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Dayforce Powerpay Features

Features Summary

Functionality

4.5

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260

Total features

34

5 categories

Dayforce Powerpay features

API
Alerts/Notifications
Benefits Management
Check Printing
Compliance Management
Direct Deposit
Employee Database
Employee Management

Common features of Human Resources software

360 Degree Feedback
API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Applicant Tracking
Approval Process Control
Benefits Management
Calendar Management

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34

Unique features

  • Payroll Outsourcing

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Total Features

80

Features in Common

15

Unique features

  • Multiple Billing Rates

  • Attendance Management

  • Accounting Integration

  • Data Import/Export

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Total Features

195

Features in Common

33

Unique features

  • COBRA Administration

  • Enrollments/Onboarding

  • Role-Based Permissions

  • Interview Management

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Frank P.

Construction, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Why would you do your own payroll?

Reviewed 2 years ago

I'm in the business of electrical contracting, so the less time I spend on stuff like payroll, the better. It would actually cost me a lot more in labor to do it myself. And this way it's always done right.

Pros

Even for small business with only a few employees will benefit from using a payroll service. We've used 2 others and Ceridian was the standout for cost and customer service. Anytime I've called customer service for help, the wait has been very short (less than 2 minutes) and the agents are always well informed, friendly and helpfull.

Cons

It's complex. The service dies a LOT more than I actually use and because we have no dedicate payroll staff, it is easy to forget some of the more arcane functions that are only needed a couple of times a year.

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Linda L.

Computer Software, 11-50 employees

Used monthly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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PowerPay - Payroll with peace of mind

Reviewed 3 years ago

The peace of mind and support of Ceridian Customer Service is the reason I choose Ceridian Canada again and again for all my payroll needs.

Pros

This is the 3rd company I have selected for use of Ceridian Canada to handle my payroll. The services they provide meet all my payroll needs with added peace of mind due to the Customer Service Support. The Ceridian Customer Service Team is professional, knowledgeable, relatively easy to reach, and has always been able to support me with a solution. Keep up the good work !

Cons

The platform is not very user friendly if you are a beginner as there are lots of services offered. However if you call Customer Support, they will train and guide your through. Also the price of this payroll services is on high side, but you get what you pay for. I've worked with ADP before (for USA payroll), but I chose Ceridian Canada for Canadian Payroll again and again.

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Hi Linda - Thank you very much for your detailed feedback, we greatly appreciate it! We are happy to hear that you have been able to lean on the support team when you need to and that they can walk you through what you need.

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Milana K.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used other for 6-12 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Power Pay Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

I used Powerpay 7 years ago and am using it now again, it is simple and I like many features (ROE adjustment, Deduction page) but some things should be improved (reporting mostly)

Pros

It is easy to use, straight forward, limited functionality... (Department set up, reporting)

Cons

Reports are very limited, even the custom reports addition is barely useful. Customer service is great, they answer quickly and most are very helpful. However, more than once I asked the same question and got 2 different answers. Representative should have payroll certification to be able to help with code set up.

Vendor response

Hi Milana - Thank you very much for the detailed feedback, especially around consistent responses and reporting. Your feedback helps us continue to innovate and improve!

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DIMPY D.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 6-12 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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MODERN, EASY AND VERSATILE PRODUCT

Reviewed 3 years ago

- very satisfactory - saves a lot of time - easy to hire and terminate staff in the system - the reports are comprehensive and easy to generate

Pros

- data entry is really easy - powerpay was customised for us to a large degree - easy to understand and explain

Cons

- the integration with our old system took a bit of time

Vendor response

Hi Dimpy - Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use that it meets your business' needs.

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Jennifer M.

Real Estate, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The Best Payroll Company

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

The system is user-friendly. It is easy and fast to use and insert information.

Cons

The information for each employee could be more accessible to HR. Sometimes I spent time finding the profile for each employee.

Vendor response

Hi Jennifer - thank you very much for your feedback. We're happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy and fast to use.

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Stacey C.

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Very much enjoying PowerPay!

Reviewed 3 years ago

I feel with PowerPay that we are in more control of what is happening. When we used Insync, we sometimes weren't sure how things were going to be affected until we received the pay registers within 1-2 days after. With PowerPay, we are more confident in our entries that the information submitted will react how we intended! It is so easy to use and we are quicker than ever submitting payrolls! Being...

Pros

PowerPay is so easy to use. The entry areas are well laid out and easy to follow/understand what is happening. I am confident I could do a crash course with someone and they would be able to use the basic features for a pay run in the same day. Payroll preview, along with the digital registers are great features, and electronic submission of ROE's to Service Canada is pretty high on my list of favourite features!

Cons

Better tracking of pay history and performance reviews would be beneficial. There is no place to enter the reasoning for a pay chance or performance reviews, so this is something we had to start doing manually with internal spreadsheets. It would also be helpful if we could view employee contact information at all times.

Vendor response

Hi Stacey - thank you so much for your detailed feedback. It's great to hear that your migration from Insync went well and that you find Powerpay to be an easier tool to use. Thank you also for your suggestions around pay history and reviews, we'll share that feedback with our product team.

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Sally R.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Advocate for Ceridian Powerpay

Reviewed 3 years ago

Powerpay is an excellent tool. Having the ability to work with payroll in this format has enabled me to delegate certain levels of data entry to lower level managers with allowing access to confidential information. This improved efficiencies. Having the ability to access our whole payroll system remotely has been a great asset. Customer service is always quick to respond and you always get to speak to a person that is friendly, professional and will find the answer for you. The software is very easy to use and straight forward. I appreciate that we have been able to do some customization. There are many resources available as well for small businesses that may not otherwise have access.

Pros

I have worked with Ceridian in a previous position with a national company that used the Workforce management component as well. When I needed to source a payroll company for the organization I now work for Ceridian Powerpay was an easy choice. The transition from the existing pay system to Powerpay was seamless for our employees. The implementation of the program was an easy process with the assistance of the support team. It is very user friendly and provides us with all elements we need through the ability to customize. I like that it is easy to access from anywhere, including a mobile device.

Cons

This is an excellent product. The only comment I have for a con is that some of the reporting is not as user friendly in the way this it is laid out. I have not encountered any issues of concern.

Vendor response

Hi Sally - thank you so much for the detailed feedback. We're delighted to hear that you have found Powerpay to be a useful tool for you and the organizations you've worked for.

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Megan L.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Excellent for small and large businesses

Reviewed 3 years ago

Ease of use, quick processing ties

Pros

The Powerpay feature makes payroll processing a breeze and the customer service is exponential. Amazing experience and have been a loyal Cerdian customer for 5+ years

Cons

Employee Profiles are somewhat limited with information

Vendor response

Hi Megan - Thank you very much for your feedback! We appreciate your loyalty over the last 5+ years! We recently launched new functionality around employee records that we would love to walk you through. Again, thank you for your business!

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LINE M.

Insurance, 201-500 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Review PowerPay

Reviewed 6 months ago

this system is great for any small to medium company that is looking for a system that is worth their money. Easy to use and makes payroll easy and efficient.

Pros

The system is small but mighty ! It is great for a company that is looking to make payroll a quick and efficient task for their Payroll department.

Cons

The reports could be built out a little more offering more of a variety to make balancing a little easier.

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Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very useful payroll software

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We've been using powerpay for our company for several years and we're very happy with it. Just recently deployed the self service portal to our employees and it was very easy.

Cons

It would be helpful to just be able to import hours from our timekeeping system via excel or CSV instead of having to re-enter it.

Vendor response

Hello - Thank you for your feedback, especially around importing hours. We'd love to discuss that more with you.

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Tammy L.

Financial Services, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Payroll

Reviewed 3 years ago

Great.

Pros

Easy to navigate. Input is easy. Reports are super efficient.

Cons

Little education probably do not use it to its full potential.

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Hi Tammy - Thank you for the feedback, we greatly appreciate it!

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Esther W.

Market Research, 11-50 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy to use

Reviewed 3 years ago

I like it and it is generally easy to ise

Pros

Power pay is easy to use and customer service is very helpful.

Cons

A little bit confusing for me when producing Record of employment.

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Hi Esther - Thank you for your feedback!

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Mike S.

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Ease of use
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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it is a very good product and allows us to process payroll smoothly. The customer service team are friendly, picks up your call quickly and are super helpful at answering your questions. I have also participated in some of their virtual trainings which increased my knowledge and the functionality of the product.

Pros

I have to say what I like most about the product is the people behind it. The customer service is amazing, especially as a new user, I needed alot of help processing payroll. Although I used the help menu, I usually found it quicker and easier to just give them a call. The calls are answered quickly and the reps are very knowledgeable.

Cons

If an employee is not set up on self service it is difficult to retrieve their pay stubs. A paystub report is generated for people without a self service account but I dont find the report includes all the stubs of those without their account active

Vendor response

Hi Mike - Thank you for your feedback! We're so happy to hear that our support team has been able to assist you when needed. Thank you also for your comments around pay stub reporting for employees without self service, we will be sure to mention this to our product team. Thank you again!

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Jennifer M.

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Powerpay Review

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

Powerpay is very easy to use as a payroll system. The information is inputted and the system does the rest! The reports are generated automatically and are available at any time. If ever there was support needed, questions were answered quickly and efficiently and problems were solved! Another benefit that is appreciated is the email reminders we receive a day before payroll is due for submission. If there happens to be a holiday interfering with regular schedules, we are made aware well in advance and therefore do not miss any critical deadlines. We have been using this company for our business since opening in 2010 and would recommend it to anyone looking for a solution for their payroll needs!

Cons

The software often provides updates regarding taxation changes or government incentives that may be useful to your organization. The updates received include reports for every province rather than just ones that pertain to our region. It can be time consuming sifting through the updates to find the ones that pertain to your company specifically.

Vendor response

Hi Jennifer - thank you for your feedback, especially around the reporting elements when it comes to changes in taxation or regulations. We'd love to discuss further with you!

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Sabrina S.

Retail, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Convenient tool for payroll

Reviewed 5 months ago

Very good. Customer support is fantastic and they take care of all remittances.

Pros

I like how easy it was to get payroll setup for a person who didn't have any payroll experience. The customer support is excellent and you spend very little time on hold when calling to speak with someone. It's easy to navigate once you get setup.

Cons

I didn't like how on setup I was not provided substantial enough training to know that certain codes needed to be setup on initial migration. Subsequent support calls to make changes costs extra.

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Nicole P.

Logistics and Supply Chain, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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DG Ceridian Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

My overall experience has been quite remarkable. What made my experience so wonderful is the customer service team that are able to explain things in a clear concise manner. I also love that if they aren't able to assist with the task then they ensure that another representative follows up with me.

Pros

The software is user friendly. The ability to review the videos should you need a reminder on how to process say an ROE for Covid purposes is very useful. The functionality is seamless in the sense that the the process to review and submit payroll for salaried employees couldn't get any easier.

Cons

There aren't any aspects that I can say that I dislike about Ceridian. The only thing I would like to see if a vacation report so I would be able to pull a report on the employees current accumulated vacation days rather than manually going into each profile to verify what they have.

Vendor response

Hi Nicole - thank you so much for your feedback! We're very happy to hear that our customer support team has been for you and made your experience a great one!

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Richard M.

Warehousing, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ceridian Powerpay

Reviewed 3 years ago

I am very satisfied with Powerpay. Good value for the cost of the program and easy to use.

Pros

Performing weekly and bi-weekly payrolls with Ceridian Powerpay are very easy and efficient to process. Convenient features of the program include the ability to set up multiple bank accounts for each employee to be able to split their pay into different accounts, the self service features for staff to view and print their paystubs online through their own personal login and to easily set up permanent and temporary deductions like group benefits deductions or one time additional federal tax deductions.

Cons

I would like to see the ability to separately search and print an employees paystub - current period or prior period without having to print all employees.

Vendor response

Hi Richard - Thank you very much for your feedback! We're happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use and efficient!

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Morag K.

Consumer Services, 1-10 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ceridian makes things easier

Reviewed 3 years ago

We've always been very happy, saves so much time and staffing. Especially love the people on the help lines.

Pros

The generation of ROEs saves so much time, it's a life saver. The ability to pull prior years reports is great.

Cons

Nothing really missing nor that we don't like.

Vendor response

Hi Morag - Thank you for sharing your experience with Powerpay! We're glad that you enjoy using the solution and that our support team has been helpful!

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Janice F.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great value for service

Reviewed 3 years ago

Having a team of professionals who can answer questions in a quick and professional manner has been so refreshing compared to our last provider

Pros

Setup process was smooth and assistance provided each step of the way.

Cons

I would like to see a holiday pay calculation feature.

Vendor response

Hi Janice - Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated.

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melissa b.

Restaurants, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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great product with ease of use

Reviewed 3 years ago

overall very good experience both with the software and the customer support. we have been customers for the past 13 years and haven't felt the need to look elsewhere for similar services

Pros

for our employee base this product is easy to use, easy to navigate through your customer support are approachable and understand the ins and outs of payroll and what the employers obligations are

Cons

the only issues I have encountered was with codes that Ceridian uses and coordinating that with our software system and their codes it not always seamless or as intuitive as it should be

Vendor response

Hi Melissa - Thank you very much for your feedback! Your loyalty means the world to us and we're happy to hear we are still meeting your payroll needs. Thank you for sharing your issues around codes, we are always looking to find ways to streamline.

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Lindsey N.

Accounting, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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PowerPay Review

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall, we enjoy PowerPay and it meets our needs of a payroll software! Would recommend it

Pros

Easy to use Great customer service Great year end webinars

Cons

To find simple employee information in their profile, a new pay period always has to be created which sometimes is not feasible if we don't want to set up a new pay period at that time The payroll preview in Insync was better, in my opinon

Vendor response

Hi Lindsey - Thank you for your feedback! We actually now have the functionality to access employee info without having to be in a pay period. We would be happy to walk you through that! Glad to hear that Powerpay is meeting your payroll needs!

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Dale G.

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Covid 19 Subsidies were confusing...Ceridian to the rescue

Reviewed 4 years ago

We applied for the cews subsidy, and didnt know how we could call employees back, while helping payback some losses for some employees. There were 4 different situations, and [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN], your representative in Nova Scotia 'Owned our experience". She took it one step at a time, making sure myself and the administrator fully understood what we were doing and why. They went through all steps, and made it exceptionally easy...all while being professional, polite, and friendly. These are the people you want on your team. Very well done.

Pros

We were impressed by the many things the software could do, with vacation pay calculators that we did not know we could automate, to setting up three different types of employees easily

Cons

I dont think so. The staff made all the difference, and the software did what worked for us.

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Dylan H.

Medical Practice, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great Product Overall!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Powerpay is continuing to improve many payroll-related operations for us as we continue to grow!

Pros

Rapid entry is incredible in Powerpay, Self-Service makes things very easy and efficient (we used to manually send out paystubs & T4s), and the Excel journal entry has made our processes much better!

Cons

I wish I could copy cells in Excel and paste them directly into the rapid entry screen without having to sign up for a premium product. I also wish that the Department / Distribution setup went up to 4 digits instead of just 3 (0 - 999).

Vendor response

Hi Dylan - Very interesting feedback around the dept setup and ability to copy/paste in rapid entry! We will share that with our product team. We're glad that Powerpay has helped to improve processes!

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Sylvain L.

Civil Engineering, 11-50 employees

Used weekly for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Great software! Great support team! from a long time user.

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

We have been using this software since 2011. The interface is very user friendly. It is easy to get information quickly and our employees can access their own information easily using self services. PowerPay reduces the amount of time doing the payroll drastically. I trust the team behind it and any communication/requests have been answered quickly and with all the professionalism you would expect. Great software! Great support team!

Cons

I have nothing negative to share. My experience with PowerPay is totally positive.

Vendor response

Hi Sylvain - Thank you so much for your feedback! We love to hear that you enjoy using Powerpay and we appreciate your loyalty!

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Robin W.

Telecommunications, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 1-2 years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Ceridian *Thank goodness your Back!*

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall experience, is amazing. Like I mentioned my boss decided to try ADP and the comparison is absolutely night and day. From the implementation to the after service. After 6 months I couldn't deal with all the issues with ADP so we decided to go back to Ceridian because of the simplicity, the peace of mind and the support we had in the past.

Pros

We had been with Ceridian for years and decided to change to ADP- What a mistake. Now we're back with Ceridian and Thank goodness! This software is simple and easy every step of the way. Firstly, the set-up of the software is effortless, your team lead walks you through the process and any issues they get it fixed in a very timely manner. Next, the on boarding simple! A one page form with all the necessary...

Cons

I did not like the People tab option- I found it redundant and useless- I had it removed because it's just some much quicker in the regular (non-people) version. But besides that I'm super happy with the product.

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Hi Robin - Thank you so much for the detailed feedback. We're delighted to hear that you are back to using Powerpay and that you find it so easy to use! We're also so happy that you are satisfied with our customer support team!