Dayforce vs. Paycor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Dayforce
Score 7.9 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Dayforce HCM is a cloud-based platform encompassing HR, payroll, benefits, and talent and workforce management. It provides companies with a scalable framework and real-time data, such as continual pay calculations, to enable efficient decision-making.N/A
Paycor
Score 7.4 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
DayforcePaycor
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DayforcePaycor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DayforcePaycor
Considered Both Products
Dayforce
Chose Dayforce
Newton (now Paycor) had a better ATS and scheduling capability, could understand with a quick glance ACTIVE candidates, where they were at in the pipeline, outlook integrated, templates, etc. The ATS through Dayforce is lightyears behind.
Chose Dayforce
having it all in one place has made it easier for managers to view employees time cards and pay, helped eliminate usage of multiple systems by payroll, and helped training of new hires within business units
Chose Dayforce
It’s been very helpful to our organization to have all over our HR components housed in one application, rather than piecemeal in various other systems. Those separate systems sometimes break the communication bridge that binds the two and disables our ability to do our job …
Chose Dayforce
Oh my - I LOVE having the single application for payroll. No more batch processing, no more mainframes, no duplicate deductions from benefits or incorrect loading of timesheet information. It's great for accuracy and timeliness and my sanity!
Chose Dayforce
Dayforce was compatible with our in house ATS system more so than other companies.
Chose Dayforce
Information flows much better when it’s all housed in the same system.
Paycor
Chose Paycor

We used Ceridian's Source Assist and later the HR/Payroll Latitude web Products for over ten years.

Customer support at Ceridian was a big reason we chose to leave, and Paycor's dedication to client satisfaction has not disappointed us.

The lack of flexibility in Ceridian's …

Chose Paycor
Very comparable to Ceridian. They have a little bit better reporting options but very close in overall quality.
Chose Paycor
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 …
Chose Paycor
In our search for a replacement for ADP, we looked at UKG and Ceridian. As a result of ADP's lack of assistance, we sought an alternative option. The program had a lot of issues, and customer care was unable to assist. We analyzed ADP and Paycor as well as Ceridian. We were …
Chose Paycor
We use Ceridian for our Canadian employees, and I think they both have pros and cons when you compare them. The reality is we don't use day force for many employees, so it's not easy to say one is better than the other. Ceridian is more integrated between payroll and time, but …
Chose Paycor
Paycor was just the product that seemed to offer the most diversity of products and the easiest to use. Our previous software was too complicated when you needed to add a job code or change a benefit. Paycor makes these changes easy to do. The employee app was also the one …
Chose Paycor
Better than ADP and Paychex, allowed for a much more comprehensive product.
Chose Paycor
Paycor offered the most options and functionality that suited out business needs. The system integrated with other vendors we use for benefits and the system is user friendly for both managers and employees. We felt Paycor checked all the boxes of our needs and the other …
Chose Paycor
Prior to current employment I used payroll platforms in the past relative and beneficial to Healthcare Businesses. Now, with the number of employees we have and in a manufacturing setting Paycor has just what we need. I enjoy the look of the platform and find it very easy to …
Features
DayforcePaycor
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
581 Ratings
0% below category average
Paycor
7.9
286 Ratings
1% above category average
Employee demographic data8.1504 Ratings8.3243 Ratings
Employment history8.4539 Ratings8.0258 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9529 Ratings8.0244 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.8531 Ratings7.4241 Ratings
Organizational charting7.3482 Ratings7.7192 Ratings
Organization and location management7.7527 Ratings7.8201 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.5351 Ratings7.7181 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
8.4
581 Ratings
5% above category average
Paycor
8.2
299 Ratings
2% above category average
Pay calculation9.0567 Ratings8.5291 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.5283 Ratings8.25 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.9131 Ratings8.2107 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.0456 Ratings7.6208 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.0552 Ratings8.6288 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.4436 Ratings7.9244 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.1294 Ratings8.056 Ratings
Leave and Attendance Management
Comparison of Leave and Attendance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.9
527 Ratings
2% below category average
Paycor
7.8
229 Ratings
3% below category average
Approval workflow8.3495 Ratings7.9206 Ratings
Balance details7.7509 Ratings7.7222 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.9416 Ratings7.6184 Ratings
Employee Self Service
Comparison of Employee Self Service features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
8.0
593 Ratings
1% below category average
Paycor
8.2
285 Ratings
1% above category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.5564 Ratings8.2264 Ratings
Update personal information8.7577 Ratings8.3268 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.0397 Ratings8.2197 Ratings
Employee recognition7.1206 Ratings8.251 Ratings
View job history8.0473 Ratings8.1226 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.4
97 Ratings
5% below category average
Paycor
8.2
89 Ratings
6% above category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.497 Ratings8.289 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.2
580 Ratings
5% below category average
Paycor
6.8
253 Ratings
11% below category average
Report builder7.6571 Ratings7.0246 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.7571 Ratings7.1246 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.3399 Ratings6.5162 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
373 Ratings
2% below category average
Paycor
7.9
238 Ratings
1% below category average
New hire portal7.7363 Ratings8.2234 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.8319 Ratings7.7179 Ratings
Performance and Goals
Comparison of Performance and Goals features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.6
240 Ratings
7% below category average
Paycor
8.0
108 Ratings
2% below category average
Corporate goal setting7.4201 Ratings8.040 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.8220 Ratings7.9102 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5188 Ratings8.081 Ratings
Performance tracking7.8225 Ratings8.0101 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.7
264 Ratings
3% below category average
Paycor
7.3
136 Ratings
8% below category average
Performance plans7.5245 Ratings7.3130 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.6210 Ratings7.3116 Ratings
Review status tracking7.8247 Ratings7.1121 Ratings
Review reminders7.8243 Ratings7.4121 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.0219 Ratings7.3102 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
6.8
119 Ratings
15% below category average
Paycor
8.5
31 Ratings
8% above category average
Create succession plans/pools7.094 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.8102 Ratings8.528 Ratings
Candidate search6.5107 Ratings8.530 Ratings
Candidate development6.994 Ratings00 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.3
286 Ratings
6% below category average
Paycor
8.4
132 Ratings
8% above category average
Job Requisition Management7.4270 Ratings8.3108 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.4264 Ratings8.4114 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5221 Ratings8.398 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.4253 Ratings8.3104 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.6216 Ratings8.393 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.3263 Ratings8.5114 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.2257 Ratings8.1121 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Paypro Workforce Management
Paypro Workforce Management
Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
DayforcePaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(621 ratings)
7.3
(320 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(85 ratings)
9.8
(16 ratings)
Usability
6.3
(60 ratings)
7.8
(288 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(12 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
5.0
(13 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(65 ratings)
5.5
(55 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(11 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Online Training
7.4
(18 ratings)
9.4
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(43 ratings)
9.1
(16 ratings)
Configurability
8.8
(13 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(8 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(14 ratings)
9.9
(3 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(18 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.9
(12 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DayforcePaycor
Likelihood to Recommend
Dayforce
Ceridian is well suited for transferring time data between systems to ensure employees are accurately compensated based on their time. Ceridian is not ideal when an employee has transferred to a different country. (As previously mentioned, we are required to create a new user record which with our setup requires the existing employee to be hired in the new location).
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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
  • Reporting. It has an extensive report builder with stock reports, ad-hoc reports, and the ability to build your own custom reports.
  • Payroll. The continuous payroll engine makes processing complex payrolls much easier and faster.
  • Forms. The stock forms are a great jumping off point to start creating custom forms that work better for your processes and organization.
  • Documentation. Every module is well documented, and you're always bound to learn something if you read through them properly!
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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
  • In payroll, there are sometimes issues with calculating pay when people’s rates change mid-pay period
  • Would love to see an option to assist with building SQL or XML statements in the future (maybe co-pilot AI?)
  • Would love an easy way to store pre-hire documents with candidates that syncs over to their HR profile when hired
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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
We are highly invested in Ceridian's Dayforce product. It give us the flexibility and scaling that our growing company needs. Its potential reaches beyond the basic HR functions to the decision making that our Management Team needs. Ceridian is always innovating the employee and employee experiences to offer cutting edge options.
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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
I think it's very usable for the employee. I don't think it is as easy for the HR/PR admins - especially if there is an issue. There are so many setup screens that need to be looked at to try to figure out why payroll isn't calculating properly, hours aren't feeding over correctly, or benefits are not calculating properly. For the most part, they can't do their own troubleshooting. The same is true for the managers. Our managers find it cumbersome to go into make any schedule changes after the schedules have been generated.
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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
We have never experienced a total/unplanned outages that effected our ability to process payroll. However, there are times when the application's speed is significantly effected - and processing a payroll may take up to twice as long as normal.
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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
We haven't noticed any slow-down due to the integration of Dayforce WFM with our Ceridian HPL products (HRIS and Payroll). The new HTML view of the timesheets don't load as quickly as the old Silverlight view - however, we have gotten used to the change.
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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
Most of the time the support is great; it's not always super efficient but I always get the help I need. Occasionally it takes a lot longer than we had hoped or get conflicting responses. We had one ticket recently where we were told we would have to pay the service team to support us on the project and then another person called the next day with the solution to our query and was able to find a solution easily. Generally, though, the response is great and they either walk me though how to do something via a Zoom Meeting or they email step-by-step instructions on how to do it and say if I have questions we can set up a meeting to discuss further.
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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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In-Person Training
Dayforce
Because the training we reviewed at Insights has changed how we use the system everyday. This is a key factor in our training.
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Paycor, Inc
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Online Training
Dayforce
The online training is very good, there is a wide variety of topics offered and several dates and times. The instructors are very knowledgeable about the subjects they are teaching. There are so many ways to program Dayforce that just the basics seem to be covered in the class.
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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
Have a strong internal team. Communicate with your implementation team - they are there to make it work for you. Take the time to really think about how you want the system to work for you - in some cases, you may need to rethink your own business practices to see if you are working harder when the system could do it for you
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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
All of the info for Payroll, HR updates, employee updates, Time worked and PTO are in a single application, with a single login, updated in every screen or module in real time. There is no lag in data from screen to screen or from user to user, its almost instant.
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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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Scalability
Dayforce
Overall, we are extremely happy with the Dayforce WFM module. Our biggest pain point is concerning the twice annual software upgrades - which is the only reason I haven't rated them as a '10'. Because every customer is configured differently, the upgrades can sometimes have adverse effects on our current configured policies/rules. And although they roll-out the upgraded version in a test environment several weeks before go-live, not all testing is accurate in that environment. Some issues do not present themselves until you are working with live punches.
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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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Return on Investment
Dayforce
  • Performance Reviews/Comp used to be handled via paper and tracking/reporting was a nightmare - having all of that in the system is so much more efficient and provides huge ROI
  • Our organization used to have big problems with hiring managers going rogue and hiring positions that aren't approved by Finance - we built an approval workflow in the system that triggers before any req is approved which has completely solved this problem
  • Dayforce Wallet has been a huge perk for our employees - it's heavily used and our crew love it
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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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ScreenShots

Dayforce Screenshots

Screenshot of Dayforce Home ScreenScreenshot of Scheduling DashboardScreenshot of Compensation DashboardScreenshot of Succession Planning - Talent MatrixScreenshot of Payroll DashboardScreenshot of Dayforce Mobile - Recruiting

Paycor Screenshots

Screenshot of Real-time data insights to make critical business decisions.Screenshot of Paycor expense reportingScreenshot of Recruiting processes streamlined in PaycorScreenshot of Workforce scheduling in PaycorScreenshot of Paycor's mobile app allows employees to punch in and out from their phonesScreenshot of Paycor Home Screen