Dayforce vs. UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)

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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Score 6.6 out of 10
N/A
UKG Workforce Central (formerly Kronos Workforce Central) was a suite of HR Management offerings targeted mainly at enterprise customers with larger-scale and more complex HR and workforce management issues. The product is discontinued.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Considered Both Products
Dayforce
Chose Dayforce
Having an integrated solution has improved manager and employee self-service and data accuracy (one source of truth).
Chose Dayforce
The transition of our timesheets to Dayforce was immensely helpful as we can monitor associate time in real-time in one place. The benefits of this are overtime tracking/prevention. We can also monitor costs and time errors at any point during the period without having to …
Chose Dayforce
Dayforce is slower with more errors and the workflows freeze. Forms are an outdated technology as they can't be edited, and are very frustrating to use. Dayforce is less adaptable to change in WCM and to the original HCM configuration. As an example, outdated time-offs can't be …
Chose Dayforce
We chose it because it reduced our workload, we did not need to enter into multiple systems, and we do not have to wait for an overnight feed.
Chose Dayforce
We have struggled with Ceridian's ability to provide data requirements for ICPs which has negatively impacted our project timelines.
Chose Dayforce
The benefit of having a single source for these items is tremendous. We are quickly able to review an employee's information for accuracy and are able to report on across all of our locations and combine information from all of these areas.
Chose Dayforce
Fewer errors and less time spent on payroll
Chose Dayforce
Having all HR, payroll, time and benefits in a single application has been an improvement over legacy software solutions for us. The ability to calculate payroll in real time, to correct issues at the source and immediately recalculate the payroll, and other features are the …
Chose Dayforce
I dont have to log into a bunch of different applications to get my work done
Chose Dayforce
Prior to using Ceridian Dayforce WFM we were using Kronos as our main timekeeping system. It was not able to be configured with the amount of different pay policies that we need (due to multiple bargaining agreements), so there was much more manual work involved when processing …
Chose Dayforce
The main impact of having a different software for HR, time, and attendance is that the interfaces have to go between each system, thus creating issues. For example, HR data not coming across to Ceridian, time and attendance having to be loaded within one day in timesheets for …
Chose Dayforce
We haven't had one system with all the modules so we have had integrations between different applications.
Chose Dayforce
We have run 3 different systems for quite a long time. We initially had payroll on a mainframe system, HR on PeopleSoft and time keeping on Kronos. Of course this creates the need for multiple interfaces to move the data from system to system. I think having all systems on …
Chose Dayforce
  • Fewer payroll errors or the necessity to re-run payroll.
  • Changes are reflected in all systems - records only need to be updated once in one place and there are no 'translation errors' between different systems & databases.
  • Simple support - do not get passed around between various …
Chose Dayforce
We still have multiple products because we have separate products for time and attendance, LMS and ATS but all these products work well with Ceridian.
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Chose UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
We have had Kronos timekeeping for many years, and before this we used a very manual process. I was not a part of the team that chose the Kronos timekeeping system, so I really cannot say what other systems were considered for this application, if any. Kronos has done the job …
Chose UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)

Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay …

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Top Cons

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Features
DayforceUKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Human Resource Management
Comparison of Human Resource Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.8
581 Ratings
0% below category average
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
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Pay calculation9.0567 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for external payroll vendors7.5283 Ratings00 Ratings
Off-cycle/On-Demand payment8.9131 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration8.0456 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files9.0552 Ratings00 Ratings
Salary revision and increment management8.4436 Ratings00 Ratings
Reimbursement management8.1294 Ratings00 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
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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 history7.9473 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset Management
Comparison of Asset Management features of Product A and Product B
Dayforce
7.4
97 Ratings
4% below category average
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
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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
UKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
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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
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Score 8.8 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
Infor Human Resources
Infor Human Resources
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Calabrio Teleopti WFM
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User Ratings
DayforceUKG Workforce Central (discontinued)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(621 ratings)
6.7
(38 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.7
(85 ratings)
5.0
(11 ratings)
Usability
6.4
(60 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
10.0
(12 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Performance
5.0
(13 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(65 ratings)
7.1
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
7.0
(11 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.4
(18 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
6.6
(43 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
8.7
(13 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
8.0
(8 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.9
(14 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
8.9
(18 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.9
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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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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This product was marketed to us as a school and several schools in our area use the program. However, the implementation team we were set-up with had limited school experience and we are still working on the best way to do some of the timekeeping issues where I know that could have been handled better. That being said from a payroll and reporting side it has been great to capture so much data (at times almost too much) and have the system do automatic allocations of salaries and general ledger reports. The reporting takes some getting used to, but overall I've been able to run reports to see and track just about anything I want. Our employees also love the self service compared to our previous products where they can make W4, direct deposit and other updates on their own without having to get HR involved.
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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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  • I personally feel like timekeeping is very well thought out and has some powerful tools built in. There is a bit of a learning curve but with strategically placed SMEs we were able to get the use and functionality we needed out of the system.
  • Workforce planning has been crucial in planning operational support in our retail and customer service centers. It is also editable and modifiable as needed.
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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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  • Reporting - some of the reports' names do not coincide with the data that is pulled from the system
  • System errors - the system crashes regularly on us with no real explanation why
  • Punch accuracy - sometimes the punches from the timeclocks do not feed into the system
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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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Now that the system is installed and operational, the "pain is gone"...therefore we see no reason to change to a different application. There is no functionality that is missing from the system that would drive us to consider another solution at this time. Maintenance support from Kronos is sufficient and updates occur regularly.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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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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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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Having no experience with Kronos prior to using it in March 2016, their customer service team taught me how to use it the right way after my initial training at work. I am well-versed in data analysis using Excel and Access primarily, so once I discovered that Kronos had a reporting feature built in, I've used the feature quite a few times to help our properties evaluate their production costs and make good labor decisions. I give Kronos a 10 because once a person takes the time to learn how to use the software, they'll realize that Kronos is far more effective than most, and gives users more ways to access their information where and when they want to.
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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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Discontinued Products
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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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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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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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Kronos and Dayforce are the two timekeeping systems I’ve worked with in recent years. Kronos feels a little more comprehensive and is my primary timekeeping tool both for myself as well as my staff. Kronos is a great tool for a wide range of shifts, working locations, and pay codes. In this context, I would pick Kronos over Dayforce. On the opposite side, Dayforce is extremely user-friendly and has a “cleaner” user interface if that is a contributing factor for anyone. Also, for managers who oversee large teams (30-50 team members) then Dayforce is a bit more simple to approve time cards, hours, and leave. Kronos is a bit clunky with all the clicks, and managing large teams of hourly employees would be a huge time suck to go in to review/approve all.
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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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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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  • Kronos is much more expensive than the previous systems we were using, so at this point the ROI is negative. The idea is that it will allow us to scale and grow the company more easily so time will tell if that is the case.
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