Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Ceridian Dayforce HCM

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What is Ceridian Dayforce HCM?

Ceridian 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.
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Dayforce Review.

10 out of 10
May 31, 2023
I use Dayforce every day - we process our bi-weekly payroll, assist employees with time requests off, add new employees to Dayforce, run …
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5 out of 10
May 30, 2023
I use it every day. My job is primarily based in day force. I do payroll and Human Resource things in the system. The problem with the …
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Why I like Ceridian Dayforce

8 out of 10
April 27, 2023
We've used Ceridian Dayforce for the last 5 years. We use both the Workforce Management and Payroll modules to process our hourly (weekly …
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How Ceridian Dayforce HCM Differs From Its Competitors

Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM for Compliance

Ceridian Dayforce makes it easy to run reports for all things compliance related. It comes with a ton of pre-built reports and forms that you can very easily customize. This is ideal for our workplace where there tends to be some relatively high turnover in HR and the required training of …
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Ceridian Dayforce Impact on Decision Making

The facts that Ceridian Dayforce is in real-time, we now have the ability to fill positions quicker and weed out ill-fitting candidates without wasting planning days and meeting times to manually pick through applicants on the hiring team. This has been such a great time saver for so many people …
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Real-Time Payroll vs. Batch

Dayforce HCM is designed to run payroll previews in real-time and allow users to see labor costs instantly. Initially, this feature did not appear as a positive benefit; however, we utilize Real-Time to analyze increases or decreases in our payroll prior to commit. This aids in reduced manual …
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Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM for Compliance

Payroll functionality is really good - employees are able to log in and update their own tax forms, which is then updated almost automatically and the system is able to recognize the changes (such as deducting additional taxes). We are slowly transferring a group of our companies into Dayforce and …
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Ceridian Dayforce Impact on Decision Making

In terms of hiring, the new hire forms have been very simple for the managers to use. We have not used the extent of the hiring feature, though. Scheduling is relatively easy to do, but found that it was sometimes specific. A few issues happened with premium pay, but after figuring out the …
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Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM for Compliance

We do use the EEO-1 and California Pay Data reporting which export in the correct format so we just have to upload saving us a lot of time. Creation of overtime policies, benefit eligibility all falls on the customer and whether the customer has enough knowledge to set those up correctly.
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Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM for Compliance

Payroll taxes are now processed based on employees' work and residence states, which is calculated by Dayforce within the system. No more manual review needed, as in the past. This is a major improvement for us.
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Ceridian Dayforce Impact on Decision Making

Ceridian DF is excellent software which has many uses. Processing payroll, administer benefits, onboarding, reporting, attendance tracking, year end statements, goal setting, scheduling, time off and much much more. Annual compensation adjustments and retros are easily entered and calculated.
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Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM for Compliance

Ceridian Dayforce keeps track of all hours in the timesheets which is monitored by management. Within our company there tends to be lots of overtime accumulated by staff. The timesheets automatically calculate any hours over forty to be considered overtime, which then helps management track which …
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Ceridian Dayforce Impact on Decision Making

With this single application management is able to ensure that there is consistency of scheduling on each day of the week, which equal the same amount of hours worked by all scheduled staff within a 24 hour pay period. Example everyday my company should have a total of 96 hours at the end of the …
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  • Pay calculation (519)
  • Update personal information (527)
  • Pre-built reports (523)
  • Report builder (523)

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What is Ceridian Dayforce HCM?

Ceridian 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.

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What is ADP Workforce Now?

ADP Workforce Now is a cloud-based HR platform for mid-sized businesses. It features customizable modules of various HR services that businesses can tailor to their specific needs, as well as regulatory monitoring and alerts to help businesses remain compliant.

What is Workday HCM?

Workday Human Capital Management is built as a cloud-based system with global consistency in user experience. Workday HCM is part of a broader system with other Workday products.

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Human Resource Management

Organizing, tracking and providing instant access to critical employee data, job profiles, transfers, promotions, and benefits information.

7.7Avg 8.0

Payroll Management

Provides for pay calculation and benefit plan administration, in addition to managing direct deposit, salary revisions and payroll tracking.

8Avg 8.1

Leave and Attendance Management

Streamlines communication between HR and employees and facilitates efficient management of employee leave including requisitions, approvals, balance calculation, and annual carry-forward.

7.5Avg 8.2

Employee Self Service

Employee portal allowing employees to view and update their personal information.

7.8Avg 8.2

Asset Management

Maintaining a record of assets such as laptops, pagers, cell phones, etc. issued to employees. Record typically includes asset type, number, serial number and date of issuance.

6.6Avg 7.9

HR Reporting

Pre-built and custom reports, and integration with external data.

6.9Avg 7.6


Employee onboarding is the process of orienting new hires to the social and performance aspects of their jobs so that they are able to function in their new roles as quickly as possible.

7.3Avg 8.0

Performance and Goals

Goal alignment is the practice of ensuring that all employees have clearly defined goals in support of the overall corporate strategy.

7.1Avg 8.2

Performance Management

Performance management is the process of ensuring employees meet pre-determined objectives and goals through regular check-ins and appraisals.

7.5Avg 8.0

Succession Planning

Succession planning is the identification and development of internal employees with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company.

6Avg 7.9

Recruiting / ATS

Recruiting or Applicant Tracking Software is software used to manage the recruitment process electronically by handling job postings, applicant status, resume management, etc.

6.7Avg 7.7
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Product Details

What is Ceridian Dayforce HCM?

Dayforce is presented as an always-on people platform for the global workforce. An enterprise HCM solution, Dayforce combines payroll, HR, benefits, talent management, and workforce management in a single cloud application to power the future of work. Dayforce helps deliver experiences that put people first, workforce intelligence across the full spectrum of HCM, and compliance everywhere.

Ceridian is a global human capital management (HCM) company headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, with operations across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific Japan. Their brand promise –Makes Work Life Better™ –is the commitment they make to employees, customers, their employees, and to the communities they operate in around the world.

Key product areas:

  • HRIS

  • Payroll, global payroll, on-demand pay

  • Benefits

  • Workforce management, time & attendance, task management

  • Talent acquisition: Recruiting and onboarding

  • Talent management: Performance management, succession planning, compensation management, engagement surveys, and an integrated learning management system

  • Advanced reporting, analytics, and dashboards

  • Mobile

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Features

Human Resource Management Features

  • Supported: Employee demographic data
  • Supported: Employment history
  • Supported: Job profiles and administration
  • Supported: Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
  • Supported: Benefits information
  • Supported: Organizational charting
  • Supported: Organization and location management
  • Supported: Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)

Payroll Management Features

  • Supported: Pay calculation
  • Supported: Support for external payroll vendors
  • Supported: Off-cycle/On-Demand payment
  • Supported: Payroll history for each employee
  • Supported: Benefit plan administration
  • Supported: Direct deposit files
  • Supported: Payroll tracking and auditing
  • Supported: Salary revision and increment management
  • Supported: Reimbursement management
  • Supported: Statutory form management

Leave and Attendance Management Features

  • Supported: Approval workflow
  • Supported: Email notifications
  • Supported: Balance details
  • Supported: Travel absence management
  • Supported: Annual carry-forward and encashment

Employee Self Service Features

  • Supported: Employee login
  • Supported: View and generate pay and benefit information
  • Supported: Update personal information
  • Supported: Request time off
  • Supported: View job history
  • Supported: View company policy documentation
  • Supported: View company news and information
  • Supported: Employee recognition

Asset Management Features

  • Supported: Tracking of all physical assets

HR Reporting Features

  • Supported: Report builder
  • Supported: Pre-built reports
  • Supported: Ability to combine HR data with external data

Integration with other HR capabilities Features

  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by same vendor
  • Supported: Additional HR capabilities (talent management, LMS, etc.) supplied by different vendor

Performance Management Features

  • Supported: Performance plans
  • Supported: Performance improvement plans
  • Supported: Review status tracking
  • Supported: Review reminders
  • Supported: Multiple review frequency

Succession Planning Features

  • Supported: Create succession plans/pools
  • Supported: Candidate ranking
  • Supported: Candidate search
  • Supported: Candidate development

Onboarding Features

  • Supported: New hire portal
  • Supported: Manager tracking tools

Performance and Goals Features

  • Supported: Corporate goal setting
  • Supported: Individual goal setting
  • Supported: Line-of sight-visibility
  • Supported: Performance tracking

Recruiting / ATS Features

  • Supported: Job Requisition Management
  • Supported: Company Website Posting
  • Supported: Publish to Social Media
  • Supported: Job Search Site Posting
  • Supported: Duplicate Candidate Prevention
  • Supported: Applicant Tracking
  • Supported: Notifications and Alerts

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Screenshots

Screenshot of Dayforce Home ScreenScreenshot of Scheduling DashboardScreenshot of Compensation DashboardScreenshot of Succession Planning - Talent MatrixScreenshot of Payroll DashboardScreenshot of Dayforce Mobile - RecruitingScreenshot of Dayforce Mobile - SchedulingScreenshot of Dayforce Benefits Decision SupportScreenshot of Dayforce AssistantScreenshot of Dayforce WalletScreenshot of Performance ManagementScreenshot of Docu SignScreenshot of Dayforce Dash BoardScreenshot of CompensationScreenshot of BenefitsScreenshot of Benefits IntelligenceScreenshot of AprovalsScreenshot of Analytics DashboardScreenshot of AdministrationScreenshot of Workforce ManagementScreenshot of Workforce management AnalyticsScreenshot of Talent SolutionScreenshot of Payroll

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Videos

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The Budd Group is a U.S. facilities maintenance company that employs 5,000 people across eight states. A highly competitive job market makes recruiting and retention challenging for the company. Dayforce Wallet gives The Budd Group an edge against the competition by allowing e...
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Aquent is a global marketing and creative staffing organization with 5,000 employees in eight countries: the U.S., Canada, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Japan, and Australia. After deciding to go fully remote, Aquent chose Dayforce as its global, cloud-based HCM solution to...
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Prince Resorts Hawaii employs 1,550 people across three resort properties. The resort chain implemented Dayforce just before the pandemic, which helped them navigate through a challenging time. Dayforce mobile became a lifeline for the HR team to maintain a connection with the...
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How Thomas Randall and his team at Blue Man Group utilize Dayforce to overcome administrative obstacles.
How Thomas Randall and his team at Blue Man Group utilize Dayforce to overcome administrative obstacles.
Time tracking software applications are used to record and analyze employee, contractor and consultant time spent on jobs and tasks. In this video, the TrustRadius team showcases some of the leading Time Tracking software available - including Ceridian Dayforce.

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Mobile Web
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish (US), English (GB), French, French Canadian, Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), Italian, German, Polish, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Hindi, Portuguese (Brazil), Croatian, Czech, Romanian, Bulgarian, Slovak, Japanese, Korean, Hungarian, Thai

Frequently Asked Questions

Ceridian 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.

ADP Vantage HCM, Workday Human Capital Management, and ADP Workforce Now are common alternatives for Ceridian Dayforce HCM.

Reviewers rate Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 8.8.

The most common users of Ceridian Dayforce HCM are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)1%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)18%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)81%
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Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We really did not look at many other products since this one was the first one we began looking at and were "sold" very quickly on the real-time, all-in-one solution it appeared to offer. We were previously using separate systems for talent acquisition, payroll, and HR benefits. This has everything in one.
Wendy Austin Lett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The impact is positive. Housing all factors in a single application reduces error of duplicate key entries. Our managers are able to share information immediately as well as retrieve employee data instantly. The Employee Portal allows employees to view and access certain information, incuding personal and earnings, from any area.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I can see everything about an employee without going through 3 different systems. It reduces the amount of time spent pulling together a full picture of someone's employment. We also have more control of configuring things like benefits and bonuses.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is always easier to have all modules be in one system. We do see complications, on occasion, as our HCM is separate from Dayforce. Hopefully, one day, we could combine all into one.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
First of all, it saves us a lot of time. Instead of having to pull data from one place and upload it to another place, we get it right away in real time. Second, if there is an issue, we only have to engage one support team. Third, it has saved us money on contracts with additional vendors. And fourth, it has enhanced our employee experience by giving our team members one system and password, rather than several to remember.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It’s so much easier just having everything in one database. One system to learn and administer. One password to remember. Less confusion for our employees. The last thing they want is to have to remember eight different passwords, and where do I go to view paystubs vs. where do I go to complete my performance review vs. where do I go to see my vacation balance.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In past lives I have worked at organizations who stitch multiple software solutions together via an integration - it is an absolute nightmare and is prone to breaking. Having everything in one place allows the data to flow under one roof which simplifies the whole process. It also creates a much easier platform for our crew - nobody wants to remember URL's/Passwords for five different sites
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Time saving...UKG systems do not speak to each other well and it makes for time wasted and headaches. To get something done in ADP you need to make multiple calls and waste time speaking to multiple people. ADP GL creation is so complicated that I as never able to really make it work without calling the customer service department.
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is much preferred to have one system for payroll, HR, time and benefits, etc. versus staff needing to navigate through many different programs. Even with the flaws observed with the Recruiting module, which seems to have been added as an afterthought, payroll and timekeeping, along with hiring and onboarding, work the way they're intended.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization had never used any kind of on line application. We relied on paper work and Microsoft Excel. Switching to the single use application Dayforce has saved numerous amounts of hours spent on payroll, with its effective and efficient modules. Not sure how we made through the past years without Dayforce!
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We previously had multiple third-party modules that did not integrate well or in some cases at all with ADP. We love having the one single platform for ease of use, less log in credentials and improved productivity and efficiencies.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In past systems, including ones that Ceridian offered themselves, I always hated exporting data from a timesheet system to import into a payroll system and then exporting again from that payroll system to a payment system to commit. You have scattered reports in each system that don't provide a clear view of your employees and their work habits. It's a mess and one which I felt could easily lend to fraudulent activity or mistakes due to human error, both of which I saw occasions of under the separated systems. With Ceridian Dayforce, it's just easy...
Chris Ciechanowski | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
There are a bunch of other products like Dayforce that I've evaluated over the past 5-10 years, just took too long to select them but as a general statement, there are not many of the major HRIS tools that I haven't explored at any given time. We've hit on the single application previously. It's important, it's very helpful.
Kari France | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have more time to dedicate to other projects within our company. I can easily look at payroll, benefits, onboarding documents, learning and pull reporting from all of these modules within minutes. One single source application and one login with access to our employee population and all the modules that HR maintains their data.
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