Ceridian Powerpay for small and mid-size businesses – more than just payroll software

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Ceridian payroll solutions provide everything you need to process your payroll and an expert team to help you do it.

Powerpay is a leading online payroll processing solution that ensures your employees are paid accurately, on time, and in full compliance.

Eliminate the hassle, risk, and worry of payroll in three easy steps:

  1. Securely enter payroll data online, even using your mobile device.
  2. Preview payroll, check for automatically-identified errors.
  3. Submit payroll for processing, leave the rest to us.

Our CPA-certified payroll experts are there to provide unlimited support.

Features include:

  • Management reports
  • Custom reports available to suit your unique needs
  • Year-end processing & tax form production
  • Records of Employment generation
  • Security-sealed forms
  • Statutory & non-statutory deductions
  • Garnishee processing
  • Your choice of cheques or direct deposits
  • Mobile support for payroll on the go
  • Paperless pay stubs through epost or self-print
  • Data exchange services: Automatically sends new and updated employee data to your PRPP, RRSP, TFSA, and other insurance and investment programs.

When your business grows or your payroll needs increase, Powerpay effortlessly scales up to Powerpay Plus.

Powerpay Plus has all the features and benefits of Powerpay, plus much more.

If your organization is mid-sized or simply has more complex payroll administration needs, such as union calculations, Powerpay Plus is your complete payroll solution.

Additional functionality includes:

  • Manage and delegate your workload with role-based security
  • Make mass changes to compensation, organization, deductions and contributions
  • Allows for custom data imports
  • View HR data in your payroll solution to reduce running around
  • Use 80 additional earnings codes
  • Ceridian Business Intelligence
  • And more

For added benefit, Powerpay Plus easily integrates with additional Ceridian solutions, such as Dayforce Workforce Management and Dayforce Self-Service.

Powerpay Phone is the answer for small businesses with static, simple payroll needs. Getting your payroll processed is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Simply call your Customer Care Representative with your payroll information.
  2. We enter and verify your payroll totals.
  3. Employees may be paid via direct deposit, or cheques can be couriered to you with your payroll reports within 24 hours.

Compare Powerpay Solutions at a Glance

  Powerpay Powerpay Plus Powerpay Phone
Right-Sized for Businesses with: 1-100 employees 30-300 employees 1-50 employees
Solution Overview Ensure your employees are paid accurately and on-time, in full compliance with payroll legislation - guaranteed. All the features and benefits of Powerpay with the additional functionality required by businesses with more complex payroll needs. Offers a payroll phone in service - ideal for more static payrolls.
Features and Functionality
Solution Platform Software-as-a-ServiceS / Online Software-as-a-ServiceS / Online Phone-based
Customer Access Via Web or Mobile App Web or Mobile App Phone
Payroll Compliance & Processing Support by Canadian Payroll Assocation (CPA) Certified Representatives Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Comprehensive Payroll Processing (remittance / deductions / garnishees / direct deposits/ROEs and more) Yes Yes, including more than twice as many earning codes Yes
Year-end Processing & Services Yes Yes Yes
Mobile App Functionality Basic Full n/a
Custom & Canned Reporting (Online, Paper-based, HR & Payroll, Salary Wage Analysis) Yes Yes Yes
GL Export Optional Optional
Custom Import   Yes  
Data Storage and Viewing of Employee Personnel Data & Other HR Information   Yes  
Mass Update / Change Functionality   Yes  
Role-based Security Access   Yes  
Advanced Job Costing   Yes  
Dayforce Self-Service and Dayforce Workforce Management Add-ons Optional Optional  
Ceridian Business Intelligence   Yes  
Accounting Exports Yes Yes  

Add-on Ceridian Services

Powerpay and Powerpay Plus easily integrate with add-on solutions designed to help organizations like yours, save time, enable compliance and reduce costs. Add-on services for Powerpay include:


Powerpay with Time & Attendance

Ideal for small business customers who require general Time & Attendance functionality. This packaged solution allows you to:

  • Maintain accurate employee time records, ensure compliant pay, immediately view the impact of timesheet edits, and calculate gross pay quickly and accurately.
  • Empower your employees to view schedules, request time away, review time and manage availability – even using a mobile device.
  • Calculate and track employee entitlement balances.
  • Create weekly schedules manually or automatically in full compliance.


Dayforce Workforce Management (WFM) with Powerpay

By adding Dayforce Workforce Management to your Powerpay solution, your mid-size business can integrate data and automate many of the most time-consuming Time & Attendance and HR processes.

Dayforce WFM enables you to:

  • Track employee time easily and accurately, automatically sending that data to payroll so you don’t have to re-enter hours
  • Minimize overtime and premium pay costs with an intuitive weekly planning and scheduling tool that makes managing your workforce a breeze
  • Provide employees with easy access to schedules online, even using their mobile device

Dayforce WFM also helps you to accomplish more using your existing resources. At every level of your organization, from employees to administrators, complex workforce management processes become easier, efficient, and effective.

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Ceridian Dayforce Self-Service for Powerpay

Powerpay customers can also augment their payroll solution with Dayforce Self-Service.

Dayforce Self-Service can reduce time spent on administrative tasks and inquiries, while empowering employees to manage their own records in response to work/life events such as a change of address or introduction for a spouse or dependent.

It also takes the stress out of HR record maintenance, reduces tedious approval processes and provides your team with intuitive tools to:

  • Communicate across the enterprise
  • Access and manage key HR details
  • Empower employees to manage work and life events

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Powerpay Custom Reports

Generated by Ceridian and delivered to you with the Standard Excel Register, custom reports enable you to choose exactly what information you want to receive, regarding exactly which employees/departments/regions, and covering exactly what time-frames. Custom reports can draw on any HR and payroll data entered into Powerpay, including Status, SIN, Pension, Union, Accruals, Dental, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, and more.


Pooled Retirement Pension Plans

The government is making it easier for Canadians to save for retirement with Pooled Registered Pension Plans.
Once enforced, this legislation will enable or require small businesses in your province to offer this simple retirement savings option which is affordable for employers and employees alike.

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Ceridian Online Pay Statements/Tax Forms powered by epost™

With Ceridian Online Pay Statements/Tax Forms powered by epost™, your employees’ payroll documents are delivered directly via epost, the secure, online mail delivery service for Canada Post. Your employees simply log on to www.epost.ca to view or print their pay statements/tax forms from a personalized epost box™.

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Included Services

Ceridian Business Intelligence with Powerpay Plus

With Ceridian Business Intelligence included in Powerpay Plus, your data is always at your fingertips. Easily generate standard reports without having to go through Ceridian or your own IT department. With CBI, you can make better decisions based on facts, reduce IT costs through self-serve report creation, and simply reporting processes. You also eliminate outside tools that compromise data accuracy and provide better data for compliance. Ad hoc reporting available at an additional fee.

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Powerpay Mobile App

Ceridian Canada’s Powerpay mobile app was the first mobile payroll app in Canada, and enables Powerpay customers to create, edit and submit payroll data on the go – using a BlackBerry, iPhone or Android.

Features Include:

  • Process and submit regular and extra payroll runs
  • Rapid or regular time entry with employee search
  • Perform employee hire / profile / bank deposits / status changes with ROE
  • View deductions and contributions
  • Online payroll reports
  • On-demand support from our award-winning Small Business Services Team
  • The same familiar interface you’re used to with Powerpay – no steep learning curve
  • Optional paperless processing
  • Advanced job costing
  • Data verification  and payroll preview

As a Powerpay customer, you can easily and conveniently pay your employees any time, anywhere. Once you produce and approve your payroll data using the app, Ceridian securely and confidentially processes your payroll within 24 hours - all with our renowned customer service and Total Satisfaction Guarantee.

Download the app today!

Get it at BlackBerry App World Available on the App Store Android App on Google play


Extend Your Payroll Solution with Ceridian’s Additional HR Services

Watch our Powerpay Mobile demo to see how you can create, edit and submit payroll data on the go.

Contact us about your human capital management needs

We can help you design your workforce for maximum effectiveness and efficiency. Our cloud-based human capital management technology transforms payroll, benefits, workforce management, human resources and talent management to deliver business results.

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