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.

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  • Free Trial
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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 make sure their employee information is accurate and up to date.

Devices

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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:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
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Features

Total features of Dayforce HCM: 77

  • 401(k) Tracking
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applicant Tracking
  • Approval Process Control
  • Attendance Tracking
  • Audit Management
  • Benefits Management
  • COBRA Administration
  • Check Printing
  • Clock In / Out
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compensation Management
  • Competency Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Course Management
  • Course Tracking
  • Customisable Reports
  • Data Import/Export
  • Deduction Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Disability Insurance Administration
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Employee Benefits Administration
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Employee Self Service
  • FMLA Administration
  • Goal Setting / Tracking
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • HSA/FSA Administration
  • Health Insurance Administration
  • Individual Development Plans
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Learning & Development
  • Leave Tracking
  • Life Insurance Administration
  • Multi-Country
  • Multi-State
  • Onboarding
  • Online Benefits Enrollment
  • Organisational Charting
  • 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
  • Sick Leave Tracking
  • Succession Planning
  • Task Management
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Training Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • W-2 Preparation
  • Wage Garnishment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(660)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.2/5
Ease of Use
4.1/5
Customer Support
3.8/5

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Diane R. Diane R.
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  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Our experience with Day force has been great from Implementation on. We never felt alone.

Reviewed on 2/11/2017

Before Dayfore, we were using three different systems. One for payroll, one for time and attendance...

Before Dayfore, we were using three different systems. One for payroll, one for time and attendance, and another for HR. We had to import data from one system to another so there was the potential of data dropping off. We were able to combine three systems into one with Dayforce. Since Ceridian uses one solution, once an employee is hired they are visible in all parts of the system immediately. No more waiting for overnight updates. Ceridian cut my payroll processing time by 40%, which allows me more time to audit my work. There are some great audit reports built into the system, which I run every payroll. They point to problems with can be corrected before we finalize for the week. The ability to run wage and tax registers, and W2's anytime of the year, allows me to fix any potential problems, which in turn make year end a breeze. My employees now are able to manage some of their own data, which alleviates the burden off HR and Payroll and allows the employee to update their records when it is convenient for them.

Pros

I love that it is one solution. No more imports, no more worries about data dropping off. The test portal allows us to set up new deductions and earnings, and test them before putting them into production. The future dating feature works really well. It allows us to enter increase early and test them in a future payroll to see how the employees pay check will look, and gives us more time to audit our changes thus relieving some of the stress that comes with year end. The education portal is a big plus. It allows us to learn at our own pace, and to schedule that classes that are helpful for each administrative role.

Kelli M. Kelli M.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 16/11/2020

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

ADP Workforce Now and UKG Ready

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.
Samuel K. Samuel K.
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  • Industry: Pharmaceuticals
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Phenomenal Human Resources Software, Highly Recommended!

Reviewed on 10/10/2021

My overall experience with Dayforce HCM has been great. It took me only a couple of minutes to set...

My overall experience with Dayforce HCM has been great. It took me only a couple of minutes to set up my payroll administration preferences, my benefit preferences, as well as several other aspects of the on-boarding experience which employers typically ask of their new employees. I have not experienced any issues thus far in using Dayforce HCM, and I have been using it for quite a while now.

Pros

There are multiple things that I enjoy about Dayforce HCM, some of which include the ability to simply and efficiently administer payroll information such that employees would be able to enter their personal bank account information, how they would like their pay distributed among multiple bank accounts, if applicable. I also very much like the simplicity of the user interface when dealing with benefit administration, which can get very confusing with other HR softwares, but not with Dayforce HCM. Keeping tracking of PTO is also very streamlined, as the amount of PTO available increases, or decreases, in real time. Paystubs are easily accessible, also. Lastly, customer service, whenever needed, is always happy to help and is always available to answer the call in a just a few minutes. Highly recommended.

Cons

The only possible aspect that I can point out as a negative when it comes to Dayforce HCM is its pricing brackets. Compared to other HR services, the price is a bit more expensive, which may become an obstacle for some, but when considering the value of the service you would be getting, I feel it is well worth it. Outside of the potential pricing barrier, I honestly have nothing else to point out as a negative, as the service does everything it promises to be able to do, and efficiently.

Helen D. Helen D.
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  • Industry: Wholesale
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Dayforce - Implementation Beware

Reviewed on 23/10/2019

Bumpy at best. Some days I actually say I miss ADP.

Bumpy at best. Some days I actually say I miss ADP.

Pros

I like the 'one' database aspect the best.

Cons

Implementation was very lacking. Nearly a disaster. I am over 2 years in and still have not been able to get everything we originally intended to do up and running.

Alternatives Considered

Paylocity and UKG Ready

Reasons for Choosing Dayforce HCM

ADP was unable to accommodate some things we needed and they were not flexible to find other ways to help us.

Switched From

ADP Workforce Now

Reasons for Switching to Dayforce HCM

Recruiting module was most robust (the one module we do NOT have running and will probably abandon at this point). We also liked the GL feature - which does work well and was implemented by the one rockstar of our implementation team.
Chris C. Chris C.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

One Software To Control All

Reviewed on 7/10/2021

Pros

Going from a manual HR/Payroll system, Dayforce has allowed our team to consolidate all the different roles and tasks into a single software. From HR managing hiring process and onboarding, to Finance managing payroll to even on-floor managers managing the day-to-day attendance and vacation requests, Dayforce has allowed our team to spread the tasks around fluently to different departments. Great software that is easy to use and allows everybody from executive to production workers to have real-time access to their files.

Cons

It's easy to set up from a base level perspective, however it was quite difficult to set up and implement smoothly with HR. However, Dayforce had an excellent support team that worked diligently to help us through any concerns.

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Dayforce HCM has the following typical customers:

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

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:

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