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Overview

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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Recent Reviews

Dayforce Review

7 out of 10
April 11, 2024
Incentivized
We use Dayforce for the majority of all or our HR needs except learning management and leave management. We use the HUBS to get …
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Dayforce

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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Popular Features

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  • Pay calculation (568)
    9.0
    90%
  • Update personal information (578)
    8.7
    87%
  • Pre-built reports (572)
    7.7
    77%
  • Report builder (572)
    7.6
    76%

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Pricing

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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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  • Setup fee optional

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

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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 Justworks?

Justworks offers a platform for payroll, benefits, compliance support, with HR tools. As a Professional Employer Organization (PEO), Justworks offers PEO solutions that can bundle payroll, compliance, HR, and benefits under the Justworks umbrella, and help to administer employment-related…

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Features

Human Resource Management

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

7.9
Avg 7.8

Payroll Management

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

8.4
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.

8
Avg 8.1

Employee Self Service

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

8.1
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.

7.5
Avg 7.7

HR Reporting

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

7.2
Avg 7.6

Onboarding

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.

7.8
Avg 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.

7.7
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.

7.8
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.

6.9
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.

7.3
Avg 7.7
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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:

· HRIS

· 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

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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

Consumers0%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)1%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)18%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)81%
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Reviews and Ratings

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Reviews

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April 11, 2024

Dayforce Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Like I said before, Dayforce has many great features but each feature is a separate platform where we are charged per person per month for everything so sometimes that gets frustrating. Dayforce is very technical so having a dedicated HRIS person or team is critical to really utilizing the system and staying on top of the new enhancements.
February 02, 2024

Dayforce

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Dayforce is well suited to payroll and HR management. It allows for a lot of personalization.
Allicia Bartel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
For a system to allow for more independence and management, Ceridian Dayforce is it. Once you know the ins and outs of the system and where to perform certain actions and how to edit the ability of certain functions, you realize that you have a system that will serve to meet just about every need.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Strengths - 1. Payroll engine - strong, intuitive, user friendly 2. Time management - pretty strong out-of-the-box offering, capable of base-level schedule optimization 3. Performance module - very easy to set up and run the entire performance management cycle. Opportunities - 1. Compensation planning is rolling up to a role and not a person in a role. 2. Merging of two reports to build a custom report 3. Data field directory/labeling to be able to pull/post through API accurately.
January 25, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce Review

Jennifer Grekin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ceridian Dayforce is amazing, when implemented correctly and all rules and policies are set- up. However, support from my experience often pushed the client to fill out long questionnaires, without the client knowing exactly what it will affect, causing many errors during implementation. i feel they should spend more time explaining how each policy works and what it affects in the end. We spend so much time trying to correct most of what was implemented during the beginning since the full scope of what is needed and how it relates to other policies etc. is not shown.
Alicia Duran SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
In my opinion, the system is very well suited for a large organization. I think smaller companies or even midsize companies might not find Ceridian Dayforce to be the best tool. It’s built for large organizations with I would say 500 or more employees.
January 16, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ceridian Dayforce overall is an easy to use platform if you are using the basic functionality of it. It does require more expertise the more you want to accomplish with it though. It is also easier to navigate and understand the different modules than many HCM platforms
January 16, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce Review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have found that Ceridian Dayforce is a great platform for a small and growing organizations with more than 150 employees. From my past experiences, Ceridian Dayforce has also been a great fit for medium-sized businesses. If the business is open to multiple modules, it can allow for seamless communication among multiple areas with HR & Payroll. Managers have a much better experience when most of the information they need to make educated employee decisions is in one place.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The only scenario in which I would recommend the product is if you have to have multi-country payroll, and want an all-in-one system. I’ve used other systems that were light years ahead in creating a user interface that is intuitive and easy to use for the staff. Moving to Dayforce felt like stepping back 10 years technology wise.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
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).
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
All I can say is that I have had a great experience with Dayforce. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful TAM who is always willing to troubleshoot with me and resolve issues. If I have difficulty reaching out to a technical consultant regarding a case, He will reach out to me and get things started. I recently had the opportunity to meet the Sobeys team and give them a demo on Dayforce and they signed up with Dayforce. My CRE will help me escalate if I need something looked at immediately. I'm very fortunate to have a wonderful team.
Anne Klosterman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I can clock in and out anytime using either the web version or the app. I also am able to schedule time off either way, wherever I happen to be. The only thing that's not convenient for me is that I must ask my manager to change my timesheet if my time punches are inaccurate. It would be nice to be able to do this on my own.
January 09, 2024

New-ish to Dayforce

Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Ceridian Dayforce is a refreshing platform for payroll processing when compared to its counterparts because it is very user-friendly and intuitive, offers on-demand payroll calculation (no more waiting 30 minutes for a preview!), and has the ability to run payrolls concurrently. It is also highly customizable via system configuration that can be done on the user-end. Our biggest pain point with the platform is the lack of training provided for the aforementioned configuration. That part of the system is not as intuitive as the end-user experience and the support from Dayforce is just not there. For every issue a service ticket must be opened, which is fine, but it takes 1-2 days for someone to be assigned to said ticket regardless of the urgency.
December 06, 2023

Loving Ceridian Dayforce

Caitlynn Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I would say Cerididan had promised a lot to us at the beginning of our journey and they delivered. We used a different HRIS that did exactly that, promised change but never changed. We are super happy with our choice in Ceridian Dayforce and feel the add-ons we have purchased are in good working order and help to keep things organized within the company.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Dayforce does what we need it to do and keeps us organized. It's Recruiting feature is behind other companies. The new features are slow to roll-out and expensive to add on, and we have experienced multiple technical glitches which are difficult to resolve even when submitting tickets.
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