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What is Dayforce?

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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10 out of 10
February 02, 2024
We use Dayforce for Payroll and HR. We have over 20 locations with varying ESA requirements and multiple jurisdictions. Dayforce is able …
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  • Pay calculation (567)
  • Update personal information (577)
  • Pre-built reports (571)
  • Report builder (571)

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What is Dayforce?

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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Human Resource Management

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

Avg 7.8

Payroll Management

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

Avg 8.0

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.

Avg 8.0

Employee Self Service

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

Avg 8.1

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.

Avg 7.8

HR Reporting

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

Avg 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.

Avg 7.9

Performance and Goals

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

Avg 8.1

Performance Management

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

Avg 7.9

Succession Planning

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

Avg 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.

Avg 7.8
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Product Details

What is Dayforce?

Dayforce is a global people platform for the modern workforce. An enterprise HCM solution, Dayforce combines payroll, HR, benefits, talent management, and workforce management in a single cloud application to power today’s boundless workforce. Dayforce helps organizations unlock their full workforce potential and operate with confidence no matter where they operate in the world.

Dayforce is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario and Minneapolis, Minnesota with operations across the globe. The company’s brand promise to make work life better is the commitment it makes not only to customers, but to its own people and the communities Dayforce operates in.

Key product areas:


· Global payroll, on-demand pay

· Benefits

· Workforce management, including time and attendance and task management

· Talent acquisition, including recruiting and onboarding

· Talent management, including performance management, succession planning, compensation management, engagement surveys, and an integrated learning management system

· Advanced reporting, analytics, and dashboards

· HR self service via the Dayforce mobile app

Dayforce 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

Dayforce 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 ApprovalsScreenshot of Analytics DashboardScreenshot of AdministrationScreenshot of Workforce ManagementScreenshot of Workforce management AnalyticsScreenshot of Talent SolutionScreenshot of Payroll

Dayforce 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

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 Dayforce.

Reviewers rate Pay calculation and Direct deposit files highest, with a score of 9.

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

Dayforce 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 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ceridian has a dedicated compliance portal that offers standard compliance certificates as requested by external auditors (e.g., SOC letters and bridge letters). Standard reporting also offers some base reports required for external reporting. For the rest, we need to work with their support team and get custom reports either developed for us or run for us based on data not available to be reported on.
January 25, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce Review

Jennifer Grekin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
For setting up rules, there ought to be more support open to show you. I feel often Ceridian Dayforce requires you to open VAS tickets, however I often state I would like to learn or see a step I am missing so we can do it ourselves. I understand its a business and they want to do VAS projects for dollar, however they often do not have enough employees available for the projects, so projects go on hold.
January 16, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
it allows us to automate tax withholding, OT calculations such as blended OT and double time calculations. We also are able to automate garnishment withholdings allowing us to stay compliant with garnishment orders. We are also able to pull necessary reports for several government agencies allowing us to report accurate info and data.
Wendy Austin Lett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our automated rules was MOST beneficial regarding OnCall events. OnCall events occur during a 'designated' time each day. Events occurring during those times are recorded and paid differently. After we embedded the rule in the PayCode and developed a workflow, this event reduced 'hands-on' from 4 employees to 1 with much success.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Elimination of duplicate effort and manual processes related to employee record changes for retail team members. Any changes to Team Members, i.e., status/rate/work assignment/transfer, are completed by Leaders via online form and go through workflow approval. Labor standards are built into our setup from implementation through Punch Policy/ Pay Policy and Schedule setup. Any provincial/federal legislation rulings are generally updated by Ceridian.
Anne Klosterman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I'm not in the HR department, but I can tell that Ceridian Dayforce helps my company keep track of everyone's payroll and benefit hours in an orderly, timely fashion. Other than that, I don't know what other benefits Ceridian Dayforce has for my company because I'm not in management.
January 09, 2024

New-ish to Dayforce

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dayforce offers automated tax compliance based on employee home and work addresses. The jurisdictions are automatically applied and withholding is automatic and guaranteed to be in compliance. This was a headache we had with a previous system, especially where reciprocal agreements come into play. The only issue we've run into is with Pennsylvania local withholding - Dayforce does not allow for courtesy withholding of local jurisdictions. Our employees are used to seeing both their local worked-in and lived-in taxes withheld, but Dayforce only withholds the worked-in jurisdiction's taxes. They are in compliance with PA Act 32 but this has been a minor pain point with our employees.
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