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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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Dayforce Review

7 out of 10
April 11, 2024
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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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 (568)
  • Update personal information (578)
  • Pre-built reports (572)
  • Report builder (572)

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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 7.9

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 8.1

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 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.

Avg 8.2

Performance Management

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

Avg 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.

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

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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

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)1%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)18%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)81%
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April 11, 2024

Dayforce Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • The Dayforce HUBS are really nice to provide information to staff. It is pretty easy to set up and navigate and was really a great new feature the last few years.
  • The Performance and Compensation module are really nice. They were pretty easy to navigate and set up.
  • The resources Dayforce has is great. Being able to hop on a webinar, training or sign up for an Instructor Led Training is great.
  • It would be nice to see what Dayforce could offer for "leave management".
  • Every new enhancement seems to be billable. It would be nice to have the newer enhancements but being a non-profit, we can get all of these and sometimes it gets confusing what we can or can't have.
  • Dayforce does have some quirks. Sometimes things stop working. It is easy enough to put in a case and typically the response time is good but to be told, it was a "fluke", is sometimes frustrating.
February 02, 2024


Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • HR records
  • Time Away from Work
  • Complex payroll rules
  • Reporting - it is a bit too big and hard to maneuver
  • Employee Self Serve is outdated
Allicia Bartel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • provides a platform that has easy to use navigation.
  • provides additional services and information to stay up to date on relevant and impactful information.
  • has an internal system of checks and balances to make sure data in all parts of the system is accurate.
  • accessibility to instant support. Not every question should require a case to be logged. There should be a chat feature built right into different areas of the system where if I am in payroll, for example, and don't understand how to resolve an error, I can send a message to get instant clarity/support/help.
  • edit capabilities and better format options on the fixed format reports. We should be able to have an option to convert a fixed report into a customizable report and have more than just PDF as a format option on most of the payroll reports.
January 25, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce Review

Jennifer Grekin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • When the set-up is configured correctly, you can have many different earning rates and earning codes pay out through timesheets, oppose to manually entering them through the payroll QE. This allows for retros to be calculated automatically oppose to manually.
  • The system allows for many different entitlement policies to be set-up automatically annually oppose to having to create the new policies annually.
  • The system allows employees to make changes to their personal account and benefits directly, oppose to adding the admin work on the employer.
  • Reports - The report creating database is not super user friendly. The configuration of needing to find specific fields and the formulas is not user friendly.
  • Auditing accessibility. At times payroll election get added or dropped and there is no view on where the system took the information from. Would be nice to see some tracing, as we now have with timesheets and balances.
Alicia Duran SHRM-CP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ceridian Dayforce Wallet is a great benefit that our employees enjoy. Access to pay on demand is such a cool feature.
  • The survey analytics are so useful. We utilize this feature for employee opinion surveys and the analytics breakdown is very helpful for approaching the feedback from employees.
  • The performance management too is easy to set up and easy for employees to use.
  • The Ceridian Dayforce Hub homoage is a great tool to replace an internal intranet.
  • In my opinion, the reports are not set up well. While they are customizable, they are not very intuitive. In my experience, the premade reports are set up in a very odd format that cannot be easily changed.
  • In my experience, there are some weird issues that pop up when processing payroll. Sometimes the issues cannot be explained by the support team and seem to be random glitches.
January 16, 2024

Ceridian Dayforce review

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Ceridian Dayforce timekeeping is very easy to use and implement
  • Ceridian Dayforce wallet is a great feature that many of our employees utilize
  • Navigation of the platform is easy to understand and follow
  • entitlement configuration is rather clunky and can be hard to follow at times. There should also be small descriptions on each rule and what the use case are for each
  • the ability to drag and drop pay policy and entitlement rules rather than copy and paste or click movement arrows
Wendy Austin Lett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Workflows reduce the number of face-to-face interactions and allows employees easy access to information such as address changes and direct deposit.
  • Service, now, provides a faster turnaround on incidents.
  • DayForce HCM is designed to reduce repetitiveness and 'loss' of information.
  • The Reporting feature has room for MUCH improvement. We are not able to generate many needed finance/auditing reporting easily without assistance from service.
Score 3 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Offering payroll in different countries
  • Providing a comprehensive product
  • In my opinion, the interface is one of the worst I’ve ever used. I believe it is not intuitive AT ALL, even trying to run a report requires either detailed worksheets or going through FAQs, for simple reports. While this is only listed as one item, it affects you every time you access the system.
  • Recruiting tool is very cumbersome and difficult to view/access information
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Functionality is very scalable and robust
  • User interface is clean and straightforward to use
  • Mobile app is very useful
  • The system appears to be have some shortfall like with Meal waivers and icons on the timesheet
  • Implementation team sometime make errors in our configuration, causing processes to not work as intended
  • dependent upon who get in Customer Support, the guidance and information provided may not be 100% accurate
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Very easy to use interface from SAP Fiori to Ceridian DayForce.
  • Ceridian Reporting is easy to use and even easy with creating your own custom reports.
  • Easy front end access for employees to access their Payroll forms and paystubs.
  • There have been a few instances of users being locked out of Ceridian due to recent upgrades. Not ideal when an employee wants to see their paystub and is suddenly have login issues.
  • Not the best for when an employee is transferred to another country as their employee number is locked to their SIN or SSN. And, we are required to create a new user record with a new employee number for the new country.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I love having TAM Services.
  • My CRE/TAM and AE are a great team and make me feel like part of the Dayforce family. They are always quick to resolve any issues.
  • I was appointed Dayforce Ambassador, which is a great group that shares its knowledge and experiences.
  • It is difficult to set up a time for a ticket when a Technical Consultant is in a time zone with many hours difference.
  • Still unable to change to 2 decimal points in Compensation Module.
  • With Power BI - difficult to bring in payroll reports as they are date driven by pp#.
December 06, 2023

Loving Ceridian Dayforce

Caitlynn Smart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Performance.
  • Timesheets.
  • Careers.
  • Profile & settings.
  • In timesheets it would be great to see one week at a time vs bi-weekly. I say this because its hard when going into week two of your timesheet to figure out how much time you have actually worked when the time from week one is now combined into week 2.
  • In recruiting it would be helpful to have the CV default to the resume view instead of the system generating a botched version.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Payroll submission
  • HR employee record keeping
  • compensations
  • reviews
  • report writing for customers
  • accessibility to backend issues
  • Tax Support
October 16, 2023


Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I appreciate how intuitive the system is and user friendly.
  • It does a good job of separating modules.
  • Having support be more accessible and easier to reach
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