Dayforce HCM Features

Dayforce HCM

Cloud HCM platform to manage the entire employee lifecycle

4.26/5 (640 reviews)

Dayforce HCM Feature Summary

  • 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

Competitor Feature Comparison

401(k) Tracking
API
Absence Management
Activity Dashboard
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Benefits Management
Budget Control
Clock In / Out
Collaboration Tools
Compensation Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Enrollment Management
Filtered Views
Leave Tracking
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Role-Based Permissions
Salary History
Scheduled Reporting
Search Functionality
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Succession Planning
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
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401(k) Tracking
API
Absence Management
Activity Dashboard
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Benefits Management
Budget Control
Clock In / Out
Collaboration Tools
Compensation Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Enrollment Management
Filtered Views
Leave Tracking
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Role-Based Permissions
Salary History
Scheduled Reporting
Search Functionality
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Succession Planning
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
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401(k) Tracking
API
Absence Management
Activity Dashboard
Approval Process Control
Attendance Tracking
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Availability Management
Benefits Management
Budget Control
Clock In / Out
Collaboration Tools
Compensation Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Content Filter
Customizable Reporting
Dashboard Creation
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Enrollment Management
Filtered Views
Leave Tracking
Organizational Charting
Payroll Management
Permission Management
Predictive Analytics
Real Time Data
Real Time Updates
Recruitment Management
Role-Based Permissions
Salary History
Scheduled Reporting
Search Functionality
Self Service Portal
Sick Leave Tracking
Succession Planning
Talent Acquisition
Task Management
Time Clock
Time Off Requests
Timesheets
Vacation Tracking
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Mobile apps

iOS App


146,894 reviews

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Android App


46,019 reviews

Dayforce HCM Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Dayforce HCM's features:

Zev Burger

Dayforce HCM

2015-04-15

Pros

In addition, local taxes are automatically calculated based on the address, so you don't have to add the specific tax codes to employees.

Cons

Also, Employee Self-Service has a few features that aren't entirely intuitive for employees.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering Dayforce HCM

Have your primary users test the products during the evaluation process. They will be using the software, so they are the ones who need to be comfortable with its functionality and ease-of-use.

Source: Software Advice
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Clarence Wildeboer

Cost effective solution for our production employee scheduling needs.

2017-07-10

Single solution for labor demand projections, employee scheduling and time away from work tracking and management for many geographically dispersed locations.

Pros

Mobile app is an employee favorite, user friendly interface, strong willingness of the vendor to accept and incorporate improvement and enhancement suggestions and requests.

Cons

Some limits in anticipated functionality, reporting and data retrieval for external analysis can be difficult.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lee Brockney

HR Software At It's Finest!

2017-09-05

Great tool. Have used many HR products over the years and this is by far the easiest, and most user friendly tool of the bunch. I would recommend this application to anyone searching for their next HR suite.

Pros

Robust Feature List, Intuitive Design, Customizable Fields and Forms, Custom Reporting and Dashboards, One Stop shop for all HR needs including Payroll

Cons

we have had situations where employees see preliminary numbers.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Tony Dobson

Changes the way we look at HCM

2016-11-11

Very easy to use, great for both the back office as well as employee facing pieces.

Pros

Ease of use, employee self service. Mobile enabled.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Dayforce HCM

Do your research but this is a game changer. Partnering with their implementation team made this a success.

Source: Software Advice
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Berenika Kovacova

My Review

2019-10-23

Great!

Pros

Customizable, like that it is all connected, like schedules and timesheets, like self-serve options for employeees

Cons

Reports can be confusing to customize and the workflows and notifications with ours don’t seem to work well

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Frances Chu

Payroll requires accuracy

2019-10-23

So far so good but willing to submit idea to support portal for improvement.

Pros

Accurate in reporting, easy to run simple reports, automatically to do retro pay, can automatically calculate pay checks without manually changing any.

Cons

WFM reporting not that accurate if there is no pay in timesheet, no show in employee attendance, no records can be found in report with WFM

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Cailin Koy

Integrated data and very customizable

2018-10-17

We are having great success with reporting and employee record management in Dayforce.

Pros

I love that all of the various employee data is integrated into one system.

Cons

I don’t like that som features are only usable in Internet Explorer and that a lot are in add on modules that cost more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Matt Kowske

Dayforce

2019-10-23

overall experience has been decent so far, but it seems the teams have some way to go in learning their own product during implementation and connecting the dots to the customers business processes.

Pros

intercvonnectivity between all talent, wfm, payroll modules

Cons

lack of employee portal allowing employees access to data and external locations

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Clement Kam

Dayforce - Quick and Easy!

2018-08-03

Dayforce is a good management software that our company uses to track employees.

Pros

It is then automatically logged and all parties know how many days of vacation I have left.

Cons

This software is quick and easy to use!

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristin Bockhahn

Preparation is Key

2018-02-14

Single database, tax processing and management, ease of updating employee information, even backdated changes

Pros

We love the SourceTax and single database approach, and reporting has been very flexible.

Cons

We've had some issues because we didn't start our training until we were already in implementation, and we made a few mistakes that we're stuck with at this point. They frequently release updates, many based on customer suggestions, which is good, but sometimes the new releases (two per year are mandatory) cause unanticipated issues in previously functional areas.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Latoya Tucker-Kelsey

Good Employee Time Software

2018-07-10

Employee Time Management

Pros

Easy usage. Time schedules are easily viewable.

Cons

Some things could be added via the software such as disputing time clock issues or notifications once time is approved or denied.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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John Skinner

Robust, comprehensive employee management

2017-10-05

Pros

a full system to manage employees throughout the employment life cycle including recruiting, hiring, onboarding, time and attendance, payroll management, and performance devlopment

Cons

future updates are addressing the cons of Dayforce, which will lesson any cons experienced in previous releases

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Jessie Bylander

Employee-friendly self-service once implementation hills are climbed

2019-10-23

Pros

The ease of and accessibility of reporting and the self-service features for employees, including the always-expanding app, is wonderful.

Cons

I feel like my con is less about Ceridian as a platform and more about the lack of cohesiveness offered by the support team. I feel like the value of and quality of communication and follow-through vary wildly from case to case.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 51-200 employees)

Very Helpful!

2019-10-23

Recruting was are biggest problems, with Dayfore it's much easier to reach a larger group of individuals.

Pros

Easy to navigate, you have everything you need from start to finish when hiring and recruiting and Payroll is not as complicated as with other systems.

Cons

Some reports are not as easy to find.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Crystal Farrow

So many functions

2018-10-23

This has offered a transparent overview of attendance and payroll for employees.

Pros

Dayforce provides the ability to request and approve days off, check payroll, view PTO days and more.

Cons

Management has a difficult time accessing the portal at times.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tonia Beard

One system for all HR

2019-10-24

The system is easy to use and provides all of your employee information in one place.

Pros

I like that all employee data is in one place.

Cons

I get frustrated with the reporting function.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Events Services company, 51-200 employees)

Dayforce - Straighforward & Helpful

2018-07-03

Automated HR functions such as performance management, payroll management, benefits, employee communications.

Pros

We utilize this system for employee alerts, employee accured time, timesheets, manager approvals, payroll, benefits, requests for time off and performance reviews.

Cons

The timesheet option is a bit complicated. It takes many steps to find your weekly timesheet with the totals added for each week, need to click on the calendar option which is confusing. Not very user friendly during the navigation process.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Lacey Riedel

Dayforce

2018-10-17

All information in one place, communication, self service

Pros

User friendly, mobile abilities for employees.

Cons

Customer support - response timing and quality of response from support.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Robert Dettenwanger

Dayforce Time Clock Management

2019-07-02

Pros

Ease of use, clean interface, allows employees to check hours while at home, mobile app

Cons

Comment tracker sometime does not display employee comments to supervisor

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Software Advice
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Response from Ceridian


Hello Robert,

Thanks for your feedback! Your insight is very valuable and we appreciate you spending the time to share your experience.


Cheers,

Michael

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Natalie Wood

reporting & scheduling

2019-10-24

Good - working through the issues with support

Pros

reports should be able to put numbers in two decimal places managers should be able to edit schedules on the same screen as timesheets

Cons

reports - creating employee change report - runs be change date not date range of change.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 1001-5000 employees)

Dayforce HCM Review

2018-10-17

Implementing was difficult but the support from our CSM has been wonderful.

Pros

Customizable and all in one system.

Cons

Recruitment module needs improvement and catch up with other ATS systems.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anita Martin

World class support

2018-10-17

Excellent

Pros

One employee record for all of the HCM needs

Cons

Reports are complicated and could be easier

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pamela Salzman PHR

Verified Reviewer

We went live with Time & Attendance 9/2016 because of the scheduling benefit, we were impressed with the product.

2018-06-11

Pros

I manage the employee benefits for 2600 employees.

Cons

Too many topic reports require many reports to be merged to get the info you are looking for. No employee home page.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Sonia Sandhu

Payroll and benefits

2018-10-17

Pros

Easy to process payroll with accuracy and keeping employees happy

Cons

Getting help with reporting from customer support

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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<Marisa Jacques

Great Produc!

2019-10-23

We have streamlined processes and a lot of self service for employees.

Pros

The ability to configure and the east navigation.

Cons

Really enjoy utilizing the product. The only negative would be some of the products do not flow, for example the review rating to hr

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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