Dayforce Powerpay vs. Shiftboard

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
Shiftboard
Score 6.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Shiftboard offers a full-service employee scheduling software solution targeted for industries as diverse as hospitality and security to event planning and business services. This solution enables companies to manage employee schedules across job sites, geographies, and different employee types. The vendor says their user-friendly iPhone and Android apps help employees easily access their schedules anywhere. Additionally, the vendor says the are responsible for…
$45
up to 35 employees
Pricing
Dayforce PowerpayShiftboard
Editions & Modules
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Lite
$45 per month
up to 35 employees
Standard
$120 per month
up to 70 employees
Plus
$276 per month
up to 125 employees
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Dayforce PowerpayShiftboard
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Features
Dayforce PowerpayShiftboard
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce Powerpay
7.9
6 Ratings
4% below category average
Shiftboard
-
Ratings
Pay calculation9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management2.23 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Dayforce PowerpayShiftboard
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(6 ratings)
6.3
(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)
2.1
(2 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 PowerpayShiftboard
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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Shiftboard
It's a great intro into a workforce management tool, but our use of it is basically as a calendar without it being linked to our actual calendars. It's just another tab that we have to keep open throughout our workday. It's great that we're able to see everyone who is working at what time and what channel of support, but I believe that there are visual aids that can be added to it to make everything much easier to read and more user-friendly.
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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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Shiftboard
  • Mobile accessibility
  • Cloud-based software
  • Compliant with all necessary information security standards
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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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Shiftboard
  • The ability to print a month view of the schedule would be a great benefit.
  • The signup list is a great feature, but there are too many steps to make it easy to use.
  • The bulk add and delete process works well, but tends to be confusing for users.
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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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
I never sought out Shiftboard support.
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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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
We have not used another product like Shiftboard at our company.
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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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
No answers on this topic
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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Shiftboard
  • Effective allocation to proper shows/projects for our network
  • Effectively catches any discrepancies between scheduled hours and actual hours for employees
  • Requires significant manpower to maintain scheduling accuracy
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ScreenShots

Shiftboard Screenshots

Screenshot of Custom Reports & AnalyticsScreenshot of Detailed Employee ProfilesScreenshot of User-Friendly Time Off RequestsScreenshot of Mobile TradeboardScreenshot of Check Employee Availability on Android & iOS