Dayforce HCM

Cloud HCM platform to manage the entire employee lifecycle

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Dayforce HCM

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 ensure their employee information is accurate and up to date.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland , Mexico, United States

Supported Languages

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French , German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

Pricing starting from:

Not provided by vendor

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Dayforce HCM

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Dayforce HCM Software - Dayforce Home Screen
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Features

Total features of Dayforce HCM: 96

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking Software
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking Software
  • Benefits Dashboard
  • Benefits Management
  • Budget Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Candidate Management
  • Candidate Profiles
  • Candidate Tracking
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In/Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management Software
  • Compensation Plan Modeling
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customizable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Electronic Forms
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Engagement Software
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • Feedback Management
  • For Accountants
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Interview Management
  • Job Posting
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Learning Management
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Market Data Analysis
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding Software
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Online Time Clock
  • Organizational Charting
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Review Management
  • Provider Management
  • Real Time Data
  • Real-time Updates
  • Recruitment Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Retirement Plan Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Salary History
  • Search/Filter
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Content Curation
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Management
  • Succession Planning Software
  • Task Management Software
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment
  • Web-based Deployment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(712)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support Software
3.8/5

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Kelsi
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  • Industry: Veterinary Software
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Easy to use payroll system

Reviewed on 6/2/2022

I've had a very good experience with Dayforce. The system is robust and has a lot of capabilities...

I've had a very good experience with Dayforce. The system is robust and has a lot of capabilities that we aren't even utilizing. I love that there are options and it is still very easy to use.

Pros

I enter in timesheets for my team on a weekly basis and Dayforce makes it super easy to do. I can see my entire team in one spot and go through and enter all of their hours easily.

Cons

From my perspective as a manager, I would prefer an easier way to get to information regarding my team's overall pay and performance. It would be nice to have more reporting and dashboards.

Kelli
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 11/16/2020

Honestly, I am pretty neutral at this point. For each thing that has changed for the positive,...

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.

Alternatives Considered

UKG Ready and ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Choosing Dayforce HCM

We are growing rapidly and we outgrew the functionality of our previous company. There were many things we had to do manually should now automatic in Ceridian - once its setup properly. Also, inconsistencies of setup in the previous system caused issues in reporting.

Switched From

Netchex

Reasons for Switching to Dayforce HCM

The structure of team members have ONE record that is references by all the modules as opposed to multiple databases/records throughout the modules.
EMILY
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  • Industry: Newspapers
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Good if you need basic, cheap software; a joke otherwise

Reviewed on 12/15/2018

I had a love/hate relationship with it. It was easy to log in and out, the basis of the system to...

I had a love/hate relationship with it. It was easy to log in and out, the basis of the system to track employee hours. Many times in 2016/2017, the software wouldn't read those clicks though, so myself or colleagues would be working for several hours or off work for several hours only to realize our logging in or out hadn't took. Then we'd have to bother our boss to do it, who was hostile about doing so. Having worked in tech, I understand bug issues, but this is a big one to have. The software is affordable, which is why our company chose it. If the bug issues were resolved for good, I'd feel more confident recommending it.

Pros

I liked that the buttons were big and accessible and easy to see, and that they later modified different types of clocking in and out (lunches, etc). When they updated the software, you could tell they tried (and succeeded, partially) in simplifying some of the screens for users.

Cons

Past versions of Dayforce would freeze up a bit. Also, any time anything went wrong (sometimes a log in or out didn't take, sometimes a time would need to be edited) the manager or boss would have to personally modifying these issues. Under good management, this wouldn't be an issue. Under bosses who can barely handle stress and take systems errors out on their employees, it's a complete nightmare situation. This is where Dayforce could really look beyond coding issues and consider how to socially engineer better customer service solutions so even technically challenged supervisors can use the system easily.

josh
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Great software, would like to be able to do more on the app.

Reviewed on 11/22/2022

Pros

The product is easy to use and allows me to remotely manage most aspects of HR via the online website. I can easily check and edit timesheets, rotas and shifts and manage my team efficiently via Dayforce HCM.

Cons

I would like to be able to use more features on the mobile app rather than desktop only. For example- the ability to approve holidays and edit timesheets via the app rather than having to do this via desktop.

Chiquitta
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  • Industry: Hospital & Health Care
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Dayforce User

Reviewed on 10/23/2019

Dayforce allows our organization to house all of our employee records and performance reviews. ...

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.

Alternatives Considered

UKG Pro

Reasons for Choosing Dayforce HCM

WE ran into alot of issues and we were needing a system that could help us sreamline our processes more efficiently.

Switched From

ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to Dayforce HCM

Dayforce seemed to have alot of the features that we were needing to be more efficient with our processes. We are excited to utilize the dashboard so that we can see where we can make improvements.
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Dayforce HCM FAQs

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Dayforce HCM offers the following pricing plans:

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Contact Ceridian for pricing information

Dayforce HCM has the following typical customers:

11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Dayforce HCM supports the following languages:

Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai

Dayforce HCM supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Dayforce HCM integrates with the following applications:

DocuSign

Dayforce HCM offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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