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What Is Dayforce HCM?

What is Dayforce?
Dayforce is the global people platform for the modern workforce. As a single application, Dayforce unifies data from across the entire employee lifecycle, combining payroll, benefits, workforce management, human resources, talent management, and analytics to provide organizations with real-time, data-driven results at every level. Organizations can find and hire the right people, create schedules that support work-life balance, manage employee development, process global pay, administer benefits, and unlock workforce insights, all while monitoring compliance.
With Dayforce, organizations can unlock quantifiable value and operate anywhere with confidence.

Who uses Dayforce?
Dayforce is designed to scale up or down for organizations with between 100 to 12,000+ employees across all industries.

Who Uses Dayforce HCM?

Dayforce is used by organizations in a variety of industries with anywhere from 100 to 12,000+ employees.

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Reviews of Dayforce HCM

Average score

Overall
4.3
Ease of Use
4.2
Customer Service
3.8
Features
4.2
Value for Money
4.0

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Melinda
Melinda
Corporate Compensation, Payroll and Benefits Manager in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Dayforce HCM

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I love the software platform. I was the project leader during implementation and have been the Administrator since. This is in addition to the Payroll Manager, Benefits Manager, Leave of Absence Administrator and Entitlements Manager. I could not do all of this if the software was exceptional.

Pros:

Dayforce is fully integrated and offers real-time data. The features are easy to use and understand. There is full transparency for both managers and employees. There is a full arsenal of reporting and dashboard options so downloading information is easy. While customization costs, it is an effective way to ensure that the look and feel convey your environment.

Cons:

Any changes needed to your set up result in very high priced change orders, even when the change requested is because of Ceridian issue. The service time for these change projects can sometimes be in excess of 6 months.

Alan
Alan
Human Resources Generalist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 10,000+ Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Dayforce makes user experience, reporting, and payroll processing easy

4.0 9 months ago

Comments: Dayforce's ongoing calculating options and support for large payroll batches are invaluable. I am relieved to have the ability to provide timely salary spending reports to upper management.

Pros:

In addition to the system's features, I appreciate Ceridian's helpful staff and customer service. Ceridian has clearly given careful consideration to the full scope of the employee experience, as evidenced by the cohesiveness of its many modules. The fact that they interact with one another is a plus.

Cons:

I wish I had been given more background or forewarning about the actual process of implementation. It's a real slog, and I didn't feel ready for it with the resources at my disposal. If I'd realized it was going to be such a slog, I would have made more of an effort to get ready.

Megan
VP Operations in US
Information Technology & Services, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Dayforce Review

4.0 4 weeks ago New

Pros:

The full integration. It is amazing to have all components in a single system. The customization opportunities are a blessing and a curse. It is amazing to truly take the system and make it what you need it to be, but on the flip side, it can be cumbersome to have unlimited options.

Cons:

Dayforce isn't for everyone. It is a complex system that requires a sys admin that is well versed to manage the day to day operation. If you do not have this and rely on Dayforce for assistance, you will be waiting for a while.

Helen
Payroll & Benefits Mgr in US
Wholesale, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Dayforce - Implementation Beware

3.0 5 years ago

Comments: 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.

Amber
Manager, Payroll and HRIS in US
Nonprofit Organization Management, 501–1,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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Dayforce User/Admin 5+ years

4.0 4 months ago

Comments: Our overall experience with Dayforce has been great, we have used it for 5+ years and don't plan on leaving anytime soon!

Pros:

I like that the system is very intuitive and has many modules that we use and connect. We used Dayforce for payroll, benefits, recruiting, performance, compensation, and so on. The system is very user friendly and easy to use. We also use Dayforce Wallet which is the on demand pay feature and is a huge sucess with our employees.

Cons:

We struggle occasionally with bugs within certain modules, specifically recruiting. When this happens it's very hard to complete tasks.