candidate development00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
-
Ratings
SAP Core HR and Payroll
6.1
2 Ratings
25% below category average
Job Requisition Management00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Company Website Posting00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Publish to Social Media00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting00 Ratings6.02 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention00 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Applicant Tracking00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.6 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
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 PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
7.0
(4 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.6
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Professional Services
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Dayforce PowerpaySAP Core HR and Payroll
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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SAP
SAP HR can be well suited for global companies with operations in multiple countries. The Payroll module needs to be limited to one instance per country, otherwise trying to maintain multiple countries on the same instance is too complicated. I would not recommend using SAP HR and Payroll for smaller companies because the total cost of ownership and the lack of flexibility will make it unfeasible. There are many cloud-based options now a days available that would fit better for this type of scenario.
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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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SAP
  • It’s easy to use
  • The layout is organized
  • It is reliable
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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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SAP
  • The interface and graphic look and feel are not very modern.
  • Provide more intuitive and easier screens and functionality - Too many scroll bars.
  • Make messages back to users more descriptive.
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
SAP is very intuitive to use and allows us to achieve our goals.
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
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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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SAP
  • SAP HR is suited for large companies with a sufficient budget. Small budgets will not be able to cover the expensive licensing, technical personnel and consultants required of an SAP installation.
  • In regards to the total cost of ownership, my ROI experience has been that by replacing SAP HR modules with cloud solutions we have been able to reduce the cost up to 60% while modernizing our systems and improving the employee experience.
  • I would encourage decision makers to look for cloud-based alternatives with a robust system integration, before believing that supporting every area of HR with a single SAP installation is a good long-term strategy. Having SAP HR as the core integrated to best-in-class cloud-based systems is a very valid and effective system strategy.
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