What is Powerpay?

Powerpay by Ceridian is a cloud-based payroll and HR software for small businesses in Canada. This solution is designed to help eliminate the need for manual processes and paperwork when managing employee information. Powerpay can automate payroll and help businesses remain compliant while following changing government regulations. HR managers can efficiently and securely store employment records, tax filings, T4s, and more. 

With trend analysis and reports, Powerpay can identify significant differences between pay cycles for decision-making purposes. The platform can also provide change notifications and alerts regarding year-end reports and tax forms. Additionally, Powerpay simplifies time and attendance management with automated timesheets. It configu...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8

138 Reviews of Powerpay

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.70 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

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(97)

97

4 stars

(41)

41

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April 2020

LAUR from SYSTEMS FOR RESEARCH

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2020

EASY TO USE SOFTWARE WITH ROBUST CUSTOMER SUPPORT

We have had a positive experience with Powerpay. The system and the customer support has and continues to exceed our expectations. Anyone who is new to payroll should not hesitate to use Powerpay. The software can be learned quickly. The software's ease of use coupled with the robust customer support will make for a successful outcome.

Pros

The software is intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

I have not found any drawbacks to the software.

Reasons for Choosing Powerpay

Powerpay had a good reputation. We had several colleagues express a positive experience with using it. The response time and knowledge of our account manager, was impressive. Both of these reasons made us comfortable with moving forward. We have had the opportunity to outsource our payroll to our accountant. However, we are fiercely loyal to the Powerpay service due to our past and present experiences.

Reasons for Switching to Powerpay

We purchased a company of 10 employees already using the ADP package. The software was difficult to understand and there was deficient customer support.

December 2020

Karen from Direct Response Media Group Inc

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Marketing and Advertising

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2020

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

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

Reasons for Choosing Powerpay

cheaper, and it has the functionality that we are looking for to suit our Business

Reasons for Switching to Powerpay

the old system cannot provide the same efficiency, as the company grew from 50 employees to 150 in a matter of 2 years

Response from Ceridian

Replied December 2020

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!

December 2020

Michael from Arconas

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Furniture

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

3.0

December 2020

Powerpay Review

Pros

integrated ROE production payroll preview

Cons

Reports not always easy access or set up

Response from Ceridian

Replied December 2020

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

December 2020

KIMBERLEY from Aero-Tech Group of Companies

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Oil & Energy

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

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

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

Reasons for Choosing Powerpay

I like the product and the customer service. Well worth its money. Customer Service always ready and cheerful to help

Response from Ceridian

Replied December 2020

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!

March 2020

Jessica from CUA

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Banking

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

March 2020

Powerpay makes paying your people easy!

Overall I love Powerpay - so much so that all 4 organizations I process payroll for are now on this system!

Pros

Software is easy to use and navigate. Ceridian has been making lots of changes lately to enhance the user experience and it shows!

Cons

Wish there were more basic reporting features available in Ceridian to easily run employee based reports. Also wished the enhanced reporting was easier to understand / navigate.

Reasons for Choosing Powerpay

Not certain what was considered back in 2014 but since that time any other changes made for other companies has been based on Powerpay being the only option and we did not pursue others.

Reasons for Switching to Powerpay

We switched back in 2014 - not sure what the reasoning was at that time. Any companies we have switched over since has been for the ease of convenience and to utilize the same user friendly software.