About 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.

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Features

Total features of Powerpay: 41

  • API
  • Ad hoc Analysis
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Benefits Management
  • Check Printing
  • Claims Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Direct Deposit
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Portal
  • Employee Profiles
  • Employee Self Service
  • Employee Time Tracking
  • HR Management
  • Onboarding
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Payroll Management
  • Payroll Outsourcing
  • Payroll Reporting
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Scheduled / Automated Reports
  • Scheduling
  • Self Service Portal
  • Summary Reports
  • Tax Compliance
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Off Management
  • Time Off Requests
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Wage Garnishment

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(213)
Value for Money
4.6/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.5/5
Customer Support
4.8/5

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Richard D.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easy-to-use with top-notch customer service

Reviewed on 3/2/2021

It's easy to pay each period and to handle year-end.

It's easy to pay each period and to handle year-end.

Pros

It is really easy to set up and use.
The customer service is top-notch. Every time you log out, Ceridian asks how your service was. If you raise any issue, they give you a call. This is the level of customer service my company offers. I expect it of others, but rarely find it.

Cons

Downloading a journal file to Quickbooks should be included with all levels of service.

Response from Ceridian

Hi Richard - Thank you very much for your feedback, we're delighted to hear that you find our support team so helpful!

Sunny K.
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  • Industry: Hospitality
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Powerpay web

Reviewed on 20/1/2021

Love it, the people at the 1-800 number are always a pleasure to deal with. I love the critical...

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.

Response from Ceridian

Hi Sunny - Thank you so much for your detailed feedback! We're delighted to hear that you've had great experiences with our customer support team, they are amazing!

Rene D.
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  • Industry: Automotive
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Conversion from INSYNC to Powerpay

Reviewed on 14/4/2021

The conversion from INSYNC to Powerpay was smooth and the system is easy to use. It is not very...

The conversion from INSYNC to Powerpay was smooth and the system is easy to use. It is not very code driven compared to INSYNC.

Pros

The powerpay system departs from using codes all the time coming from INSYNC. The user interface is very friendly and easy to use.

Cons

Reporting is not as extensive and cannot be used as a replacement for a proper HRIS. Thus I use Dayforce for most basic reports and powerpay just for Payroll reports.

Response from Ceridian

Hi Rene - Thank you for the detailed feedback around your experience with INSYNC and Powerpay. Your feedback helps to fuel innovation and continue to improve on our product. Thank you for choosing Ceridian.

Corrine S.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Other for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Easy to use product, but very limited analytics, and support is hit-and-miss.

Reviewed on 18/2/2021

This was a good system when our company was smaller and less reporting was needed. Our growth has...

This was a good system when our company was smaller and less reporting was needed. Our growth has fuelled the need for more robust reporting, which this system cannot accommodate as time entry by day is not supported. Customer support has been very frustrating at times; I have had support staff tell me that I need to be referred to the Projects Team and will be incurring extra charges for, for things that other support staff can do on demand at no extra cost. I have also had some support staff recommend "fixes" for payroll issues that did not take into consideration the impact that their solution would have on the Record of Employment. I don't have my PCP designation, but I am very mindful of what I'm doing and was able to understand the ripple effect of some of the support advice I was given and therefore request a different solution from the Ceridian support staff. I think this may be a problem for an inexperienced payroll administrator, as they might not fully understand some of the advice being given and question how it may impact other components of the payroll function.

Pros

I was provided almost no training by my employer on how to use the software, but I adapted easily because the system is fairly intuitive.

Cons

Reporting is VERY LIMITED. We run payroll bi-weekly, and need the ability to report on specific date ranges that do not necessarily align with our pay cycles. Unable to make note of "effective date" for things such as pay increases. Customer support is very hit-and-miss.

Response from Ceridian

Hi Corrine - Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. Your insight helps us to improve and to continue to innovate. We will definitely share your thoughts around reporting capabilities with our product team.

Robin W.
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Ceridian *Thank goodness your Back!*

Reviewed on 18/2/2021

Overall experience, is amazing. Like I mentioned my boss decided to try ADP and the comparison is...

Overall experience, is amazing. Like I mentioned my boss decided to try ADP and the comparison is absolutely night and day. From the implementation to the after service. After 6 months I couldn't deal with all the issues with ADP so we decided to go back to Ceridian because of the simplicity, the peace of mind and the support we had in the past.

Pros

We had been with Ceridian for years and decided to change to ADP- What a mistake. Now we're back with Ceridian and Thank goodness! This software is simple and easy every step of the way. Firstly, the set-up of the software is effortless, your team lead walks you through the process and any issues they get it fixed in a very timely manner. Next, the on boarding simple! A one page form with all the necessary info to fill out. Next the rapid entry form for easy entry of commissions, bonuses, hours, stat hours- is a time saver. Plus everything is easy linked to the time sheets and the employee profiles! I seriously cannot complain amount this product. I cannot forget to mention the after service and support- A1. Anytime you call with an issue or problem, there is a payroll specialist that knows what to do to fix it! No waiting, no emails back and forth, just 1 call and everything is resolved. In the event that you do need to have a case created- 24 to 48 hours later everything is fixed and resolved.

Cons

I did not like the People tab option- I found it redundant and useless- I had it removed because it's just some much quicker in the regular (non-people) version. But besides that I'm super happy with the product.

Response from Ceridian

Hi Robin - Thank you so much for the detailed feedback. We're delighted to hear that you are back to using Powerpay and that you find it so easy to use! We're also so happy that you are satisfied with our customer support team!

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Powerpay FAQs

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Powerpay offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

We do not have any information about Powerpay features

Powerpay has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200

We do not have any information about what languages Powerpay supports

Powerpay supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile)

Powerpay integrates with the following applications:

QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online

Powerpay offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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