Dayforce vs. TriNet HR Platform

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
TriNet HR Platform
Score 6.7 out of 10
N/A
Zenefits is a free, cloud-based core-HR platform. It primarily services small to mid-sized businesses and provides time management and benefits administration capabilities.
$10
per month
Pricing
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Essentials
$10
per month per employee
Growth
$20
per month per employee
Zen
$33
per month per employee
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
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Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
581 Ratings
0% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
2.5
132 Ratings
103% below category average
Employee demographic data8.1504 Ratings2.8108 Ratings
Employment history8.4539 Ratings2.6103 Ratings
Job profiles and administration7.9529 Ratings2.8102 Ratings
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.7.8531 Ratings2.9107 Ratings
Organizational charting7.3482 Ratings2.0117 Ratings
Organization and location management7.7527 Ratings1.9119 Ratings
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)7.5351 Ratings2.5105 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
8.4
581 Ratings
5% above category average
TriNet HR Platform
2.4
117 Ratings
108% below category average
Pay calculation9.0567 Ratings2.5100 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.5283 Ratings1.650 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.9131 Ratings2.663 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.0456 Ratings2.9105 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.0552 Ratings2.5101 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.4436 Ratings2.393 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.1294 Ratings2.765 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
TriNet HR Platform
1.9
115 Ratings
124% below category average
Approval workflow8.3495 Ratings2.2113 Ratings
Balance details7.7509 Ratings1.8111 Ratings
Annual carry-forward and encashment7.9416 Ratings1.892 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
TriNet HR Platform
2.0
131 Ratings
121% below category average
View and generate pay and benefit information8.5564 Ratings2.3125 Ratings
Update personal information8.7577 Ratings2.5131 Ratings
View company policy documentation8.0397 Ratings1.5118 Ratings
Employee recognition7.1206 Ratings1.463 Ratings
View job history8.0473 Ratings2.4101 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.4
97 Ratings
5% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
1.1
22 Ratings
150% below category average
Tracking of all physical assets7.497 Ratings1.122 Ratings
HR Reporting
Comparison of HR Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.2
580 Ratings
5% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
1.4
104 Ratings
138% below category average
Report builder7.6571 Ratings1.5100 Ratings
Pre-built reports7.7571 Ratings1.4102 Ratings
Ability to combine HR data with external data6.3399 Ratings1.464 Ratings
Onboarding
Comparison of Onboarding features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
373 Ratings
2% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
4.7
111 Ratings
51% below category average
New hire portal7.7363 Ratings5.1110 Ratings
Manager tracking tools7.8319 Ratings4.390 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
TriNet HR Platform
8.4
41 Ratings
3% above category average
Corporate goal setting7.4201 Ratings8.437 Ratings
Individual goal setting7.8220 Ratings8.440 Ratings
Line-of sight-visibility7.5188 Ratings8.435 Ratings
Performance tracking7.8225 Ratings8.437 Ratings
Performance Management
Comparison of Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.7
264 Ratings
3% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
1.6
57 Ratings
133% below category average
Performance plans7.5245 Ratings1.354 Ratings
Performance improvement plans7.6210 Ratings1.351 Ratings
Review status tracking7.8247 Ratings2.452 Ratings
Review reminders7.8243 Ratings1.452 Ratings
Multiple review frequency8.0219 Ratings1.448 Ratings
Succession Planning
Comparison of Succession Planning features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
6.8
119 Ratings
15% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
7.6
23 Ratings
4% below category average
Create succession plans/pools7.094 Ratings7.620 Ratings
Candidate ranking6.8102 Ratings7.521 Ratings
Candidate search6.5107 Ratings7.623 Ratings
Candidate development6.994 Ratings7.722 Ratings
Recruiting / ATS
Comparison of Recruiting / ATS features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.3
286 Ratings
6% below category average
TriNet HR Platform
7.5
25 Ratings
3% below category average
Job Requisition Management7.4270 Ratings7.420 Ratings
Company Website Posting7.4264 Ratings7.415 Ratings
Publish to Social Media7.5221 Ratings7.514 Ratings
Job Search Site Posting7.4253 Ratings7.616 Ratings
Duplicate Candidate Prevention6.6216 Ratings7.518 Ratings
Applicant Tracking7.3263 Ratings7.517 Ratings
Notifications and Alerts7.2257 Ratings7.722 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(621 ratings)
1.8
(141 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(85 ratings)
8.5
(11 ratings)
Usability
6.3
(60 ratings)
8.9
(32 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(12 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Performance
5.0
(13 ratings)
8.5
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(65 ratings)
8.8
(42 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.4
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(43 ratings)
9.1
(4 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(13 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(8 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(14 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(18 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.9
(12 ratings)
8.9
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
DayforceTriNet HR Platform
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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TriNet
I think as a small business owner, this system gives peace of mind. When I'm onboarding an employee I can automatically integrate the process with Gmail and Quickbooks. I feel like they are always doing work in the background and I don't have to keep checking up on them or verifying the work that's been done
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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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TriNet
  • Payroll services in all 50 states, including payroll tax filings
  • Integrations with tools like QuickBooks, Google Workspace, Slack, and Human Interest (401(k))
  • Simple yet powerful mobile app for employees to access information including paystubs, benefits, and time off requests
  • Streamlined admin portal for People Ops professionals
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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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TriNet
  • Support doesn't exist once you are a customer
  • Tax team has a 3-6 month response time
  • Poor Menu/Navigation structure
  • Fails to pay taxes on time, results in delinquency notices and fees
  • Glitchy UI, sometimes you need to wait a day or two for a section to work again
  • Feels like a perpetual beta product, nothing polished about it
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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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TriNet
We've already renewed after our first year with Zenefits due to the cost savings, ease of administration, reduction in overhead required to perform HR functions, and the employees happily embracing and liking the software. I've found employees generally hate anything new, but we've had no complaints about Zenefits outside the first few weeks of getting used to it.
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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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TriNet
It's extremely user friendly and customer service is super helpful. The app needed help a while back but it has greatly improved. There were issues with files being cut off, and when I was onboarded, it actually cut my offer letter off hiding important information. Since then, it's been fixed so they are continually improving.
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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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TriNet
We have not experienced any application errors or unplanned outages in the two years I have been using this app. Sometimes there is a lag in the time keeping/ confirming your location, however, it quickly resolves itself within seconds and more often than not is an internet connection error
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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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TriNet
This app always loads extremely quickly and in a reasonable time frame. Like I said, when we do experience lags from this app, it is more often than not an internet connection error
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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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TriNet
Not good at all. Basically I typically feel like they can solve the issue at hand. However, they take forever and it never feels like they really care. It can be frustrating that the agent will never speak with you on the phone or just give you their direct contact info so that you can continue to follow up on the same issue. Once they "close" the issue - you have to go back to the main customer service email or line again, even though it may be related to something you've contacted them about in the past
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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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TriNet
Can't really say just because I would not know.
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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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TriNet
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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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TriNet
Unfortunately I do not have any insights on the implementation of Zenefits as I was not employed with this company when Zenefits was introduced. Based on how effortless it is to use Zenefits, I wouldn't image there would be many issues with the implementation of Zenefits
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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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TriNet
Zenefits has been a better tool for our purposes than Paychex Flex. While Zenefits is a fairly rigid tool without a lot of options for customization, Paychex has even fewer options for customization and their customer services is even more difficult to deal with
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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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TriNet
It is very easy to use and does not require the end user to go to multiple sites to obtain many facets of HR/ Payroll information that the app offers
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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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TriNet
  • California Meal Break Violations cost a full hour of each employees pay rate. If an employee clocks in 1 minute early it costs us at least 10.50 (minimum wage Ca, 15.00 in Los Angeles) which adds up quickly. We had 37 meal break violations when we first rolled it out. They need to add a feature that disallows them to clock in ahead of 30 minutes, or add a feature that shows them how long they've been on break.
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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

TriNet HR Platform Screenshots

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