Dayforce vs. QuickBooks Desktop Premier

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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
QuickBooks Desktop Premier is an installed version of QuickBooks for general business, contractors, manufacturing and warehouse accounting, as well as nonprofits, professional services, and retail.N/A
Pricing
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
581 Ratings
0% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Employee demographic data8.1504 Ratings00 Ratings
Employment history8.4539 Ratings00 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9529 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.8531 Ratings00 Ratings
Organizational charting7.3482 Ratings00 Ratings
Organization and location management7.7527 Ratings00 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.5351 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
8.4
581 Ratings
5% above category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
8.9
47 Ratings
17% above category average
Pay calculation9.0567 Ratings7.046 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.5283 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.9131 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.0456 Ratings10.020 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.0552 Ratings8.036 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.4436 Ratings9.927 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.1294 Ratings9.529 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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Approval workflow8.3495 Ratings00 Ratings
Balance details7.7509 Ratings00 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.9416 Ratings00 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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
View and generate pay and benefit information8.5564 Ratings00 Ratings
Update personal information8.7577 Ratings00 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.0397 Ratings00 Ratings
Employee recognition7.1206 Ratings00 Ratings
View job history8.0473 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.4
97 Ratings
4% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Tracking of all physical assets7.497 Ratings00 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.2
580 Ratings
5% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Report builder7.6571 Ratings00 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.7571 Ratings00 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.3399 Ratings00 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
373 Ratings
2% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
New hire portal7.7363 Ratings00 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.8319 Ratings00 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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Corporate goal setting7.4201 Ratings00 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.8220 Ratings00 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5188 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance tracking7.8225 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.7
264 Ratings
3% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Performance plans7.5245 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.6210 Ratings00 Ratings
Review status tracking7.8247 Ratings00 Ratings
Review reminders7.8243 Ratings00 Ratings
Multiple review frequency7.9219 Ratings00 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
6.8
119 Ratings
15% below category average
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Create succession plans/pools7.094 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.7102 Ratings00 Ratings
Candidate search6.5107 Ratings00 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
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
-
Ratings
Job Requisition Management7.4270 Ratings00 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.4264 Ratings00 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.4221 Ratings00 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.4253 Ratings00 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.6216 Ratings00 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.3263 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.2257 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
1.3
20 Ratings
137% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings1.315 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings1.320 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.4
49 Ratings
5% below category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings4.843 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings10.040 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
6.8
57 Ratings
11% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings4.848 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings7.856 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings7.754 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.1
60 Ratings
4% below category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.058 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.059 Ratings
Cash management00 Ratings8.054 Ratings
Bank reconciliation00 Ratings8.057 Ratings
Expense management00 Ratings6.156 Ratings
Time tracking00 Ratings5.028 Ratings
Fixed asset management00 Ratings5.139 Ratings
Multi-currency support00 Ratings9.018 Ratings
Multi-division support00 Ratings7.033 Ratings
Regulations compliance00 Ratings1.819 Ratings
Electronic tax filing00 Ratings10.028 Ratings
Self-service portal00 Ratings8.017 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Intercompany Accounting00 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Localizations00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings7.014 Ratings
Enterprise Accounting00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings7.16 Ratings
Centralized Rules Framework00 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings4.37 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
2.9
36 Ratings
83% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings1.735 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings1.015 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings8.019 Ratings
Manufacturing module00 Ratings1.017 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
-
Ratings
QuickBooks Desktop Premier
7.0
38 Ratings
5% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings10.030 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings10.031 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings7.027 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings6.334 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
End-to-end order visibility00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Order exception Resolution00 Ratings5.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(621 ratings)
3.0
(63 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(85 ratings)
1.3
(12 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(60 ratings)
7.0
(14 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(12 ratings)
8.9
(5 ratings)
Performance
5.0
(13 ratings)
5.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(65 ratings)
1.1
(12 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.4
(18 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(43 ratings)
7.2
(7 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(13 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(8 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(14 ratings)
6.2
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.9
(12 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DayforceQuickBooks Desktop Premier
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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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier is not well suited to manufacturing industries, as it cannot handle the complicated inventory requirements of raw materials, work in process, and finished goods. Retailers and Wholesalers can use QuickBooks Premier as long as they have an add-on inventory tracking program or Point of Sale system that integrates with QuickBooks. Likewise, restaurants would need specialized restaurant software that integrates with QuickBooks Premier. Non-profits can use QuickBooks Premier non-profit edition, but if they use fund accounting, it will require some complicated work-arounds. QuickBooks Premier is well-suited to most construction trades, personal and professional services providers, small retailers, and rental property owners.
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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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Intuit
  • The program is easy to learn and use. We can train our clients' personnel how to use the program with out difficulty.
  • It is easy for clients to generate bills and manage accounts receivable.
  • It is easy to manage accounts payable and allows clients to pay their bills electronically.
  • Transactions can be imported electronically for credit card and banking transactions.
  • It is easy to reconcile bank and credit card accounts.
  • We can import data generated by QuickBooks into our tax and accounting software.
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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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Intuit
  • I would like to be able to choose how i want to view accounts receivable aging. I would like some flexibility to sort and choose how to present the data.
  • For a seasoned accountant, I would like to see some of the restrictive controls that are in place for novices to be able to be relaxed so that I can easily make some entries and adjust some balances that ordinarily a regular user would not be able to do.
  • I would like to see an easy way to clear old outstanding checks that need to be reversed without affecting prior balances/history.
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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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Intuit
Because we have been extremely happy with the product and our organization tends to be creatures of habit. We rarely leave a product that works this well for the latest and greatest. Typically we follow the "if it's not broken, don't fix it rule". While QB does make changes we typically just roll with it. If we do find something we don't like we work through it until we fully understand its functionality.
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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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Intuit
QuickBooks is an amazing tool that provides all of the necessary features needed to run the finances of a company. I would like for QuickBooks to provide better resources for training. There are many features that go unused because of lack of knowledge. Procore offers chatting and calls on their platform and they make it easy and accessible to get answers and solutions.
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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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Intuit
This is very reliable software, the desktop version is fast. If there is a problem, it is most likely on your own hardware!
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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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Intuit
It takes forever to load.
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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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Intuit
This is an awesome product and the support team is very knowledgeable. The product is mature, so there are not a lot of bugs and the support team really solves problems quickly. Usually it is a user error issue, but the support desk helps me out. I love the fact that it is US based support.
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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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Intuit
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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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Intuit
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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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Intuit
It is important to do your research. There are tutorial videos online that could help new user of this accounting system. These tutorials are straightforward and easily understandable.
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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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Intuit
QuickBooks Premier handles most of my business functions efficiently in one package. It is not my "everything." I use Replicon for time rather than QuickBooks. I don't want my WIP data interfering with my accounting. I use PaySimple for it's web interface and back office processing. I don't have security issues since I don't have any credit card data in my possession. With today's identity theft environment, I have to protect myself as much as I can. Not having credit card data in my accounting software lets me sleep much better at night. Quicken will do basic accounting but does not have all the double entry accounting systems contained in QuickBooks. QuickBooks Online does much of the basic business functions but I don't like the pricing structure. As a professional accountant, that is very important to me. Bill.com provided a good service but the ability of QuickBooks to add bills and receipts to transactions makes it redundant.
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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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Intuit
They're getting better. Still room for improvement.
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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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Intuit
  • Since our financials are kept very up to date, it helps us compare our financial results to prior years and it is used for our internal goal setting.
  • Due to the accountant copy function, we are able to provide better service since our clients are not waiting on us to fix historical data. They can continue their operations uninterrupted.
  • The import feature certainly speeds up the process of accounting for our payroll. As previously mentioned, it takes about a minute to do our entries for payroll and check them.
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