Compare Ceridian Dayforce HCM vs. Ultimate Software UltiPro

Ceridian Dayforce HCM is ranked 4th in Cloud HCM with 5 reviews while Ultimate Software UltiPro is ranked 5th in Cloud HCM with 7 reviews. Ceridian Dayforce HCM is rated 9.6, while Ultimate Software UltiPro is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Ceridian Dayforce HCM writes "It has transformed how we operate by saving us time, paper, accuracy, money, and the employee/supervisor experience". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ultimate Software UltiPro writes "It offers a full suite of integrated HRIS". Ceridian Dayforce HCM is most compared with Workday, Ultimate Software UltiPro and SAP SuccessFactors, whereas Ultimate Software UltiPro is most compared with Workday, Ceridian Dayforce HCM and ADP Workforce Now. See our Ceridian Dayforce HCM vs. Ultimate Software UltiPro report.
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Our employee benefits enrollment is managed through Ceridian Dayforce, which makes for a limited manual process.It provides real-time information with great reports.We have been able to automate many of our manual processes.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.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.

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It is much easier to use and the customer service is better than our previous solution.The most valuable feature is being able to get time management reports which break out reclassified jobs and departments to separate areas of the company. This allows for better tracking of hours spent in certain jobs and where more hours may be needed.

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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.I would like to see more built-in forms. This would save a lot of time during the year-end process.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.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.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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I would like to see more functionality in the next release to be able to get hours and dollars per calendar month rather than just by payroll in the Business Intelligence reports.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We found the setup costs and pricing to be very reasonable.The XOXO program associated with Dayforce allows you to earn credits towards registration and accommodations at their annual Insight Conferences, which can be a real savings to the company when sending employees to the conference.We paid for the implementation costs in the first year with the money that we saved by switching to Dayforce HCM.Negotiate for everything you want.Ceridian continually enhances Dayforce HCM. Some of these enhancements they charge for and some are just straight enhancements with no extra charge.

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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.

Ultimate Software’s UltiPro cloud HR, payroll, and talent solution helps organizations improve the employee experience at all levels, beginning with personalized recruiting and onboarding that fosters long-term relationships and continuing with convenient, role-based access to pay, benefits, and development information. With UltiPro, HR can rapidly process payroll; leverage flexible time solutions; offer a modern approach to learning; facilitate productive performance, succession, and compensation management; and measure employee sentiment using advanced survey technology. Most importantly, UltiPro is supported by powerful business intelligence across all its solutions that helps organizations drive smarter, people-focused results.

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Sample Customers
ACCO BrandsAlyeska Resort, AmeriPride, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Red Roof Inn
Top Industries
Software R&D Company15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Construction Company8%
Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Financial Services Firm38%
Healthcare Company10%
Software R&D Company8%
Manufacturing Company6%
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