Powerpay

Cloud-based HR and payroll management software

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Powerpay Overview

What is Powerpay?

Powerpay is a cloud-based human resource management solution (HRMS) designed to help small businesses handle onboarding, payroll processing, employee records, tax filing, and more. Employees can utilize the self-service portal to view, download, or print payslips, access previous year’s statements and verification letters, and update personal information.

The application enables HR teams to receive alerts on due remittances to Canada revenue agency (CRA), generate year-end reports, and submit tax forms. The time tracking module allows supervisors to track employees’ work hours, edit, or approve timecards, and automatically calculate compensation. Employees can also use a unified dashboard to view work schedules, update availability statuses, and send leave requests to supervisors.

Powerpay facilitates integration with QuickBooks Online accounting and bookkeeping platform, helping administrators gain visibility into financial records and extract data on labour costs and profit margins. Other features include role-based security access, data export, trend analysis, document management, attendance tracking, reporting, compliance management, and more.

Powerpay Overview

Pricing

Starting from
N/A

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Powerpay is available across 4 pricing tiers, Powerpay, Powerpay Plus, Powerpay People, and Powerpay Managed. Please contact Ceridian directly for pricing information.


Powerpay Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States
Supported Languages
English

Media

Powerpay payments
Powerpay payroll
Powerpay rapid entry payment
Powerpay data verification
Powerpay screenshot: Powerpay payments Powerpay screenshot: Powerpay payroll Powerpay screenshot: Powerpay rapid entry payment Powerpay screenshot: Powerpay data verification

Powerpay Reviews

Powerpay Reviews

Overall rating
4.7
/
5
Excellent
102

Very good
41

Average
0

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4.6
Features
4.5
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Support
4.8
100% recommended this app
Sunny K.

Powerpay web

Love it, the people at the 1-800 number are always a pleasure to deal with. I love the critical follow up from the various departments such as the Trust department and the Department in charge of shipping out payroll packages. There has been times where we are in a bind and it feels like all hands are on deck to find a solution even if its 5PM on a Friday.


Karen C.

Easy to use

when I came on board with this company, no one can really teach me how to use the system. I was able to figure it out in some areas, and some I had to call in and get the direction. But all those experiences are effortless. That's how I came to love Powerpay


Michael P.

Powerpay Review


Samantha F.

An honest review from a Powerpay lover who has some improvement recommendations for the...

-I would consider QBO's payroll functionalities one of your greatest competitors for small businesses. The reason I haven't switched to QBO's system is because you definitely have a price advantage over them. That said, their payroll tracking and time management system does make it tempting. If you could implement a time tracking app like they have which exports the employee's time right to the rapid entry page on Ceridian, I would be expect this to be a large value add for powerpay. I would also consider paying extra for this feature.


Kimberley H.

Take the easy out of Payroll

Confident that our taxes are being calculated probably and submitted on time to CRA. Employees pay stubs are clear to read and deductions are handled probably


Sunny K.
Industry: Hospitality
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Powerpay web

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 20/1/2021
Review Source: Capterra

Love it, the people at the 1-800 number are always a pleasure to deal with. I love the critical follow up from the various departments such as the Trust department and the Department in charge of shipping out payroll packages. There has been times where we are in a bind and it feels like all hands are on deck to find a solution even if its 5PM on a Friday.

Pros

I love that its easy to use and if I am stuck I can call the 1-800 number and someone friendly and knowledgeable in North America is there to help. Unlike ADP where your call gets directed to Malaysia or some other place. Just ahead up, if you outsource to save costs we will be leaving... just saying...

Cons

I dont like that if a employee is terminated and you need to look them up later in another calendar year that there is no support for this or a way you can access this data. This is my biggest frustration with powerpay. I want powerpay to save my records data, not me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Karen C.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Easy to use

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

when I came on board with this company, no one can really teach me how to use the system. I was able to figure it out in some areas, and some I had to call in and get the direction. But all those experiences are effortless. That's how I came to love Powerpay

Pros

It is very easy to use. Training that I got from Powerpay was seamless, the associates are very knowledgeable

Cons

It is not easy to pull reports. If you find a report there's no filter. You have to extract the whole thing and filter it yourself that way

Response from Ceridian

Hi Karen - Thank you so much for your feedback! We're happy to hear that you find Powerpay easy to use. It is great that our support team was able to assist you through the learning process!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Michael P.
Industry: Furniture
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Powerpay Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

integrated ROE production
payroll preview

Cons

Reports not always easy access or set up

Response from Ceridian

Hi Michael - Thank you for your feedback! We greatly appreciate it!!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

Samantha F.
Industry: Airlines/Aviation
Company size: 11-50 Employees

An honest review from a Powerpay lover who has some improvement recommendations for the software.

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 18/1/2021
Review Source: Capterra

-I would consider QBO's payroll functionalities one of your greatest competitors for small businesses. The reason I haven't switched to QBO's system is because you definitely have a price advantage over them. That said, their payroll tracking and time management system does make it tempting. If you could implement a time tracking app like they have which exports the employee's time right to the rapid entry page on Ceridian, I would be expect this to be a large value add for powerpay. I would also consider paying extra for this feature.

Pros

I love the simplicity. I can process payroll, remittances, T4s, stubs, etc. for 13 employees in a couple hours per month. It is quick and efficient, and the reporting is great. I love the customer service, it is UNREAL. Anytime I have an issue I can expect it to be resolved within a 15 minute phone call. Powerpay is amazing at what it does well - process. payroll.

Cons

-I dislike the benefits tracking system. I wish there were a better way to track sick days and banked days. Both of these systems are clunky, and it is absolutely integral to our business, and others, that we're able to track these better. Currently, unfortunately, we have to keep track of everything on a spreadsheet which can cause some room for error or questionable practices. I wish everything was easily trackable on Powerpay so that we could ensure accuracy. I did have someone from tech support create a loop hole for me to track banked time, but it still could be better set up. I also think that an easier way to override salaries would be amazing. Right now, if I want to grant vacation pay to a salaried employee I need to calculate their regular pay, override the salary, add the vacation pay, and confirm that it all balances. If there was a way to simplify this, it would create processing efficiency. I would rate these improvements as a high level of urgency.
-Further, powerpay could benefit from a bit of an ease-of-use clean up. Once you use the software for a few months, and learn how to navigate, it's alright. BUT there certainly is a bit of a learning curve which made me dislike the software at first. Although, I have used much worse and more complicated processing software in the past. So I would rate this on a low level of urgency.
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Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kimberley H.
Industry: Oil & Energy
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Take the easy out of Payroll

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/12/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Confident that our taxes are being calculated probably and submitted on time to CRA. Employees pay stubs are clear to read and deductions are handled probably

Pros

Easy integration from start to finish for a new company. I also had the experience of changing products and the integration and transition was easy. Clean templates. Easy to find what you are looking for. Easy to use the applications and great resources to use withi the application

Cons

Would like the ability to look at employees without having to open a pay period

Response from Ceridian

Hi Kimberley - Thank you so much for your feedback! We are so happy to hear that you find our solution helpful when it comes to processing your payroll! We now have functionality to allow you to view employees outside of a pay period and we'd love to walk you through that! Thank you again for leaving a review!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.9/10
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Powerpay Pricing

Powerpay Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Powerpay is available across 4 pricing tiers, Powerpay, Powerpay Plus, Powerpay People, and Powerpay Managed. Please contact Ceridian directly for pricing information.

Powerpay is available across 4 pricing tiers, Powerpay, Powerpay Plus, Powerpay People, and Powerpay Managed. Please contact Ceridian directly for pricing information.

Value for Money
4.6/5
Based on 143 user ratings
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Powerpay Features

Powerpay Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Applicant Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Data Import/Export
Employee Database
Employee Management
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Self Service
Performance Management
Real Time Reporting
Recruitment Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Self Service Portal
Third Party Integration
Features
4.5/5
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Additional information for Powerpay

Additional information for Powerpay

Key features of Powerpay

  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Database
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Wage Garnishment

Powerpay FAQs

Powerpay FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Powerpay.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Powerpay offer?

Powerpay offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Powerpay is available across 4 pricing tiers, Powerpay, Powerpay Plus, Powerpay People, and Powerpay Managed. Please contact Ceridian directly for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Powerpay?

Powerpay offers the following features:

  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Database
  • Onboarding
  • Payroll Management
  • Reporting
  • Self Service Portal
  • Wage Garnishment

Q. Who are the typical users of Powerpay?

Powerpay has the following typical customers:

Small Business

Q. What languages does Powerpay support?

Powerpay supports the following languages:

English

Q. Does Powerpay support mobile devices?

Powerpay supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does Powerpay integrate with?

Powerpay integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Online Advanced

Q. What level of support does Powerpay offer?

Powerpay offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support