Ceridian Dayforce Rocks!!!
Emily Ozmon | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated October 29, 2019

Ceridian Dayforce Rocks!!!

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ceridian Dayforce

We use Ceridian as our only HR/Payroll Software. All employees and supervisors use Dayforce for Scheduling, Time and Attendance and Recruiting and Onboarding. We love the single software platform and are looking forward to expanding our features.
  • Excellent Support Team
  • User-Friendly Platforms
  • Fabulous Implementation Teams
  • Some features still rely on Silverlight
  • Reporting could be expanded
  • Need all features/fields to be able to be customized for company needs
  • We saw serious cost saving when we first converted to electronic schedules across our organization. Over/under scheduling to budget was a very big problem.
  • We have no more paper forms, everything in Payroll/HR is electronic and retrievable immediately if needed.
All enrollments are electronic from Benefit to tax filings. It allows up to stay in compliance without keeping track of paper. The electronic scheduling allows for better tracking of schedules to budgets and where the Overtime is happening in live time. The auditing feature in Timesheets allows us to follow where changes are being made and managers can see payroll information in up to the minute calculations.
We have many shared employees across 33 centers. It allows us to effectively schedule, track and adjust these staff as they move from place to place all while keeping a close eye on potential overtime in our association. Reports can be run that allow a manager to see if an employee that is shared is going to end up being over in hours if they use them to fill a shift and can make better more informed decisions about who to schedule where and when.
We had been using Ultimate before we fully converted to Ceridian. The difference is amazing. We love being in a single system and Ultimate could not provide electronic scheduling and that feature was a big seller for us. With 2800 mostly part time hourly employees it is critical that we be able to track schedules across many locations and departments in real time.
Ceridian is fabulous at the Payroll/WFM and HR level. Recruiting and Onboarding being a newer feature of theirs is still working out the kinks. But their support is great and I never have issues getting any help needed. The ease of use in payroll took processing for 2800 employees from a whole week to just 2.5 days.

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Feature Ratings

Employee demographic data
8
Employment history
8
Job profiles and administration
8
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
10
Organizational charting
9
Organization and location management
9
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
9
Pay calculation
10
Benefit plan administration
9
Direct deposit files
10
Approval workflow
10
Balance details
10
View and generate pay and benefit information
10
Update personal information
10
View job history
7
View company policy documentation
8
Employee recognition
9
Report builder
7
Pre-built reports
8
Ability to combine HR data with external data
7
Performance plans
8
Performance improvement plans
8
Review status tracking
8
Review reminders
8
Multiple review frequency
8
New hire portal
9
Manager tracking tools
9
Corporate goal setting
9
Individual goal setting
9
Line-of sight-visibility
9
Performance tracking
9
Job Requisition Management
7
Company Website Posting
8
Publish to Social Media
8
Job Search Site Posting
8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
8
Applicant Tracking
8
Notifications and Alerts
8

Using Ceridian Dayforce

3000 - All employees, and management. We are a non-profit childcare and health and wellness business. We use Dayforce for all HR and payroll functions as well as recruiting and on-boarding of new hires. Since all employees use Dayforce the business functions represent hourly staff on up through the CEO and include Benefits, Payroll, Finance, Marketing, VPs and other management.
2 - Our internal support includes IT and a core power user. Everything else is supported through Ceridian directly and their support team. We do not have an HRIS manger. The IT manages that time clocks and the hardware that is in our centers for employee use. The power user manages everything else and takes care of any software changes that can be made in house.
  • Time and Attendance
  • Payroll
  • Human Resources
  • with report creation we are able to track job changes more clocely
  • we are able to give former employees access to earning statements and year end forms, alleviating the need for payroll to handle those
  • With additional modules we may start looking at compensation management
We love Dayforce. It is very user friendly, the support teams are awesome, and it is an all around excellent product for Human Capital Management. The company and its software are amazing.

Evaluating Ceridian Dayforce HCM and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
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  • Product Reputation
  • Vendor Reputation
  • Analyst Reports
The single most important factor in our decision to go to Dayforce several years ago was that they offered integrated electronic scheduling. We are a large organization that has over 30 locations and often share employees between those locations and needed a way for everyone to be able to schedule them efficiently.
I was not involved in making the decision to use Ceridian but I have no objections to what they chose.

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Implementation

I wasn't here for the final implementation but I understand that it went well. I can say that after working with other Ceridian users that used a Third Party that my organization had so much more hands on learning during implementation that we are better set up to make in-house adaptations without having to involve support and the others are still struggling after almost 18 months of being live.
Not sure - I was not involved in this process so I am not sure what lessons might have been learned.

Ceridian Dayforce HCM Support

The support team is very quick to respond and to acknowledge case submissions. for a medium level case the response time is usually under 2 days. For an urgent case it is less than 1 hour in most case. They will work with you to get any issue resolved no matter what it takes or how complicated the request is.
ProsCons
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
None
I was having trouble uploading a FTP file for year end changes. My support team called me and walked me through step by step for about 30 minutes until we got the FTP file loaded and correct. They have even worked with me over holidays when I was having an issue. They are amazing.

Using Ceridian Dayforce HCM

Very easy to navigate and use. The software is user friendly and Ceridian provides all of the tools you need to learn how to use the software successfully. If you can't find the tool in their extensive Knowledge Base then support is happy to assist you.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • Payroll is very intuitive and easy to process
  • Hiring is very simple
  • Report creation can be complicated but it is getting easier
Yes - It is a nice interface, it does take some effort to set it up the way you want it. Once it is set up it works very well for employee use. We do not use it for management functions.