Ceridian Dayforce HCM Overview

Ceridian Dayforce HCM is the #9 ranked solution in our list of top Cloud HCM tools. It is most often compared to Workday: Ceridian Dayforce HCM vs Workday

What is Ceridian Dayforce HCM?

Dayforce HCM can help you find and hire the right people, process pay, manage benefits enrollment, maintain HR records and schedule staff while monitoring compliance through the entire employee lifecycle.

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Benefits Manager at Portfolio Recovery Associates, Inc.
Real User
Our employee benefits enrollment is managed through it, which makes for a limited manual process

What is our primary use case?

We implemented Time and Attendance, Going live with Payroll, Benefits, Recruiting, Onboarding, and Performance Management. We needed a comprehensive HR software solution, and we found it with Ceridian Dayforce.

Pros and Cons

  • "Our employee benefits enrollment is managed through Ceridian Dayforce, which makes for a limited manual process."
  • "Our current software program offers a home page with important company documents and a place for company announcements. Unfortunately, Ceridian Dayfoce does not offer this."
Stephanie Scolieri-Iafano  PCP
Supervisor, Payroll, Benefits and Pension at Spicers Canada
Real User
We have been able to automate many of our manual processes

What is our primary use case?

We use it for payroll and HR. We also use it for the mobile app.  User experience is great for managers, employees, and the admin.

How has it helped my organization?

It is very user-friendly. It provides real-time information with great reports. We have been able to automate many of our manual processes. 

What is most valuable?

Reporting I can pull anything out of Dayforce. It has made my job so much easier. This is its best feature.

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more built-in forms, like government issued forms (T2200). This would save a lot of time during the year-end process.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.
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Rita Novak
Human Resources Manager at Camex Equipment Sales & Rentals
Real User
Top 20
Payroll processing time has been shortened using this tool

What is our primary use case?

It is primarily used as our payroll application. We also use a portion of this product for our HRIS.

Pros and Cons

  • "The implementation was through a team assigned to us by Ceridian. They were extremely knowledgeable and it made the implementation go very smoothly."
  • "The time capture from time cards to charging to projects has greatly improved because it is now all automated and flows into the GL very easily."
  • "An area for improvement could be a little more testing before implementing hotfixes to make sure they do not interfere with any active customized products."

What other advice do I have?

The Insight Conference is a very good networking tool for companies to meet, discuss the product and all its possibilities with peers.
HR Director - Americas at Tech International
It has transformed how we operate by saving us time, paper, accuracy, money, and the employee/supervisor experience

What is our primary use case?

We were looking to automate our timekeeping, payroll, benefits, HR, and recruiting needs. We explored several vendors and decided Dayforce HCM was the best solution for our organization. We liked the feedback that we were receiving from other Dayforce users. We were intrigued by the enhancements that they were working on as we were an organization consumed by paper for every task. When you have so much paper, you need to organize and store it. Getting on a cloud-base single platform seemed to be the best solution for us.

Pros and Cons

  • "We like being able to hire from the Dayforce recruiting module straight into Dayforce and having the file feeds go to our benefits vendor."
  • "Dayforce has transformed how we operate by saving us time, paper, accuracy, money, and the employee/supervisor experience."
  • "Employees like being able to see what entitlements/balances that they have for their time away."
  • "I would also like to see some improvement in standard reports. A standard report should be available to pull the required information for Affirmative Action Plans. I do not think I should have to build or create one."
  • "I would like to continue to see improvements in the Recruiting module. I would like to see this module interact with Calendars, such as Outlook, etc."

What other advice do I have?

Ceridian continually enhances Dayforce HCM. Some of these enhancements they charge for and some are just straight enhancements with no extra charge.
Accounting Clerk/Payroll Administrator
Statutory holiday pay is calculated automatically

What is our primary use case?

It is used for payroll and human resources applications. The Document Manager module is also used for scheduling and its time clock.

Pros and Cons

  • "Statutory holiday pay is calculated automatically."
  • "It has created efficiencies in HR and Payroll by eliminating double entry into two systems, implementing a time clock feature for hourly employees, and by having a downloadable general ledger (G/L) constructing journal entering for payroll."
  • "The integrated time clock has provided efficiencies in payroll, as we no longer have to decipher handwritten time sheets and input them into the system."
  • "It would be nice if retro pay calculations were made automatically for salaried payroll, so a calculation and manual entry do not have to be done."
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