Dayforce HCM Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Dayforce HCM

Cloud HCM platform to manage the entire employee lifecycle

4.26/5 (640 reviews)

Dayforce HCM overview

What is Dayforce HCM?

Dayforce is a global HCM software platform that transforms the employee experience. It unifies data from across the entire employee lifecycle to enable better decision-making at every level.

Dayforce is a comprehensive cloud platform that combines HR, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management in a single application. Our scalable HCM software is built with a single, flexible rules engine combined with real-time updates and calculations that help address complex regulatory requirements.
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United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, Dutch, French and 9 other languages, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
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Dayforce HCM user reviews

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Diane Ryan

Our experience with Day force has been great from Implementation on. We never felt alone.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-11-02
Review Source: Capterra

Before Dayfore, we were using three different systems. One for payroll, one for time and attendance, and another for HR. We had to import data from one system to another so there was the potential of data dropping off. We were able to combine three systems into one with Dayforce. Since Ceridian uses one solution, once an employee is hired they are visible in all parts of the system immediately. No more waiting for overnight updates. Ceridian cut my payroll processing time by 40%, which allows me more time to audit my work. There are some great audit reports built into the system, which I run every payroll. They point to problems with can be corrected before we finalize for the week. The ability to run wage and tax registers, and W2's anytime of the year, allows me to fix any potential problems, which in turn make year end a breeze. My employees now are able to manage some of their own data, which alleviates the burden off HR and Payroll and allows the employee to update their records when it is convenient for them.

Pros
I love that it is one solution. No more imports, no more worries about data dropping off. The test portal allows us to set up new deductions and earnings, and test them before putting them into production. The future dating feature works really well. It allows us to enter increase early and test them in a future payroll to see how the employees pay check will look, and gives us more time to audit our changes thus relieving some of the stress that comes with year end. The education portal is a big plus. It allows us to learn at our own pace, and to schedule that classes that are helpful for each administrative role.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kelli Malone

Managing your own settings means lots of potential for success and mess

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-11-16
Review Source: Capterra

Honestly, I am pretty neutral at this point. For each thing that has changed for the positive, there is something else that has changed for the negative. I am still optimistic this will work out for the better in the long run but as in my previous comment, implementation has been extremely difficult and we are in a severe situation with our clients and investors on the 401K funding situation.

Pros
-Ability to control the majority of your settings -Real time gross to net calculations -Great payroll auditing tools -Many standard reports and ability to tweak them to your needs -Auto setup of a lot of policy assignments based on data management criteria - eliminates human error

Cons
THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS - We went through at least 3 weeks worth of work to gather all our settings, decide on how we would like it built, did research on the best way to put our data in the system, even received guidance from one of their recommended consultant groups, THEN went through 16 hours of Discovery calls to talk through how we wanted the system setup. In the end though, all the job codes and mapping we requested at implementation went out the window and they setup the system based on the data from our old provider, which was a mess and part of the reason we moved in the first place. We are now a year into this project and 6 months post-live and are STILL trying to cleanup the mess caused during implementation. My time and my team's time is dominated by this cleanup process. Lastly - we are currently have a major struggle with funding our 401K. Apparently, 401K funding is currently only done via check and NOT ACH. We have 3000+ team members and 90+ locations - we cannot have that many 401K checks being cut bi-weekly. In order to setup as an automatic feed, there would have to be a separate file feed for each location, based on software limitations - which means 90+ file feeds - all associated with a cost to build and to maintain should there be a change required. I truly believe (and hope) that once it's all cleaned up and all settings are the way we need them to be - we will be in a much better place but this process has been extremely difficult.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Helen DeMarco

Dayforce - Implementation Beware

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-10-23
Review Source: Capterra

Bumpy at best. Some days I actually say I miss ADP.

Pros
I like the 'one' database aspect the best.

Cons
Implementation was very lacking. Nearly a disaster. I am over 2 years in and still have not been able to get everything we originally intended to do up and running.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Anonymous

Not userfriendly but to discover

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-11-18
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, it was painful at moments (because of all the issues) but I'm happy I only had one centralized system to work with.

Pros
I worked with Dayforce from Ceridian for over 2 years. It was difficult to implement it but what is good with this system is how EVERYTHING is centralized, employee information, payroll, timesheet, time off request, onboarding, etc. This is GREAT, it saves time. They do have FEW but VERY competent technical support specialist that we can rely on but unfortunately, not all of them are able to support you properly.

Cons
The problems with Dayforce are that EVERYTIME you want to do a modification (vacation calculation per example) it cost you money. Every time they do a modification based on what you asked, it will impact something else (since everything is centralized) and most of the time, their customer support team are not specialized enough to know what changes impacts what. It is VERY painful working with their team sometimes as a problem solved creates another issue where most of the time you still need to pay extra money to solve it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Chiquitta Huffman

Dayforce User

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-10-23
Review Source: Capterra

Dayforce allows our organization to house all of our employee records and performance reviews. Previously we had ADP and we had issues with retaining employee records with accurate information.

Pros
Very easy to maneuver through screens once you get the hang of what you want to see.

Cons
Terminated employees were not included in the search feature but this has recently changed and a box has been added to show those employees.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Dayforce HCM pricing

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Dayforce HCM features

API
Activity Dashboard
Automatic Notifications
Customizable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Recruitment Management
Self Service Portal

Activity Tracking (279 other apps)
Applicant Tracking (327 other apps)
Customizable Branding (321 other apps)
Employee Database (309 other apps)
Employee Management (361 other apps)
Performance Management (251 other apps)
Real Time Reporting (274 other apps)
Reminders (271 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (493 other apps)
Third Party Integration (382 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Dayforce HCM

Key features of Dayforce HCM

  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • HR
  • Employee Management
  • Self Service
  • Reporting
  • Dashboards
  • Document Management
  • Payroll
  • Global Payroll
  • Benefits Enrollment
  • Benefits Administration
  • ACA
  • Talent Management
  • Recruiting
  • Onboarding
  • Learning
  • Performance
  • Compensation
  • Succession Planning
  • Workforce Management
  • Time & Attendance
  • Labor Planning
  • Scheduling
  • Absence Management
  • Task Management
  • Clocks
  • Professional Services
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Benefits

Continuous pay calculation: Traditionally, payroll admins have been unable to access their data until after the pay period had ended, and consistently ran out of time for audits. Dayforce has a single, flexible rules engine for time and pay. This means that pay is calculated continuously throughout the pay period, giving administrators the time they need to produce high-quality pay.

One application: With data stored in a single, central location, get data-driven insights across all HR functions so you can make better decisions for the entire employee lifecycle. Dayforce HCM software eliminates the need for complicated integrations to simplify workflows, increase accuracy, and enhance compliance.

Actionable insights: Get the right data to the right people at the right time. Dayforce provides critical data-driven insights to help you make fast, informed decisions. Sophisticated predictive technologies help align business strategy with daily operations.

Anytime, anywhere access: Access Dayforce's HCM software using the device of your choice on web or mobile. Dayforce is easy to learn and easy to operate. It gives employees control of their data with anytime access, and helps organizations make sure their employee information is accurate and up to date.